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How the Oilers will win the cup

Created by: GmFiggy
Initial Creation Date: Jun 3, 2021
Published: Jun 3 at 11:39
Team: 2021-22 Edmonton Oilers
Team Explanation
This is a mix of what I think will happen (Barrie and Smith resign) and what I think the oilers should do. My forwards depend on a lot of hope that forwards such as Mcleod, Yammamoto, and Puljujarvi grow into great players along with Lavoie in the future.

I signed Antti Raanta because I dont see 39 year old Mike Smith being able to last another full 82 game season of hockey plus playoffs and Raanta has shown that he can be a very solid goaltender that you can be able to rely on. I signed Mike Smith because the Oilers will prolly end up doing it anyway

I love Nikita Gusev and his goal scoring touch could be exactly what the oilers need along with Brandon Saad who at the moment has 5 goals in 5 games plus his speed which would be deadly. Saad has been on a few cup runs with Chicago and now the Avalanche so the playoff experience will definitely help the team.

Traded Neal to Detroit because they had said they were willing to accept cap dumps and Rasmussen is a RFA that has potential to be a solid bottom six guy.

Only other thing I would consider doing would be to trade Bear for a better forward and aim to move Broberg into the lineup. On the flip side I still have almost 2.5mil in cap and Koskinens contract is finally over next season so that should free up lots of money to go ahead resign Bear and get some other players.

Also I got no idea who Seattle will take but for the sake of this GM mode I hope/wanted it to be Kassian so that I could have extra money
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Yamamoto, Kailer3$2,700,000
Rasmussen, Michael3$1,200,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Barrie, Tyson4$4,500,000
Raanta, Antti3$4,250,000
Smith, Mike1$1,500,000
Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan5$5,700,000
Coleman, Blake3$2,875,000
Gusev, Nikita2$1,250,000
Saad, Brandon4$3,500,000
Trades
EDM
    SEA
    1. Kassian, Zack
    EDM
    1. Rasmussen, Michael [RFA Rights]
    DET
    1. Neal, James ($1,437,500 retained)
    2. 2022 2nd round pick (EDM)
    Buyouts
    • Andrej Sekera: $1,500,000
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • James Neal: $1,437,500 (191.67%)
    • Milan Lucic: $750,000 (13%)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    PIT
    EDM
    2022
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    2023
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    EDM
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    25$81,500,000$79,734,672$669,339$2,157,500$1,765,328
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    Gusev, Nikita
    $1,250,000
    RW, LW
    UFA
    EDM
    McDavid, Connor
    $12,500,000
    C
    UFA - 5
    Saad, Brandon
    $3,500,000
    RW, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 5
    EDM
    Yamamoto, Kailer
    $2,700,000
    RW, C
    RFA - 1
    EDM
    Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
    $5,700,000
    C, LW
    NMC
    UFA - 8
    EDM
    Draisaitl, Leon
    $8,500,000
    C, LW, RW
    UFA - 4
    Coleman, Blake
    $2,875,000
    LW, RW
    NTC
    UFA - 6
    EDM
    McLeod, Ryan
    $834,167
    C
    RFA - 1
    EDM
    Puljujärvi, Jesse
    $1,175,000
    RW
    RFA - 1
    EDM
    Holloway, Dylan
    $925,000
    C, LW, RW
    RFA - 3
    EDM
    Turris, Kyle
    $1,650,000
    C
    UFA - 1
    EDM
    Archibald, Josh
    $1,500,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 1
    Rasmussen, Michael
    $1,200,000
    LW, C, RW
    RFA - 3
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    EDM
    Nurse, Darnell
    $5,600,000
    LD
    UFA - 1
    EDM
    Bear, Ethan
    $2,000,000
    RD
    RFA - 1
    Raanta, Antti
    $4,250,000
    G
    UFA - 2
    EDM
    Barrie, Tyson
    $4,500,000
    RD
    UFA - 3
    EDM
    Klefbom, Oscar
    $4,167,000
    LD
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    EDM
    Smith, Mike
    $1,500,000
    G
    UFA - 2
    EDM
    Russell, Kris
    $1,250,000
    LD/RD
    UFA - 1
    EDM
    Bouchard, Evan
    $863,333
    RD
    RFA - 2
    EDM
    Broberg, Philip
    $863,333
    LD
    RFA - 3
    EDM
    Jones, Caleb
    $850,000
    LD
    RFA - 1
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    EDM
    Lagesson, William
    $725,000
    LD
    RFA - 1
    EDM
    Koskinen, Mikko
    $4,500,000
    G
    NTC
    UFA - 1

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    Jun 3 at 11:42
    #1
    Buffbry
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    Instead of ripping this apart. Why would the wings do this?
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    Jun 3 at 11:43
    #2
    PULL A TAMPA IGNORE
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    Neither the Coleman or Gusev offers come close
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    Jun 3 at 11:43
    #3
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    Detroit would be willing to accept cap dumps but that isn't nearly enough to dump Neal and get Rasmussen back.
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    Jun 3 at 11:45
    #4
    Ouch
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    Quoting: buffbry
    Instead of ripping this apart. Why would the wings do this?


    No reason to "rip it apart". Find another hobby man.
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    Jun 3 at 11:55
    #5
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    Quoting: buffbry
    Instead of ripping this apart. Why would the wings do this?


    I think Detroit would so something around this offer because the 2022 draft year will be a VERY deep draft class and you would expect the oilers to finish near the top of the table giving them a low first round pick and a high second.
    Jun 3 at 11:58
    #6
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    Quoting: TheThunder
    Neither the Coleman or Gusev offers come close


    Your probably not wrong which is another reason I left 2.4 mil because the contracts could be more. But Gusev is coming off of a rough season and he didint even play in the playoffs so I cant see him getting too much more
    Jun 3 at 12:00
    #7
    redw1n9s
    Joined: Mar 2016
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    "Traded Neal to Detroit because I have no idea what I'm doing" is more like that you should have said.
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    Jun 3 at 12:01
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    Quoting: redwingsfan04
    Detroit would be willing to accept cap dumps but that isn't nearly enough to dump Neal and get Rasmussen back.


    My thoughts exactly, he is a 9th overall pick that's only 22 years old, a huge body that can skate with nothing but upside. The second round pick maybe gets you rid of the Neal contract but there would need to be something else in this deal that gets you Rasmussen included.
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    Jun 3 at 12:06
    #9
    Really Old Guy
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    Wings won’t make that trade. The Blueline still has no depth
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    Jun 3 at 12:17
    #10
    PlusMinus is stupid
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    You're not even in the right universe with that Detroit trade. Hardest of passes possible.
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    Jun 3 at 12:21
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    Detroit already have 9 waiver eligible wingers penned in for next year plus Raymond and Berggren. Detroit don't need any more wingers!

    If Oilers wants to do a salary dump for two years they will have to pay to make it happen. Neal + a first and nothing back could possibly be done.

    Detroit recieved a 2nd this season for taking on Staal but that was one year and it was in a position where Detroit needed players.
    Jun 3 at 12:28
    #12
    Buffbry
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    Quoting: GmFiggy
    I think Detroit would so something around this offer because the 2022 draft year will be a VERY deep draft class and you would expect the oilers to finish near the top of the table giving them a low first round pick and a high second.


    It's going to take a first to dump 2 years of Neal and they wouldn't trade rasmuesson. So either a 2nd and rodrigue/lavoie or a first and the tkeep Ras. That's the price of doing business in a flat cap era
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    Jun 3 at 12:29
    #13
    Buffbry
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    Quoting: JmoneyTalk
    No reason to "rip it apart". Find another hobby man.


    Uh mind your own business? I asked him why the wings would do this instead of spreading the normal ripping people apart on this site. Wanted to get his side of it, since it wasn't even close to what the wings would do. Hopefully you have a really bad day today
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    Jun 3 at 3:14
    #14
    Will9739
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    The Detroit trade = (InsertGameShowBuzzerHere)
     
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