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Created by: CD282
Initial Creation Date: Nov 19, 2019
Published: Nov 19 at 9:46 am
Team: 2020-21 Edmonton Oilers
Team Explanation
The lineup:

1st line: don't mess with success.
2nd line: Yamamoto is a toolsy energetic 2-way forward, Kreider is a left-shot version of Kassian with better 2-way play.
3rd line: hard minutes / PK / shutdown unit that is also a threat to score.
4th line: easy minutes line with declining veteran center who can mentor the kids.

1st pair: assuming Larsson's back is ok, this pair has a history of success together.
2nd pair: playing really well this year despite being the #1 pair, I'm thinking that reducing their level of competition to 2nd pair will also enhance their results.
3rd pair: easy minutes pair with serious offensive bonafides.

1G: Koskinen is proving capable of being a starter in this league.
2G: I'm hoping Starrett can handle 30 starts next year, if not there's plenty of cap space to bring in another goalie.
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Berglund, Filip2$750,000
Lavoie, Raphael3$800,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Nurse, Darnell8$6,250,000
Bear, Ethan5$3,000,000
Jones, Caleb2$1,200,000
Lagesson, William2$900,000
Starrett, Shane2$900,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kassian, Zack2$3,000,000
Pageau, Jean-Gabriel3$3,500,000
Archibald, Josh1$700,000
Koivu, Mikko1$2,000,000
Kreider, Chris4$5,500,000
Frolík, Michael1$2,000,000
Trades
EDM
    Completing the Lucic-Neal trade
    CGY
    1. 2020 3rd round pick (EDM)
    EDM
    1. 2020 2nd round pick (WPG)
    WPG
    1. Benning, Matthew [RFA Rights]
    EDM
    1. Mcleod, Michael
    2. 2020 4th round pick (NJD)
    Additional Details:
    NJ trades Hall and doesn't re-sign Simmonds, needs a veteran goal-scorer.
    NJD
    1. Neal, James
    Additional Details:
    Neal scores 30 in 19/20, regains value.
    EDM
    1. Tippett, Owen
    FLA
    1. Puljujärvi, Jesse [Reserve List]
    EDM
    1. 2021 5th round pick (DET)
    Detroit badly needs someone who can defend effectively, Russell is a cheap, low-risk option who has had a positive goal differential in his time in Edmonton despite the team having a negative GD. Opponents score 2.11 GA/60 with Russell on the ice and 2.59 GA/60 without him.
    DET
    1. Russell, Kris
    Additional Details:
    July trade, after Russell's signing bonus has been paid. He is owed just $1.5M for the final year of his deal. Detroit also has a bunch of UFA defensemen likely to leave next summer.
    EDM
    1. 2021 4th round pick (CGY)
    Calgary needs additional scoring and toughness, Chiasson is a low-risk bet.
    CGY
    1. Chiasson, Alex
    Buyouts
    • Andrej Sekera: $2,500,000
    • Benoit Pouliot: $1,333,333
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Milan Lucic: $750,000 (13%)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2020
    EDM
    EDM
    WPG
    EDM
    NJD
    EDM
    EDM
    2021
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    CGY
    EDM
    DET
    EDM
    PIT
    EDM
    2022
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$84,000,000$78,726,998$0$1,930,000$5,273,002
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    EDM
    Draisaitl, Leon
    $8,500,000
    C, LW, RW
    UFA - 5
    EDM
    McDavid, Connor
    $12,500,000
    C
    UFA - 6
    EDM
    Kassian, Zack
    $3,000,000
    RW
    UFA
    Kreider, Chris
    $5,500,000
    LW
    UFA
    EDM
    Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
    $6,000,000
    C, LW
    UFA - 1
    EDM
    Yamamoto, Kailer
    $894,166
    RW, C
    RFA - 1
    EDM
    Khaira, Jujhar
    $1,200,000
    C, LW
    RFA - 1
    Pageau, Jean-Gabriel
    $3,500,000
    C
    UFA
    Frolík, Michael
    $2,000,000
    LW, RW
    UFA
    EDM
    Benson, Tyler
    $808,333
    LW
    RFA - 1
    Koivu, Mikko
    $2,000,000
    C
    UFA
    FLA
    Tippett, Owen
    $863,333
    RW
    RFA - 2
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    EDM
    Klefbom, Oscar
    $4,167,000
    LD
    UFA - 3
    EDM
    Larsson, Adam
    $4,166,666
    RD
    UFA - 1
    EDM
    Koskinen, Mikko
    $4,500,000
    G
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    EDM
    Nurse, Darnell
    $6,250,000
    LD
    RFA
    EDM
    Bear, Ethan
    $3,000,000
    RD
    RFA
    EDM
    Starrett, Shane
    $900,000
    G
    RFA
    EDM
    Jones, Caleb
    $1,200,000
    LD
    RFA
    EDM
    Bouchard, Evan
    $894,167
    RD
    RFA - 2
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    EDM
    Lagesson, William
    $900,000
    LD
    RFA
    EDM
    Gambardella, Joseph
    $700,000
    LW
    UFA - 1
    EDM
    Archibald, Josh
    $700,000
    RW
    UFA

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    Nov 19 at 9:51
    #1
    KFTW
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    Trade for Frolik. Khaira-Pageau-Frolik would be a great shutdown line
    Nov 19 at 10:00
    #2
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    Quoting: csick
    Trade for Frolik. Khaira-Pageau-Frolik would be a great shutdown line


    I only have 22 players and Frolik is a UFA... what do you think it would cost to sign him to a 1 year deal?
    Nov 19 at 10:00
    #3
    KFTW
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    Quoting: CD282
    I only have 22 players and Frolik is a UFA... what do you think it would cost to sign him to a 1 year deal?


    oh nvm thought this AGM was this season. I think a 1 year 2 mill works
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    Nov 19 at 10:01
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    Quoting: csick
    oh nvm thought this AGM was this season. I think a 1 year 2 mill works


    haha, I was going to suggest $2M.
    Nov 19 at 10:18
    #5
    Connor
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    There's no point in having Benson on the team if he's playing fourth line minutes
    Nov 19 at 10:21
    #6
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    Quoting: hockeyconnor97
    There's no point in having Benson on the team if he's playing fourth line minutes


    It's an easy minutes line that's designed to ease the two rookies into the NHL. Mainly offensive zone starts, not facing opponents top-6, etc. The goal for these two is 2nd line, I think this is the best way to get them involved without undue exposure.
    Nov 19 at 10:26
    #7
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    Not sure why Florida would hand an ELC Tippett over for JP, rest are interesting.
    Nov 19 at 11:01
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    Quoting: Hellochris06
    Not sure why Florida would hand an ELC Tippett over for JP, rest are interesting.


    I don't think JP will cost much more than Tippett on a 2-year deal, TBH. With JP it was never about the money.
    Nov 20 at 4:31
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    Neal is limping around on a suspected broken toe, but his hands are still lethal in tight. His power-play goal, Neal’s ninth on the season, was vintage James Neal, roofed from the top of the crease. https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/oilers-growing-confidence-full-display-revenge-win-vs-sharks/

    On pace to score 46 goals this year, even with a broken toe!
     
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