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LA Firesale-Quick Martinez Kovalchuk Toffoli

Created by: Survivorking77
Initial Creation Date: May 24, 2019
Published: Jun 9, 2019 at 9:36 pm
Team: 2019-20 Los Angeles Kings
Team Explanation
LA has a firesale, selling many pieces to acquire picks and prospects.

Phaneuf gets bought out.

Then with additional capspace, sign players to 1 year deals to fill the roster and make them expendable at the deadline. Ennis has speed to add to lineup and Gunnarsson is steady option to fill minutes on the backend.

LA also has a top 5 pick that could slot into thier lineup potentially.
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Samuelsson, Mattias3$800,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Iafallo, Alex2$1,500,000
Kempe, Adrian1$925,000
Petersen, Cal1$925,000
Brickley, Daniel2$850,000
Amadio, Michael2$1,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Ennis, Tyler1$2,250,000
Gunnarsson, Carl1$2,400,000
Trades
LAK
  1. McLeod, Ryan
  2. Lucic, Milan
  3. 2019 2nd round pick (EDM)
EDM
  1. Kovalchuk, Ilya
  2. 2019 4th round pick (CGY)
Additional Details:
It might suck to take on Lucic's deal; but maybe the incentive added to it is worth it for LA. Kovalchuk, a more proven goal scorer, moves to a team with playoff intentions and has the opportunity to play alongside McDavid or Draisaitl

LA also retains 40% of Kovalchuk's contract (2.5 Million)
LAK
  1. Hutton, Carter
  2. Murray, Brett [Reserve List]
  3. Samuelsson, Mattias [Reserve List]
  4. 2019 1st round pick (STL)
BUF
  1. Quick, Jonathan
  2. 2019 4th round pick (LAK)
Additional Details:
LA moves on from Quick as they shift towards their rebuild.

Buffalo, who wants to turn things around, trade their extra 1st, a former 2nd round pick and former 4th round pick. Also dealing Hutton to act as a fill in keeper for LA during their rebuild.
LAK
  1. Zetterlund, Fabian
  2. Santini, Steven
  3. 2019 2nd round pick (NJD)
NJD
  1. Toffoli, Tyler
Additional Details:
Get value for Toffoli before he hits UFA. NJ would likely be interested in adding a scorer to prove to Hall that they are serious about winning.
LAK
  1. Marleau, Patrick
  2. Bracco, Jeremy
  3. 2020 6th round pick (TOR)
TOR
  1. 2019 3rd round pick (WSH)
Kings have picks to spare and capspace to fill following the other trades. Giving up a late 3rd when they already have 7 selections before it to take on one year of Marleau, and Bracco, a dynamic prospect that fits what LA needs in their lineup.
Buyouts
  • Dion Phaneuf: $2,916,667
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Kyle Clifford: $800,000 (50%)
Recapture Fees
  • Mike Richards: $1,320,000
Termination Fees
  • Mike Richards: $250,000
  • Ilya Kovalchuk: $6,250,000
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2019
LAK
TOR
STL
EDM
LAK
NJD
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
2020
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
CGY
LAK
LAK
TOR
LAK
2021
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
LAK
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
24$83,000,000$82,141,338$0$82,500$858,662
Left WingCenterRight Wing
LAK
Kempe, Adrian
$925,000
C, LW
RFA - 3
LAK
Kopitar, Anze
$10,000,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
LAK
Brown, Dustin
$5,875,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 3
TOR
Marleau, Patrick
$6,250,000
LW, C
NMC
UFA - 1
LAK
Carter, Jeff
$5,272,727
C, RW
UFA - 3
Ennis, Tyler
$2,250,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 1
TOR
Marleau, Patrick
$700,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
LAK
Iafallo, Alex
$1,500,000
LW, C
UFA - 2
TOR
Bracco, Jeremy
$842,500
RW
RFA - 1
LAK
Grundström, Carl
$925,000
LW
RFA - 1
LAK
Lewis, Trevor
$2,000,000
C, RW, LW
UFA - 1
LAK
Clifford, Kyle
$800,000
LW
UFA - 1
EDM
Lucic, Milan
$5,250,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 4
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
LAK
Forbort, Derek
$2,525,000
LD
UFA - 1
LAK
Doughty, Drew
$11,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 8
BUF
Hutton, Carter
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 2
Gunnarsson, Carl
$2,400,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
LAK
LaDue, Paul
$825,000
RD
UFA - 1
LAK
Campbell, Jack
$675,000
G
UFA - 1
LAK
Martinez, Alec
$4,000,000
RD
UFA - 2
NJD
Santini, Steven
$1,416,667
RD
RFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
LAK
Luff, Matt
$677,777
RW
RFA - 1
LAK
Walker, Sean
$745,000
RD
RFA - 1
LAK
Amadio, Michael
$1,000,000
C, RW
RFA - 2

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Jun 9, 2019 at 9:40
#1
willowkink
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 574
Likes: 37
Nice i did one kinda simalar just now
Jun 9, 2019 at 9:40
#2
Burgers and Hockey
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 9,044
Likes: 3,859
I like those trades. Nice job on them.

Find it funny how all of your middle-6 wingers played for TOR in 2018-19 season though
Jun 9, 2019 at 9:47
#3
Sabres are elite
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 2,812
Likes: 648
Funny how Hutton plays better than Quick and yet Sabres add to get him and his bad contract
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Jun 9, 2019 at 9:57
#4
Thread Starter
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 82
Likes: 29
Quoting: Skyraider112
Funny how Hutton plays better than Quick and yet Sabres add to get him and his bad contract


I'll admit, that one was the one I was conflicted with the most regarding fair value. I probably overvalue Quick in this....maybe LA could add more or Buffalo could remove a prospect, but here is my logic behind it.

I think Hutton showed, especially during the Sabres collapse that he isn't capable of being a #1 netminder and while Quick does have injury history, he is a winner, and one bad season on a horrendous LA team does not discredit his ability IMO, so I think acquiring him makes sense for a Buffalo team wanting to change their fortunes. Buffalo also has two NHL keepers and with Quick coming in with this deal I felt one had to go back the other way and I think Buffalo would rather keep Ulmark.
Jun 9, 2019 at 10:01
#5
Tom Wilson of ACGM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 3,588
Likes: 677
Dude Kovalchuk is 10x better than Lucic and produces when given the time. Thats trade makes no sense.
Jun 9, 2019 at 10:44
#6
Pierre Engvall Lover
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 184
Likes: 25
I like these trades, however im curious as to why you didnt move martinez, forbort, or carter.
Jun 9, 2019 at 10:57
#7
Bandwagon fairweathe
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 2,555
Likes: 681
Where’s the doughty deal? Buyers remorse. That contract is going to look ugly soon
Jun 10, 2019 at 12:35
#8
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,992
Likes: 649
The value is fine, not really interested though. the sabres can swap out ullmark and hutton with another cost effective average goalie and im happy. I dont want to overpay a goalie on principle, but this particular sabres team especially needs to be using assets to acquire players to play in front of their goalies. And the guy the sabres seem to have pegged for goalie of the future is playing in the ahl this year (upl or ukka pekka luukkonen). Would be a pretty bad waste of resources by buffalo.
Jun 10, 2019 at 9:15
#9
Thread Starter
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 82
Likes: 29
Quoting: sabres89
The value is fine, not really interested though. the sabres can swap out ullmark and hutton with another cost effective average goalie and im happy. I dont want to overpay a goalie on principle, but this particular sabres team especially needs to be using assets to acquire players to play in front of their goalies. And the guy the sabres seem to have pegged for goalie of the future is playing in the ahl this year (upl or ukka pekka luukkonen). Would be a pretty bad waste of resources by buffalo.


Yea, that's a fair assessment. I think Samulesson could be a steady dman for them down the road and you'd get a solid prospect with the first.

I really like Luukkonen, it'll be interesting to see if he makes a push to crack the lineup or do what Hart did in Philly, make the team midseason
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Jun 10, 2019 at 9:22
#10
Thread Starter
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 82
Likes: 29
Quoting: LukeDieHardLeaf
I like these trades, however im curious as to why you didnt move martinez, forbort, or carter.


-Forbort can be put in the same category as the UFA signings, try and deal them at the deadline since they are heading to UFA the following year
-It was rumoured Carter would rather retire than leave LA during this season and since he has full control with his NTC, I didn't deal him
-Martinez...I got lazy
 
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