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Next year

Created by: Eli
Initial Creation Date: Dec 12, 2019
Published: Dec 12, 2019 at 11:01 am
Team: 2020-21 Washington Capitals
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Bowey, Madison3$1,200,000
Siegenthaler, Jonas3$1,200,000
Djoos, Christian3$1,200,000
Svechnikov, Evgeny3$1,000,000
Boyd, Travis3$900,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Bäckström, Nicklas8$4,500,000
Crawford, Corey2$2,000,000
Trades
WSH
  1. Svechnikov, Evgeny [RFA Rights]
  2. Bowey, Madison [RFA Rights]
  3. 2020 7th round pick (DET)
DET
  1. Johansen, Lucas [RFA Rights]
  2. Geisser, Tobias
WSH
  1. Zucker, Jason
MIN
  1. Pánik, Richard
  2. 2020 1st round pick (WSH)
Buried
  • Pheonix Copley: $25,000 ($1,100,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
COL
WSH
ARI
WSH
WSH
WSH
DET
2021
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
VGK
WSH
WSH
2022
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$82,500,000$77,400,128$0$732,500$5,099,872
Left WingCenterRight Wing
WSH
Ovechkin, Alex
$9,538,462
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
WSH
Kuznetsov, Evgeny
$7,800,000
C
NTC
UFA - 5
WSH
Wilson, Tom
$5,166,666
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
WSH
Vrána, Jakub
$3,350,000
LW
RFA - 1
WSH
Bäckström, Nicklas
$4,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
WSH
Oshie, T.J.
$5,750,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 5
MIN
Zucker, Jason
$5,500,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 3
WSH
Boyd, Travis
$900,000
C, RW
RFA
Svechnikov, Evgeny
$1,000,000
LW
RFA
WSH
Hagelin, Carl
$2,750,000
LW
UFA - 3
WSH
Eller, Lars
$3,500,000
C
UFA - 3
WSH
Hathaway, Garnet
$1,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
WSH
Dowd, Nic
$750,000
C
UFA - 2
WSH
Pilon, Garrett
$745,000
C
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
WSH
Kempný, Michal
$2,500,000
LD
UFA - 2
WSH
Carlson, John
$8,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 6
WSH
Samsonov, Ilya
$925,000
G
RFA - 1
WSH
Orlov, Dmitry
$5,100,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 3
WSH
Jensen, Nick
$2,500,000
RD
UFA - 3
Crawford, Corey
$2,000,000
G
UFA
WSH
Siegenthaler, Jonas
$1,200,000
RD
RFA
Bowey, Madison
$1,200,000
RD
RFA
WSH
Djoos, Christian
$1,200,000
LD
RFA

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Dec 12, 2019 at 11:07
#1
Who adds what?
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And although we've already had the debate on whether Backstrom signs that kind of a term over cap hit deal, I think the salary is allowed to change by 1M a year? So he can end up earning 1M a year in years that essentially become player option years, and in which he might not have any trade protection, but start out making the 8M next year that he's certainly worth, while still leaving the team enough cap space to extend Vrana and Ovechkin the next summer.

So the annual salaries at 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, with an NMC in the first five years, and then after that he can check in with the team about whether they still have cap space, and decide on his own whether to retire or risk being traded. If he retires after five, he's made $30M. The team has kept its best center ever in the lineup at a super-low cap hit, and had room to make other moves.

I thought about asking for a 5th from Detroit, but didn't want to get into too much of an argument about it. If each team gets prospects at positions where it needs depth, then hopefully both can call it a win.
Dec 12, 2019 at 11:11
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Quoting: Eli
And although we've already had the debate on whether Backstrom signs that kind of a term over cap hit deal, I think the salary is allowed to change by 1M a year? So he can end up earning 1M a year in years that essentially become player option years, and in which he might not have any trade protection, but start out making the 8M next year that he's certainly worth, while still leaving the team enough cap space to extend Vrana and Ovechkin the next summer.

I thought about asking for a 6th from Detroit, but didn't want to get into too much of an argument about it. If each team gets prospects at positions where it needs depth, then hopefully both can call it a win.


I am fairly certain that you can pay whatever you want across any years but the cap hit is the same regardless and there is the term limit. That prevents teams from giving guys those ridiculous long deals where the last years are 1 million. However, if you look at Tavares's contract, I am pretty sure the later years are super cheap since most of the money is given in bonus money. Doesn't help the cap situation. I'd wager that Backstrom would rather go for shorter term, like 4 years at a premium and re-evaluate after that. If he's still operating at a high pace, he'll sign another high cap deal but again shorter term.
Dec 12, 2019 at 11:14
#3
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Who adds what?
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Edited Dec 12, 2019 at 11:30
Quoting: PleaseBanMeForMyOwnGood
I am fairly certain that you can pay whatever you want across any years but the cap hit is the same regardless and there is the term limit. That prevents teams from giving guys those ridiculous long deals where the last years are 1 million. However, if you look at Tavares's contract, I am pretty sure the later years are super cheap since most of the money is given in bonus money. Doesn't help the cap situation. I'd wager that Backstrom would rather go for shorter term, like 4 years at a premium and re-evaluate after that. If he's still operating at a high pace, he'll sign another high cap deal but again shorter term.


Cool. So they could give him 10, 10, 9, 9, 2, 2, 1, 1? That should be enough to outbid short-term UFA offers from teams that likely want to test out whether he fits in the first years, but still keep his cap hit to 5M. In the last years, I think it would be super-cheap to buy out if he stops playing well, but the cap hit also wouldn't be enough to hurt the team, if the cap goes up to 90 or so, and a 5M cap hit starts to look like a 4M cap hit today. He can finish out his career at 3C, if he wants, keep chipping away at the record books, and make more and more of a case to be included in the Hall of Fame.
Dec 12, 2019 at 11:22
#4
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Sign and trades don't happen.
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Dec 12, 2019 at 11:26
#5
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No way in hell do they sign Bowey. Wasn't he waived or sent down in Detroit? Can't even crack that lineup, he ain't making this one, especially not for that overpay.
Dec 12, 2019 at 12:13
#6
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Quoting: Kylonetic8
No way in hell do they sign Bowey. Wasn't he waived or sent down in Detroit? Can't even crack that lineup, he ain't making this one, especially not for that overpay.


Yep. Just cleared waivers this week. I'm being optimistic with re-signing him, but I do think trading a young, long-shot prospect like Geisser for an AHL RHD who already knows the Caps' system and knows the guys would be a good short-term move.

He can learn to kill penalties and clear a crease in Hershey, and hopefully if he looks a little more well-rounded in call-ups, that gives the Caps one less worry next fall.
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Dec 12, 2019 at 12:14
#7
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Quoting: Yojimbo
Sign and trades don't happen.


BUT TAVARES WILL WALK FOR NOTHING!
 
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