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Keep the Lucic-Neal momentum going

Created by: Miguelicious
Initial Creation Date: Jul 22, 2019
Published: Jul 22, 2019 at 10:52 am
Team: 2019-20 Edmonton Oilers
Team Explanation
All things considered, with 4.133M in buyout penalties (Sekera, Pouliot, Gryba) and an additional 750k in salary retention from Lucic this is more than likely one of the best roster versions you could hope for.

Gags to WPG - they only have 7 forwards signed for next season and 19M to play with. Even with signing Laine, Connor, and Copp that only puts them to 10. Gags gives them a 1 year stopgap on the 4th line.

Pulju+ to NYR - cap dump on NYR's part. Both Namestnikov and Buchnevich can definitely play on the Oilers top6, solving the issue of Nuge's linemates.

Russel to OTT - OTT still paying MacArthur 4.6M to ride pine (injuries), might as well have Melnyk save a bit of cash to pay someone to actually play on the team.

Jones to VGK - It's no question they're in a crunch, needing just that tiny bit to seal the deal with Gusev. I think they want to keep him. McNabb just gives the Oilers a better option on the 3rd line if they want to push for playoffs this season.

Kassian to FLA - losing Lucic meant losing toughness. Losing Kassian in addition, I'm really pinning my hopes on Nurse and Khaira to police the opposition. Pysyk gives the Oilers some stability on the 2nd pair as he does move the puck and himself quite well. Not a point producer, but Nurse is there to prove last year's 41 pts wasnt a fluke.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Buchnevich, Pavel4$3,500,000
Trades
EDM
  1. 2020 5th round pick (WPG)
WPG
  1. Gagner, Sam
EDM
  1. Buchnevich, Pavel [RFA Rights]
  2. Namestnikov, Vladislav
NYR
  1. Puljujärvi, Jesse [RFA Rights]
  2. Lagesson, William
  3. 2020 2nd round pick (EDM)
EDM
  1. MacArthur, Clarke
  2. 2020 4th round pick (OTT)
OTT
  1. Russell, Kris
EDM
  1. McNabb, Brayden
VGK
  1. Jones, Caleb
  2. 2020 4th round pick (EDM)
EDM
  1. Pysyk, Mark
FLA
  1. Kassian, Zack
Buyouts
  • Andrej Sekera: $2,500,000
  • Benoit Pouliot: $1,333,333
  • Eric Gryba: $300,000
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Milan Lucic: $750,000 (13%)
  • Sam Gagner: $315,000 (10%)
Buried
  • Brandon Manning: $1,175,000 ($2,250,000)
  • Kyle Brodziak: $75,000 ($1,150,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
EDM
EDM
OTT
EDM
WPG
EDM
2021
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
2022
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
EDM
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$80,365,332$0$2,387,500$1,134,668

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
EDM
Neal, James
$5,750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
EDM
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
UFA - 7
EDM
Draisaitl, Leon
$8,500,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 6
NYR
Namestnikov, Vladislav
$3,250,000
RW, LW, C
UFA - 1
EDM
Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
$6,000,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
Buchnevich, Pavel
$3,500,000
RW, LW
RFA - 2
EDM
Nygård, Joakim
$925,000
LW
UFA - 1
EDM
Granlund, Markus
$1,300,000
RW, LW, C
UFA - 1
EDM
Chiasson, Alex
$2,150,000
RW
UFA - 2
EDM
Khaira, Jujhar
$1,200,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
EDM
Haas, Gaëtan
$925,000
C
UFA - 1
EDM
Archibald, Josh
$1,000,000
RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
EDM
Klefbom, Oscar
$4,167,000
LD
UFA - 4
EDM
Larsson, Adam
$4,166,666
RD
UFA - 2
EDM
Koskinen, Mikko
$4,500,000
G
NTC
UFA - 3
EDM
Nurse, Darnell
$3,200,000
LD
UFA - 1
FLA
Pysyk, Mark
$2,733,333
RD
UFA - 1
EDM
Smith, Mike
$2,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 1
VGK
McNabb, Brayden
$2,500,000
LD
UFA - 3
EDM
Benning, Matthew
$1,900,000
RD
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
EDM
Persson, Joel
$1,000,000
RD
RFA - 1
OTT
MacArthur, Clarke
$4,650,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 1
EDM
Jurco, Tomas
$750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Nugent-Hopkins, R.
Neal, J.
Draisaitl, L.
Klefbom, O.
McDavid, C.
Power Play 2
Namestnikov, V.
Chiasson, A.
Buchnevich, P.
Nurse, D.
Bouchard, E.
Penalty Kill 1
Granlund, M.
Haas, G.
Nurse, D.
Larsson, A.
Penalty Kill 2
Nygård, J.
Khaira, J.
McNabb, B.
Klefbom, O.

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Jul 22, 2019 at 11:26
#1
MisstheWhalers
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 7,195
Likes: 2,400
The Jets don't have the cap space for Gagner so that trade doesn't work.
Jul 22, 2019 at 2:38
#2
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 61
Likes: 11
The Caleb Jones trade doesn't work either. you can find a stop gap third pair fairly easily without giving up your only NHL ready (now) D prospect.
 
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