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I actually like the Maatta Trade

Created by: Orionus
Initial Creation Date: Jun 16, 2019
Published: Jun 16 at 12:32 pm
Team: 2019-20 Chicago Blackhawks
Team Explanation
Hawks draft Turcotte, expecting to lose Eakin as a FA next year.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kämpf, David3$1,475,000
Perlini, Brendan2$1,050,000
Sikura, Dylan2$1,050,000
Trades
CHI
  1. Callahan, Ryan
  2. Raddysh, Taylor
TBL
  1. Hayden, John
  2. Dahlström, Carl
  3. 2019 6th round pick (CHI)
CHI
  1. 2019 3rd round pick (PHI)
  2. 2019 6th round pick (ARI)
PHI
  1. Anisimov, Artem
  2. 2019 4th round pick (BOS)
CHI
  1. Eakin, Cody
  2. Clarkson, David
VGK
  1. 2019 4th round pick (CHI)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2019
CHI
CHI
PHI
ARI
ANA
2020
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
2021
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$83,000,000$76,446,794$0$3,782,500$6,553,206
Left WingCenterRight Wing
CHI
Saad, Brandon
$6,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
CHI
Toews, Jonathan
$10,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
Kane, Patrick
$10,500,000
RW, C
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
DeBrincat, Alex
$778,333
LW, RW
RFA - 1
CHI
Strome, Dylan
$863,333
C
RFA - 1
TBL
Raddysh, Taylor
$833,333
RW
RFA - 2
CHI
Kubalik, Dominik
$925,000
LW
RFA - 1
VGK
Eakin, Cody
$3,850,000
C
UFA - 1
CHI
Perlini, Brendan
$1,050,000
RW, LW
RFA - 1
CHI
Caggiula, Drake
$1,500,000
LW, C, RW
RFA - 1
CHI
Kämpf, David
$1,475,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
CHI
Sikura, Dylan
$1,050,000
LW, RW, C
RFA - 2
CHI
Wedin, Anton
$925,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
TBL
Callahan, Ryan
$5,800,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
CHI
Keith, Duncan
$5,538,462
LD
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
Murphy, Connor
$3,850,000
RD
UFA - 3
CHI
Crawford, Corey
$6,000,000
G
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
CHI
Määttä, Olli
$4,083,333
LD
UFA - 3
CHI
Jokiharju, Henri
$925,000
RD
RFA - 2
CHI
Delia, Collin
$1,000,000
G
UFA - 3
CHI
Gustafsson, Erik
$1,200,000
LD
UFA - 1
CHI
Seabrook, Brent
$6,875,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 5
CHI
Koekkoek, Slater
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
VGK
Clarkson, David
$5,250,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1

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Jun 16 at 12:40
#1
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 30
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Maatta isnt terrible but he just doesn't do much of anything. He needs to be paired with a quicker defense man and doesnt bring alot of offense
Jun 16 at 12:43
#2
exo2769
Joined: Jul 2015
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Quoting: Thielraven
Maatta isnt terrible but he just doesn't do much of anything. He needs to be paired with a quicker defense man and doesnt bring alot of offense


I agree with this and it's true that it's not the end of the world. This is clearly a better trade than Hall for Larsson. I could see him next to Joki. I really like these trades and the look of the team. Clarkson is a bit a tough pill to take. We still have a number of players with bonuses we need to consider for the following year. I also think Vegas doesn't have that issue so it's pretty easy for them to just keep him. It would probably need to be an Reaves or Holden that gets sent back with Eakin.
Jun 16 at 12:49
#3
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 3,629
Likes: 1,043
It's actually not a bad deal. Kahun is a very easily replaceable player, and Chicago needed a left handed d-man that was younger to bring up with their core. All their good prospects on defence are right handed, so a younger guy like Maatta is a good fit. He gets a lot of trash talking about him, but he's still a very capable shutdown d-man. Pair him long term with the likes of one of Jokiharju, Boqvist, or Mitchell and he'll fit in perfect and no one will complain.

On a side note, I think this kinda move all but guarantees that the Hawks are taking Turcotte over Byram at #3 in the draft. So it fits the team well and at a relatively cheap cost.
 
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