Forums/Armchair-GM

taxi squad Killahs

Created by: Ducksdude86
Initial Creation Date: Jan 5, 2021
Published: Jan 5 at 2:37
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
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
EDM
ANA
2022
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
NSH
2023
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ANA
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
20$81,500,000$80,281,666$0$132,500$1,218,334
Left WingCenterRight Wing
ANA
Silfverberg, Jakob
$5,250,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 4
ANA
Henrique, Adam
$5,825,000
C
NTC
UFA - 4
ANA
Rakell, Rickard
$3,789,444
RW, LW
UFA - 2
ANA
Milano, Sonny
$1,700,000
LW
RFA - 2
ANA
Steel, Sam
$863,333
C
RFA - 1
ANA
Heinen, Danton
$2,800,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
ANA
Comtois, Maxime
$820,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
ANA
Getzlaf, Ryan
$8,250,000
C
NMC
UFA - 1
ANA
Terry, Troy
$1,450,000
RW, C
RFA - 3
ANA
Deslauriers, Nicolas
$1,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
ANA
Grant, Derek
$1,500,000
C, RW
UFA - 3
ANA
Rowney, Carter
$1,133,333
C, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
ANA
Lindholm, Hampus
$5,205,556
LD
UFA - 2
ANA
Shattenkirk, Kevin
$3,900,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 3
ANA
Gibson, John
$6,400,000
G
UFA - 7
ANA
Fowler, Cam
$6,500,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 6
ANA
Manson, Josh
$4,100,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 2
ANA
Miller, Ryan
$1,000,000
G
UFA - 1
ANA
Djoos, Christian
$1,000,000
LD
RFA - 1
ANA
Mahura, Josh
$745,000
LD
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
ANA
Kesler, Ryan
$6,875,000
C, RW
NMC
UFA - 2
Taxi Squad
ANA
Backes, David
$4,500,000 ($3,425,000)
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
ANA
Jones, Max
$863,333 ($0)
LW, RW
RFA - 1
ANA
Zegras, Trevor
$925,000 ($0)
C
RFA - 3
ANA
Drysdale, Jamie
$925,000 ($0)
RD
RFA - 3
ANA
Stolarz, Anthony
$750,000 ($0)
G
UFA - 1
ANA
Larsson, Jacob
$1,200,000 ($125,000)
LD
RFA - 2

Embed Code

  • To display this team on another website or blog, add this iFrame to the appropriate page
  • Customize the height attribute in the iFrame code below to fit your website appropriately. Minimum recommended: 400px.

Text-Embed

Click to Highlight
Jan 5 at 2:40
#1
Lenny7
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 7,530
Likes: 4,896
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.
Ducksdude86 liked this.
Jan 5 at 2:43
#2
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 401
Likes: 54
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.
Ducksdude86 liked this.
Jan 5 at 5:42
#3
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 303
Likes: 121
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.
Lenny7 and Ducksdude86 liked this.
Jan 6 at 7:02
#4
Lenny7
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 7,530
Likes: 4,896
Quoting: TheJoeMan
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.
TheJoeMan and Ducksdude86 liked this.
Jan 6 at 12:16
#5
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 303
Likes: 121
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.
Ducksdude86 liked this.
Jan 6 at 4:06
#6
Thread Starter
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
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.
 
Reply
To create a post please Login or Register
Question:
Options:
Add Option
Remove Option
Submit Poll