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Next Jear Devils

Created by: mvp13
Initial Creation Date: Sep 11, 2019
Published: Sep 11, 2019 at 10:07 am
Team: 2020-21 New Jersey Devils
Team Explanation
The Devils have a really young and exciting team this year, but a lot of question marks this offseason. Can they make it work? What will it look like? Let's find out. PS: I'm writing this before I even put anything on paper... if you don't think Taylor Hall is worth 10.5mil at the very least - especially as an UFA - please delete your account and go back to the NFL or something. Overall I think the biggest question will be if they want to keep Vatanen. As a life long Devil - and pretty good defensive defenseman - I'm sure the Devils will want to keep Greene, and he'd be happy to take a little discount to lead him to retirement. I'm not well versed in their prospects, so I'm going to be doing this mostly with their current roster. Apologies if there's some big minor leaguer that should be moved up that I'm missing. Feel free to let me know. Cap assumes the worse that it only goes up 1.5mil this year as it did last year. Comparable contracts, Blackwood to Binnington (I know Blackwood isn't quite there yet, but figuring a similar bridge deal), Nico to Keller. Term for all contracts is pretty up-in-the-air, just getting the dollars down.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Hischier, Nico8$7,000,000
Bratt, Jesper2$2,500,000
Blackwood, Mackenzie2$3,500,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Hall, Taylor8$10,500,000
Greene, Andy3$2,000,000
Vatanen, Sami5$6,000,000
Buyouts
  • Mike Cammalleri: $1,666,667
Recapture Fees
  • Ilya Kovalchuk: $250,000
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
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
20$83,000,000$82,229,999$0$3,350,000$770,001
Left WingCenterRight Wing
NJD
Hall, Taylor
$10,500,000
LW, C
UFA
NJD
Hischier, Nico
$7,000,000
C
UFA - 7
NJD
Palmieri, Kyle
$4,650,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
NJD
Gusev, Nikita
$4,500,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 1
NJD
Hughes, Jack
$925,000
C
RFA - 2
NJD
Bratt, Jesper
$2,500,000
LW, RW
RFA
NJD
Coleman, Blake
$1,800,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 1
NJD
Zajac, Travis
$5,750,000
C
NTC
UFA - 1
NJD
Boqvist, Jesper
$925,000
C, LW, RW
RFA - 2
NJD
Wood, Miles
$2,750,000
LW
RFA - 2
NJD
Zacha, Pavel
$2,250,000
C
RFA - 2
NJD
Mcleod, Michael
$863,333
C
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
NJD
Vatanen, Sami
$6,000,000
LD
UFA
NJD
Subban, P.K.
$9,000,000
RD
UFA - 2
NJD
Blackwood, Mackenzie
$3,500,000
G
RFA
NJD
Butcher, Will
$3,733,333
LD
UFA - 2
NJD
Severson, Damon
$4,166,666
RD
UFA - 3
NJD
Schneider, Cory
$6,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 2
NJD
Greene, Andy
$2,000,000
LD
UFA
NJD
Carrick, Connor
$1,500,000
RD
UFA - 1

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Sep 11, 2019 at 10:08
#1
Joined: Jun 2019
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Just so it's known, I'm completely aware the roster size is too small. But after making this, I've come to the conclusion that either Vatanen or Schneider need to go this off season. I think all the signings are fair, but I guess they can hope for a short term on Nico and a smaller AAV, but I think that's a mistake.
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Sep 11, 2019 at 10:10
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KOG
Joined: Apr 2018
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Likes: 147
Quoting: mvp13
Just so it's known, I'm completely aware the roster size is too small. But after making this, I've come to the conclusion that either Vatanen or Schneider need to go this off season. I think all the signings are fair, but I guess they can hope for a short term on Nico and a smaller AAV, but I think that's a mistake.


Was just about to mention Vatanen...love the guy dont get me wrong but his injury history scares me more than Palmieris and thats saying something.

I think Cory will bounce back with the addition of PK + forwards up front that will contribute defensively. If not, he will be dealt to Seattle as a cap dump and Mack Black will be the guy.
Sep 11, 2019 at 10:21
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Thread Starter
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 189
Likes: 54
Quoting: kogger
Was just about to mention Vatanen...love the guy dont get me wrong but his injury history scares me more than Palmieris and thats saying something.

I think Cory will bounce back with the addition of PK + forwards up front that will contribute defensively. If not, he will be dealt to Seattle as a cap dump and Mack Black will be the guy.


Yeah, definitely a lot of what-ifs between those two players. Like also if Simmonds really meshes well with the team, what do they do with him? That'd be another factor in either one of Sami/Cory having to get the boot. As much as I wanted to include Simmonds, I don't know what his contract would look like long term. I think everyone agrees 5mil for this year alone was too much haha
Sep 11, 2019 at 10:34
#4
KOG
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 684
Likes: 147
Quoting: mvp13
Yeah, definitely a lot of what-ifs between those two players. Like also if Simmonds really meshes well with the team, what do they do with him? That'd be another factor in either one of Sami/Cory having to get the boot. As much as I wanted to include Simmonds, I don't know what his contract would look like long term. I think everyone agrees 5mil for this year alone was too much haha


I think its fine tbh, it gives us another year for players to develop. If Boqvist sees playing time and pans out at the NHL level then we can move him up in the lineup. Loving what Ray/Tom are doing
 
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