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Boqvist called up trading Gus VEGAS

Created by: ChiHawk
Initial Creation Date: Dec 10, 2019
Published: Dec 10, 2019 at 1:19 am
Team: 2019-20 Chicago Blackhawks
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With Boqvist getting the call up, looks like Gus is getting moved. I'm betting Vegas is an option as well as MTL.

Highmore getting called up could mean the beginning of the end for Smith or Caggs...one or both are gone.

Also with the emergence of Gilbert, Koekko is out.

I could see a package of Caggs and Koekko going to a team like Toronto. Koekko is certaintly a 7th if not 6th man on the Leafs defense and Caggs is a gritty 3rd or 4th liner which the Leafs need more of. I know hawks fans don't want to let Caggs go but with both Shaw and Caggs in the lineup, one of them is done. Given shaw's concussion history, perhaps Shaw will retire.

Smith can go anywhere...not important.

Bottom line, Hawks are about to make a move I believe, sometime between now and the next few weeks. What is often forgotten is the bonuses and the Hawks needs to cover a good percentage of it this year so cap space needs to be created.
Trades
CHI
  1. 2020 2nd round pick (VGK)
  2. 2020 3rd round pick (NJD)
VGK
  1. Gustafsson, Erik
CHI
  1. 2021 3rd round pick (TOR)
  2. 2020 4th round pick (VGK)
TOR
  1. Caggiula, Drake
  2. Koekkoek, Slater
CHI
  1. 2020 5th round pick (FLA)
MTL
  1. Smith, Zack ($500,000 retained)
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Zack Smith: $500,000 (15.38%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
CHI
VGK
CHI
NJD
CHI
VGK
CHI
FLA
CHI
2021
CHI
CHI
TOR
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
MTL
2022
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$74,721,794$0$7,665,000$6,778,206
Left WingCenterRight Wing
CHI
Saad, Brandon
$6,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
CHI
Toews, Jonathan
$10,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
Sikura, Dylan
$750,000
LW, RW, C
RFA - 2
CHI
DeBrincat, Alex
$778,333
LW, RW
RFA - 1
CHI
Strome, Dylan
$863,333
C
RFA - 1
CHI
Kane, Patrick
$10,500,000
RW, C
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
Kubalik, Dominik
$925,000
LW
RFA - 1
CHI
Kämpf, David
$1,000,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
CHI
Nylander, Alexander
$863,333
RW, LW
RFA - 2
CHI
Highmore, Matthew
$775,833
C
RFA - 1
CHI
Carpenter, Ryan
$1,000,000
RW, C
UFA - 3
CHI
Dach, Kirby
$925,000
C
RFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
CHI
Keith, Duncan
$5,538,462
LD
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
Murphy, Connor
$3,850,000
RD
UFA - 3
CHI
Lehner, Robin
$5,000,000
G
UFA - 1
CHI
De Haan, Calvin
$4,550,000
LD
UFA - 3
CHI
Boqvist, Adam
$894,167
RD
RFA - 3
CHI
Crawford, Corey
$6,000,000
G
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
CHI
Määttä, Olli
$4,083,333
LD
UFA - 3
CHI
Seabrook, Brent
$6,875,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 5
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
CHI
Gilbert, Dennis
$925,000
LD
RFA - 2
CHI
Shaw, Andrew
$3,900,000
C, RW
UFA - 3
CHI
McCoshen, Ian
$700,000
LD
RFA - 1
CHI
Wedin, Anton
$925,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1

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Dec 10, 2019 at 1:24
#1
MisstheWhalers
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Toronto has so little cap space they're not acquiring anyone unless they make league minimum or sending money back.

No one is taking Smith unless you're giving them assets to take him.

The Vegas trade is the only one that's possible or realistic.
Dec 10, 2019 at 1:35
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Quoting: MisstheWhalers
Toronto has so little cap space they're not acquiring anyone unless they make league minimum or sending money back.

No one is taking Smith unless you're giving them assets to take him.

The Vegas trade is the only one that's possible or realistic.


Let me help you out; Koekko is $925K and easily replaces Toronto's 7th man if not a #6 on the active roster. It's a wash in cap hit. Caggs is $1.5M and is certainly a better option then a guy like Engvall or Gauthier. So yes, Leafs pick up another $600K in cap hit, but they have that much room for sure on a 21 man roster.

Smith can go through waivers...doesn't matter or Hawks can buy him out for $1M instead of eating $500K...not important as I said in the description.

The bigger point is Koekko, Gus, Caggs and Smith all look to be on the move, assets back is relevant less so then the teams. The lineup is even more interesting.
Dec 10, 2019 at 6:13
#3
Go Boltz! & Go Avs!
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Quoting: ChiHawk
Let me help you out; Koekko is $925K and easily replaces Toronto's 7th man if not a #6 on the active roster. It's a wash in cap hit. Caggs is $1.5M and is certainly a better option then a guy like Engvall or Gauthier. So yes, Leafs pick up another $600K in cap hit, but they have that much room for sure on a 21 man roster.

Smith can go through waivers...doesn't matter or Hawks can buy him out for $1M instead of eating $500K...not important as I said in the description.

The bigger point is Koekko, Gus, Caggs and Smith all look to be on the move, assets back is relevant less so then the teams. The lineup is even more interesting.


Toronto doesn't need Koekkoek, Tampa dumped him,he is a bust... he is bad, i know, you can keep him for free smile

BTW thanks for Rutta, thanks for the "nothing"... Ruck Futta... Or Do you want him back for a 3rd or a 4th round pick? Just Gimme the pick... wink
Dec 10, 2019 at 10:13
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Montreal isn't giving you a pick for a buyout worthy contract that wouldn't even crack the lineup
Dec 10, 2019 at 10:55
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Quoting: HabsForEver
Montreal isn't giving you a pick for a buyout worthy contract that wouldn't even crack the lineup


Read the description
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Dec 10, 2019 at 10:56
#6
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Quoting: F3ruS
Toronto doesn't need Koekkoek, Tampa dumped him,he is a bust... he is bad, i know, you can keep him for free smile

BTW thanks for Rutta, thanks for the "nothing"... Ruck Futta... Or Do you want him back for a 3rd or a 4th round pick? Just Gimme the pick... wink


Koekko is better then Rutta smile
Dec 10, 2019 at 7:05
#7
MisstheWhalers
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Quoting: ChiHawk
Let me help you out; Koekko is $925K and easily replaces Toronto's 7th man if not a #6 on the active roster. It's a wash in cap hit. Caggs is $1.5M and is certainly a better option then a guy like Engvall or Gauthier. So yes, Leafs pick up another $600K in cap hit, but they have that much room for sure on a 21 man roster.

Smith can go through waivers...doesn't matter or Hawks can buy him out for $1M instead of eating $500K...not important as I said in the description.

The bigger point is Koekko, Gus, Caggs and Smith all look to be on the move, assets back is relevant less so then the teams. The lineup is even more interesting.


Do they have that much room? They demote and recall players daily just to be cap compliant it seems and Caggiula makes double what most of their bottom end guys make so it might make it harder for the Leafs to carry two spare forwards which isn't ideal.
 
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