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An off-season story

Created by: Stan_Bowman
Initial Creation Date: May 21, 2020
Published: May 23 at 6:10 pm
Team: 2020-21 Chicago Blackhawks
Team Explanation
NHL decides to postpone draft due to a plan to play being approved by all parties, play begins in the last week of July.

Chicago plays EDM in a best of 5 series and lose in that series 3 games to 2.

The NHL (rightfully) decides that the draft lottery should include the teams that lost in the play in round. It is the only fair way of doing things, considering many of the lower seeds in these play in rounds were not likely to make the playoffs in the first place, and should not be punished for the circumstances.

Chicago wins the draft lottery (1st overall), (this is revealed during the second round of the traditional 16 team playoff) (they have the 9th best odds to do so)

(Playoffs end controversially, because of course they do.)

Chicago resigns Strome for 3 years at 4AAV

Chicago resigns Kubalik for 2 years at 3.250 AAV.

Chicago signs Drake Caggulia for 1 year at 1.5 AAV.

Chicago Resigns Crawford for 1 year at 4AAV

Shaw unofficially retires and we get access to his LTIR money.

At the draft we select Laferniere… he starts the next season.

At the draft Blackhawks trade Olli Maatta and a 4th round pick in 2020 to the jets for a 3rd round pick in 2021. This pick was conditionally included in the Cody Eakin trade, depending on if they resign him prior to next season (and make the round of 16), the pick may be pushed back to 2022. If this is the case, the Blackhawks also get WPG’s 5th round pick in 2021.

Start of the season

Season starts January of 2021, Seabrook is fully healed from his injuries and ready to play. This creates an obvious problem with us having Boqvist, Mitchell, and Murphy in the lineup. This can be solved in a couple of different ways, the first being stashing Mitchell in the AHL until Seabs earns a scratch, trading Murphy/letting him play left side..., or CBO’ing Seabrook in the off-season if that should be an option.

Offseason Ended
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Mitchell, Ian3$925,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Strome, Dylan3$4,000,000
Caggiula, Drake1$1,500,000
Kubalik, Dominik2$3,250,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Crawford, Corey1$4,000,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Lafrenire, Alexis3$925,000
Trades
CHI
  1. 2021 3rd round pick (WPG)
WPG
  1. Määttä, Olli
  2. 2020 4th round pick (CHI)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
CHI
PIT
CHI
CGY
CHI
CHI
2021
CHI
CHI
WPG
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
MTL
2022
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$79,263,462$0$4,282,500$2,236,538
Left WingCenterRight Wing
CHI
Kubalik, Dominik
$3,250,000
LW
RFA
CHI
Toews, Jonathan
$10,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 3
CHI
Saad, Brandon
$6,000,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
Lafrenire, Alexis
$925,000
CHI
Dach, Kirby
$925,000
C
RFA - 2
CHI
Kane, Patrick
$10,500,000
RW, C
NMC
UFA - 3
CHI
DeBrincat, Alex
$6,400,000
LW, RW
RFA - 3
CHI
Strome, Dylan
$4,000,000
C
RFA
CHI
Nylander, Alexander
$863,333
RW, LW
RFA - 1
CHI
Caggiula, Drake
$1,500,000
LW, C, RW
RFA
CHI
Carpenter, Ryan
$1,000,000
RW, C
UFA - 2
CHI
Kämpf, David
$1,000,000
C, RW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
CHI
Keith, Duncan
$5,538,462
LD
NMC
UFA - 3
CHI
Boqvist, Adam
$894,167
RD
RFA - 2
CHI
Crawford, Corey
$4,000,000
G
UFA
CHI
De Haan, Calvin
$4,550,000
LD
UFA - 2
CHI
Mitchell, Ian
$925,000
RD
RFA - 3
CHI
Delia, Collin
$1,000,000
G
UFA - 2
CHI
Murphy, Connor
$3,850,000
RD
UFA - 2
CHI
Seabrook, Brent
$6,875,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 4
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
CHI
Highmore, Matthew
$725,000
C
RFA - 2
CHI
Shaw, Andrew
$3,900,000
C, RW
UFA - 2
CHI
Carlsson, Lucas
$792,500
D
RFA - 1
CHI
Smith, Zack
$3,250,000
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 1

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May 23 at 6:15
#1
Joined: Jun 2018
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odds chicago wins a top 3 pick.....high.
They can't allow one of their largest markets to be a bottom feeder team forever.
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May 23 at 6:18
#2
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I disagree. The lottery gets suspended for just this season picks 1-7 go by record and then the rest of the teams are added as they are knocked out.
May 23 at 6:21
#3
Joined: Nov 2017
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Quoting: aedoran
I disagree. The lottery gets suspended for just this season picks 1-7 go by record and then the rest of the teams are added as they are knocked out.


I think they probably do a lottery for the bottom 5, or atleast that was what they discussed with the idea of a June draft. I think thats fair, but honestly if any team deserves lafreniere its detroit. Big market, original 6 team, I think there's a high chance the league lets them get Lafreniere
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May 23 at 6:27
#4
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Quoting: SlickWilly
I think they probably do a lottery for the bottom 5, or atleast that was what they discussed with the idea of a June draft. I think thats fair, but honestly if any team deserves lafreniere its detroit. Big market, original 6 team, I think there's a high chance the league lets them get Lafreniere


If they go with a smaller lottery I think they have to include all 7 teams not in the playoffs. I could totally see that happening.
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May 23 at 6:40
#5
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Quoting: aedoran
I disagree. The lottery gets suspended for just this season picks 1-7 go by record and then the rest of the teams are added as they are knocked out.


I doubt that the nhl skips the draft lottery
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May 23 at 6:46
#6
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Quoting: FlamesFan1057
I doubt that the nhl skips the draft lottery


Going to the old format for one season is the fairest way to do it.
May 23 at 6:49
#7
Go Wings Go
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Quoting: FlamesFan1057
I doubt that the nhl skips the draft lottery


You can't do the draft lottery, Seeing that the rest of the schedule has been scrubbed. The CBA states that the entire 82 game season has to be played in it's entirety to have a draft lottery.
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May 23 at 6:51
#8
Go Wings Go
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Quoting: aedoran
If they go with a smaller lottery I think they have to include all 7 teams not in the playoffs. I could totally see that happening.


Not necessarily, They can still do bottom 5 for the #1 overall, And where New Jersey and Buffalo can only climb 4 spots respectively to #2 and #3 overall.
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May 23 at 6:53
#9
Fire Lindy Ruff
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Why can’t people write « Lafrenière » correctly?
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May 23 at 6:57
#10
Chicago Blackhawks
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Get fired.
May 23 at 7:12
#11
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Edited May 23 at 9:31
Quoting: DiehardRedWingsFan58
Not necessarily, They can still do bottom 5 for the #1 overall, And where New Jersey and Buffalo can only climb 4 spots respectively to #2 and #3 overall.


Why would they do the bottom 5 versus the 7 teams that aren't in the playoffs? Those 7 teams were mathmatically out which is why they are doing a 24 team playoff...MTL and Hawks still had a chance mathmatically to make it. Although we know a bigger reason why MTL and Hawks were included...revenues....2 of the top 5 biggest revenue teams.
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May 23 at 7:43
#12
DaBus
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Give Kubalik a 1 yeat prove it deal instead of a two year deal. Caggiula probably gets around 2-2.5 on next deal
May 23 at 7:52
#13
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Nylander is a GOD
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Quoting: DaBus
Give Kubalik a 1 yeat prove it deal instead of a two year deal. Caggiula probably gets around 2-2.5 on next deal


With Cag’s injury history this year, combined with a flat cap, I see him on a 1 year prove it contract.
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May 23 at 8:20
#14
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Realistically, the Hawks pick anywhere from 8 to 10 given they are going to the playoffs. Given that AF, Byfield, Stutzle, and Drysdale go 1 through 4, I would sure hope they can get a shot at grabbing Perfetti, Rossi, Holtz, or Raymond....if they grab any of those 4 I'll be extremely happy. If they get Lundell I won't be upset either as it still would be "okay". If they grab a true center, that means Strome is likely gone in a year or two max and maybe as soon as right away.
May 23 at 8:35
#15
DaBus
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Quoting: Stan_Bowman
With Cag’s injury history this year, combined with a flat cap, I see him on a 1 year prove it contract.


I agree Cag should be on a 1 year deal, but at 2-2.5 million rather than 1.5 million
May 23 at 9:32
#16
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Quoting: DaBus
I agree Cag should be on a 1 year deal, but at 2-2.5 million rather than 1.5 million


He won't get more then $2m and I'm betting $1.75m. That said, if Shaw is going to play, then I bet they trade Caggs's rights.
May 23 at 10:07
#17
Laf to Chicago
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This would be great, but what will happen is the hawks beat the Oilers just to get blown out by the stars (or whoever they play) in the first round and edmonton wins the lottery and gets laf
May 23 at 10:13
#18
Thread Starter
Nylander is a GOD
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Quoting: Wadejos123
This would be great, but what will happen is the hawks beat the Oilers just to get blown out by the stars (or whoever they play) in the first round and edmonton wins the lottery and gets laf


Then we riot.
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