Beefing up the defense

Created by: kaljakori
Initial Creation Date: Feb. 5, 2018
Published: Feb. 5, 2018
Team: 2017-18 St. Louis Blues
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
Edmonton Oilers
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
When you look at the value going to NYR, remember to add in the fact NYR takes on Gunnarsson, which forces STL to sweeten the pot.
Trades
1.
STL
  1. Smith, Brendan
NYR
  1. Kyrou, Jordan
  2. Gunnarsson, Carl
  3. Bennett, Beau
  4. 2019 2nd round pick (STL)
  5. 2018 3rd round pick (STL)
Additional Details:
Gunnarsson and Bennet going out as capdumps.
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Paul Stastny: $3,500,000 (50%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2018
STL
STL
STL
STL
STL
2019
STL
STL
STL
STL
STL
STL
2020
STL
STL
STL
STL
STL
STL
STL
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$75,000,000$74,214,167$0$440,000$785,833
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Schwartz, Jaden
$5,350,000
LW
UFA - 4
Schenn, Brayden
$5,125,000
C, LW
UFA - 3
Tarasenko, Vladimir
$7,500,000
RW
UFA - 6
Sobotka, Vladimír
$3,500,000
LW, C
UFA - 3
Stastny, Paul
$3,500,000
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 1
Steen, Alexander
$5,750,000
LW, RW, C
NTC
UFA - 4
Barbashev, Ivan
$741,667
C, LW
UFA - 2
Berglund, Patrik
$3,850,000
C, LW
NTC
UFA - 5
Thompson, Tage
$925,000
C, RW
RFA - 3
Jaskin, Dmitrij
$1,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
Brodziak, Kyle
$950,000
C
UFA - 1
Thorburn, Chris
$900,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
Upshall, Scottie
$800,000
LW
UFA - 1
Sundqvist, Oskar
$675,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Smith, Brendan
$4,350,000
LD/RD, LW
NTC
UFA - 4
Pietrangelo, Alex
$6,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 3
Allen, Jake
$4,350,000
G
UFA - 4
Bouwmeester, Jay
$5,400,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
Parayko, Colton
$5,500,000
RD
UFA - 5
Hutton, Carter
$1,125,000
G
UFA - 1
Edmundson, Joel
$1,050,000
LD
UFA - 1
Dunn, Vince
$722,500
LD/RD
RFA - 3
Bortuzzo, Robert
$1,150,000
RD
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
Opilka, Luke
$697,500
G
RFA - 3
Sanford, Zachary
$875,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
Fabbri, Robby
$894,167
LW, C
UFA - 1

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Feb. 5, 2018 at 12:14 p.m.
#1
Analytics are good
Joined: Jan. 2018
Posts: 3,092
Likes: 777
Even if Bennett and Gunnarsson are cap dumps, why the actual **** would STL give up two higher round picks AND KYROU for a 6th d-man??
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Feb. 5, 2018 at 12:15 p.m.
#2
Joined: Dec. 2017
Posts: 634
Likes: 623
Quoting: PenGoater99
Even if Bennett and Gunnarsson are cap dumps, why the actual **** would STL give up two higher round picks AND KYROU for a 6th d-man??


In what world is Smith a 6th? He's easily capable of playing 2nd or even 1st if needed and is locked up on a fairly team-friendly contract.
Feb. 5, 2018 at 12:18 p.m.
#3
Analytics are good
Joined: Jan. 2018
Posts: 3,092
Likes: 777
Quoting: kaljakori
In what world is Smith a 6th? He's easily capable of playing 2nd or even 1st if needed and is locked up on a fairly team-friendly contract.


No. Just no. Even if can play top pair minutes, that doesn't make him a top pair d-man, point is that this trade is dumb for STL
Feb. 5, 2018 at 12:22 p.m.
#4
Joined: Nov. 2016
Posts: 2,933
Likes: 362
smith is the only cap dump among all these players. Bennet makes just 650.000, he doesn't affect the cap at all.
Feb. 5, 2018 at 12:28 p.m.
#5
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 18,458
Likes: 5,725
Quoting: kaljakori
In what world is Smith a 6th? He's easily capable of playing 2nd or even 1st if needed and is locked up on a fairly team-friendly contract.


:shakehead No not even close. Smith is an average, run of the mill, top 4. There is literally no data to support him being a 2 or even a 1 EVER in his career. If he did, he wouldn't of been signed to a 4M contract as a UFA.

Don't bother even trying to convince me or commenting back. This is the hill I will gladly die on.
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