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Thinking Outside The Box

Created by: Wings41326
Initial Creation Date: Jul 24, 2019
Published: Jul 24, 2019 at 9:07 am
Team: 2019-20 New Jersey Devils
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Butcher, Will4$4,500,000
Bennett, Sam3$2,355,000
Trades
NJD
  1. Brodie, TJ
  2. Bennett, Sam [RFA Rights]
CGY
  1. Vatanen, Sami
  2. Zacha, Pavel [RFA Rights]
  3. 2021 2nd round pick (NJD)
Buyouts
  • Mike Cammalleri: $1,666,667
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Taylor Hall: $3,000,000 (50%)
Recapture Fees
  • Ilya Kovalchuk: $250,000
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
NJD
NJD
NJD
BOS
NJD
NJD
NJD
2021
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
2022
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
CBJ
NJD
NJD
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$72,479,567$0$6,275,000$9,020,433
Left WingCenterRight Wing
NJD
Hall, Taylor
$3,000,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
NJD
Hischier, Nico
$925,000
C
UFA - 1
NJD
Palmieri, Kyle
$4,650,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 2
NJD
Bratt, Jesper
$749,167
LW, RW
RFA - 1
NJD
Hughes, Jack
$925,000
C
RFA - 3
NJD
Simmonds, Wayne
$5,000,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
NJD
Wood, Miles
$2,750,000
LW
RFA - 3
Bennett, Sam
$2,355,000
RW, C, LW
RFA - 2
NJD
Boqvist, Jesper
$925,000
C, LW, RW
RFA - 3
NJD
Coleman, Blake
$1,800,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 2
NJD
Zajac, Travis
$5,750,000
C
NTC
UFA - 2
NJD
Anderson, Joseph
$925,000
RW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
CGY
Brodie, TJ
$4,650,400
RD
NTC
UFA - 1
NJD
Subban, P.K.
$9,000,000
RD
UFA - 3
NJD
Schneider, Cory
$6,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 3
NJD
Butcher, Will
$4,500,000
LD
UFA - 3
NJD
Severson, Damon
$4,166,666
RD
UFA - 4
NJD
Blackwood, Mackenzie
$697,500
G
RFA - 1
NJD
Greene, Andy
$5,000,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 1
NJD
Smith, Ty
$894,167
LD
RFA - 3
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
NJD
Carrick, Connor
$1,500,000
RD
UFA - 2
NJD
Mueller, Mirco
$1,400,000
LD
RFA - 1

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Jul 24, 2019 at 9:11
#1
Joined: May 2019
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Vatanen = Brodie
Zacha > Bennett

So the 2nd round pick should go the other way, no?
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Jul 24, 2019 at 9:29
#2
Blazekick
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 129
Likes: 55
Quoting: NHLfan10506
Vatanen = Brodie
Zacha > Bennett

So the 2nd round pick should go the other way, no?


I doubt about Zacha>Bennet
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Jul 24, 2019 at 9:33
#3
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,745
Likes: 794
Quoting: Fel93
I doubt about Zacha>Bennet


Zacha is definitely better than Bennett
Jul 24, 2019 at 9:36
#4
KOG
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 686
Likes: 147
Quoting: feds91stammer
Zacha is definitely better than Bennett


Defensively he is better, Bennett is better offensively
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Jul 24, 2019 at 9:40
#5
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Posts: 1,745
Likes: 794
Quoting: kogger
Defensively he is better, Bennett is better offensively


Exactly. Neither of them produce much and Zacha is better defensively.
Jul 24, 2019 at 9:41
#6
KOG
Joined: Apr 2018
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Quoting: feds91stammer
Exactly. Neither of them produce much and Zacha is better defensively.


Bud look at Zachas point totals and compare them to Bennetts.
Jul 24, 2019 at 9:41
#7
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Quoting: kogger
Defensively he is better, Bennett is better offensively


Quoting: feds91stammer
Zacha is definitely better than Bennett


Quoting: NHLfan10506
Vatanen = Brodie
Zacha > Bennett

So the 2nd round pick should go the other way, no?


Zacha is defensively sound. Bennet also has defensive upside but more offensive capability (small sample size in both their nhl careers). A change of scenery could do both justice is my end game here. Brodie is a much bigger body than Vatanen. Hence that portion of the trade. NJ already has Butcher and Smith as undersized dmen.
I added the 2nd because im not sure Calgary would think of doing this right away. Just a sweetener. Maybe a low lvl prospect instead?
Jul 24, 2019 at 9:43
#8
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Likes: 794
Quoting: kogger
Bud look at Zachas point totals and compare them to Bennetts.


They have both produced basically 25 points each of the last 3 years... bud
Jul 24, 2019 at 9:44
#9
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,745
Likes: 794
Quoting: Wingert41326
Zacha is defensively sound. Bennet also has defensive upside but more offensive capability (small sample size in both their nhl careers). A change of scenery could do both justice is my end game here. Brodie is a much bigger body than Vatanen. Hence that portion of the trade. NJ already has Butcher and Smith as undersized dmen.
I added the 2nd because im not sure Calgary would think of doing this right away. Just a sweetener. Maybe a low lvl prospect instead?


How does he have more offensive capability if they have produced the same numbers 3 years in a row?
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Jul 24, 2019 at 9:52
#10
KOG
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lol
Jul 24, 2019 at 11:00
#11
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 729
Likes: 177
Quoting: kogger
Defensively he is better, Bennett is better offensively


Not really. While Zacha plays primarily a defensive role, he still scores more ppg. Also gets less time on power play.

Bennett
2016-17: 26 pts, 81 gp (0.32 ppg)
2017-18: 26 pts, 82 gp (0.32 ppg)
2018-19: 27 pts, 71 gp (0.38 ppg)

Zacha
2016-17: 24 pts, 70 gp (0.34 ppg)
2017-18: 25 pts, 69 gp (0.36 ppg)
2018-19: 25 pts, 61 gp (0.41 ppg)

Zacha plays more premium position (center), is a great defensive 3C, a top-5 penalty killer statistically, and a year younger.

There is no question, Zacha > Bennett.

The Vats / Brodie difference may be more about team needs. Pretty much a wash in my eye.
Jul 24, 2019 at 12:36
#12
KOG
Joined: Apr 2018
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Quoting: NHLfan10506
Not really. While Zacha plays primarily a defensive role, he still scores more ppg. Also gets less time on power play.

Bennett
2016-17: 26 pts, 81 gp (0.32 ppg)
2017-18: 26 pts, 82 gp (0.32 ppg)
2018-19: 27 pts, 71 gp (0.38 ppg)

Zacha
2016-17: 24 pts, 70 gp (0.34 ppg)
2017-18: 25 pts, 69 gp (0.36 ppg)
2018-19: 25 pts, 61 gp (0.41 ppg)

Zacha plays more premium position (center), is a great defensive 3C, a top-5 penalty killer statistically, and a year younger.

There is no question, Zacha > Bennett.

The Vats / Brodie difference may be more about team needs. Pretty much a wash in my eye.


I'm a huge Devils fan and appreciate Zacha's talents on D, I think he still has yet to hit his Offensive ceiling but hes been in the league for 3 seasons and doesnt have more than 30 goals (sitting at 29 rn).

PPG is important no doubt, but I think Bennett makes a tad more of an impact than Zacha would for 5v5
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