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NJD Trouba Myers Lucic Pulijujarvi

Created by: FireShero
Initial Creation Date: May 13, 2019
Published: May 14, 2019 at 7:53 pm
Team: 2019-20 New Jersey Devils
Team Explanation
Lucic adds grit to the line-up and plays with Hughes like he did with McDavid 2 years ago. Puljujarvi adds great size and speed to Hall and Hischier. Not sure how this looks to EDM fans but get a top 4 right handed d-man that can run the second power-play, and out of Lucic's (mostly) and Manning's contracts.
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Trouba and Myers adds size, grit, and defensively responsible d-men and hopefully great compliments to Butcher and Greene now, and Butcher and Smith next year.
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Perreault trade would be to any team who would want him at a reduced contract, thought CBJ to fill some of the caps left if both Dzingel and Panarin leave.
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Popugayev, Nikita3$900,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Baddock, Brandon1$700,000
Jacobs, Josh2$855,000
Quenneville, John2$855,000
Zacha, Pavel2$1,675,000
Butcher, Will5$5,000,000
Mueller, Mirco2$1,250,000
Trouba, Jacob8$7,750,000
Carrick, Connor2$1,550,000
Noesen, Stefan1$1,725,000
Puljujärvi, Jesse3$1,250,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Tangradi, Eric2$750,000
Gryba, Eric1$750,000
Myers, Tyler6$7,000,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Hughes, Jack3$925,000
Trades
NJD
  1. Trouba, Jacob [RFA Rights]
  2. Appleton, Mason
  3. Perreault, Mathieu
WPG
  1. Severson, Damon
  2. Santini, Steven
  3. 2019 2nd round pick (BOS)
  4. 2019 3rd round pick (ANA)
NJD
    Future Considerations
    CBJ
    1. Perreault, Mathieu ($1,375,000 retained)
    NJD
    1. Lucic, Milan ($2,000,000 retained)
    2. Puljujärvi, Jesse [RFA Rights]
    3. Manning, Brandon
    EDM
    1. Vatanen, Sami
    2. 2020 4th round pick (BOS)
    3. 2019 5th round pick (NJD)
    Buyouts
    • Mike Cammalleri: $1,666,667
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Mathieu Perreault: $1,375,000 (33.33%)
    • Taylor Hall: $3,000,000 (50%)
    Recapture Fees
    • Ilya Kovalchuk: $250,000
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2019
    NJD
    NJD
    NSH
    DAL
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    2020
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    2021
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$82,000,000$72,680,001$0$3,025,000$9,319,999

    Roster

    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    NJD
    Hall, Taylor
    $3,000,000
    LW, C
    UFA - 1
    NJD
    Hischier, Nico
    $925,000
    C
    UFA - 1
    Puljujärvi, Jesse
    $1,250,000
    RW
    RFA
    NJD
    Zacha, Pavel
    $1,675,000
    C
    RFA - 3
    NJD
    Zajac, Travis
    $5,750,000
    C
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    NJD
    Palmieri, Kyle
    $4,650,000
    RW, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    EDM
    Lucic, Milan
    $3,250,000
    LW
    NMC
    UFA - 4
    Hughes, Jack
    $925,000
    NJD
    Bratt, Jesper
    $749,167
    LW, RW
    RFA - 1
    NJD
    Wood, Miles
    $2,750,000
    LW
    RFA - 3
    NJD
    Coleman, Blake
    $1,800,000
    C, LW, RW
    UFA - 2
    WPG
    Appleton, Mason
    $741,667
    RW, C
    RFA - 1
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    NJD
    Butcher, Will
    $5,000,000
    LD
    UFA - 3
    Trouba, Jacob
    $7,750,000
    RD
    UFA - 7
    NJD
    Schneider, Cory
    $6,000,000
    G
    NTC
    UFA - 3
    NJD
    Greene, Andy
    $5,000,000
    LD
    NTC
    UFA - 1
    Myers, Tyler
    $7,000,000
    RD
    NMC
    UFA - 5
    NJD
    Blackwood, Mackenzie
    $697,500
    G
    RFA - 1
    NJD
    Mueller, Mirco
    $1,250,000
    LD
    RFA - 1
    NJD
    Carrick, Connor
    $1,550,000
    RD
    UFA - 2
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    NJD
    Rooney, Kevin
    $700,000
    RW, C
    UFA - 1
    NJD
    Noesen, Stefan
    $1,725,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 1
    EDM
    Manning, Brandon
    $2,250,000
    LD
    UFA - 1

    Special Teams

    Power Play 1
    Wood, M.
    Hischier, N.
    Puljujärvi, J.
    Hall, T.
    Carrick, C.
    Power Play 2
    Zacha, P.
    Hughes, J.
    Appleton, M.
    Butcher, W.
    Palmieri, K.
    Penalty Kill 1
    Zajac, T.
    Coleman, B.
    Greene, A.
    Trouba, J.
    Penalty Kill 2
    Zacha, P.
    Bratt, J.
    Mueller, M.
    Myers, T.

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    May 14, 2019 at 7:58
    #1
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    Playing Hughes with Lucic was ur first mistake and biggest oof there has been since he signed that contract
    May 14, 2019 at 7:59
    #2
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    Devils need to be the ones getting the picks in the edm, not giving the picks
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    May 14, 2019 at 8:14
    #3
    ShtpstExtraordinaire
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    Edited May 14, 2019 at 10:41
    Myers is the opposite of a defensive responsible. He'll add grit but he is careless with the puck

    Also do not give Myers 7
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    May 14, 2019 at 8:17
    #4
    MisstheWhalers
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    Devils should keep Perreault, he's a pretty good player, tenacious forechecker who's effective anywhere in the lineup.

    You're really screwing yourself in the Oilers trade, if you're taking cap dumps you don't give something of value like Vatanen.
    May 14, 2019 at 8:21
    #5
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    My humble opinion, the Edmonton trade is a massive overpay from the devils perspective. Lucic is shot, Puljujärvi is on the verge of being a bust and Manning is just another guy. When healthy Vatanen is better than all three of those guys, to give up him and 2 picks is too much for my taste.
    May 14, 2019 at 9:36
    #6
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    SHUT IT ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Oilers ACCEPT.
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    May 14, 2019 at 10:28
    #7
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    Quoting: CalvinKlein
    My humble opinion, the Edmonton trade is a massive overpay from the devils perspective. Lucic is shot, Puljujärvi is on the verge of being a bust and Manning is just another guy. When healthy Vatanen is better than all three of those guys, to give up him and 2 picks is too much for my taste.


    What is the value of Puljujarvi then? Thought it would be higher which is why I added picks on the Devils side. Also I am a Devils fan so haven't watched many Oiler's games, thought Lucic would still be capable of 10-15 minutes a night in a checking role for another 2 years. Manning was another throw in since, in this scenario, he would be the 7th D-man and his cap hit would expire at the end of the season and the Devils aren't up against the cap.

    As for Vatanen he is good but he has minor health issues and if Smith makes the opening night roster, along with Carrick and Butcher, it would give the Devils too many offensive D-men. (In my opinion) So I see Vatanen as a expendable and trading him at the beginning of the season would give him more value.
    May 14, 2019 at 10:34
    #8
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    Quoting: MisstheWhalers
    Devils should keep Perreault, he's a pretty good player, tenacious forechecker who's effective anywhere in the lineup.

    You're really screwing yourself in the Oilers trade, if you're taking cap dumps you don't give something of value like Vatanen.


    I think Perreault is a decent forward, but with the Devils having Wood, Bratt, Palmieiri, Zacha, Coleman, Noesen, maybe Agostino they had enough depth on the wings.

    Quoting: Jake13
    Devils need to be the ones getting the picks in the edm, not giving the picks



    So it seems that I way overvalued Puljujarvi.

    Plus I think if Smith makes the opening roster along with Butcher and Carrick, I think Vatanen would become expendable; since the Devils would have too many offensive D-men, in my opinion.
    May 14, 2019 at 10:38
    #9
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    Quoting: TheDime99
    Playing Hughes with Lucic was ur first mistake and biggest oof there has been since he signed that contract


    The ideas was the Hughes and Bratt would provide the speed and passing; Lucic would hopefully protect them and be a net front presence/ battle along the boards
    May 14, 2019 at 11:25
    #10
    Frisch42
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    You are grossly underestimating the value of Vatanen. Lucic is negative value, Manning is worth next to nothing, and Puljujarvi is worth about as much as Zacha. Put all that together, and you are pretty much trading Vatanen for nothing. Saying he is expendable because of Carrick, who has proven nothing in this league, is very misguided. I see no reason not to keep Vatanen to start this season. If he does well like in 2018, then keep him and extend him. If the wheels fall off like they did this year, flip him at the deadline for a better return.
    May 15, 2019 at 5:20
    #11
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    Quoting: dfrischman
    You are grossly underestimating the value of Vatanen. Lucic is negative value, Manning is worth next to nothing, and Puljujarvi is worth about as much as Zacha. Put all that together, and you are pretty much trading Vatanen for nothing. Saying he is expendable because of Carrick, who has proven nothing in this league, is very misguided. I see no reason not to keep Vatanen to start this season. If he does well like in 2018, then keep him and extend him. If the wheels fall off like they did this year, flip him at the deadline for a better return.


    Like I mentioned above, I way overvalued Puljujarvi.

    Also I should have mentioned that Vatanen is expendable if the Devils get another RHD-man along with Severson or like in this scenario with Trouba and Myers. The Devils defense was terrible last year defensively and I think having Vatanen, Butcher, Carrick, and possibly Smith in the their top 7 would mean more bad defensive play; plus I was only thinking of Carrick playing on the the 3rd pairing.
    May 16, 2019 at 7:15
    #12
    Frisch42
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    Quoting: Newanda
    Like I mentioned above, I way overvalued Puljujarvi.

    Also I should have mentioned that Vatanen is expendable if the Devils get another RHD-man along with Severson or like in this scenario with Trouba and Myers. The Devils defense was terrible last year defensively and I think having Vatanen, Butcher, Carrick, and possibly Smith in the their top 7 would mean more bad defensive play; plus I was only thinking of Carrick playing on the the 3rd pairing.


    Winnipeg isn't trading Trouba for an expiring contract. We don't get Trouba without giving up Severson. That said, I would be okay with that.
    May 16, 2019 at 9:03
    #13
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    Ty Smith almost made the opening night roster last season. To predict he doesn't crack the top 7 in 2019-20 is selling him very short. If you listen to Tom Fitzgerald talk about him, he not only expects him to make the roster, but be an impact player as this upcoming season. Also, I could be mistaken, but if he doesn't play in the NHL, I think Smith goes back to Juniors, because he does not meet the AHL age requirements. If this is the case, it will likely stunt his growth, as he was already the best defenseman in that league last season
    May 16, 2019 at 2:32
    #14
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    Quoting: LawJeffreyL
    Ty Smith almost made the opening night roster last season. To predict he doesn't crack the top 7 in 2019-20 is selling him very short. If you listen to Tom Fitzgerald talk about him, he not only expects him to make the roster, but be an impact player as this upcoming season. Also, I could be mistaken, but if he doesn't play in the NHL, I think Smith goes back to Juniors, because he does not meet the AHL age requirements. If this is the case, it will likely stunt his growth, as he was already the best defenseman in that league last season


    I think there is a fair chance of him making the opening roster, but, in my opinion, I think it would had helped if he started the year in the AHL instead of just throwing him the deep end.

    Also you are correct, if he doesn't make the Devils roster he would have to go back the WHL. I read the rule wrong: if you are 19 and signed to an NHL team you can play in the AHL if you played 4 years in the CHL with a minimum of 25 games played a season******. Smith played for four years in the WHL, but his first year he only played in 2 games.

    ****** https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2018R1/Downloads/CommitteeMeetingDocument/143414 Here is link for the rule, its on pages 6-7 subsection C
    May 16, 2019 at 2:45
    #15
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    Quoting: dfrischman
    Winnipeg isn't trading Trouba for an expiring contract. We don't get Trouba without giving up Severson. That said, I would be okay with that.


    It would be very hard seeing Severson get traded, even if Trouba was coming the other way. The only way I would do that would be if the Devils were able to talk to Trouba beforehand and get him to sign an extension for 7-8 years.

    With Butcher, Smith, Greene, and Mueller on the left side of defense means it would be set for this year and the hopefully the foreseeable future. Severson is a great start on the right hand side but Vatanen has a one good and one bad season and the jury is still out on Carrick and Santini. Also after Trouba, Karlsson, and Myers the available RHD-men drop off in quality, and I think if Shero doesn't do something to fix the defense it could hurt their season and chances to resign Hall.
    May 16, 2019 at 3:07
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    Frisch42
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    Quoting: Newanda
    It would be very hard seeing Severson get traded, even if Trouba was coming the other way. The only way I would do that would be if the Devils were able to talk to Trouba beforehand and get him to sign an extension for 7-8 years.

    With Butcher, Smith, Greene, and Mueller on the left side of defense means it would be set for this year and the hopefully the foreseeable future. Severson is a great start on the right hand side but Vatanen has a one good and one bad season and the jury is still out on Carrick and Santini. Also after Trouba, Karlsson, and Myers the available RHD-men drop off in quality, and I think if Shero doesn't do something to fix the defense it could hurt their season and chances to resign Hall.


    I think Vatanen's body of work shows he would be an above average 2nd pairing Dman. Considering he has only really had 1 bad season in his 6 year career, I would be happy giving him an extension. As for UFA, I only see Karlsson as a long-term solution. Tyler Myers is a big mistake waiting to happen. As far as the Trouba trade is concerned, it would be in WPG's best interest to do a sign-and-trade to maximize return. 2-3 years from now, I would be very happy with a top 4 of:

    Smith-Trouba
    Butcher-Vatanen
    May 17, 2019 at 9:24
    #17
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    Quoting: dfrischman
    I think Vatanen's body of work shows he would be an above average 2nd pairing Dman. Considering he has only really had 1 bad season in his 6 year career, I would be happy giving him an extension. As for UFA, I only see Karlsson as a long-term solution. Tyler Myers is a big mistake waiting to happen. As far as the Trouba trade is concerned, it would be in WPG's best interest to do a sign-and-trade to maximize return. 2-3 years from now, I would be very happy with a top 4 of:

    Smith-Trouba
    Butcher-Vatanen


    Smith - Trouba great
    Butcher - Vatanen is bad in my opinion. I know the NHL is more about speed now, but I am not a fan of two undersized D-man on the same pairing.
     
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