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Jumbo

Created by: Eli
Initial Creation Date: May 16, 2021
Published: May 16 at 8:04
Team: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
Team Explanation
This is awful. But it solves expansion and cap space for next year. Would they still make the playoffs?

If Ovechkin insists on a 12.5M cap hit, I don't think the team goes over two years. After that, re-evaluate cap hit on a series of one-year deals for as long as it takes to break the goals record.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Samsonov, Ilya4$2,500,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Ovechkin, Alex2$12,500,000
Thornton, Joe1$750,000
Chara, Zdeno1$750,000
Anderson, Craig1$750,000
Trades
WSH
  1. 2021 2nd round pick (SEA)
  2. 2022 2nd round pick (SEA)
  3. 2023 2nd round pick (SEA)
picks to expose Kuznetsov to expansion draft
SEA
  1. Kuznetsov, Evgeny
Additional Details:
taken in expansion draft
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
WSH
SEA
ARI
WSH
WSH
WSH
2022
WSH
SEA
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
2023
WSH
WSH
SEA
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
WSH
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$81,906,260$472,927$0-$406,260
Left WingCenterRight Wing
WSH
Ovechkin, Alex
$12,500,000
LW, RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 5
Thornton, Joe
$750,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
WSH
Oshie, T.J.
$5,750,000
RW, C
NTC
UFA - 4
WSH
Mantha, Anthony
$5,700,000
RW, LW
UFA - 3
WSH
Bäckström, Nicklas
$9,200,000
C
NMC
UFA - 4
WSH
Wilson, Tom
$5,166,666
RW
NTC
UFA - 3
WSH
Hathaway, Garnet
$1,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
WSH
Eller, Lars
$3,500,000
C
UFA - 2
WSH
Sprong, Daniel
$725,000
RW
RFA - 1
WSH
Hagelin, Carl
$2,750,000
LW
UFA - 2
WSH
Dowd, Nic
$750,000
C
UFA - 1
WSH
Sheary, Conor
$1,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
WSH
Pinho, Brian
$725,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
WSH
Orlov, Dmitry
$5,100,000
LD/RD
NTC
UFA - 2
WSH
Carlson, John
$8,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 5
WSH
Samsonov, Ilya
$2,500,000
G
RFA - 1
WSH
Dillon, Brenden
$3,900,000
LD
UFA - 3
WSH
Schultz, Justin
$4,000,000
RD
UFA - 1
WSH
Vanecek, Vitek
$716,667
G
RFA - 1
WSH
Chara, Zdeno
$750,000
LD
UFA
WSH
Jensen, Nick
$2,500,000
RD
UFA - 2
WSH
van Riemsdyk, Trevor
$950,000
RD
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
WSH
Kempný, Michal
$2,500,000
LD
UFA - 1

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May 16 at 9:00
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And why would Seattle want some overpayed 3rd liner?
May 16 at 9:06
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Who adds what?
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Quoting: Lets_Go_Bruins2021
And why would Seattle want some overpayed 3rd liner?


You're funny. Guy's got as many 70 point seasons as Bergeron in half the time. If Kuznetsov's not a top six center, the Bruins don't have one. Might be time to rebuild.
May 16 at 10:41
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Quoting: Eli
You're funny. Guy's got as many 70 point seasons as Bergeron in half the time. If Kuznetsov's not a top six center, the Bruins don't have one. Might be time to rebuild.


I think he's still bitter from last nights game tears of joy

good game by WSH. That game was too close on the score sheet for it to get wild though. This series is gonna explode. Don't think the caps putting up to BOS abusing OV in the corner.
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May 16 at 11:13
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FWIW, Kuznetsov is worth more than three high 2nd round draft picks, but the other part of the return above might be Vanecek, Dillon, or Schultz, any of whom is worth about a 30th-35th overall pick this offseason, so I'm trading Kuznetsov for four high 2nd round picks. That's not the awful part. The awful part is that there's still no cap space to sign an average middle six center to hold his spot for a year until McMichael is ready. And yes, they could make another deal to clear a little space, but mostly this is a post about why neither Ovechkin nor the Caps should look for a short-term, top cap-hit deal, if the goal is to break Gretzky's record and win another Cup.
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May 16 at 11:36
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Combined age of the top line: 113
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May 16 at 11:37
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Thornton needed *needed* time with MM&AM to put up any points this season (check his hockeyviz chart it's totally striking) and so idk if he'll be ok next year
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May 16 at 12:06
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Quoting: Radu47
Combined age of the top line: 113


Career points of top line: 3,459. Should be able to break 3500 by the all star break, but I don't expect they'll play a whole lot of defense.

Quoting: Radu47
Thornton needed *needed* time with MM&AM to put up any points this season (check his hockeyviz chart it's totally striking) and so idk if he'll be ok next year


Have to keep him up top, then. Do you think he's slowing down a lot from age 41 to 42? smile
May 16 at 12:12
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What about Oshie 1C and Sprong 1RW

Sprong led WSH by far in 5v5 pts/60 this year

Could be a decent fit though lacking playmaking

Edit:

Or oshie at 2C ✔
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May 16 at 12:21
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Quoting: Radu47
What about Oshie 1C and Sprong 1RW

Sprong led WSH by far in 5v5 pts/60 this year

Could be a decent fit though lacking playmaking

Edit:

Or oshie at 2C ✔


Panik was top five on the Caps in points/60 the last two years and then he went to Detroit for a negative first round pick and finished the season on..... let's see... (googles it)... their top line. Oh.
 
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