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taxi squad Killahs

Created by: Ducksdude86
Initial Creation Date: Jan. 5, 2021
Published: Jan. 5, 2021
Team: 2020-21 Anaheim Ducks
Team Explanation
Experimenting with how the Anaheim Ducks could bank cap space and develop some key young players while keeping exposure to damaging waiver claims minimal.
Buyouts
  • Corey Perry: $6,625,000
  • Simon Despres: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Rickard Rakell: $1,326,305 (35%)
  • Hampus Lindholm: $2,602,778 (50%)
  • Josh Manson: $2,050,000 (50%)
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2021
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2022
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2023
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
20$81,500,000$80,281,666$0$132,500$1,218,334
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Silfverberg, Jakob
$5,250,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 4
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Henrique, Adam
$5,825,000
C, LW
NTC
UFA - 4
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Rakell, Rickard
$2,463,139
RW, LW
UFA - 2
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Milano, Sonny
$1,700,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
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Steel, Sam
$863,333
C, LW
RFA - 1
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Heinen, Danton
$2,800,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
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Comtois, Maxime
$820,000
LW
RFA - 1
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Getzlaf, Ryan
$8,250,000
C
NMC
UFA - 1
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Terry, Troy
$1,450,000
RW, C
RFA - 3
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Deslauriers, Nicolas
$1,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
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Grant, Derek
$1,500,000
C, RW
UFA - 3
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Rowney, Carter
$1,133,333
C, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Lindholm, Hampus
$2,602,778
LD
UFA - 2
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Shattenkirk, Kevin
$3,900,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 3
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Gibson, John
$6,400,000
G
UFA - 7
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Fowler, Cam
$6,500,000
LD/RD
NTC
UFA - 6
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Manson, Josh
$2,050,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 2
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Miller, Ryan
$1,000,000
G
UFA - 1
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Djoos, Christian
$1,000,000
LD
UFA - 1
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Mahura, Josh
$745,000
LD/RD
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Kesler, Ryan
$6,875,000
C, RW
NMC
UFA - 2
Taxi Squad
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Backes, David
$4,500,000 ($3,425,000)
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
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Jones, Max
$863,333 ($0)
LW, RW
RFA - 1
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Zegras, Trevor
$925,000 ($0)
C
RFA - 3
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Drysdale, Jamie
$925,000 ($0)
RD
RFA - 3
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Stolarz, Anthony
$750,000 ($0)
G
UFA - 1
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Larsson, Jacob
$1,200,000 ($125,000)
LD
RFA - 2

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Jan. 5, 2021 at 2:40 p.m.
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Lenny7
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Sadly, Backes will be a regular in the lineup. I'm glad they didn't buy him out, since they won't have dead cap space because of him next year, but yeah, he'll be taking a roster spot from one of the young guys.
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Jan. 5, 2021 at 2:43 p.m.
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It is a viable way to bank some cap space assuming the team doesn't need to max out its roster if they can. Im not sure what the rules are in that. Id swap Mahura and Larsson and put Curran on the taxi squad. Not as much space is banked but its more likely. Also wonder if they would do that to Backes.
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Jan. 5, 2021 at 5:42 p.m.
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Quoting: Lenny7
Sadly, Backes will be a regular in the lineup. I'm glad they didn't buy him out, since they won't have dead cap space because of him next year, but yeah, he'll be taking a roster spot from one of the young guys.


Why does everyone think that's a sure thing? From the sounds of things he isn't skating on a line in camp that's expected to be in the lineup. And he sucks. Never mind what having Zegras on the roster will do the lines. I find it extremely hard to believe Eakins will shoehorn Backes into the lineup in lieu of a more talented winger for the sake of justifying his existence on the roster or to placate his feelings. If this organization is serious about winning this year, this won't be the case. Or everyone needs to get fired.
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Jan. 6, 2021 at 7:02 a.m.
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Why does everyone think that's a sure thing? From the sounds of things he isn't skating on a line in camp that's expected to be in the lineup. And he sucks. Never mind what having Zegras on the roster will do the lines. I find it extremely hard to believe Eakins will shoehorn Backes into the lineup in lieu of a more talented winger for the sake of justifying his existence on the roster or to placate his feelings. If this organization is serious about winning this year, this won't be the case. Or everyone needs to get fired.


I mean, I hope you're right, but my understanding is that he was promised regular playing time by GMBM.
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Jan. 6, 2021 at 12:16 p.m.
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Quoting: Lenny7
I mean, I hope you're right, but my understanding is that he was promised regular playing time by GMBM.


At the end of the day, it's really not up to Murph who plays and who doesn't. And if it is this team is headed for disaster because that's no way to run a hockey team. I Murph just told Backes what he wanted to hear to keep him happy all off-season. Because if Backes acts like a baby for not getting in the lineup we can just stash him in San Diego for the rest of the year. But if Eakins is of the same mind as Murph and keeps Backes in the lineup over say Jones or Comtois I'll be done with him. Not totally on board with Eakins to begin with either.
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Jan. 6, 2021 at 4:06 p.m.
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I don't think they would shy away from putting Backes on the taxi squad if it existed under normal circumstances. Though he's not waiver exempt I think they'd be happier if a team did take him off their hands, even though it's highly unlikely given his contract and performance. Still even with Backes on the taxi squad they save more. I think the biggest thing that would keep Backes on the roster is the actual money the team is paying him. Kesler is being paid and his career is over and they are paying Perry to play in Montreal so given the financial issues the pandemic has caused, I don't know if they could stomach paying another player not to play.
 
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