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Taking Advantage of Cap Space and Protection Issues

Created by: Jrader17
Initial Creation Date: Apr 13, 2021
Published: Apr 13 at 4:03
Team: 2021-22 Arizona Coyotes
Team Explanation
32 Mil in Cap Space - Though I doubt this team spends to the cap. I think some of the cap space will be used to take on contracts that are on LTIR or buried. Similar to what they've done with Datsyuk and Pronger in the past. Also only having 2 defenseman that need protecting the Coyotes have protection spots open, so I could see them making a trade with a team that has protection issues. Offering them a move favorable deal for an exposed player than Seattle would.

Team needs: Scoring, scoring, and more scoring. Team needs people who can plain and simple puck the puck in the net. Also with only D proven defenseman under contract, obviously need to sign defenseman. The team would be wise to target mobile defenseman - the current group, outside of Chychrun cannot skate at all. Demers, Goligoski, Hjlarmasson are all stuck in concrete. It will simply be nice to have them gone. Faceoffs, currently this team gets murdered on the dot, they need a centreman (or two) who can win draws clean. Also size, size, size, I am imagine the Coyotes will target big bodies who can skate an add some offense, similar to last season's signing of Pitlick.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Garland, Conor5$5,000,000
Hunt, Dryden2$750,000
Pederson, Lane1$750,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Bunting, Michael2$825,000
Armia, Joel2$2,500,000
Lyubushkin, Ilya2$1,000,000
Larsson, Adam3$3,500,000
Goligoski, Alex1$2,500,000
Andersen, Frederik1$1,500,000
Poolman, Tucker1$1,000,000
Dzingel, Ryan1$1,500,000
Trades
ARI
  1. Skjei, Brady ($2,250,000 retained)
CAR
  1. 2021 4th round pick (PIT)
Trade allows Carolina to protect the younger, cheaper, Jake Bean, while also opening up some cap space.

Coyotes get a proven defenseman - still in his prime with good mobility, lots of playoff experience, and now with the retention a very reasonable cap hit for a player of his caliber.

Coyotes use their third protection slot on Skjei.
ARI
    ANA
    1. Hill, Adin [RFA Rights]
    Additional Details:
    I believe Seattle will take Hill in the expansion draft.
    ARI
    1. 2021 6th round pick (CHI)
    CHI
    1. Fischer, Christian
    ARI
    1. Eriksson, Loui
    2. Woo, Jett
    VAN
    1. Capobianco, Kyle
    Additional Details:
    The Canucks are in cap hell. Perpetuated by the puzzling signing of Tanner Pearson. They need to resign Pettersson and Hughes, as well as add depth. Loui Eriksson's 6 mil cap hit is obviously an obstacle to that. Eriksson's "real money" is only 4 mil, so the Coyotes take that on and the price is Jett Woo.

    Another huge organizational weak spot for the Coyotes is RHD. It's really just Victor Soderstrom and no one else. Woo gives them a high upside player, who is right handed, Bill Armstrong isn't afraid to let players bake in the AHL, so your top 4 RHD next season in Tucson could be Woo and Soderstrom... vying for who gets to be Chychrun's long term partner.

    Capobianco is still a promising D prospect but he's fallen out of favor with this staff and management. Canucks take a chance on a change of scenery candidate
    Buyouts
    • Michael Grabner: $1,258,333
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
    ARI
    CBJ
    ARI
    ARI
    ARI
    CHI
    2022
    ARI
    ARI
    ARI
    ARI
    ARI
    ARI
    ARI
    2023
    ARI
    ARI
    ARI
    ARI
    ARI
    ARI
    ARI
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$81,500,000$77,707,784$196,951$2,150,000$3,792,216
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    ARI
    Keller, Clayton
    $7,150,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 7
    ARI
    Schmaltz, Nick
    $5,850,000
    C
    UFA - 5
    ARI
    Garland, Conor
    $5,000,000
    LW, RW
    RFA
    ARI
    Crouse, Lawson
    $1,533,333
    LW
    RFA - 1
    ARI
    Hayton, Barrett
    $894,167
    C, LW
    RFA - 1
    ARI
    Kessel, Phil
    $6,800,000
    RW
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 1
    Dzingel, Ryan
    $1,500,000
    LW, RW, C
    UFA
    ARI
    Dvorak, Christian
    $4,450,000
    C, LW
    UFA - 4
    ARI
    Pitlick, Tyler
    $1,750,000
    RW
    UFA - 1
    ARI
    Bunting, Michael
    $825,000
    LW
    UFA
    ARI
    Larsson, Johan
    $1,400,000
    C, LW
    UFA - 1
    Armia, Joel
    $2,500,000
    RW, LW
    UFA
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    ARI
    Chychrun, Jakob
    $4,600,000
    LD
    UFA - 4
    ARI
    Goligoski, Alex
    $2,500,000
    LD/RD
    UFA
    ARI
    Kuemper, Darcy
    $4,500,000
    G
    UFA - 1
    ARI
    Ekman-Larsson, Oliver
    $8,250,000
    LD
    NMC
    UFA - 6
    Larsson, Adam
    $3,500,000
    RD
    UFA
    Andersen, Frederik
    $1,500,000
    G
    UFA
    CAR
    Skjei, Brady
    $3,000,000
    LD
    NTC
    UFA - 3
    ARI
    Lyubushkin, Ilya
    $1,000,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    ARI
    Hunt, Dryden
    $750,000
    LW, RW
    RFA
    Poolman, Tucker
    $1,000,000
    RD
    UFA
    VAN
    Eriksson, Loui
    $6,000,000
    LW, RW
    NTC
    UFA - 1
    Taxi Squad
    ARI
    Tendeck, David
    $783,333 ($0)
    G
    RFA - 2
    ARI
    Pederson, Lane
    $750,000 ($0)
    C
    RFA

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    Apr 13 at 4:08
    #1
    Ben Jimmings foe
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    Canucks accept
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    Apr 13 at 4:11
    #2
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    Canes pass. We arent retaining and arent retaining for that long. We could buyout Gardiner and have more cap space.
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    Apr 13 at 4:13
    #3
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    You could easily get more for Loui. Add at least a 3rd, probs a 2nd.
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    Apr 13 at 4:14
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    This thing about Cap Hell is a crock of -------. All the teams last year that were cap strapped just put players on LTIR and made space. Don't let the numbers fool you. Canucks GM said two days ago Cap Issues are for the media and fans we feel quite good about what is going to be done.
    Apr 13 at 4:24
    #5
    First NY Then LA
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    Very well thought out, but the snag I see has already been noted by @ecupirate07 -- retention on Skjei for three years. Pittsburgh guys have been shopping Marcus Pettersson -- any interest there?

    Whether or not Vancouver has cap problems, they'd probably like you to take Eriksson off their hands, so I see that deal as quite realistic.

    Overall, a very nice job!
    Apr 13 at 4:37
    #6
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    Skjei has got to be the most overrated NHLer lol. How did this dude get traded for a 1st is beyond me
    Apr 13 at 7:05
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    Quoting: BubbleDemko
    This thing about Cap Hell is a crock of -------. All the teams last year that were cap strapped just put players on LTIR and made space. Don't let the numbers fool you. Canucks GM said two days ago Cap Issues are for the media and fans we feel quite good about what is going to be done.


    You say that, but a 10 mil offer sheet for Petey almost guarantees they have to pick between him and Hughes. Petey is worth more than a 10 mil offer sheet.
    Apr 13 at 7:13
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    Quoting: jnowariak
    You say that, but a 10 mil offer sheet for Petey almost guarantees they have to pick between him and Hughes. Petey is worth more than a 10 mil offer sheet.


    Yes I know 10 million offer sheets happen twice every week
    Apr 13 at 7:20
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    Quoting: BubbleDemko
    Yes I know 10 million offer sheets happen twice every week


    I’m not saying it’s going to happen but this is how decisions come back to bite you. You sign your most important players first. Had you felt with Petey and Hughes 1st, you could probably gotten out of it 15 mil total. Now you only have 8-9 mil to offer Petey. 10 mil and the picks for a 22 yo top line C is a reasonable price to pay.
    Apr 13 at 7:29
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    Quoting: jnowariak
    I’m not saying it’s going to happen but this is how decisions come back to bite you. You sign your most important players first. Had you felt with Petey and Hughes 1st, you could probably gotten out of it 15 mil total. Now you only have 8-9 mil to offer Petey. 10 mil and the picks for a 22 yo top line C is a reasonable price to pay.


    I think you need to relook at how things are done these days. TB used 97 mil to make their cap work and no one OS Cernak or Cirelli . Canucks can put Beagle on LTIR put Roussel in the minors and move Jake and that is 6.5 in cap space. Secondly if a bottom team in the standings offered up four firsts for Petey then sign me up. Hughes can not receive an offer sheet
     
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