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Kahuna-Maattata Trade and more

Created by: vmach
Initial Creation Date: Jun 30, 2019
Published: Jul 3 at 8:36 am
Team: 2019-20 Chicago Blackhawks
Team Explanation
I think CHI did a decent job this year, so far. They had to improve their team D, faceoffs, PK, add some grit, and maybe get a reliable back-up goalie. They did all that, without taking away from their goal scoring ability. They only loss Kahun (about 15 goal producer), but got Shaw (about the same or better).

Now, that was needs and CHI did address them. But I can't help by wonder, who will fill that 1LW or 2RW spot? I like Saad, but feel like he had no chemistry with Kane and was not very good with Cat either. 3rd line is perhaps too rich for his $6m hit. Perhaps its time for him to go.
I really think CHI should bring Gusev in a trade

Also I feel like, depending on how well he performs during the year, CHI could potentially trade Maatta at TDL. Why, not with all those rookies coming in soon.
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Dach, Kirby3$900,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Perlini, Brendan2$1,500,000
Gusev, Nikita2$4,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kämpf, David2$1,200,000
Trades
CHI
  1. Gusev, Nikita [RFA Rights]
VGK
  1. Perlini, Brendan
  2. 2020 3rd round pick (CHI)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
2021
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
MTL
2022
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$74,025,128$0$6,627,500$7,474,872
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Gusev, Nikita
$4,000,000
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
CHI
Caggiula, Drake
$1,500,000
LW, C, RW
RFA - 1
CHI
Kubalik, Dominik
$925,000
LW
RFA - 1
CHI
Dach, Kirby
$900,000
C
RFA - 3
CHI
Shaw, Andrew
$3,900,000
C, RW
UFA - 3
CHI
Quenneville, John
$750,000
LW, C
RFA - 2
Kämpf, David
$1,200,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
CHI
Wedin, Anton
$925,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
CHI
Keith, Duncan
$5,538,462
LD
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
Jokiharju, Henri
$925,000
RD
RFA - 2
CHI
Lankinen, Kevin
$925,000
G
RFA - 1
CHI
De Haan, Calvin
$4,550,000
LD
UFA - 3
CHI
Gustafsson, Erik
$1,200,000
LD
UFA - 1
CHI
Crawford, Corey
$6,000,000
G
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
CHI
Määttä, Olli
$4,083,333
LD
UFA - 3
CHI
Murphy, Connor
$3,850,000
RD
UFA - 3
CHI
Seabrook, Brent
$6,875,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 5
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
CHI
Sikura, Dylan
$750,000
LW, RW, C
RFA - 2
CHI
Dahlström, Carl
$850,000
LD
RFA - 2
CHI
Anisimov, Artem
$4,550,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
CHI
Entwistle, Mackenzie
$811,667
C
RFA - 3
CHI
Koekkoek, Slater
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
CHI
Saad, Brandon
$6,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2

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Jul 3 at 9:20
#1
exo2769
Joined: Jul 2015
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Good thoughts!

I would keep the Debrincat/Strome/Perlini line together. Perlini just needs some consistency. It's the same thing Strome was going through except Strome received consistency and Perlini didn't. Perlini's ceiling is high.

As for the #1LW...It'll be a trial by fire IMO. Kubliak will get the 1st chance due to his play in a professional league and at worlds. If not him...I'm actually really high on Kurashev. He was very noticeable in Hawks camp last year and a hat trick in the U20 is no small feat...even if it was against Denmark. Both Kubliak and Kurashev have a snipe to compliment Kane's.

From what I've ready about Kirby is that he's a true center. I don't envision him playing wing. I'd put him between BOTH Saad and Shaw and watch the strong cycle game they have. Kirby is young, but at 6'4" 200 lbs...he'll learn to excel as a young guy there. AT THE VERY LEAST...Saad/Shaw won't let anything happen to him.

I think Dahlstrom is on the outs and maybe AA too. The TDL will be very interesting. Gus on a 1 year UFA. Crow/Lehner on 1 year UFA. I guess it depends on how the Hawks are doing in February. They'll be fun to watch!
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Jul 3 at 1:02
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Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 56
Likes: 8
Kahuna-Maattata is very funny. Pissed I didn't think of it myself. Did you come up with that or hear it somewhere else?
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Jul 3 at 1:20
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Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 328
Likes: 89
Quoting: polyidos
Kahuna-Maattata is very funny. Pissed I didn't think of it myself. Did you come up with that or hear it somewhere else?


I've seen something similar somewhere already. Maybe Big Kahuna for Maattata, or similar, but yeah, its out there.
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