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Green Light to spend to cap

Created by: Whiskerz
Initial Creation Date: Sep 22, 2020
Published: Sep 22 at 9:51
Team: 2020-21 San Jose Sharks
Team Explanation
Now that its out there that we WILL spend to the cap, let's take a look at some shrewd moves we can make to both get better and get value out of team that are a little cash or cap strapped

McQuaid and Schenn are perfect cheap fits for 6/7D men. If McQuaid is healthy enough to play he would draw in before Schenn... if both schenn & McQuaid are healthy can send Middleton back down to AHL and use his roster spot on one of the Forward prospects currently in AHL. (Blichfeld, True, Bergmann, Yurtaykin would be first up IMO)

Howard signs cheap since he was garbage this season in Detroit and won't be resigned but doesn't want to retire yet, contract would be after PTO in training camp. If he gets beat out at camp my guess would be that Melnichuk is the back up, maybe you sign Howard anyway and have him play in AHL as a backup plan?
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Hinostroza, Vinnie2$1,650,000
Labanc, Kevin3$3,550,000
Middleton, Jacob1$700,000
Meloche, Nicolas1$700,000
Letunov, Maxim1$700,000
Suomela, Antti1$700,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Greco, Anthony1$700,000
Noesen, Stefan2$750,000
Marleau, Patrick1$700,000
Howard, Jimmy1$885,000
McQuaid, Adam1$750,000
Schenn, Luke2$850,000
Trades
SJS
  1. Killorn, Alex ($450,000 retained)
TBL
  1. Sörensen, Marcus
  2. 2021 3rd round pick (SJS)
SJS
  1. Hinostroza, Vinnie [RFA Rights]
  2. 2021 4th round pick (PIT)
ARI
  1. 2020 2nd round pick (COL)
SJS
  1. Sundqvist, Oskar
Additional Details:
Clearing space to keep AP
STL
  1. 2021 3rd round pick (PIT)
  2. 2021 3rd round pick (WSH)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
TBL
SJS
SJS
OTT
WSH
PIT
2021
SJS
PIT
SJS
SJS
SJS
SJS
2022
SJS
SJS
SJS
SJS
SJS
SJS
SJS
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$80,853,333$0$277,500$646,667
Left WingCenterRight Wing
SJS
Kane, Evander
$7,000,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 5
SJS
Couture, Logan
$8,000,000
C, LW
NTC
UFA - 7
SJS
Meier, Timo
$6,000,000
LW, RW
RFA - 3
TBL
Killorn, Alex
$4,000,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 3
SJS
Hertl, Tomas
$5,625,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
SJS
Labanc, Kevin
$3,550,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
Marleau, Patrick
$700,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
STL
Sundqvist, Oskar
$2,750,000
C, RW
UFA - 3
Hinostroza, Vinnie
$1,650,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
SJS
Gregor, Noah
$768,333
C
RFA - 1
SJS
Kellman, Joel
$750,000
C
UFA - 2
SJS
Noesen, Stefan
$750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
SJS
Vlasic, Marc-Édouard
$7,000,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 6
SJS
Karlsson, Erik
$11,500,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 7
SJS
Jones, Martin
$5,750,000
G
NTC
UFA - 4
SJS
Ferraro, Mario
$925,000
LD
RFA - 2
SJS
Burns, Brent
$8,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 5
Howard, Jimmy
$885,000
G
UFA
SJS
Simek, Radim
$2,250,000
LD
UFA - 4
Schenn, Luke
$850,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
SJS
Gambrell, Dylan
$700,000
C
RFA - 1
SJS
Middleton, Jacob
$700,000
LD
RFA - 2
McQuaid, Adam
$750,000
RD
UFA

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Sep 22 at 10:00
#1
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No to Howard he’s done I’d rather pick up anyone else for leauge min than him
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Sep 22 at 10:01
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Quoting: Rob32sjsharks
No to Howard he’s done I’d rather pick up anyone else for leauge min than him


I was trying to think of who else we could realisticly want, I can see them wanting someone who played at least 40games over last 2 season.
Not sure who else to go for that will be cheap..... any ideas?
Sep 22 at 10:16
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Quoting: Whiskerz
I was trying to think of who else we could realisticly want, I can see them wanting someone who played at least 40games over last 2 season.
Not sure who else to go for that will be cheap..... any ideas?

I trade for Stalock All the time since min has a young stud and Dubnyk and he is expendable. He’s my top choice
Hutchinson from Colorado will be cheap and has 127 starts
Craig Anderson from OTT is an option
And dell is better than howard too
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Sep 22 at 10:34
#4
Sicarius
Joined: Nov 2016
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Blues would need to get rid of Bozak or Steen. Sundqvist is more important than both of those guys and he’s a lot cheaper
Sep 23 at 12:00
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Heritage jersey pls
Joined: Jan 2020
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Quoting: Whiskerz
I was trying to think of who else we could realisticly want, I can see them wanting someone who played at least 40games over last 2 season.
Not sure who else to go for that will be cheap..... any ideas?


Free agents at a similar price point I can think of include Elliott, Craig Andersen, Dell, and Mike Smith. I personally am not a fan of any of them, but that’s kind of how I see it. If you want someone similar via trade, Stalock would fit the bill or someone like Mrazek with retention could as well.
Sep 23 at 1:29
#6
wear your mask
Joined: Feb 2019
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Alright, so I see that people have already covered that Howard is not the way to go - like, dude, you think our goal tending has been a problem the last 2 years? Howard is five years older than Dell is and had .882 in 27 games vs Dell's .907 in 33 games. I get it, you want a cheap goalie, but maybe consider that your money might be better spent in trying to find a solid goalie than investing that much in the forwards? Because all the firepower in the world isn't gonna help if your backup goalie gargles balls and your starting goalie has been at .896 for the last two seasons.

The thing that nobody else has mentioned though is the idea of getting rid of Sorensen and bringing in the slightly more expensive Hinostroza. Is it just based off of LW vs RW? Or age? Because their numbers aren't all that much off and Sorensen has been better in the playoffs by a significant margin. Is it because you feel like you need to send Sorensen off to Tampa Bay to get Killorn? Because I understand the idea of exploiting other team's cap woes, but I really doubt that we get a 50 point 3rd overall player for a third line winger and a 3rd round pick - they can absolutely do better than that.

I'm also curious about why you'd be going after Schenn? He's old, his numbers are frankly terrible - he has neither goals, nor assists, nor hits, nor blocks, and he hasn't played anything even close to a full season in 3 years. Maybe I'm missing something? I've never really watched him play, but my take from watching the Bolts through these playoffs is that he's really not great and frankly, we can do better even at that price - though I'd be willing to do a short term contract at a couple hundred thou more than that. Like, why not see if DeMelo wants to come back to San Jose?

I don't think Pietrangelo stays in St Louis since it looks like the problem isn't term or salary but is about protection and bonuses, but yeah, Sundqvist would be a nice piece. i don't think he's someone the Blues want to move, especially not within conference, but I'd be fine with seeing him in teal.
 
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