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It Should Be Lafreniere for Eichel

Created by: krakowitz
Initial Creation Date: Mar 1, 2021
Published: Mar 2 at 4:12
Team: 2021-22 New York Rangers
Team Explanation
I don't understand why Rangers fans don't want to give Lafreniere for Eichel. I get he's oozing with potential, but you already have a surplus of high end wingers. Panarin, Kakko, Kreider, Buchnevich and Kravstov is an incredible group of wingers, and they don't have a legit 1C to play with. Lafreniere is expendable to get the last piece this team needs to have a long Cup window. A Panarin-Eichel-Kakko line has potential to be the best line in the league for as long as they stay together. It sucks to trade away the guy you just took 1st overall, but this is an opportunity that the Rangers shouldn't pass on if he becomes available.

Don't pay too much attention to the rest of the trade, I just quickly threw something together in my head. The key is that it's Lafreniere going as the main piece.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Lindgren, Ryan3$3,000,000
Shesterkin, Igor4$3,500,000
Chytil, Filip2$2,500,000
Buchnevich, Pavel4$4,875,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
van Riemsdyk, Trevor1$875,000
Haula, Erik2$2,000,000
Trades
NYR
    SEATLLE
    VAN
    1. Howden, Brett [RFA Rights]
    NYR
      CONTRACT TERMINATED
      CHI
      1. Deangelo, Anthony
      NYR
      1. Eichel, Jack
      2. Pekar, Matej
      BUF
      1. Lafrenière, Alexis
      2. Strome, Ryan
      3. 2022 1st round pick (NYR)
      Buyouts
      • Henrik Lundqvist: $1,500,000
      • Kevin Shattenkirk: $1,433,333
      • Dan Girardi: $1,111,111
      • Brad Richards: $0
      DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
      2021
      NYR
      NYR
      BUF
      NYR
      OTT
      NYR
      NYR
      NYR
      2022
      NYR
      NYR
      NYR
      NYR
      NYR
      NYR
      2023
      NYR
      NYR
      NYR
      NYR
      NYR
      NYR
      NYR
      ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
      20$81,500,000$72,174,801$0$4,700,000$9,325,199
      Left WingCenterRight Wing
      NYR
      Panarin, Artemi
      $11,642,857
      LW
      NMC
      UFA - 5
      BUF
      Eichel, Jack
      $10,000,000
      C
      UFA - 5
      NYR
      Kakko, Kaapo
      $925,000
      RW
      RFA - 1
      NYR
      Kreider, Chris
      $6,500,000
      LW
      NMC
      UFA - 6
      NYR
      Zibanejad, Mika
      $5,350,000
      C
      NMC
      UFA - 1
      NYR
      Buchnevich, Pavel
      $4,875,000
      RW, LW
      RFA
      Haula, Erik
      $2,000,000
      C, LW
      UFA
      NYR
      Chytil, Filip
      $2,500,000
      C, LW
      RFA
      NYR
      Kravtsov, Vitali
      $925,000
      RW
      RFA - 1
      NYR
      Lemieux, Brendan
      $1,550,000
      LW, RW
      RFA - 1
      NYR
      Blackwell, Colin
      $725,000
      C, RW
      UFA - 1
      NYR
      Rooney, Kevin
      $750,000
      RW, C
      UFA - 1
      Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
      NYR
      Lindgren, Ryan
      $3,000,000
      LD
      RFA - 3
      NYR
      Fox, Adam
      $925,000
      RD
      RFA - 1
      NYR
      Shesterkin, Igor
      $3,500,000
      G
      RFA
      NYR
      Miller, K'Andre
      $925,000
      LD
      RFA - 2
      NYR
      Trouba, Jacob
      $8,000,000
      RD
      NMC
      UFA - 5
      NYR
      Georgiev, Alexandar
      $2,425,000
      G
      RFA - 1
      NYR
      Bitetto, Anthony
      $737,500
      LD
      UFA - 1
      van Riemsdyk, Trevor
      $875,000
      RD
      UFA - 2
      Taxi Squad
      NYR
      Kinkaid, Keith
      $825,000 ($0)
      G
      UFA - 1
      NYR
      Reunanen, Tarmo
      $809,167 ($0)
      LD
      RFA - 1

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      Mar 2 at 4:14
      #1
      redw1n9s
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      Decent
      gretzkyghosts liked this.
      Mar 2 at 4:18
      #2
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      I think they'd ask for a guy like Lundkvist in the package as well.
      Lenny54 liked this.
      Mar 2 at 4:22
      #3
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      i find it funny how rangers fans think they will get eichel with a 1st and Kravstov.

      Id take this offer
      AndrewLadd, Saskleaf, krakowitz and 1 other person liked this.
      Mar 2 at 4:24
      #4
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      Quoting: Sabres_Insider
      i find it funny how rangers fans think they will get eichel with a 1st and Kravstov.

      Id take this offer


      And throw in Tony DeAngelo like he has any trade value
      Mar 2 at 4:25
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      Quoting: AndrewLadd
      And throw in Tony DeAngelo like he has any trade value


      exactly
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      Mar 2 at 4:40
      #6
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      The problem I see is how much of an improvement in the long run is it? Taking on Eichel also means his $10M cap hit which is gonna make it hard to re-sign guys like Zibanejad, Shestyorkin, Fox, Kakko, Chytil, Miller, etc.

      I get that you've re-signed them here but there's no guarantee they sign for that amount. Losing Zibanejad to UFA puts them tight back where they're at now and in dire need of a good 2C. You'd be banking on Chytil to take that jump which I'm not so sure he will. Pretty risky
      Mar 2 at 4:46
      #7
      Ragsandbluesfan
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      Quoting: Ryminister_27
      The problem I see is how much of an improvement in the long run is it? Taking on Eichel also means his $10M cap hit which is gonna make it hard to re-sign guys like Zibanejad, Shestyorkin, Fox, Kakko, Chytil, Miller, etc.

      I get that you've re-signed them here but there's no guarantee they sign for that amount. Losing Zibanejad to UFA puts them tight back where they're at now and in dire need of a good 2C. You'd be banking on Chytil to take that jump which I'm not so sure he will. Pretty risky


      He will
      Mar 2 at 5:30
      #8
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      Quoting: Sabres_Insider
      i find it funny how rangers fans think they will get eichel with a 1st and Kravstov.

      Id take this offer


      Close to taking it but don't see why the Sabres throw in Matej. I think he will be a useful 3-4th liner in the near future. I agree with @villenash that Lundkvist is added, 4 solid pieces
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      Mar 2 at 5:32
      #9
      Jaromir_Jagr_the_leg
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      Quoting: Sabres_Insider
      i find it funny how rangers fans think they will get eichel with a 1st and Kravstov.

      Id take this offer


      no sure what rangers fan has offered that every Eichel offer from me is Zib, Kravtsov, schenider, Barron, Georgiev, 2 1sts and maybe even gautheir
      Mar 2 at 5:33
      #10
      Jaromir_Jagr_the_leg
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      Quoting: Lenny54
      Close to taking it but don't see why the Sabres throw in Matej. I think he will be a useful 3-4th liner in the near future. I agree with @villenash that Lundkvist is added, 4 solid pieces


      We don't even do laf there just is no need for us... if the price is way to high well just pass on it
      Mar 2 at 7:19
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      Quoting: Ryminister_27
      The problem I see is how much of an improvement in the long run is it? Taking on Eichel also means his $10M cap hit which is gonna make it hard to re-sign guys like Zibanejad, Shestyorkin, Fox, Kakko, Chytil, Miller, etc.

      I get that you've re-signed them here but there's no guarantee they sign for that amount. Losing Zibanejad to UFA puts them tight back where they're at now and in dire need of a good 2C. You'd be banking on Chytil to take that jump which I'm not so sure he will. Pretty risky


      I think Chytil will be a fine 2C, but for the sake of things let's say he doesn't quite pan out in that role. Would you rather have to find a good 2C or a legit 1C? Pretty easy choice for me.

      Based on what this quick projection was, there's still $9M in cap space to use if guys like Lindgren and Shesty get longer and larger contracts. Whatever is left over they'll have to spend on their other expiring RFAs plus Zibanejad's money and some of the buyout money that comes off. It's not an ideal cap situation, but I'd rather not have enough cap space to give a long term deal to a winger than give out those contracts and have no cap space to get a true 1C.
      Mar 2 at 7:20
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      Quoting: Nikolay_Zherdev
      no sure what rangers fan has offered that every Eichel offer from me is Zib, Kravtsov, schenider, Barron, Georgiev, 2 1sts and maybe even gautheir


      That's some serious chel trade vibes. If Buffalo is trading their franchise cornerstone, they need someone who can be that cornerstone coming back, especially since the Rangers literally have an expendable one.
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      Mar 2 at 10:30
      #13
      Jaromir_Jagr_the_leg
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      Quoting: krakowitz
      That's some serious chel trade vibes. If Buffalo is trading their franchise cornerstone, they need someone who can be that cornerstone coming back, especially since the Rangers literally have an expendable one.


      Almost none of the time does that happen they'll get pieces bad that they'll be excited about but its never franchise player for franchise player unless both players are disgruntled. Also if you wanna make the case it would be for kakko not laf.
      Mar 2 at 10:51
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      Checks profile: Favourite Team Washington Capitals... Well that explains it
      Mar 2 at 10:56
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      Quoting: Root
      Checks profile: Favourite Team Washington Capitals... Well that explains it


      I mean, he's not wrong...
       
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