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Earth shattering Blockbuster only 25 percent serious

Created by: joshelkin
Initial Creation Date: Jan 22, 2020
Published: Jan 22 at 7:00 pm
Team: 2020-21 New York Islanders
Team Explanation
I didn't like seeing Barzal benched for the entire 3rd period last night. (This is likely why: https://twitter.com/islesblog/status/1219821853864267781?s=21 ) Rather than get the puck deep with 30 seconds left in the 2nd Barzal made a bad pass that lead to a NYR odd man rush.

This is a major overreaction. I don't think anyone should take this trade THAT seriously. But what if Lou and Barry decide Barzy is the guy who doesn't buy all the way into the system? Defensive zone play is just as important, if not more important, than offense in Barry's scheme.

This trade gives Trotz an Ovechkin LIKE player with a cannon of a shot and helps out the PP. Barzal is a magician with the puck, but this team lacks a scoring threat. As long as Laine is a full 2 way player, maybe this works out for both sides.

I then expanded the trade as you'll see below. Isles take on Byfuglien (with an interesting contingency in case he decides to lace them up again next year - protects the Jets). WPG gets back a familiar face and a Defensive first top-4 D on the cheap.

How's the value? Fantasyland and overreaction to last night's benching aside. I actually think it makes sense for both sides.
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Sorokin, Ilya1$925,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Pulock, Ryan5$6,500,000
Toews, Devon5$4,000,000
Aho, Sebastian3$800,000
Trades
NYI
  1. Laine, Patrik
  2. Byfuglien, Dustin
WPG
  1. Barzal, Mathew [RFA Rights]
  2. Mayfield, Scott
  3. Ladd, Andrew
  4. 2020 2nd round pick (NYI)
Additional Details:
If Byfuglien plays 1+ game for NYI, WPG gets the 2nd. If he plays 50% of games and NYI makes the playoffs, pick becomes a 1st.

The second round pick reverts back to NYI if Byfuglien doesn't play in 2020-21. This pick is a hedge for Buf because of how unpredictable he is.
NYI
  1. Danault, Phillip
MTL
  1. Leddy, Nick
  2. Ho-Sang, Joshua [RFA Rights]
Buyouts
  • Rick DiPietro: $0
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
2021
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
2022
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
NYI
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$84,500,000$76,808,332$0$1,387,500$7,691,668
Left WingCenterRight Wing
WPG
Laine, Patrik
$6,750,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
NYI
Nelson, Brock
$6,000,000
C, LW
NTC
UFA - 5
NYI
Eberle, Jordan
$5,500,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
NYI
Lee, Anders
$7,000,000
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 6
MTL
Danault, Phillip
$3,083,333
C
UFA - 1
NYI
Wahlstrom, Oliver
$925,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
NYI
Beauvillier, Anthony
$2,100,000
LW
RFA - 1
NYI
Koivula, Otto
$786,666
LW, RW, C
RFA - 1
NYI
Bailey, Josh
$5,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
NYI
Bellows, Kieffer
$894,166
C, LW
RFA - 1
NYI
Cizikas, Casey
$3,350,000
C
UFA - 1
NYI
Clutterbuck, Cal
$3,500,000
RW
UFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
NYI
Pelech, Adam
$1,600,000
LD
RFA - 1
NYI
Pulock, Ryan
$6,500,000
RD
RFA
NYI
Varlamov, Semyon
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 3
NYI
Toews, Devon
$4,000,000
LD
RFA
NYI
Dobson, Noah
$894,167
RD
RFA - 2
NYI
Sorokin, Ilya
$925,000
G
RFA
NYI
Hickey, Thomas
$2,500,000
LD
UFA - 2
NYI
Boychuk, Johnny
$6,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
NYI
Aho, Sebastian
$800,000
D
RFA
WPG
Byfuglien, Dustin
$7,600,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1
NYI
Komarov, Leo
$3,000,000
RW, LW, C
NTC
UFA - 2
NYI
Dal Colle, Michael
$700,000
LW
RFA - 1

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Jan 22 at 7:06
#1
Isles777
Joined: Jun 2019
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Barzal has been pretty bad defensively for the lsat month, but the first few months of the season he was solid. That being said, I feel like the owners would step in if Lou even attempted to make this happen. You need #1 C to win a cup - nelson + Danault are both 2C.

Also I'm pretty sure laine is worse than barzal defensively.
Jan 22 at 7:16
#2
UnBiased
Joined: Jan 2020
Posts: 52
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Danault will go nowhere.. especially for Leddy and Ho-Sang.. Danault is a Selke contender..
Jan 22 at 7:46
#3
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That Montreal trade proposal is terrible and your should be ashamed of yourself.
Jan 22 at 7:54
#4
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Islanders Fan
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Quoting: tkecanuck341
That Montreal trade proposal is terrible and your should be ashamed of yourself.


Lol
Jan 22 at 7:56
#5
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Islanders Fan
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 3,864
Likes: 977
Quoting: Isles777
Barzal has been pretty bad defensively for the lsat month, but the first few months of the season he was solid. That being said, I feel like the owners would step in if Lou even attempted to make this happen. You need #1 C to win a cup - nelson + Danault are both 2C.

Also I'm pretty sure laine is worse than barzal defensively.


I'm not sure whether or not Laine is. But can't be much of a trade-off. It's basically sacrificing a guy down the middle for winger who can score. I think the other interesting thing is the cap space this creates. Byfuglien gone after the year. Saves Isles from having to dump picks to shed Ladd or try to make him disappear on LTIR
Jan 22 at 8:05
#6
Isles777
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 2,985
Likes: 1,041
Quoting: joshelkin
I'm not sure whether or not Laine is. But can't be much of a trade-off. It's basically sacrificing a guy down the middle for winger who can score. I think the other interesting thing is the cap space this creates. Byfuglien gone after the year. Saves Isles from having to dump picks to shed Ladd or try to make him disappear on LTIR


I get what you're saying, but it is so hard to find/develop top 6 centers - It's why you rarely see them get traded. The isles have 0 shot at being anything but a 1st rd exit team without a #1 C, even if we have laine and Connor on nelsons wing.

There was tension at times between ovi and trotz, but in the end ovi turned out to be a two way force. In a few years barzal will be a top 10 defensive center putting up 85-95 pts.
 
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