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Labanc to Islanders and Burns to SEA

Created by: CheechYou
Initial Creation Date: May 6, 2021
Published: May 6 at 5:13
Team: 2021-22 San Jose Sharks
Team Explanation
LABANC TO ISLES: No secret that Labanc would be a perfect fit on the Isles (fun fact: he'll also be a home-state boy). Keep in mind the 1st coming back SJ's way would be a late pick likely between 22-31. It's fair value.

NIETO: Instead of doing a 1.5mil cap hit over 2yrs, have a handshake deal where you overpay Nieto for this year at 2mil so that SJ can pay him 1mil next year to save as much money for Ferraro and Hertl's extensions as possible. Of course the big help is Raanta's 4mil coming off the books on a 1yr deal and have Melnichuk replace him.

SIMEK: Anywhere for anything -- but just because he's not 22 or scoring 15 goals a season doesn't mean he's a negative asset. He's 28, which is prime years for a dman, a defensive 3rd pairing physical guy who plays hard, has decent skating, hits a ton, and while ideally his cap hit would be 2mil for 2 more seasons instead of 2.25mil for 3 more, that isn't a terrible difference. PLUS: there'll be some teams that will lose their depth guy on defense with the expansion draft -- Simek is a good replacement for that. I get that he might not return a 3rd or even a 4th, but he's not a negative asset. A 5th is reasonable. Sharks keep him if he's a right-handed shot -- they're too cramped on the left side with Ferraro+Kniazhov+MEV (and his unmovable contract) who's actually been very solid over the last stretch of 12-13 games on a side note, not to mention Pasichnuk and Kniazev waiting in the ranks.

HOLL: Leafs are ready to lose him for nothing so this is a good deal going back their way for fair value.

UFA SIGNINGS: I can see Granlund, Barrie, Raanta, and Armia all taking those deals. They're fair value yet on the higher expected offer side, plus there's a Finnish connection for three of those guys and Barrie gets not just his fair cap hit but the term he's looking for.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Blichfeld, Joachim2$850,000
True, Alex2$850,000
Gambrell, Dylan2$1,275,000
Gregor, Noah2$1,275,000
Balcers, Rūdolfs2$1,500,000
Korenar, Josef1$1,500,000
Jaros, Christian1$850,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Granlund, Mikael4$5,000,000
Barabanov, Alexander2$1,500,000
Armia, Joel3$3,000,000
Raanta, Antti1$4,000,000
Barrie, Tyson4$5,000,000
Nieto, Matt1$2,000,000
Trades
SJS
    SEA
    1. Burns, Brent
    2. Merkley, Ryan
    3. Leonard, John
    SJS
    1. 2021 4th round pick (DAL)
    DAL
    1. Donato, Ryan [RFA Rights]
    SJS
    1. 2022 1st round pick (NYI)
    NYI
    1. Labanc, Kevin
    SJS
    1. Holl, Justin
    TOR
    1. Meloche, Nicolas [RFA Rights]
    2. 2021 3rd round pick (SJS)
    SJS
    1. 2021 5th round pick (MTL)
    BUF
    1. Simek, Radim
    Buyouts
    • Martin Jones: $1,916,667
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
    SJS
    SJS
    TOR
    DAL
    SJS
    COL
    MTL
    SJS
    SJS
    2022
    SJS
    NYI
    SJS
    SJS
    SJS
    BUF
    SJS
    MIN
    2023
    SJS
    SJS
    SJS
    SJS
    SJS
    SJS
    SJS
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    22$81,500,000$79,363,334$0$212,500$2,136,666

    Roster

    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    SJS
    Kane, Evander
    $7,000,000
    LW, RW
    NTC
    UFA - 4
    SJS
    Hertl, Tomas
    $5,625,000
    C, RW
    NTC
    UFA - 1
    SJS
    Barabanov, Alexander
    $1,500,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 1
    SJS
    Meier, Timo
    $6,000,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 2
    Granlund, Mikael
    $5,000,000
    C, RW
    UFA
    SJS
    Balcers, Rūdolfs
    $1,500,000
    RW, LW
    RFA
    SJS
    Gregor, Noah
    $1,275,000
    C, LW
    RFA
    SJS
    Couture, Logan
    $8,000,000
    C, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 6
    SJS
    Blichfeld, Joachim
    $850,000
    RW, LW
    RFA
    SJS
    Nieto, Matt
    $2,000,000
    LW, RW
    UFA
    SJS
    Gambrell, Dylan
    $1,275,000
    C
    RFA
    Armia, Joel
    $3,000,000
    RW, LW
    UFA
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    SJS
    Ferraro, Mario
    $925,000
    LD
    RFA - 1
    SJS
    Karlsson, Erik
    $11,500,000
    RD
    NMC
    UFA - 6
    Raanta, Antti
    $4,000,000
    G
    UFA
    SJS
    Knyzhov, Nikolai
    $796,667
    LD/RD
    RFA - 1
    Barrie, Tyson
    $5,000,000
    RD
    UFA
    SJS
    Korenar, Josef
    $1,500,000
    G
    RFA
    SJS
    Vlasic, Marc-Édouard
    $7,000,000
    LD/RD
    NMC
    UFA - 5
    TOR
    Holl, Justin
    $2,000,000
    RD
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    SJS
    True, Alex
    $850,000
    C, RW
    RFA
    SJS
    Jaros, Christian
    $850,000
    RD
    RFA
    Taxi Squad
    SJS
    Chekhovich, Ivan
    $776,667 ($0)
    C, LW
    RFA - 1
    SJS
    Sawchenko, Zach
    $725,000 ($0)
    G
    RFA - 1
    SJS
    Middleton, Jacob
    $725,000 ($0)
    LD
    RFA - 1
    SJS
    Chmelevski, Alexander
    $778,333 ($0)
    C
    RFA - 1

    Special Teams

    Power Play 1
    Kane, E.
    Hertl, T.
    Barabanov, A.
    Couture, L.
    Karlsson, E.
    Power Play 2
    Meier, T.
    Granlund, M.
    Blichfeld, J.
    Balcers, R.
    Barrie, T.
    Penalty Kill 1
    Nieto, M.
    Armia, J.
    Ferraro, M.
    Holl, J.
    Penalty Kill 2
    Kane, E.
    Gambrell, D.
    Vlasic, M.
    Karlsson, E.

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    May 6 at 5:30
    #1
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    Highly doubt Leafs expose Holl. 4-4-1 seems much more likely route.
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    May 6 at 5:40
    #2
    Joined: May 2019
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    I like what I have seen from Simek
    And think he would be moveable.

    What’s the current ask for Karlsson?
    CheechYou liked this.
    May 6 at 5:52
    #3
    Joined: Dec 2017
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    Quoting: NHLfan10506
    I like what I have seen from Simek
    And think he would be moveable.

    What’s the current ask for Karlsson?


    I don't think anyone wants to take that contract on. Everyone on this website seems to want 50% retention and the Sharks to throw in a 1st. He's not getting moved imo.
    May 6 at 5:55
    #4
    Joined: May 2019
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    Quoting: goodfella
    I don't think anyone wants to take that contract on. Everyone on this website seems to want 50% retention and the Sharks to throw in a 1st. He's not getting moved imo.


    Probably not.
    But Devils have big time need on defense.
    And tons of cap room (actually hitting cap floor might be an issue if Seattle takes Subban).
    So while unlikely, NJD is one possible place for him.
    May 6 at 6:16
    #5
    Joined: Apr 2021
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    Quoting: NHLfan10506
    I like what I have seen from Simek
    And think he would be moveable.

    What’s the current ask for Karlsson?


    Current ask for Karlsson is “please take him? Please.”
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    May 6 at 6:16
    #6
    Joined: Apr 2021
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    Labanc isn’t getting a first.
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    May 6 at 6:18
    #7
    LongtimeLeafsufferer
    Joined: Jul 2015
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    "HOLL: Leafs are ready to lose him for nothing so this is a good deal going back their way for fair value."

    I read this scenario all the time....but really there is no logic behind it. So the Leafs expose both Holl and Dermot knowing one will be taken. So if they trade Holl and Dermot is selected by Seattle, the Leafs are down two NHL Dmen, instead of just one if they don't make the trade.
    I'm just not saying it's a Leafs scenario but for other teams also.

    Seattle still has think Burns is good value at 8m X 4 or else they won't select him. Maybe Seattle think there is much better value in signing Barrie and Granlund (which you did with the Burns cap space) than selecting Burns.
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    May 6 at 6:48
    #8
    Thread Starter
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    Quoting: palhal

    Seattle still has think Burns is good value at 8m X 4 or else they won't select him. Maybe Seattle think there is much better value in signing Barrie and Granlund (which you did with the Burns cap space) than selecting Burns.


    If they're going to be taking a (likely mid-tier or depth) player from 31 other teams, and only have 3 spots for right-handed starters on defense and a choice to pick from for many middle-6 centers (top-level centers won't be exposed), chances are that they won't be signing players like Barrie and Granlund.

    They'll take a run at a top-level UFA guy like Dougie Hamilton, yes, but not Barrie or Granlund.
    May 6 at 6:48
    #9
    Hockey Fan13
    Joined: Oct 2019
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    Granlund is a poor excuse for a center, great wing though.
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    May 6 at 7:10
    #10
    Joined: Jun 2019
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    Stars already have enough under performing bottom six wingers
    May 6 at 9:50
    #11
    Go Sharks
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    Quoting: NHLfan10506
    I like what I have seen from Simek
    And think he would be moveable.

    What’s the current ask for Karlsson?


    Sharks would do a Subban for Karlsson deal immediately.
    May 7 at 10:55
    #12
    John Leonard Viewer
    Joined: Jun 2020
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    Overpay on the Seattle trade. The whole point of moving Burns is so in the long term future you can pay Leonard and Merkley,
     
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