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Barrie is not the solution

Created by: GermanGretzky
Initial Creation Date: Jul. 21, 2021
Published: Jul. 21, 2021
Team: 2021-22 Edmonton Oilers
Team Explanation
Losing Larsson sucks, because he was the best shutdown defenseman the Oilers had. You need big, strong shutdown defensemen to win in the playoffs. But signing Barrie wouldn't solve that issue. That's why I rather overpay for a guy like Savard and sign Hakanpää (a big, strong yet mostly unproven guy). That leaves Bear as the odd man out, which at least can help to get another pice (3C, Top6 Winger, Goalie) at a moderate cap hit (in this case Kessel).
Obviously, you can also sign Barrie and trade Bear, but then you spending a lot of money on your Blueline.

The guys on the Taxi Squad could all see some playing time in the NHL next season (Yeah even Konovalov).
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Yamamoto, Kailer2$2,000,000
Benson, Tyler1$850,000
Marody, Cooper1$850,000
Khaira, Jujhar1$1,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Smith, Mike2$2,000,000
Savard, David3$5,000,000
Hakanpää, Jani4$2,000,000
Koekkoek, Slater2$1,000,000
Bonino, Nick2$3,000,000
Mrázek, Petr3$3,000,000
Tatar, Tomas1$3,000,000
Trades
1.
EDM
  1. 2021 4th round pick (OTT)
It's rumored that there is a deal in place. I have no clue with which team, so I just chose the Rangers, because they want to add some grit. But could be anywhere.
NYR
  1. Kassian, Zack
2.
EDM
  1. Palat, Ondrej
TBL
  1. Stalock, Alex
  2. 2023 2nd round pick (EDM)
3.
EDM
  1. Kessel, Phil ($3,400,000 retained)
ARI
  1. Bear, Ethan
  2. Koskinen, Mikko
Buyouts
  • Andrej Sekera: $1,500,000
  • James Neal: $1,916,667
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Milan Lucic: $750,000 (13%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
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2022
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2023
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$80,646,968$669,339$907,500$853,032
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Palat, Ondrej
$5,300,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
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McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
UFA - 5
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Puljujärvi, Jesse
$1,175,000
RW
RFA - 1
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Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
$5,125,000
LW, C
NMC
UFA - 8
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Draisaitl, Leon
$8,500,000
C, LW
UFA - 4
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Kessel, Phil
$3,400,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
Tatar, Tomas
$3,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
Bonino, Nick
$3,000,000
C
NTC
UFA - 2
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Yamamoto, Kailer
$2,000,000
RW, C
RFA - 1
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Benson, Tyler
$850,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
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McLeod, Ryan
$834,167
C
RFA - 1
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Archibald, Josh
$1,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Nurse, Darnell
$5,600,000
LD
UFA - 1
Savard, David
$5,000,000
RD
UFA - 4
Mrázek, Petr
$3,000,000
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NTC
UFA - 3
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Keith, Duncan
$5,538,462
LD
NMC
UFA - 2
Hakanpää, Jani
$2,000,000
RD
UFA - 3
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Smith, Mike
$2,000,000
G
UFA - 2
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Koekkoek, Slater
$1,000,000
LD/RD
UFA - 2
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Bouchard, Evan
$863,333
RD
RFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Shore, Devin
$850,000
LW, C, RW
UFA - 2
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Klefbom, Oscar
$4,167,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
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Russell, Kris
$1,250,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
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Khaira, Jujhar
$1,000,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
Taxi Squad
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Turris, Kyle
$1,650,000 ($525,000)
C, RW
UFA - 1
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Lagesson, William
$725,000 ($0)
LD
UFA - 1
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Marody, Cooper
$850,000 ($0)
C, RW
UFA - 1
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Holloway, Dylan
$925,000 ($0)
C, LW, RW
RFA - 3
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Samorukov, Dmitri
$825,000 ($0)
LD
RFA - 1
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Konovalov, Ilya
$842,500 ($0)
G
RFA - 2

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Jul. 21, 2021 at 4:44 p.m.
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Pistol Pete
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Im quite adamate that if they sign Barrie Bear is gone.
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Jul. 21, 2021 at 4:47 p.m.
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Quoting: Zmach
Im quite adamate that if they sign Barrie Bear is gone.


That would be the best asset managing, but then they still need a shutdown Dman. I don't know a lot about Hakanpää, but I think he could be one.
Jul. 21, 2021 at 4:56 p.m.
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"You need big, strong shutdown defensemen to win in the playoffs."

While I don't completely disagree, Larsson was one of the worst defensemen on the team in the playoffs:
http://naturalstattrick.com/playerteams.php?fromseason=20202021&thruseason=20202021&stype=3&sit=5v5&score=all&stdoi=oi&rate=y&team=EDM&pos=D&loc=B&toi=0&gpfilt=none&fd=&td=&tgp=410&lines=single&draftteam=ALL
Jul. 21, 2021 at 4:59 p.m.
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That Savard contract is a fireable offense. Absolutely terrible for a guy that has already fallen off the cliff: 26.79 GF% in Columbus this year and a horrid 16.67 GF% in Tampa Bay. He's worth about $1.5M on a 1-year deal, and that's only if you have a MASSIVE appetite for risk.

http://naturalstattrick.com/playerreport.php?fromseason=20202021&thruseason=20202021&stype=2&sit=5v5&stdoi=oi&rate=y&v=p&playerid=8475233
Jul. 21, 2021 at 4:59 p.m.
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"Barrie is not the solution"

This, we agree on.
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Jul. 21, 2021 at 5:11 p.m.
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That Savard contract is a fireable offense. Absolutely terrible for a guy that has already fallen off the cliff: 26.79 GF% in Columbus this year and a horrid 16.67 GF% in Tampa Bay. He's worth about $1.5M on a 1-year deal, and that's only if you have a MASSIVE appetite for risk.

http://naturalstattrick.com/playerreport.php?fromseason=20202021&thruseason=20202021&stype=2&sit=5v5&stdoi=oi&rate=y&v=p&playerid=8475233


Wow, didn't know that Savard was THIS bad. While I still don't completely agree with you, I can see your point and you're probably right that 5Mio is way to much for Savard.
But I think that the qualities of a shutdown defensemen are hard to quantify in numbers and sad but true I can see Holland overpay for a guy like Savard.
Jul. 21, 2021 at 5:27 p.m.
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That Savard contract is a fireable offense. Absolutely terrible for a guy that has already fallen off the cliff: 26.79 GF% in Columbus this year and a horrid 16.67 GF% in Tampa Bay. He's worth about $1.5M on a 1-year deal, and that's only if you have a MASSIVE appetite for risk.

http://naturalstattrick.com/playerreport.php?fromseason=20202021&thruseason=20202021&stype=2&sit=5v5&stdoi=oi&rate=y&v=p&playerid=8475233


I swear you were arguing for David savard 6 months ago saying lasson is garbage.

Savard apparently has been slowing down?
 
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