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Washington 2022

Created by: Theo_nollaf
Initial Creation Date: Jun 7, 2021
Published: Jun 7 at 7:43
Team: 2021-22 Washington Capitals
Team Explanation
The Caps definitely could use some changes. The early exits are beginning to pile up and especially if Alex Ovechkin decides to go back to Russia (As I think will happen) the caps will need to make changes. Starting with Evgeny Kusnetsov who already seems to be being pushed out of Washington I think that even though Mika Zibenijad is arguably a better player, he only has a year left and Kusy has 4 years left so I think that especially with the retained salary, the Rangers will be happy to take a player that won't probably ever need a raise with the team. The Oshie cap dump is also interesting but I think that Seattle will have a lot of cap space anyways and they'll be happy to take and third and a bad contract if that contract is a hometown player.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Johansen, Lucas3$800,000
Samsonov, Ilya2$1,450,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Raffl, Michael3$1,400,000
Schwartz, Jaden4$5,650,000
Raanta, Antti2$3,150,000
Trades
WSH
    Expansion
    SEA
    1. Oshie, T.J.
    2. 2021 3rd round pick (ARI)
    WSH
    1. Zibanejad, Mika
    NYR
    1. Kuznetsov, Evgeny ($1,750,000 retained)
    WSH
    1. Puljujärvi, Jesse
    EDM
    1. Samsonov, Ilya
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Evgeny Kuznetsov: $1,750,000 (22.44%)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    2022
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    2023
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    WSH
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    20$81,500,000$73,744,593$472,927$0$7,755,407
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    Schwartz, Jaden
    $5,650,000
    LW
    NMC
    UFA - 5
    NYR
    Zibanejad, Mika
    $5,350,000
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 1
    WSH
    Wilson, Tom
    $5,166,666
    RW
    NTC
    UFA - 3
    WSH
    Mantha, Anthony
    $5,700,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 3
    WSH
    Bäckström, Nicklas
    $9,200,000
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 4
    EDM
    Puljujärvi, Jesse
    $1,175,000
    RW
    RFA - 1
    WSH
    Hagelin, Carl
    $2,750,000
    LW
    UFA - 2
    WSH
    McMichael, Connor
    $863,333
    C
    RFA - 3
    WSH
    Sprong, Daniel
    $725,000
    RW
    RFA - 1
    WSH
    Hathaway, Garnet
    $1,500,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 2
    WSH
    Eller, Lars
    $3,500,000
    C
    UFA - 2
    WSH
    Sheary, Conor
    $1,500,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 2
    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
    Vanecek, Vitek
    $716,667
    G
    RFA - 1
    WSH
    Dillon, Brenden
    $3,900,000
    LD
    UFA - 3
    WSH
    Schultz, Justin
    $4,000,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    Raanta, Antti
    $3,150,000
    G
    UFA - 2
    WSH
    Johansen, Lucas
    $800,000
    LD
    RFA - 1
    WSH
    Jensen, Nick
    $2,500,000
    RD
    UFA - 2
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    WSH
    Kempný, Michal
    $2,500,000
    LD
    UFA - 1
    Taxi Squad
    WSH
    van Riemsdyk, Trevor
    $950,000 ($0)
    RD
    UFA - 2
    WSH
    Dowd, Nic
    $750,000 ($0)
    C
    UFA - 1
    WSH
    Raffl, Michael
    $1,400,000 ($275,000)
    LW, RW
    UFA - 1

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    Jun 7 at 7:50
    #1
    Go Wings Go
    Joined: Jun 2016
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    No Ovechkin? Ovechkin alone puts you over the salary cap with at least 2 more players to sign.
    Jun 7 at 7:52
    #2
    Joined: Sep 2020
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    Well that’s a pipe dream!
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    Jun 7 at 8:10
    #3
    Joined: Jan 2017
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    No to this crap.
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    Jun 7 at 8:10
    #4
    Dach is Elite
    Joined: May 2021
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    NYR thinks about that trade for a grand total of 0 seconds
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    Jun 7 at 10:14
    #5
    Thread Starter
    Barzals skateblade
    Joined: Aug 2020
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    Quoting: IconicHawk
    NYR thinks about that trade for a grand total of 0 seconds


    Would you rather 4 years of Evgeny Kusnetsov, a proven playoff performer who's had point-per-game seasons at 6 million dollars or Mika Zibanejad, a streaky goal goal scorer, at 5.3 million for one year becuase after that Ziba is going to ask for 9 mil and if the Rangers were to sign that it would be guaranteeing cap hell for as long as the Rangers are good.
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    Jun 7 at 10:49
    #6
    GM_MZ_WSH
    Joined: Apr 2018
    Posts: 133
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    These are odd decisions. LuJo is getting a year deal max or getting his rights traded this summer.

    I know Oshie is the popular pick to expose and stuff, but BMac gave him a vote of confidence and he had a productive season. It could be worse (those last 2-3 years) but for next season it won’t hurt to have him.

    Then there’s the other trades. We would have to give up a lot more to get Mika. Conversely, I think Samsonov is worth more than just Puljujärvi. Not a ton, but more. Hard to replace a future stud goalie (if he behaves himself).

    Schwartz is assuming we don’t resign Ovechkin, which is fine to do. But Raffl seems like a waste of space. He looked alright, but not worth having for 3 years.
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    Jun 8 at 9:53
    #7
    Joined: Jun 2018
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    Likes: 809
    I doubt the Rangers and the Caps make a deal like this. The last time a trade happened that wasn't for fringe AHL players or draft picks between the two teams was...back in 2004 when the Caps traded Jagr for Anson Carter lol
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    Jun 8 at 10:03
    #8
    Dach is Elite
    Joined: May 2021
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    Quoting: Theo_nollaf
    Would you rather 4 years of Evgeny Kusnetsov, a proven playoff performer who's had point-per-game seasons at 6 million dollars or Mika Zibanejad, a streaky goal goal scorer, at 5.3 million for one year becuase after that Ziba is going to ask for 9 mil and if the Rangers were to sign that it would be guaranteeing cap hell for as long as the Rangers are good.


    At least Mika isn’t an outdated worn down veteran like Kuzy is now Mika is a consistent 50-60 point scorer while kuzy is only getting 35 points a season
    Jun 8 at 12:10
    #9
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    Quoting: IconicHawk
    At least Mika isn’t an outdated worn down veteran like Kuzy is now Mika is a consistent 50-60 point scorer while kuzy is only getting 35 points a season


    What? Kuznetsov is 29 lol. Over the last four seasons, he has 259 GP, 76 Gs, 160 A, 236 P. Even this season where he was out for extended periods of time due to COVID, he still had 29 points in 41 games. People are pissed at Kuznetsov for off-ice issues and lack of effort at times, not that he can't produce any more.
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    Jun 8 at 6:19
    #10
    Who adds what?
    Joined: Jul 2017
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    Quoting: Theo_nollaf
    Would you rather 4 years of Evgeny Kusnetsov, a proven playoff performer who's had point-per-game seasons at 6 million dollars or Mika Zibanejad, a streaky goal goal scorer, at 5.3 million for one year becuase after that Ziba is going to ask for 9 mil and if the Rangers were to sign that it would be guaranteeing cap hell for as long as the Rangers are good.


    True. So why do the Caps retain salary for four years to get a guy they're going to have to overpay or lose the next year?
    Jun 8 at 7:12
    #11
    Thread Starter
    Barzals skateblade
    Joined: Aug 2020
    Posts: 186
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    Quoting: Eli
    True. So why do the Caps retain salary for four years to get a guy they're going to have to overpay or lose the next year?


    Because they actually have the space to resign him and If NYR does they're screwed
     
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