Forums/Armchair-GM

Right Team Wrong Player

Created by: ForsbergForVezina
Initial Creation Date: Jan 23, 2020
Published: Jan 23 at 9:47 pm
Team: 2019-20 New York Islanders
Team Explanation
I've seen a lot of people talking about Kyle Turris being a potential trade acquisition for the Islanders. While I don't mind Turris, I don't like his contract and he is really having a bad year for a guy who once consistently put up 50-55 points.

Instead, let's look at his teammate Nick Bonino. I've already suggested that the Islanders should trade for Bonino and his strong season this year has only reinforced my beliefs. Here's what he can bring to the Island (xG numbers courtesy of Charting Hockey, high danger numbers courtesy of Natural Stat Trick) :

47 games
14 goals
12 assists
xGD/60: 0.970
xGF/60: 2.990
xGA/60: 2.020
High Danger CF%: 54.77
High Danger GF%: 71.43
FO%: 53.8

This season, Bonino has has played exceptionally well on both sides of the puck and knows how to get it to the right parts of the ice. He's been able to generate limit the opposition's high danger scoring chances and can capitalize on his own and wins a high percentage of his faceoffs, despite taking the majority of his draws in the defensive zone (65.8%). If Nashville falls out of the playoff race, I think Bonino is a player the Islanders need to target. I think he fits the quality over quantity mentality the team has and can center a 3rd line, easily the team's most desperate need right now.

One of the drawbacks to Bonino, in my mind, is that he isn't the most physically, which may not fit perfectly with a physical team like the Islanders. It's also worth noting that Bonino is on pace for some of the best totals in his career and that his play from this season could drop next season as a result.

However, I think that he remains one of the best deadline targets for either the Islanders or any team looking for some center depth down the stretch. Hopefully the offer suggested here would make Nashville willing to give him up, on the condition they decide to retool.

Postscript: Much of the same could be said for teammate and linemate Craig Smith, but I chose to highlight Bonino for this thought exercise.
Trades
NYI
  1. Bonino, Nick
NSH
  1. Aho, Sebastian
  2. 2020 2nd round pick (NYI)
Buyouts
  • Rick DiPietro: $0
Buried
  • Thomas Hickey: $1,425,000 ($2,500,000)
  • Andrew Ladd: $4,425,000 ($5,500,000)
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$81,500,000$74,565,833$0$937,500$6,934,167
Left WingCenterRight Wing
NYI
Lee, Anders
$7,000,000
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 7
NYI
Barzal, Mathew
$863,333
C
RFA - 1
NYI
Eberle, Jordan
$5,500,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 5
NYI
Beauvillier, Anthony
$2,100,000
LW
RFA - 2
NYI
Nelson, Brock
$6,000,000
C, LW
NTC
UFA - 6
NYI
Brassard, Derick
$1,200,000
C
UFA - 1
NYI
Dal Colle, Michael
$700,000
LW
RFA - 2
NSH
Bonino, Nick
$4,100,000
C
UFA - 2
NYI
Bailey, Josh
$5,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 5
NYI
Martin, Matt
$2,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
NYI
Cizikas, Casey
$3,350,000
C
UFA - 2
NYI
Komarov, Leo
$3,000,000
RW, LW, C
NTC
UFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
NYI
Leddy, Nick
$5,500,000
LD
UFA - 3
NYI
Pulock, Ryan
$2,000,000
RD
RFA - 1
NYI
Varlamov, Semyon
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 4
NYI
Toews, Devon
$700,000
LD
RFA - 1
NYI
Mayfield, Scott
$1,450,000
RD
UFA - 4
NYI
Greiss, Thomas
$3,333,333
G
UFA - 1
NYI
Dobson, Noah
$894,167
RD
RFA - 3
NYI
Boychuk, Johnny
$6,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 3
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
NYI
Kühnhackl, Tom
$850,000
RW
UFA - 1
NYI
Clutterbuck, Cal
$3,500,000
RW
UFA - 3
NYI
Helgeson, Seth
$675,000
LD
UFA - 1
NYI
Pelech, Adam
$1,600,000
LD
RFA - 2
NYI
Johnston, Ross
$1,000,000
LW
UFA - 3

Embed Code

  • To display this team on another website or blog, add this iFrame to the appropriate page
  • Customize the height attribute in the iFrame code below to fit your website appropriately. Minimum recommended: 400px.

Text-Embed

Click to Highlight
Jan 23 at 10:00
#1
Islanders Fan
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 3,836
Likes: 964
I like the trade. Not sure how much Bonino moves the needle on his own though. May need a second complementary move (rental) to go along with this
ForsbergForVezina liked this.
Jan 23 at 10:07
#2
Isles777
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 2,913
Likes: 1,009
I want Bonino, but NSH would have to retain some salary.
ForsbergForVezina liked this.
Jan 23 at 10:14
#3
Thread Starter
Hawks and Isles Fan
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1,714
Likes: 607
Quoting: joshelkin
I like the trade. Not sure how much Bonino moves the needle on his own though. May need a second complementary move (rental) to go along with this


Quoting: Isles777
I want Bonino, but NSH would have to retain some salary.


Both of these statements are true. My other dream pickup would be Zucker, but I'd be happy with Toffoli or Pageau as rentals as well.

Bonino's contract is admittedly a bit of an impediment for next year. How much NSH would be willing to retain is another issue though
ThomasChaney liked this.
Jan 23 at 11:15
#4
Isles777
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 2,913
Likes: 1,009
Quoting: ForsbergForVezina
Both of these statements are true. My other dream pickup would be Zucker, but I'd be happy with Toffoli or Pageau as rentals as well.

Bonino's contract is admittedly a bit of an impediment for next year. How much NSH would be willing to retain is another issue though


add a 4th and im sure NSH will retain u to 1.5 mill. They can afford to.
ForsbergForVezina liked this.
Jan 24 at 8:34
#5
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 206
Likes: 54
Quoting: ForsbergForVezina
Both of these statements are true. My other dream pickup would be Zucker, but I'd be happy with Toffoli or Pageau as rentals as well.

Bonino's contract is admittedly a bit of an impediment for next year. How much NSH would be willing to retain is another issue though


I’m creating my own Isles team can I use this trade and credit you?
Jan 24 at 8:44
#6
Thread Starter
Hawks and Isles Fan
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1,714
Likes: 607
Quoting: ThomasChaney
I’m creating my own Isles team can I use this trade and credit you?


For sure lol you don’t have to ask
Jan 24 at 8:45
#7
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 206
Likes: 54
Quoting: ForsbergForVezina
For sure lol you don’t have to ask


Just wanna make sure people on here get butthurt so easy
ForsbergForVezina liked this.
Jan 24 at 8:50
#8
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 206
Likes: 54
Quoting: ForsbergForVezina
Both of these statements are true. My other dream pickup would be Zucker, but I'd be happy with Toffoli or Pageau as rentals as well.

Bonino's contract is admittedly a bit of an impediment for next year. How much NSH would be willing to retain is another issue though


Also what would you be willing to give up for Zucker
Jan 24 at 9:04
#9
Thread Starter
Hawks and Isles Fan
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1,714
Likes: 607
Quoting: ThomasChaney
Just wanna make sure people on here get butthurt so easy


I understand lol

Quoting: ThomasChaney
Also what would you be willing to give up for Zucker


Not really sure. Bode Wilde is a guy I’d be willing to give up and that I think Minnesota would like. Probably need a pick or two in there too and if they could take Hickey’s contract too, that would be nice.
Jan 24 at 9:47
#10
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 986
Likes: 254
Quoting: ForsbergForVezina
I understand lol



Not really sure. Bode Wilde is a guy I’d be willing to give up and that I think Minnesota would like. Probably need a pick or two in there too and if they could take Hickey’s contract too, that would be nice.


I think MIN would rather have Bellows, although I'd give them Bellows and Wilde if they took Hickey or Ladd's contract (obviously it depends on a pick we give them).
ForsbergForVezina liked this.
Jan 24 at 9:50
#11
Thread Starter
Hawks and Isles Fan
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 1,714
Likes: 607
Quoting: slapshot723
I think MIN would rather have Bellows, although I'd give them Bellows and Wilde if they took Hickey or Ladd's contract (obviously it depends on a pick we give them).


Works for me. Zucker obviously pushes Bellows out anyways and Wilde is the price of doing business imo. But yeah, they’d have to take some kind of money back for sure
Jan 24 at 9:51
#12
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 206
Likes: 54
Quoting: ForsbergForVezina
Works for me. Zucker obviously pushes Bellows out anyways and Wilde is the price of doing business imo. But yeah, they’d have to take some kind of money back for sure


Quoting: slapshot723
I think MIN would rather have Bellows, although I'd give them Bellows and Wilde if they took Hickey or Ladd's contract (obviously it depends on a pick we give them).

What about a third
Jan 24 at 11:44
#13
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 986
Likes: 254
Quoting: ThomasChaney
What about a third


If it's a 3rd then I can't imagine the Wild would take Ladd, but they should take Hickey. If it's a 1st then maybe they'd take Ladd, but doubtful.

Basically, these are what I'd offer:

Bellows, Wilde, Hickey, 3rd for Zucker
Bellows/Wilde, Hickey, 1st for Zucker
Bellows, Wilde, Ladd, 1st for Zucker
ForsbergForVezina liked this.
 
Reply
To create a post please Login or Register
Question:
Options:
Add Option
Remove Option
Submit Poll