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No Eichel

Created by: mvp13
Initial Creation Date: Jul 25, 2021
Published: Jul 25 at 12:01
Team: 2021-22 New York Rangers
Team Explanation
I feel like an Eichel trade is still "necessary" after the Buch trade and the Goodrow signing... but, let's try and look at an alternative.

As it is, the team makes no sense right now. They didn't give Goodrow that contract to play on the 4th line, but there's no room for him on the wings right now on the top three lines. I can't imagine a Kreider trade is possible or even a thought to make room for him there. Goodrow does have a history of playing center. Given this, I have to imagine they want him to play the 3C. So, one of Chytil or Strome need to go. Given that they seemingly want to "win now", I have to assume they will be sticking with Zibanejad and Strome. Strome also fits the "tougher to play against" MO they keep harping on, given his size and experience and what not.

The other issue is, if not Eichel, there's really nothing else to upgrade but the 4th line and 3rd pairing defensemen. So, you are trading a former 1st round pick with middle 6 center potential, for picks and bottom line guys. I guess it isn't the end of the world.

Georgiev can be dealt at the deadline potentially, depending how the season is going. I think Igor and Kinkaid can be a good enough tandem.

13.2mil is left on the table, with an additional 7mil or so coming off the books next year in mostly unwanted cap. 20mil should be enough to extend Zibanejad, Fox, Kakko, and Kravstov, and depending how the season goes, you evaluate if you want to keep Strome or upgrade. Note that that figure does not include the existing contracts, so I'm figuring that Zibanejad will be taking 3-4 additional mil on top of his existing 5mil, Fox takes an additional 8mil on top of his existing 1mil, etc

EDIT: Apparently I mixed my the trade details notes... whatever, you get the point haha. It's too annoying to edit those things.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Shesterkin, Igor4$4,500,000
Trades
1.
NYR
  1. Kolesar, Keegan
  2. McNabb, Brayden
Additional Details:
Chytil plays on the 3rd line, probably at wing, with Patrick and Tuch. Roy goes to the 4th line where he's probably better suited. Chytil can also potentially replace Stephenson on the 1st line. VGK also clears some cap space on defense for a younger, cheaper option. Hauge plays with Shea, Jones plays with Whitecloud.

Add picks/prospects to even out the deal if necessary.
VGK
  1. Jones, Zachary
  2. Chytil, Filip [RFA Rights]
Additional Details:
Rangers get more grit on the 4th line in Kolesar who is also a centerman and has some scoring touch, and a big and tough defensemen to play on the bottom two pairs with either Trouba or Lundkvist. McNabb is up after this year, so if it doesn't work out cap wise with everyone else coming off the books, he can walk. Robertson or Schneider can potentially replace him after this year.

Add picks/prospects to even out the deal if necessary.
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
STL
NYR
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$68,274,802$0$9,250,000$13,225,198

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
NYR
Strome, Ryan
$4,500,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
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
Rooney, Kevin
$750,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
VGK
Kolesar, Keegan
$725,000
RW, C
RFA - 1
NYR
Gauthier, Julien
$775,000
RW
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
Georgiev, Alexandar
$2,425,000
G
RFA - 1
VGK
McNabb, Brayden
$2,500,000
LD
UFA - 1
NYR
Lundkvist, Nils
$925,000
RD
RFA - 3
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
NYR
Barron, Morgan
$925,000
C
RFA - 2
NYR
Bitetto, Anthony
$737,500
LD
UFA - 1
NYR
Kinkaid, Keith
$825,000
G
UFA - 1

Special Teams

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

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Jul 25 at 12:08
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Ragsandbluesfan
Joined: Nov 2017
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This is awful for us
 
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