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Minor Moves Cap Grooves

Created by: Zubrowka
Initial Creation Date: Jun 25, 2019
Published: Jun 26 at 1:01 am
Team: 2019-20 Philadelphia Flyers
Team Explanation
Melnyk will gladly exchange a CLB 3rd for a MTL 7th for a real net savings of $2.95mil. Schlemko will assist the Sens' tanking efforts with his 'veteran presence.' Comcast will gladly pay the bill to reduce the Flyers' real cap hit plus add some draft capital for the trade deadline.

LA could use a young, cheap LD on the 3rd pair. Hagg is a change of scenery candidate with plus skating and physicality. He might find his game, or he might just assist with LA tanking late in the season. Either way, it's a good low risk fit.

Goaltending, aside from Bobrovsky, looks like a buyer's market. Assuming he's this affordable, Varlamov looks like a solid candidate to form a tandem with Hart.

Pebbles is unlikely to be re-signed by Vegas, given that they are well over the cap. Reuniting with Philly in his customary role on a 2 year deal seems reasonable and helps the PK. He's older now, but the price is right. That 4th line has shutdown written all over it.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Aubé-Kubel, Nicolas1$800,000
Provorov, Ivan8$6,875,000
Laughton, Scott2$1,750,000
Konecny, Travis8$5,625,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Varlamov, Semyon2$2,225,000
Varone, Philip1$700,000
Bailey, Justin1$700,000
Bellemare, Pierre-Édouard2$1,000,000
Trades
PHI
  1. 2020 3rd round pick (LAK)
LAK
  1. Hägg, Robert
PHI
  1. MacArthur, Clarke
  2. 2020 3rd round pick (CBJ)
OTT
  1. Schlemko, David
  2. 2020 7th round pick (MTL)
Buyouts
  • Andrew MacDonald: $1,166,667
  • Ilya Bryzgalov: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Radko Gudas: $1,005,000 (30%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
PHI
PHI
LAK
CBJ
PHI
NSH
PHI
PHI
PHI
2021
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
2022
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$79,907,579$0$2,995,000$1,592,421

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
PHI
Giroux, Claude
$8,275,000
LW, C, RW
NMC
UFA - 3
PHI
Couturier, Sean
$4,333,333
C
UFA - 3
PHI
Konecny, Travis
$5,625,000
RW, LW
UFA - 6
PHI
van Riemsdyk, James
$7,000,000
LW
UFA - 4
PHI
Hayes, Kevin
$7,142,857
C
NMC
UFA - 7
PHI
Voracek, Jakub
$8,250,000
RW
UFA - 5
PHI
Lindblom, Oskar
$925,000
LW
RFA - 1
PHI
Patrick, Nolan
$925,000
C, RW
RFA - 1
PHI
Laughton, Scott
$1,750,000
C
UFA - 2
PHI
Raffl, Michael
$1,600,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
Bellemare, Pierre-Édouard
$1,000,000
LW, C
UFA - 2
PHI
Pitlick, Tyler
$1,000,000
RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
PHI
Provorov, Ivan
$6,875,000
LD
UFA - 6
PHI
Niskanen, Matt
$5,750,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 2
PHI
Hart, Carter
$730,833
G
RFA - 2
PHI
Sanheim, Travis
$3,250,000
RD
RFA - 2
PHI
Braun, Justin
$3,800,000
RD
UFA - 1
Varlamov, Semyon
$2,225,000
G
NTC
UFA - 4
PHI
Gostisbehere, Shayne
$4,500,000
LD
UFA - 4
PHI
Myers, Philippe
$678,889
RD
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
PHI
Morin, Samuel
$700,000
LD
RFA - 2
OTT
MacArthur, Clarke
$4,650,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 1
PHI
Varone, Philip
$700,000
C
UFA - 1
PHI
Bailey, Justin
$700,000
RW
RFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
van Riemsdyk, J.
Couturier, S.
Giroux, C.
Gostisbehere, S.
Voracek, J.
Power Play 2
Patrick, N.
Hayes, K.
Lindblom, O.
Sanheim, T.
Konecny, T.
Penalty Kill 1
Bellemare, P.
Raffl, M.
Provorov, I.
Braun, J.
Penalty Kill 2
Laughton, S.
Pitlick, T.
Sanheim, T.
Myers, P.

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Jun 26 at 1:10
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Team caaaannnaaada
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Ottawa can get rid off salary they will have difficulty too reach cap floor
Jun 26 at 1:15
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Quoting: Sebybbq
Ottawa can get rid off salary they will have difficulty too reach cap floor


You have the effect backwards. MacArthur is LTIR money; it doesn't hit the cap. Schlemko is healthy, so he hits the cap. This gets Ottawa $2.1 closer to the floor, while saving $2.95mil in real money.

Edit: Let me break it down this way so it is super clear:

Schlemko
Cap hit - $2.1
Salary/Bonus Total - $1.8

MacArthur
Cap hit - $0 (LTIR)
Salary/Bonus Total - $4.75

TY for the comment prompting me to lay it out better.
Jun 26 at 1:41
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Team caaaannnaaada
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Quoting: Zubrowka
You have the effect backwards. MacArthur is LTIR money; it doesn't hit the cap. Schlemko is healthy, so he hits the cap. This gets Ottawa $2.1 closer to the floor, while saving $2.95mil in real money.

Edit: Let me break it down this way so it is super clear:

Schlemko
Cap hit - $2.1
Salary/Bonus Total - $1.8

MacArthur
Cap hit - $0 (LTIR)
Salary/Bonus Total - $4.75

TY for the comment prompting me to lay it out better.

They still could stick with macarthur and not pu him on ltir
Jun 26 at 1:49
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Joined: Apr 2016
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Likes: 120
Quoting: Zubrowka
You have the effect backwards. MacArthur is LTIR money; it doesn't hit the cap. Schlemko is healthy, so he hits the cap. This gets Ottawa $2.1 closer to the floor, while saving $2.95mil in real money.

Edit: Let me break it down this way so it is super clear:

Schlemko
Cap hit - $2.1
Salary/Bonus Total - $1.8

MacArthur
Cap hit - $0 (LTIR)
Salary/Bonus Total - $4.75

TY for the comment prompting me to lay it out better.


The problem is that LITR doesn't remove the players cap hit from the teams cap total - it expands it by a certain amount (which depends on when and how it's done). It can be a real negative for trying to accumulate cap space and bonus payments.
Jun 26 at 2:05
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Quoting: CaptJosef
The problem is that LITR doesn't remove the players cap hit from the teams cap total - it expands it by a certain amount (which depends on when and how it's done). It can be a real negative for trying to accumulate cap space and bonus payments.


Thanks, I understand the LTIR mechanic is more complicated. I was purposefully keeping the explanation as simple as possible to get at the reasons for the deal; why it makes sense for both teams.

MacArthur's salary is higher than his AAV, whereas Schlemko's is lower than his AAV. Melnyk is notoriously cheap. He gets to the cap floor more efficiently, with less real money spent by making the deal, period.
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Jun 26 at 2:13
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Quoting: Sebybbq
They still could stick with macarthur and not pu him on ltir


That would be choosing to turn down $400k of real money. Can't see Melnyk doing that.
 
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