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Going after some Cup chasers

Created by: NMAvsFan
Initial Creation Date: Sep 22, 2020
Published: Sep 22, 2020 at 12:05
Team: 2020-21 Colorado Avalanche
Team Explanation
Seeing if the Avs can get a few guys who really want a Cup so they will accept shorter contracts. Probably not the best effort here but it's at least somewhat realistic.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Burakovsky, André3$5,000,000
Graves, Ryan1$2,250,000
Nichushkin, Valeri1$2,500,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Dadonov, Evgeni2$4,500,000
Borowiecki, Mark2$2,500,000
Trades
COL
  1. 2021 2nd round pick (WPG)
  2. 2022 4th round pick (WPG)
WPG
  1. Zadorov, Nikita [RFA Rights]
COL
  1. 2020 1st round pick (VAN)
  2. 2021 3rd round pick (ARI)
NJD
  1. Jost, Tyson [RFA Rights]
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Ian Cole: $800,000 (19%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
COL
VAN
TOR
COL
COL
FLA
COL
2021
COL
COL
WPG
COL
ARI
COL
COL
COL
2022
COL
COL
COL
COL
WPG
COL
COL
COL
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$78,398,928$0$2,925,000$3,101,072
Left WingCenterRight Wing
COL
Landeskog, Gabriel
$5,571,429
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 1
COL
MacKinnon, Nathan
$6,300,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 3
COL
Rantanen, Mikko
$9,250,000
RW
UFA - 5
Dadonov, Evgeni
$4,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 3
COL
Kadri, Nazem
$4,500,000
C
NTC
UFA - 2
COL
Burakovsky, André
$5,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
COL
Calvert, Matt
$2,850,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
COL
Compher, J.T.
$3,500,000
RW, C
UFA - 3
COL
Donskoi, Joonas
$3,900,000
RW
UFA - 3
COL
Nichushkin, Valeri
$2,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
COL
Bellemare, Pierre-Édouard
$1,800,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
COL
Kaut, Martin
$863,333
RW
RFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
COL
Graves, Ryan
$2,250,000
LD
UFA - 3
COL
Makar, Cale
$880,833
RD
RFA - 1
COL
Grubauer, Philipp
$3,333,333
G
UFA - 1
COL
Girard, Samuel
$5,000,000
LD
UFA - 7
COL
Johnson, Erik
$6,000,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 3
COL
Francouz, Pavel
$2,000,000
G
UFA - 2
Borowiecki, Mark
$2,500,000
LD
UFA - 2
COL
Cole, Ian
$3,450,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
COL
O'Connor, Logan
$725,000
RW
RFA - 2
COL
Timmins, Conor
$925,000
RD
RFA - 1

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Sep 22, 2020 at 12:10
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Devils laugh
Sep 22, 2020 at 12:15
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Quoting: zyyyp
Devils laugh


Laugh away...
Sep 22, 2020 at 12:21
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Not a fan of trading Z inside the division, and honestly the Avs aren’t going to get a 1st rd pick for Jost in a trade. Borroweicki would be an interesting addition
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Sep 22, 2020 at 12:32
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Dadonov could be a sneaky good signing for Colorado, depending on the contract of course
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Sep 22, 2020 at 12:36
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Jost more likely a 2nd or 3rd, but NJD doesn’t need him.
Sep 22, 2020 at 12:37
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Quoting: Xqb15a
Not a fan of trading Z inside the division, and honestly the Avs aren’t going to get a 1st rd pick for Jost in a trade. Borroweicki would be an interesting addition


I was just trying to think of teams that needed defensive help and maybe had the space.
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Sep 22, 2020 at 12:37
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Quoting: NHLfan10506
Jost more likely a 2nd or 3rd, but NJD doesn’t need him.


I was just trying to find a team that had space and picks to trade. NJ just jumped to mind.
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Sep 22, 2020 at 12:38
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Quoting: Mergus80
Dadonov could be a sneaky good signing for Colorado, depending on the contract of course


I wouldn't want him for more than a year or two - he's getting older but could give the Avs two really strong scoring lines.
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Sep 22, 2020 at 12:44
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Quoting: NMAvsFan
I wouldn't want him for more than a year or two - he's getting older but could give the Avs two really strong scoring lines.


He’s a very good passer and seems to make his line mates better. And he can play on either wing
I could see him being this year’s Nyquist, where he takes a more lucrative deal from a team with a big hole in their top six.
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Sep 22, 2020 at 12:47
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Quoting: Mergus80
He’s a very good passer and seems to make his line mates better. And he can play on either wing
I could see him being this year’s Nyquist, where he takes a more lucrative deal from a team with a big hole in their top six.


Maybe but his age is (read: should be) prohibitive. He's hitting UFA during a bad financial time and a bad age but some team might think he's the missing piece they need and overpay for him. But, maybe the Avs convince him to come for a few years and have a more legit shot at a Cup than he would pretty much anywhere else.
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Sep 22, 2020 at 12:53
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Quoting: NMAvsFan
I was just trying to think of teams that needed defensive help and maybe had the space.

I think some fans are underestimating what value cap space is in the next couple of years. Nobody wants to say it but there is more than a reasonable chance the cap drops after many this season because gate revenue is so important.
Sep 22, 2020 at 12:57
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Quoting: Xqb15a
I think some fans are underestimating what value cap space is in the next couple of years. Nobody wants to say it but there is more than a reasonable chance the cap drops after many this season because gate revenue is so important.


Didn't they agree to a flat cap until revenues increase? I suppose it's something that could be revisited but I can't imagine the PA would approve lowering the cap. Also, with Seattle coming in next year, there will be a lot of money going out to all teams. That could mean the cap actually goes up but probably not for the reason you cited. I actually think that's what the teams who are imposing their own spending limits are waiting for, the fresh influx of cash from Seattle.
 
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