Flyers go young and old; Deal with Detroit for Howard

Created by: Zubrowka
Initial Creation Date: Jun 5, 2017
Published: Jun 6, 2017 at 5:59 pm
Team: 2017-18 Philadelphia Flyers
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
Dear Red Wings fans, I seriously have no idea what trade value Jimmy Howard has right now. The goalie market is a glut but his experience and achievements are great to bring on board. His injuries are a big question mark, and that cap hit is difficult. What do you guys think will happen with him? Bishop went for a 4th, so it has to be less? A real deal could happen but obviously the cap hit makes it really difficult, and of course everything rides on this expansion draft. At least, it looks possible here. Would be a great fit, IMHO.

As to the youth movement here, this is an optimistic scenario where the kids kill it in camp and Hexy and Haks feel obliged to put them in the lineup. More realistically, this could be the situation in mid-season.

Line combinations: I approached this by mixing up the best 5v5 play drivers. Couts is the best at this so he carries that 2nd line. Voracek is typically our best at controlled zone entries, so that will hopefully counterbalance Lindblom's adjustments to the NHL in that department. Schenn is an underrated play driver at 5v5 so I like him paired with the rookies. Maybe in turn the softer minutes plus the speed of Nico can ignite more 5v5 scoring opportunities for Schenn.
Provorov was tasked with carrying MacDonald last year; Morin should be easier. Hagg and MacDonald worries me, but it's the third pair. Consider that subject to change.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Gostisbehere, Shayne8$4,500,000
Cousins, Nick2$925,000
Vecchione, Michael2$1,000,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Hischier, Nico3$925,000
Trades
PHI
    Expansion Draft
    VGK
    1. Weise, Dale
    PHI
    1. Howard, Jimmy
    DET
    1. 2017 7th round pick (LAK)
    Rights to pending UFA Jordan Weal
    Buyouts
    • R.J. Umberger: $1,500,000
    • Ilya Bryzgalov: $0
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Radko Gudas: $1,005,000 (30%)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2017
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    BOS
    PHI
    NYI
    TBL
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    2018
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    2019
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$73,000,000$73,883,333$1,062,500$1,775,000-$883,333

    Roster

    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    Lindblom, Oskar
    $925,000
    LW
    RFA - 3
    Giroux, Claude
    $8,275,000
    LW, C, RW
    NMC
    UFA - 5
    Voracek, Jakub
    $8,250,000
    RW
    UFA - 7
    Konecny, Travis
    $894,167
    RW, LW
    UFA - 2
    Couturier, Sean
    $4,333,333
    C
    UFA - 5
    Simmonds, Wayne
    $3,975,000
    RW, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    Schenn, Brayden
    $5,125,000
    C, LW
    UFA - 3
    Hischier, Nico
    $925,000
    Vecchione, Michael
    $1,000,000
    C
    UFA - 2
    Raffl, Michael
    $2,350,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 2
    Bellemare, Pierre-Édouard
    $1,450,000
    LW, C
    UFA - 2
    Read, Matt
    $3,625,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 1
    Cousins, Nick
    $925,000
    C, LW, RW
    RFA - 2
    Filppula, Valtteri
    $5,000,000
    C, LW
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 1
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    Provorov, Ivan
    $894,167
    LD
    UFA - 2
    Morin, Samuel
    $863,333
    LD
    RFA - 1
    Howard, Jimmy
    $5,291,666
    G
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    Gostisbehere, Shayne
    $4,500,000
    LD
    UFA - 6
    Gudas, Radko
    $2,345,000
    RD
    UFA - 3
    Neuvirth, Michal
    $2,500,000
    G
    UFA - 2
    Hägg, Robert
    $894,167
    LD
    RFA - 1
    MacDonald, Andrew
    $5,000,000
    RD
    UFA - 3
    Manning, Brandon
    $975,000
    LD
    UFA - 1

    Special Teams

    Power Play 1
    Schenn, B.
    Giroux, C.
    Simmonds, W.
    Gostisbehere, S.
    Voracek, J.
    Power Play 2
    Konecny, T.
    Hischier, N.
    Lindblom, O.
    Provorov, I.
    Morin, S.
    Penalty Kill 1
    Couturier, S.
    Read, M.
    Provorov, I.
    Morin, S.
    Penalty Kill 2
    Bellemare, P.
    Raffl, M.
    Hägg, R.
    Gudas, R.

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    Top Comments

    Jun 6, 2017 at 6:08
    #1
    NateElder12
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    Overpay for Howard unless half the salary is retained or they take AMac.
    Jun 6, 2017 at 6:37
    #2
    Joined: Aug 2016
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    Edited Jun 6, 2017 at 9:58
    Quoting: NateElder12
    Overpay for Howard unless half the salary is retained or they take AMac.


    You really think Howard is an albatross because of the contract? I'd gladly add MacDonald, but I'd be shocked if Detroit would take 3 years of his deal. My impression was their D was already crowded with committed salary.

    Retained sounds good, maybe even the only way a Howard deal gets done. Half seems like too much though.
    Jun 6, 2017 at 6:53
    #3
    Joined: May 2017
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    Trade idea Pouliout and a 3rd for Filpula and a 7th?
    Jun 6, 2017 at 6:58
    #4
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    Quoting: oilnate
    Trade idea Pouliout and a 3rd for Filpula and a 7th?


    Sure the 3rd is nice, but I don't think there's any chance of the Flyers acquiring a forward this off-season. Filppula's NMC/NTC might nix it as well; not sure. For certain though, they really wouldn't like the additional term for Pouliot.
    Jun 7, 2017 at 3:06
    #5
    NateElder12
    Joined: Apr 2016
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    Quoting: Zubrowka
    Quoting: NateElder12
    Overpay for Howard unless half the salary is retained or they take AMac.


    You really think Howard is an albatross because of the contract? I'd gladly add MacDonald, but I'd be shocked if Detroit would take 3 years of his deal. My impression was their D was already crowded with committed salary.

    Retained sounds good, maybe even the only way a Howard deal gets done. Half seems like too much though.


    Yeah they wouldn't take AMac but yes his contract is that bad. 50% retained seems more than fair when we're giving up Weal
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