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This would be a very good team

Created by: Jacketsman61
Initial Creation Date: Jul 31, 2020
Published: Aug 5, 2020 at 7:52
Team: 2020-21 Columbus Blue Jackets
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So in this scenario the Jackets win the 1OA pick. However, this trade still could happen even if they do not. Calgary fans may think the return is too low but this trade is more about Calgary getting low cost quality compared to low cost futures. This is important to keep in mind considering the cap will likely not go up for probably at least three years. Korpisalo is a better goaltender than anyone they have on their roster. Talbot is on the wrong side of 30 and will be looking for more money than what Korpisalo is going to be receiving for the next two seasons. Rittich isn’t just not very consistent and he becomes an UFA after next season. Korpisalo solves that problem. Calgary also faces an issue in defense. They are likely going to lose Brodie and need help on the backend to help replace not only him but Hamonic who they will most likely lose as well. Nutivaara is a quality defenseman who can play his off hand and also play LD. He is buried on the depth chart currently in Columbus will gladly take an opportunity to get more playing time. He, too, is signed for more than just next season and that helps buy Calgary time to develop prospects while remaining competitive. Anderson is the wild card as he helps Calgary with quality top 6 help at RW a place that Calgary really wants to get better at. He does need a new contract but he could be a high reward player at relatively low cost for at least next season.

Columbus gets Gaudreau to help create offense for a team needing quality scoring. Long term the Jackets would be able to fit Johnny hockey contract under the cap that will remain flat and he also would get the benefit of playing closer to home.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Dubois, Pierre-Luc5$5,500,000
Gavrikov, Vladislav4$3,000,000
Kivlenieks, Matiss1$950,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Lafreniere, Alexis3$925,000
Trades
CBJ
  1. Gaudreau, Johnny
CGY
  1. Korpisalo, Joonas
  2. Nutivaara, Markus
  3. Anderson, Josh [RFA Rights]
  4. 2022 1st round pick (CBJ)
Buyouts
  • Scott Hartnell: $1,250,000
  • Alexander Wennberg: $441,667
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Nick Foligno: $2,750,000 (50%)
  • David Savard: $2,125,000 (50%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
2021
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
2022
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$73,679,167$0$1,225,000$7,820,833
Left WingCenterRight Wing
CGY
Gaudreau, Johnny
$6,750,000
LW
UFA - 2
CBJ
Dubois, Pierre-Luc
$5,500,000
C
RFA - 2
CBJ
Atkinson, Cam
$5,875,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 5
Lafreniere, Alexis
$925,000
CBJ
Texier, Alexandre
$897,500
LW, C
RFA - 1
CBJ
Bjorkstrand, Oliver
$2,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
CBJ
Foudy, Liam
$894,167
C, LW, RW
RFA - 2
CBJ
Grigorenko, Mikhail
$1,200,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
CBJ
Nyquist, Gustav
$5,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 3
CBJ
Jenner, Boone
$3,750,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
CBJ
Bemström, Emil
$925,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
CBJ
Foligno, Nick
$1,375,000
LW, C, RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
CBJ
Robinson, Eric
$975,000
LW
UFA - 2
CBJ
Nash, Riley
$2,750,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
CBJ
Werenski, Zachary
$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 2
CBJ
Jones, Seth
$5,400,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 2
CBJ
Merzlikins, Elvis
$4,000,000
G
UFA - 2
CBJ
Gavrikov, Vladislav
$3,000,000
LD
UFA - 3
CBJ
Savard, David
$1,062,500
RD
UFA - 1
CBJ
Kivlenieks, Matiss
$950,000
G
RFA - 2
CBJ
Murray, Ryan
$4,600,000
LD
UFA - 1
CBJ
Kukan, Dean
$1,650,000
RD
UFA - 2
CBJ
Harrington, Scott
$1,633,333
LD
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
CBJ
Dubinsky, Brandon
$5,850,000
C, LW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1

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Aug 5, 2020 at 8:03
#1
gregb569
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In what world does PLD take that contract?
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Aug 5, 2020 at 8:12
#2
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Quoting: gregb569
In what world does PLD take that contract?


Agreed... I'd expect that if you are signing him for 5.5 mil you'll be getting him on a 2 year bridge deal. Realistically, you should sign him 8 years and the good news is that in this scenario, you have some space to work with.
Aug 5, 2020 at 8:14
#3
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For about the millionth time, you don’t get to win the 1OA trade for a player that is 90+ pt producer and NOT include it as part of the package. I’ve railed against Gaudreau probably more than anybody and no way does CAL make that trade. It might have to be the 1OA for Gaudreau straight up but CAL isn’t going to make a deal if that is in CBJ possession. Also come on 5.5M for PLD? The starting point is probably 2M aav higher.
Aug 5, 2020 at 8:25
#4
Thread Starter
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Quoting: Xqb15
For about the millionth time, you don’t get to win the 1OA trade for a player that is 90+ pt producer and NOT include it as part of the package. I’ve railed against Gaudreau probably more than anybody and no way does CAL make that trade. It might have to be the 1OA for Gaudreau straight up but CAL isn’t going to make a deal if that is in CBJ possession. Also come on 5.5M for PLD? The starting point is probably 2M aav higher.


Ok, no. Gaudreau is not worth the value of the 1OA. You people put too much value on players. One thing you must understand is that with the current cap situation teams are going to make moves that seem out of the ordinary. Calgary has some cap issues and Gaudreau is not likely to sign long term in Calgary. While they may be able to get a better futures package for him, Calgary would be better off with a package that gives them quality help now.
Aug 5, 2020 at 8:38
#5
Always Next Year
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 2,940
Likes: 1,737
Oof. Now cbj has to extend
Jones
Werenski
Kukan
Foudy
Bemstrom
Jenner
Robinson and
Gaudreau in 2 yrs

Good luck my friend.
Aug 5, 2020 at 8:43
#6
cheeks klapanen
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 7,359
Likes: 3,300
Korpisalo has been a god in this series. Change it to Merzy imo

Also I think the focus needs to be on grabbing another higher end top 6 center as opposed to a higher end winger.
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Aug 5, 2020 at 9:05
#7
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Quoting: Jacketsman61
Ok, no. Gaudreau is not worth the value of the 1OA. You people put too much value on players. One thing you must understand is that with the current cap situation teams are going to make moves that seem out of the ordinary. Calgary has some cap issues and Gaudreau is not likely to sign long term in Calgary. While they may be able to get a better futures package for him, Calgary would be better off with a package that gives them quality help now.


yah, laf will b better in 3-4 yrs imo
Aug 5, 2020 at 9:12
#8
DomCholette
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Quoting: gregb569
In what world does PLD take that contract?


With last night argue on the bench with Torts... hummm anything can happen.
Is father says this morning that his son was very pissed off at him to way scream at people!
OS-time on PLD.. go Bergevin Go 8,4M like the Aho contract full load ON
Aug 5, 2020 at 9:43
#9
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I’d rather not add Gaudreau tbh. I think we’re fine on the wings. Let’s see what Laf could bring (if we get him) and Grigorenko, Foudy or Texier could bring as a second line center. Let’s see what the young team can do before making some crazy trade that sends Korpisalo out of town, he seems to want to play in Columbus or else he could have taken such a sweet extension. He’s shown he’s a true number 1 in this playoff series vs Toronto. Tbh he’s the only reason we aren’t down 2-0 in this series.
Aug 5, 2020 at 10:29
#10
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Quoting: Jacketsman61
Ok, no. Gaudreau is not worth the value of the 1OA. You people put too much value on players. One thing you must understand is that with the current cap situation teams are going to make moves that seem out of the ordinary. Calgary has some cap issues and Gaudreau is not likely to sign long term in Calgary. While they may be able to get a better futures package for him, Calgary would be better off with a package that gives them quality help now.


I understand all of that. I also am definitely not a CAL or Gaudreau fan, but you aren’t getting their best player not giving up a premium asset. What teams are going to do isn’t sell short on players it’s give existing FA’s shorter tighter deals so they maintain cap flexibility. As for “you people over valuing players” what about all of I dislike Gaudreaus game didn’t you understand. I wouldn’t trade for him at all.
 
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