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It has to happen now

Created by: mvp13
Initial Creation Date: Jul 24, 2021
Published: Jul 24 at 1:31
Team: 2021-22 New York Rangers
Team Explanation
In the wake of the weird Buch trade, it just has to happen now. I was never a huge fan of the idea, but it only makes sense to do it now. Perhaps it didn't happen last night given the weak draft, and BUF wants the picks for next year (if that's any better?). In addition, I'm banking off the Strome/Giordano rumors from earlier in the week... I'd have a hard time believing SEA is still shopping Gio with how much they are parading him around Seattle. But, you never know. Rumors and whatnot before were saying BUF wanted Miller to go in the expansion draft, so instead he goes here.

I know CapFriendly only lists him as a LW right now, but Goodrow has history playing center on SJS, and at least for NYR standards, had a pretty good faceoff percentage over there. So he plays 3C here now. Put Kreider in the top 6 based on who's hot, etc. It'll be musical wingers for a while until it's all figured out, but I like these lines.

Most importantly, enough is coming off the books next year (and enough cap space is left on the table) to adequately sign Zibanejad, Fox, and Kakko next off season, even if there is no raise. The bottom six is much more gritty and grindy, while the top six still has all the scoring touch. Overall I see this as a very competitive team, with trades that hopefully won't be too difficult to pull off. There's enough on the table to get a more veteran backup goalie or more 4th line players if necessary on 1 year deals.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Shesterkin, Igor4$4,500,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Smith, Brendan1$1,000,000
Trades
NYR
  1. Miller, Colin
  2. Eichel, Jack
BUF
  1. Chytil, Filip [RFA Rights]
  2. Strome, Ryan
  3. Georgiev, Alexandar
  4. Jones, Zachary
  5. Hájek, Libor [RFA Rights]
  6. 2022 1st round pick (NYR)
  7. 2022 2nd round pick (STL)
NYR
  1. Kolesar, Keegan
  2. 2022 3rd round pick (VAN)
VGK
  1. Gauthier, Julien
  2. Rykov, Yegor [RFA Rights]
Buyouts
  • Henrik Lundqvist: $1,500,000
  • Kevin Shattenkirk: $1,433,333
  • Dan Girardi: $1,111,111
  • Anthony Deangelo: $383,334
  • Brad Richards: $0
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2022
NYR
NYR
VAN
NYR
WPG
NYR
NYR
2023
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
2024
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
NYR
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$73,699,802$0$8,900,000$7,800,198

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
NYR
Lafrenière, Alexis
$925,000
LW
RFA - 2
NYR
Zibanejad, Mika
$5,350,000
C
NMC
UFA - 1
NYR
Kakko, Kaapo
$925,000
RW
RFA - 1
NYR
Panarin, Artemi
$11,642,857
LW
NMC
UFA - 5
BUF
Eichel, Jack
$10,000,000
C
UFA - 5
NYR
Kravtsov, Vitali
$925,000
RW
RFA - 1
NYR
Kreider, Chris
$6,500,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 6
NYR
Goodrow, Barclay
$3,641,667
LW
NTC
UFA - 6
NYR
Blais, Samuel
$1,500,000
RW
RFA - 1
NYR
Barron, Morgan
$925,000
C
RFA - 2
NYR
Rooney, Kevin
$750,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
VGK
Kolesar, Keegan
$725,000
RW, C
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
NYR
Lindgren, Ryan
$3,000,000
LD
RFA - 3
NYR
Fox, Adam
$925,000
RD
RFA - 1
NYR
Shesterkin, Igor
$4,500,000
G
UFA - 4
NYR
Miller, K'Andre
$925,000
LD
RFA - 2
NYR
Trouba, Jacob
$8,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 5
NYR
Kinkaid, Keith
$825,000
G
UFA - 1
NYR
Smith, Brendan
$1,000,000
LD/RD, LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Miller, Colin
$3,875,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
NYR
Richards, Justin
$925,000
C, RW
RFA - 1
NYR
Brodzinski, Jonny
$750,000
C
UFA - 1
NYR
Bitetto, Anthony
$737,500
LD
UFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Kreider, C.
Zibanejad, M.
Eichel, J.
Panarin, A.
Fox, A.
Power Play 2
Kravtsov, V.
Goodrow, B.
Kakko, K.
Lafrenière, A.
Trouba, J.
Penalty Kill 1
Zibanejad, M.
Kreider, C.
Lindgren, R.
Fox, A.
Penalty Kill 2
Rooney, K.
Goodrow, B.
Miller, K.
Trouba, J.

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Jul 24 at 1:34
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Ragsandbluesfan
Joined: Nov 2017
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That 3rd line sounds fun at least, but who on that line drives play?
Jul 24 at 1:39
#2
Joined: Feb 2021
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Not even remotely close.
Jul 24 at 2:20
#3
Thread Starter
Joined: Jun 2019
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Quoting: Ragsandbluesfan
That 3rd line sounds fun at least, but who on that line drives play?


Between Goodrow and Kreider they'll have to figure it out. I'm at least assuming they are banking on Goodrow growing his game a lot given the big contract. Gallant will get 'em goin'

I really like that 3rd line as is haha, but assumes the 3 kids in the top six will stay well
Jul 24 at 3:22
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Ragsandbluesfan
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 18,620
Likes: 5,257
Quoting: mvp13
Between Goodrow and Kreider they'll have to figure it out. I'm at least assuming they are banking on Goodrow growing his game a lot given the big contract. Gallant will get 'em goin'

I really like that 3rd line as is haha, but assumes the 3 kids in the top six will stay well


Kreider was never asked to drive play, hes always had Stepan/Zibanejad/Chytil to do that
 
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