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Other than Eichel

Created by: Northstar7
Initial Creation Date: Jul 22, 2021
Published: Jul 22 at 9:22
Team: 2021-22 Minnesota Wild
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kaprizov, Kirill5$8,000,000
Fiala, Kevin5$6,000,000
Bitten, Will2$1,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Foligno, Nick2$2,500,000
Cole, Ian2$2,000,000
McCabe, Jake3$2,500,000
Martinez, Alec4$5,000,000
Trades
MIN
  1. Hertl, Tomas
SJS
  1. Greenway, Jordan
  2. Beckman, Adam
  3. 2021 1st round pick (PIT)
MIN
  1. Zacha, Pavel
NJD
  1. Dumba, Matt
  2. Rask, Victor
  3. 2021 5th round pick (MIN)
Buyouts
  • Ryan Suter: $2,371,794
  • Zach Parise: $2,371,794
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
MIN
MIN
MIN
PIT
MIN
MIN
MIN
2022
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
SJS
MIN
2023
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
MIN
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$77,830,255$0$1,582,500$3,669,745
Left WingCenterRight Wing
MIN
Zuccarello, Mats
$6,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 3
SJS
Hertl, Tomas
$5,625,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
MIN
Kaprizov, Kirill
$8,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 5
MIN
Foligno, Marcus
$3,100,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
MIN
Eriksson Ek, Joel
$5,250,000
C
UFA - 8
MIN
Sturm, Nico
$725,000
C
UFA - 1
MIN
Boldy, Matthew
$880,833
C
RFA - 2
NJD
Zacha, Pavel
$2,250,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
MIN
Fiala, Kevin
$6,000,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
Foligno, Nick
$2,500,000
LW, C, RW
NMC
UFA - 2
MIN
Rossi, Marco
$894,167
C
RFA - 3
MIN
Hartman, Ryan
$1,700,000
C, RW
UFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
MIN
Brodin, Jonas
$6,000,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 7
MIN
Spurgeon, Jared
$7,575,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 6
MIN
Talbot, Cam
$3,666,667
G
UFA - 2
Martinez, Alec
$5,000,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 3
MIN
Addison, Calen
$795,000
RD
RFA - 2
MIN
Kähkönen, Kaapo
$725,000
G
RFA - 1
McCabe, Jake
$2,500,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 4
MIN
Cole, Ian
$2,000,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
MIN
Bjugstad, Nick
$900,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
MIN
Bitten, Will
$1,000,000
RW, C
RFA - 1

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Jul 22 at 9:27
#1
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I'd think it would be just Dumba for Zacha if Devils did that deal.
Seems like about an even swap.
Don't think Wild would have to add those other pieces.
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Jul 22 at 9:29
#2
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i mean the value for the devils trade is certainly there, but the pieces don’t pique the interest of the devils. as a team in a rebuild, we’d like some younger pieces or prospects in place of dumba. i’d take someone like marat or calen addison in dumba’s place, while also taking on rask’s contract, and maybe a 2nd for 3rd swap:

calen + rask + 2nd
zacha + 3rd
Jul 22 at 9:29
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Northstar7
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Fair enough wasn't sure on the exact value. I threw in the pick to compensate for part of the Rask cap dump???
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Jul 22 at 10:26
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Quoting: leafs_RtheBest
i mean the value for the devils trade is certainly there, but the pieces don’t pique the interest of the devils. as a team in a rebuild, we’d like some younger pieces or prospects in place of dumba. i’d take someone like marat or calen addison in dumba’s place, while also taking on rask’s contract, and maybe a 2nd for 3rd swap:

calen + rask + 2nd
zacha + 3rd


Eeek yeah wild def aren’t doing Addison and a 2nd for Zacha + 3rd. The main idea here to lose Dumbas salary. If he’s out, Wild lose interest pretty quickly.
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Jul 22 at 10:52
#5
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If the Wild were going to trade Addison, which I don't see them doing, they'd want a better C coming back than Zacha. Which NJ wouldn't want to part with a better C.
Jul 22 at 11:10
#6
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Quoting: drmantalban
Eeek yeah wild def aren’t doing Addison and a 2nd for Zacha + 3rd. The main idea here to lose Dumbas salary. If he’s out, Wild lose interest pretty quickly.


well in that trade we're taking on rask's salary. take out the pick swap, if you wish:
zacha
rask, addison

marat instead of calen is also viable
Jul 22 at 11:11
#7
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Quoting: Morzski
If the Wild were going to trade Addison, which I don't see them doing, they'd want a better C coming back than Zacha. Which NJ wouldn't want to part with a better C.


im not sure we have a better C than zacha, aside from nico and jack, who are untouchable.
the idea is that the devils take on rask's salary and get calen in exchange for a young(ish) 3C with 2C potential (albeit doubtfully). it seems fair?
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Jul 22 at 11:30
#8
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Quoting: leafs_RtheBest
im not sure we have a better C than zacha, aside from nico and jack, who are untouchable.
the idea is that the devils take on rask's salary and get calen in exchange for a young(ish) 3C with 2C potential (albeit doubtfully). it seems fair?


Yep I agree. The two better centres NJ are untouchable. Addison projects as a top line RD who runs the 1st unit powerplay, so I don't see him getting traded unless another high celling player is coming back. Also the Wild's GM specially targeted trading for him so don't really see Addison getting moved.
Jul 22 at 11:38
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SJ declines, Greenway is a no go.
Jul 22 at 11:51
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Quoting: leafs_RtheBest
i mean the value for the devils trade is certainly there, but the pieces don’t pique the interest of the devils. as a team in a rebuild, we’d like some younger pieces or prospects in place of dumba. i’d take someone like marat or calen addison in dumba’s place, while also taking on rask’s contract, and maybe a 2nd for 3rd swap:

calen + rask + 2nd
zacha + 3rd


Looking at our centers, from least likely to move to most likely....

1a. Hughes: stays
1b. Hischier: stays
3. Sharangovich: will be 3C for NJD eventually (once he learns how to win faceoffs), but is the most untouchable after Hughes and Hischier.
4. Mercer: Good fit for MIN, but tough to pry loose considering the season he just had.
5. Zacha: best offensively at wing...was a ppg winger on Nico's line, but less than 0.5 ppg as a center this year.
6. Kuokkanen: Plays center adequately, well-suited for Wild as two-way playmaker that won't command huge salary.
7. Boqvist: Maybe, lotta upside, but lotta unknowns in his game.
8. Merkley: Probably starts in Bastian's old place in line-up, but definitely moveable.
9. Zetterlund: Depth guy
10. Schnarr: big body, can't skate, take him

I don't know that Zacha is best fit here to be their center.
If I were Wild, I would be going after Kuok or Mercer.
Or doing smaller deal like O'Rourke for Boqvist.
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Jul 22 at 5:29
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Quoting: Morzski
Yep I agree. The two better centres NJ are untouchable. Addison projects as a top line RD who runs the 1st unit powerplay, so I don't see him getting traded unless another high celling player is coming back. Also the Wild's GM specially targeted trading for him so don't really see Addison getting moved.


oh m bad didn't know he projects that high.
yeah then zacha for marat maybe? and throw rask in for a cap dump
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Jul 22 at 5:33
#12
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Quoting: NHLfan10506
Looking at our centers, from least likely to move to most likely....

1a. Hughes: stays
1b. Hischier: stays
3. Sharangovich: will be 3C for NJD eventually (once he learns how to win faceoffs), but is the most untouchable after Hughes and Hischier.
4. Mercer: Good fit for MIN, but tough to pry loose considering the season he just had.
5. Zacha: best offensively at wing...was a ppg winger on Nico's line, but less than 0.5 ppg as a center this year.
6. Kuokkanen: Plays center adequately, well-suited for Wild as two-way playmaker that won't command huge salary.
7. Boqvist: Maybe, lotta upside, but lotta unknowns in his game.
8. Merkley: Probably starts in Bastian's old place in line-up, but definitely moveable.
9. Zetterlund: Depth guy
10. Schnarr: big body, can't skate, take him

I don't know that Zacha is best fit here to be their center.
If I were Wild, I would be going after Kuok or Mercer.
Or doing smaller deal like O'Rourke for Boqvist.


i see sharan playing the wing tbh, but yeah could def be a 3C.

holtz - hughes - mercer
bratt - hischier - zacha
foote - sharan - kuok
moyni - clarke/gritsyuk - thompson

is probably a future lineup. anyone of zacha, foote, kuok, and the 4th line is pretty replacable. bratt, hughes, and hischier likely come off as untouchable, with sharan, holtz, and mercer being quite close.
Jul 22 at 5:50
#13
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Quoting: leafs_RtheBest
i see sharan playing the wing tbh, but yeah could def be a 3C.

holtz - hughes - mercer
bratt - hischier - zacha
foote - sharan - kuok
moyni - clarke/gritsyuk - thompson

is probably a future lineup. anyone of zacha, foote, kuok, and the 4th line is pretty replacable. bratt, hughes, and hischier likely come off as untouchable, with sharan, holtz, and mercer being quite close.


That looks like 2024 lineup for sure.
I think Gritsyuk will be a off-handed RW.

With that personnel...and 2021 draft pick...just imagine...

Eklund -- Hughes -- Holtz
Zacha -- Hischier -- Bratt
Foote -- Sharangovich -- Gritsyuk
Kuokkanen -- Mercer -- Clarke

Future is bright.
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