Bargain Shopping in Big D

Created by: Zubrowka
Initial Creation Date: Apr 18, 2018
Published: Apr 20, 2018 at 10:49 pm
Team: 2018-19 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
The Vegas Golden Knights have reminded the league how important roster depth truly is in the NHL. In this lineup we have a 3rd line with a lot of offensive talent that would benefit from some sheltered minutes, and a 4th line that can take tough minutes and still muster something like 50 goals over the season at even strength. Is that enough for the Flyers to make a decent post-season run while the prospects continue to develop?
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Morin, Samuel1$900,000
Stolarz, Anthony1$1,250,000
Hägg, Robert2$1,250,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Grabner, Michael2$2,350,000
Trades
PHI
  1. 2019 3rd round pick (PHI)
DET
    Flyers elect not to resign RFA Mrazek.
    PHI
    1. Spezza, Jason
    2. 2020 3rd round pick (DAL)
    Additional Details:
    2018 3rd round pick (DAL)
    DAL
    1. Elliott, Brian
    Additional Details:
    2018 5th round pick (PHI)
    2018 7th round pick (PHI)
    Buyouts
    • Ilya Bryzgalov: $0
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Radko Gudas: $1,005,000 (30%)
    • Christian Folin: $150,000 (19%)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2019
    PHI
    PHI
    NJD
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    2020
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    DAL
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    2021
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$75,000,000$69,976,389$0$4,537,500$5,023,611

    Roster

    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    Giroux, Claude
    $8,275,000
    LW, C, RW
    NMC
    UFA - 4
    Couturier, Sean
    $4,333,333
    C
    UFA - 4
    Voracek, Jakub
    $8,250,000
    RW
    UFA - 6
    Lindblom, Oskar
    $925,000
    LW
    RFA - 2
    Patrick, Nolan
    $925,000
    C, RW
    RFA - 2
    Konecny, Travis
    $894,167
    RW, LW
    UFA - 1
    Weal, Jordan
    $1,750,000
    C, RW, LW
    UFA - 1
    Spezza, Jason
    $7,500,000
    C, RW
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 1
    Simmonds, Wayne
    $3,975,000
    RW, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 1
    Raffl, Michael
    $2,350,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 1
    Laughton, Scott
    $962,500
    C
    UFA - 1
    Grabner, Michael
    $2,350,000
    RW, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 3
    Lehterä, Jori
    $4,700,000
    LW, C
    UFA - 1
    Weise, Dale
    $2,350,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 2
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    Provorov, Ivan
    $894,167
    LD
    UFA - 1
    Gostisbehere, Shayne
    $4,500,000
    LD
    UFA - 5
    Neuvirth, Michal
    $2,500,000
    G
    UFA - 1
    Sanheim, Travis
    $863,333
    RD
    RFA - 1
    Gudas, Radko
    $2,345,000
    RD
    UFA - 2
    Stolarz, Anthony
    $1,250,000
    G
    UFA - 1
    Hägg, Robert
    $1,250,000
    LD
    RFA - 2
    Myers, Philippe
    $678,889
    RD
    RFA - 2
    MacDonald, Andrew
    $5,000,000
    RD
    UFA - 2

    Special Teams

    Power Play 1
    Simmonds, W.
    Giroux, C.
    Couturier, S.
    Voracek, J.
    Gostisbehere, S.
    Power Play 2
    Patrick, N.
    Spezza, J.
    Lindblom, O.
    Provorov, I.
    Konecny, T.
    Penalty Kill 1
    Raffl, M.
    Grabner, M.
    Provorov, I.
    Gudas, R.
    Penalty Kill 2
    Laughton, S.
    Simmonds, W.
    Hägg, R.
    Myers, P.

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    Top Comments

    Apr 20, 2018 at 11:01
    #1
    #MiroTheHero
    Joined: Mar 2018
    Posts: 1,333
    Likes: 431
    As a Dallas fan, I accept your deal. Good doing business with you.
    Apr 20, 2018 at 11:07
    #2
    Joined: Aug 2016
    Posts: 248
    Likes: 85
    Quoting: J_Sand3rs
    As a Dallas fan, I accept your deal. Good doing business with you.


    Now I'm worried I gave up too much! Haha, good deal though. I heard a lot of you guys were frustrated with Spezza's down year. Fair to sell on him. He is older and back issues are legit. Reminds me of Lecavalier, but I can see the Flyers taking this sort of low risk gamble on a one year rental while prospects continue to develop in the minors.

    Hopefully the cap room does a lot of good for your club. :)
    Apr 20, 2018 at 11:17
    #3
    Joined: Jun 2017
    Posts: 1,725
    Likes: 430
    On a few AGM teams, I had Spezza moving for a second rounder. Dallas loses on talent but gains on cap space. But if Dallas wants Elliott, that works too.
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    Apr 20, 2018 at 11:19
    #4
    #MiroTheHero
    Joined: Mar 2018
    Posts: 1,333
    Likes: 431
    Quoting: Zubrowka
    Now I'm worried I gave up too much! Haha, good deal though. I heard a lot of you guys were frustrated with Spezza's down year. Fair to sell on him. He is older and back issues are legit. Reminds me of Lecavalier, but I can see the Flyers taking this sort of low risk gamble on a one year rental while prospects continue to develop in the minors.

    Hopefully the cap room does a lot of good for your club. :)


    I actually posted a very similar deal about an hour ago. It's under the title "Minor...ish trade with PHI and a small trade with DET".

    I love the deal as a Stars fan, but realistically, I don't see Philadelphia taking Spezza without Dallas retaining half of his contract. Even most (intelligent) Stars fans realize that in order to move Spezza, the Stars will have to eat half of his $7.5M deal. I do believe that Philly is the most realistic trade destination for him, and I do think that a goalie is the likely return. I'm not familiar enough with Philadelphia to say whether Elliott or Neuvirth is the more likely trade candidate (though Neuvirth had a phenomenal game tonight). I'd be surprised if Dallas got anything other than a goalie in return, and I honestly think Dallas is going to have to give up a late round pick & a mid-level prospect in order to sweeten the deal for Philly. Even at $3.75M, Spezza is still expensive for a 3C.

    But I mean, if Philly wants the full $7.5M, who am I to say no? Haha
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    Apr 20, 2018 at 11:32
    #5
    Joined: Aug 2016
    Posts: 248
    Likes: 85
    Quoting: J_Sand3rs
    But I mean, if Philly wants the full $7.5M, who am I to say no? Haha


    That's really no issue for Philly for 2018-19. The RFAs start coming due the following season., so the Flyers likely don't want to commit big money and term to a free agent center. However, a big 1 year deal via trade with some added value in draft picks coming back is just icing on the cake.

    Yes, saw yours and posted mine. I had been drafting this through the week and figured if a Dallas fan was thinking the same thing, maybe I'm not so crazy. I'm not sure what fair compensation is in the minds of NHL GM's but I think we both have identified the essence of a sensible classic hockey trade here.
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