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BackesRask Trade

Created by: tad77
Initial Creation Date: Jan 22, 2019
Published: Jan 22, 2019 at 10:51
Team: 2019-20 Boston Bruins
Team Explanation
Major cap space opening, allows opportunity for big FA addition. Blues get capable goaltender/player synonymous with their culture for cheap, also get out of Jake Allen contract, which Boston buys out. Halak becomes starter.

I can also see a situation where Boston spends a little less on a marquee FA while also getting a better goalie than Talbot (Kinkaid, Howard, etc.).

I mostly tried to work the trade and create a reasonable roster around it. Please ignore depth additions/lineup locations
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
McAvoy, Charlie6$6,500,000
Carlo, Brandon3$2,750,000
Heinen, Danton2$2,500,000
Donato, Ryan2$2,000,000
Forsbacka Karlsson, Jakob2$1,300,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Acciari, Noel1$750,000
Karlsson, Erik7$11,000,000
Talbot, Cam1$1,250,000
Trades
BOS
  1. Allen, Jake
  2. 2020 3rd round pick (STL)
Additional Details:
Draft Pick Condition: if the Blues qualify for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Pick goes from 3rd to 2nd Round
STL
  1. Backes, David
  2. Rask, Tuukka
Buyouts
  • Dennis Seidenberg: $1,166,667
  • Jake Allen: $683,333
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Matt Beleskey: $1,900,000 (50%)
  • David Backes: $1,500,000 (25%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
1
2
2020
BOS
BOS
BOS
STL
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
2021
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
2022
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,000,000$81,074,167$0$962,500-$74,167
Left WingCenterRight Wing
BOS
Marchand, Brad
$6,125,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 6
BOS
Bergeron, Patrice
$6,875,000
C
NMC
UFA - 3
BOS
Pastrnak, David
$6,666,667
RW
UFA - 4
BOS
DeBrusk, Jake
$863,333
LW
RFA - 1
BOS
Krejci, David
$7,250,000
C
NTC
UFA - 2
BOS
Heinen, Danton
$2,500,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
BOS
Bjork, Anders
$925,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
BOS
Forsbacka Karlsson, Jakob
$1,300,000
RW, C
RFA
BOS
Donato, Ryan
$2,000,000
LW, C
RFA - 2
BOS
Nordström, Joakim
$1,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
BOS
Kuraly, Sean
$1,275,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
BOS
Wagner, Chris
$1,250,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
BOS
Acciari, Noel
$750,000
RW, C
NTC
UFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BOS
Krug, Torey
$5,250,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 1
BOS
McAvoy, Charlie
$6,500,000
RD
UFA - 3
BOS
Halák, Jaroslav
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 1
BOS
Grzelcyk, Matt
$1,400,000
LD
UFA - 1
Karlsson, Erik
$11,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 8
Talbot, Cam
$1,250,000
G
UFA - 1
BOS
Vaakanainen, Urho
$894,167
LD
RFA - 3
BOS
Carlo, Brandon
$2,750,000
RD
UFA - 2
BOS
Moore, John
$2,750,000
LD
UFA - 4
BOS
Miller, Kevan
$2,500,000
RD
UFA - 1

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Jan 22, 2019 at 10:53
#1
Bcarlo25
Joined: May 2018
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I miss the rating system. This is horrible, as Halák has been lately.

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Jan 22, 2019 at 10:54
#2
Shibbal18
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How does StL afford 8.65 mill being added to their already cramped cap situation
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Jan 22, 2019 at 10:57
#3
Go Wings Go
Joined: Jun 2016
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St Louis can't afford to take on both Backes and Rask at full salary, St Louis will have about $21 million or so with the reported $83 million salary cap for 2019/2020 NHL season. With 12 players signed Rask and Backes eat about $8.65 million of that. There's no way they can afford both without some retention on Boston's part.
Jan 22, 2019 at 11:09
#4
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 8,715
Likes: 3,361
Last 15 Games
Halak - 2.99 GAA / .899 SV%
Rask - 2.22 GAA / .924 SV%

But hey lets trade Rask and let Halak be our stater
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Jan 22, 2019 at 11:39
#5
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 96
Likes: 27
Ignoring the trade, Erik Karlsson is in no way the FA the Bruins need.
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Jan 22, 2019 at 5:35
#6
Js31
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 423
Likes: 25
Halak, Talbot, Allen, all essentially the same player. Above average backup
Jan 22, 2019 at 6:29
#7
Thread Starter
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 373
Likes: 88
Trying to respond to everyone at once...

Quoting: Shibbal18
How does StL afford 8.65 mill being added to their already cramped cap situation

So as many have pointed out, St. Louis is going to have significant cap space opening up, with three defensemen hitting free agency. Meanwhile, no significant forward is hitting FA for them. Since Bowmeester probably is not going to be resigned, Edmundson shouldn't expect much of a raise (probably not above $4.5), and Gunnarsson can probably be brought back for cheaper, the 8.65 if worth it for them uniquely, specifically because of how David Backes fits into their team immediately. Meanwhile, St. Louis gets the starter they've needed for years.

Quoting: ON3M4N
Last 15 Games
Halak - 2.99 GAA / .899 SV%
Rask - 2.22 GAA / .924 SV%

But hey lets trade Rask and let Halak be our stater

This is true and I can't deny this. However, Rask is one of the few pieces that this team can likely move to make cap space for McAvoy, Carlo, Heinen, etc. Because he has put up good numbers lately, his value is still high, enough for the Blues to take a buyout-proofed Backes contract back, while still getting a pick back. I don't love to do this, but the only other alternative I see is trading Krecji, and I think that's a tougher move to replace. There are quality goaltenders on the FA market this year.

Quoting: yet_another_armchair_gm
Ignoring the trade, Erik Karlsson is in no way the FA the Bruins need.

I made the assumption here Zdeno Chara retires. If that happens and the Bruins have the cap space, I think they would be well served to get Karlsson. That being said, I also considered Panarin/Stone in the discussion also.
Jan 22, 2019 at 7:13
#8
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 96
Likes: 27
Quoting: tadhockey

I made the assumption here Zdeno Chara retires. If that happens and the Bruins have the cap space, I think they would be well served to get Karlsson. That being said, I also considered Panarin/Stone in the discussion also.


Even is Chara retires, signing Karlsson still doesn't make sense. The Bruins already have a wealth of defensemen to take his spot (Grizz/Moore, Vaak, Lauzon) and he is a LHD, while Karlsson is a RHD. 11m is also SUPER expensive, and that money would be better spent towards a player like Stone, who fills a need that the team actually has (a top 6 RW), while also being significantly cheaper.
Jan 22, 2019 at 8:37
#9
Shibbal18
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 18,599
Likes: 5,526
Quoting: tadhockey
Trying to respond to everyone at once...


So as many have pointed out, St. Louis is going to have significant cap space opening up, with three defensemen hitting free agency. Meanwhile, no significant forward is hitting FA for them. Since Bowmeester probably is not going to be resigned, Edmundson shouldn't expect much of a raise (probably not above $4.5), and Gunnarsson can probably be brought back for cheaper, the 8.65 if worth it for them uniquely, specifically because of how David Backes fits into their team immediately. Meanwhile, St. Louis gets the starter they've needed for years.


This is true and I can't deny this. However, Rask is one of the few pieces that this team can likely move to make cap space for McAvoy, Carlo, Heinen, etc. Because he has put up good numbers lately, his value is still high, enough for the Blues to take a buyout-proofed Backes contract back, while still getting a pick back. I don't love to do this, but the only other alternative I see is trading Krecji, and I think that's a tougher move to replace. There are quality goaltenders on the FA market this year.


I made the assumption here Zdeno Chara retires. If that happens and the Bruins have the cap space, I think they would be well served to get Karlsson. That being said, I also considered Panarin/Stone in the discussion also.


They have to replace the people they aren't resigning. With this trade they would have around 13 million dollars to fill 7 main roster positions. Backes is garbage and everyone knows hes garbage so hes going to the bench. So they have 13 million to fill 5 active spots 2 more depth spots and have over head incase of short term injuries. All for an aging goalie they may not need because they can address it for cheaper in free agency or just go with Binnington whos been really good.
 
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