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Before something happens

Created by: CoopsTroops
Initial Creation Date: Jul 8, 2021
Published: Jul 14 at 12:12
Team: 2021-22 Tampa Bay Lightning
Team Explanation
Well, the expansion draft is coming and a bunch of signing and trading activity. Before that fully gets underway, this is my last best guess for next season.

Taxi squad are potential minors call-ups during the season.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Barré-Boulet, Alex2$800,000
Colton, Ross2$1,250,000
Raddysh, Taylor1$750,000
Somppi, Otto1$750,000
Foote, Cal2$1,000,000
Katchouk, Boris1$750,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Schenn, Luke1$800,000
Claesson, Fredrik1$750,000
Trades
TBL
    SEA
    1. Johnson, Tyler
    2. 2022 1st round pick (TBL)
    3. 2021 3rd round pick (TBL)
    Additional Details:
    Johnson to Seattle
    TBL
    1. Stalock, Alex
    2. 2022 2nd round pick (EDM)
    EDM
    1. Palat, Ondrej
    Additional Details:
    2 Stanley Cup experience forward with proven ability to play with top line talent. What more could Edmonton want? (As long as they're 1 of 20 teams)
    Buyouts
    • Vincent Lecavalier: $0
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
    TBL
    TBL
    TBL
    NSH
    NJD
    2022
    EDM
    TBL
    TBL
    TBL
    TBL
    2023
    TBL
    TBL
    TBL
    TBL
    TBL
    TBL
    TBL
    ANA
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    22$81,500,000$80,996,788$145,122$0$503,212
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    TBL
    Barré-Boulet, Alex
    $800,000
    C
    UFA - 3
    TBL
    Point, Brayden
    $6,750,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 1
    TBL
    Kucherov, Nikita
    $9,500,000
    RW
    NMC
    UFA - 6
    TBL
    Killorn, Alex
    $4,450,000
    LW
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    TBL
    Cirelli, Anthony
    $4,800,000
    C
    RFA - 2
    TBL
    Stamkos, Steven
    $8,500,000
    C, RW
    NMC
    UFA - 3
    TBL
    Colton, Ross
    $1,250,000
    C
    RFA - 2
    TBL
    Gourde, Yanni
    $5,166,666
    C, LW, RW
    NTC
    UFA - 4
    TBL
    Joseph, Mathieu
    $737,500
    C, LW, RW
    RFA - 1
    TBL
    Katchouk, Boris
    $750,000
    LW
    RFA - 3
    TBL
    Stephens, Mitchell
    $737,500
    C
    RFA - 1
    TBL
    Maroon, Patrick
    $900,000
    LW, RW
    NTC
    UFA - 1
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    TBL
    Hedman, Victor
    $7,875,000
    LD
    NMC
    UFA - 4
    TBL
    Rutta, Jan
    $1,300,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    TBL
    Vasilevskiy, Andrei
    $9,500,000
    G
    NMC
    UFA - 7
    TBL
    McDonagh, Ryan
    $6,750,000
    LD
    NTC
    UFA - 5
    TBL
    Cernak, Erik
    $2,950,000
    RD
    RFA - 2
    EDM
    Stalock, Alex
    $785,000
    G
    UFA - 1
    TBL
    Sergachev, Mikhail
    $4,800,000
    LD/RD
    RFA - 2
    TBL
    Foote, Cal
    $1,000,000
    RD
    RFA - 2
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    TBL
    Raddysh, Taylor
    $750,000
    RW
    RFA - 3
    TBL
    Schenn, Luke
    $800,000
    RD
    UFA - 2
    Taxi Squad
    TBL
    Claesson, Fredrik
    $750,000 ($0)
    LD
    UFA - 1
    TBL
    Somppi, Otto
    $750,000 ($0)
    C
    RFA - 1
    TBL
    Ryfors, Simon
    $842,500 ($0)
    C, LW
    RFA - 1
    TBL
    Alnefelt, Hugo
    $850,833 ($0)
    G
    RFA - 3

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    Jul 14 at 12:16
    #1
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    Looks reasonable. I’d say this is solid for us
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    Jul 14 at 12:19
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    WDYTYAIA
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    Quoting: Florida_Man_Maroon
    Looks reasonable. I’d say this is solid for us


    The 2 biggest questionable areas I see are:
    1) How does Barre-Boulet fit in when both Kucherov and Point are on the ice (as opposed to being in Kucherov's spot)?
    2) Can Foote be relied upon full-time?

    As long as neither are liabilities, I think the team can contend again.
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    Jul 14 at 12:34
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    nickk
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    I’d move McDonagh, Gourde and maybe Killorn before Palat.
    Jul 14 at 12:34
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    nickk
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    Quoting: CoopsTroops
    The 2 biggest questionable areas I see are:
    1) How does Barre-Boulet fit in when both Kucherov and Point are on the ice (as opposed to being in Kucherov's spot)?
    2) Can Foote be relied upon full-time?

    As long as neither are liabilities, I think the team can contend again.


    Quoting: CoopsTroops
    The 2 biggest questionable areas I see are:
    1) How does Barre-Boulet fit in when both Kucherov and Point are on the ice (as opposed to being in Kucherov's spot)?
    2) Can Foote be relied upon full-time?

    As long as neither are liabilities, I think the team can contend again.


    Check my recent one lmk what u think
    Jul 14 at 12:36
    #5
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    Pretty Good But some things to think about.
    Too much for Ross Colton. I can guarantee you he signs for under a million.

    I would trade Joseph to Seattle instead of the third. (we are really short on draft picks)

    Put Katchouk and Raddysh together on the third line with gourde. They play really well together. Or at least play them on the 4th line together.


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    Jul 14 at 12:37
    #6
    Thread Starter
    WDYTYAIA
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    Quoting: nickkbowen25
    I’d move McDonagh, Gourde and maybe Killorn before Palat.


    Quoting: nickkbowen25
    Check my recent one lmk what u think


    Killorn brings more to the team than Palat IMO. PP1 and PK ability. Also, a little more cap freed up to help us stay a little more flexible in case of injuries or trade acquisitions.

    I'll reply in your post.
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    Jul 14 at 12:39
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    Quoting: nickkbowen25
    I’d move McDonagh, Gourde and maybe Killorn before Palat.


    No. Killorn is a much more important part of the team than Palat. (Important Part of the Powerplay+ Penalty Kill, + Plays solid defense+ cheaper contract.) I know you probaly just looked and saw palat had more points but Killorn is a better player and more important to the team/
    Jul 14 at 12:42
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    WDYTYAIA
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    Quoting: siegeell
    Pretty Good But some things to think about.
    Too much for Ross Colton. I can guarantee you he signs for under a million.

    I would trade Joseph to Seattle instead of the third. (we are really short on draft picks)

    Put Kathouk and Raddysh together on the third line with gourde. They play really well together. Or at least play them on the 4th line together.


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    Recency bias with Colton. I hope he signs for less, but Cup clinching goals might inflate values (or egos of agents).

    I'd prefer to slowly bring in Raddysh and Katchouk. And then sign them to 2 year deals after next season that will give us cap certainty until Stamkos' contract is up. If they prove they deserve 3rd line spots though, it's theirs.

    Draft picks are overrated. Joseph is NHL ready right now at a cap hit below the league minimum.
    Jul 14 at 12:43
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    nickk
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    Quoting: siegeell
    No. Killorn is a much more important part of the team than Palat. (Important Part of the Powerplay+ Penalty Kill, + Plays solid defense+ cheaper contract.) I know you probaly just looked and saw palat had more points but Killorn is a better player and more important to the team/


    I’ve watched this team since I was born... so no I didn’t just look at points.. Lmao don’t talk like that.
    Jul 14 at 12:45
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    nickk
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    Quoting: CoopsTroops
    Killorn brings more to the team than Palat IMO. PP1 and PK ability. Also, a little more cap freed up to help us stay a little more flexible in case of injuries or trade acquisitions.

    I'll reply in your post.


    Either way it’s a loss... both can play anywhere.
    Jul 14 at 12:46
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    nickk
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    Quoting: siegeell
    No. Killorn is a much more important part of the team than Palat. (Important Part of the Powerplay+ Penalty Kill, + Plays solid defense+ cheaper contract.) I know you probaly just looked and saw palat had more points but Killorn is a better player and more important to the team/


    I’d say their even in terms of importance too. Both can and have played anywhere. Either way it’s a loss. But don’t pull the “you probably just look at points” card on me lmao
    Jul 14 at 3:08
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    Edited Jul 14 at 3:14
    Quoting: nickkbowen25
    I’d say their even in terms of importance too. Both can and have played anywhere. Either way it’s a loss. But don’t pull the “you probably just look at points” card on me lmao


    Palat is by far the best to move between him, Killorn, McD and Gourde. Palat has one year left, and there is basically zero chance the team will be able to re-sign him after this coming year(without sacrificing likely both Killorn and Gourde) given Point's upcoming raise. Killorn is more versatile, while Gourde drives the best 3rd line in hockey. McD 's contract may become an anchor several years from now, but Tampa doesn't win the Cup without him this year and he's still considerably better than having to rely on Sergachev as the 2LD this season. Get value for Palat now and then either Killorn or Gourde after next year.
    Jul 14 at 3:13
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    I have posted similar approaches to next year, however the team should be able to keep Goodrow. Pay Colton 250k less, move Katchouk back down, and get retention on Stalock, and the team can sign Goodrow for around 2 million. Alternatively, they could start the year with 21 players and easily keep Goodrow at a hit closer to 2.5.
    Jul 14 at 8:44
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    Oilers would take it but their 2nd round pick cannot be moved due to the Keith trade conditions. Probably takes them out of the running for Palat and Killorn since they traded their 3rd as well.
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