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Wildly Optimistic Scenario Best Team this year only

Created by: BSpadaro83
Initial Creation Date: Jul 30, 2019
Published: Jul 30, 2019 at 10:15
Team: 2019-20 New York Rangers
Team Explanation
Trying to find a best case that isnt a laundry list of rip off trades. Not fully taking into effect some of the opposing team cap implications, trying to be within reason that they could tweak some of their roster to take on some money but thats it.

The Gardiner Contract is more a what if. Saw the reports that he has a handshake deal in place for a long term contract but what if that is false and he misplayed the market badly. Giving him the Evolving Wild 1 year deal here that lets him retest market.

Ship off Vladdy for picks at the trade deadline to make sure they have cap space for bonuses and bring up a confident Howden who has been killing it in Hartford.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Lemieux, Brendan1$875,000
Deangelo, Anthony6$4,500,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Gardiner, Jake1$4,300,000
Morrow, Joe1$700,000
Thornton, Joe1$2,200,000
Trades
NYR
  1. 2020 6th round pick (MIN)
MIN
  1. Staal, Marc
  2. Lindgren, Ryan
  3. 2021 2nd round pick (NYR)
NYR
  1. 2021 3rd round pick (NJD)
  2. 2022 3rd round pick (NJD)
NJD
  1. Shattenkirk, Kevin
  2. Georgiev, Alexandar
NYR
  1. 2020 3rd round pick (CHI)
CHI
  1. Strome, Ryan
NYR
  1. 2020 3rd round pick (NYR)
CAR
  1. 2020 2nd round pick (NYR)
Buyouts
  • Dan Girardi: $3,611,111
  • Ryan Spooner: $300,000
  • Brad Richards: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Vladislav Namestnikov: $750,000 (19%)
Buried
  • Brendan Smith: $3,275,000 ($4,350,000)
  • Matt Beleskey: $825,000 ($1,900,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
NYR
CHI
DAL
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
MIN
NYR
NSH
VAN
2021
NYR
NYR
BUF
NJD
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
2022
NYR
NYR
NYR
NJD
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$80,825,633$0$8,400,000$674,367
Left WingCenterRight Wing
NYR
Panarin, Artemi
$11,642,857
LW
NMC
UFA - 7
NYR
Zibanejad, Mika
$5,350,000
C
NMC
UFA - 3
NYR
Buchnevich, Pavel
$3,250,000
RW, LW
RFA - 2
NYR
Kreider, Chris
$4,625,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 1
NYR
Chytil, Filip
$894,166
C, LW
RFA - 2
NYR
Kakko, Kaapo
$925,000
RW
RFA - 3
NYR
Andersson, Lias
$894,166
C, LW
RFA - 2
Thornton, Joe
$2,200,000
C
NMC
UFA - 1
NYR
Kravtsov, Vitali
$925,000
RW
RFA - 3
NYR
Lemieux, Brendan
$875,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
NYR
Namestnikov, Vladislav
$3,250,000
RW, LW, C
UFA - 1
NYR
Fast, Jesper
$1,850,000
RW
UFA - 1
NYR
McKegg, Greg
$750,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
NYR
Nieves, Cristoval
$700,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
NYR
Skjei, Brady
$5,250,000
LD
UFA - 5
NYR
Trouba, Jacob
$8,000,000
RD
UFA - 7
NYR
Lundqvist, Henrik
$8,500,000
G
NMC
UFA - 2
Gardiner, Jake
$4,300,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 4
NYR
Deangelo, Anthony
$4,500,000
RD
RFA - 1
NYR
Shesterkin, Igor
$925,000
G
RFA - 2
NYR
Hájek, Libor
$833,333
LD
RFA - 2
NYR
Fox, Adam
$925,000
RD
RFA - 3
Morrow, Joe
$700,000
RD
UFA - 1

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Jul 30, 2019 at 10:39
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Why are you giving up 2 good players for mid-round picks and immediately making our division rivals better?
Jul 30, 2019 at 10:55
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Why do you keep putting Staal in trades knowing full well the man has a FULL NMC... Smith makes more sense there as he only has a partial NTC.
Jul 30, 2019 at 11:06
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Quoting: Bulletclub94
Why do you keep putting Staal in trades knowing full well the man has a FULL NMC... Smith makes more sense there as he only has a partial NTC.


You are posting from your brand new burner so I have no idea who you are troll, but no crap he has a full NMC. What part of wildly optimistic in the English language do you not understand? Clearly he isnt going anywhere 99% of the time, but if he was to waive, the only logical places he would waive to are Minnesota and Carolina, tool.
Jul 30, 2019 at 11:07
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Quoting: saysthemachine
Why are you giving up 2 good players for mid-round picks and immediately making our division rivals better?


Because it clears Shatty's cap hit to a team that would be willing to take his entire cap hit, which is more important then the division they inhabit. It also makes the Rangers better
Jul 30, 2019 at 12:57
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I know Shattenkirk is a favorite for NYR fans. Grew up in New Rochelle, went to Brunswick, and was Rangers fan as a kid. Makes sense they like him.

But NJD is building around speed, possession. Shattenkirk is slow and turnover-prone. He just doesn't fit at all. Also, his contract is an albatross. Even if NJD bought him out, the penalty would come at a time when NJD needs to resign Hall and Hischier.

Also, NJD doesn't need a back-up goalie.

My suggestion - pair Shatty with either your 2020 1st, Fox or Miller and get out from contract.
 
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