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Possible devils free agent signings

Created by: Icedragon4405
Initial Creation Date: Oct. 18, 2021
Published: Oct. 18, 2021
Team: 2022-23 New Jersey Devils
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Note the contracts are not accurate I am making this to show who I think they should sign not what I think they contracts should be.

Now they need to focus on signing forwards,

At the top of my list is Johnny Gaudreau, he is is talented, can shoot the puck, would play well with Hughes, hometown boy. I think that is the best free agent they could sign.

Andre burakovsky

He would fit well in the middle six and would provide good scoring depth, which they need

Kevin Rooney, if Foote isn’t ready bring back Rooney he has improved since joining the rangers and would fit well with McLeod and Wood

Filip forsberg

Would be a good signing top 6 guys talented,

If they are gonna for D again might as well go big

Morgan Rielly

Pretty self-explanatory, star 2-way D

John Klingberg

Would fit right under Dougie Hamilton as 2nd RD he would good addition considering the right side is a bit weak if Subban isn’t re-signed. But if Subban is re-signed this signing is not necessary, I would resign Subban personally because it gives you enough skill at a cheaper price.


Overall I would prioritize the forward signings the D signings aren’t necessary but Would boost the team. If I had to pick 2 of the people I mentioned I would pick gaudreau because I think that would be a home run signing for them and Rooney(if Foote isn’t ready) because he would really slot in well next to wood and McLeod
Free Agent Signings
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Burakovsky, André3$5,000,000
Gaudreau, Johnny6$5,000,000
Rooney, Kevin2$800,000
Rielly, Morgan2$800,000
Klingberg, John4$5,000,000
Forsberg, Filip5$5,000,000
Buyouts
  • Cory Schneider: $2,000,000
Recapture Fees
  • Ilya Kovalchuk: $250,000
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2022
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
EDM
NYI
CBJ
NJD
NJD
2023
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
2024
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
18$82,500,000$69,940,833$0$800,000$12,559,167
Left WingCenterRight Wing
NJD
Tatar, Tomas
$4,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
NJD
Hischier, Nico
$7,250,000
C
UFA - 5
NJD
Sharangovich, Yegor
$2,000,000
RW, LW, C
RFA - 1
NJD
Johnsson, Andreas
$3,400,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
NJD
Mcleod, Michael
$975,000
C
RFA - 1
Rooney, Kevin
$800,000
LW, C, RW
UFA
NJD
Kuokkanen, Janne
$1,825,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
NJD
Mercer, Dawson
$894,167
C, RW
RFA - 2
Burakovsky, André
$5,000,000
LW, RW
UFA
Gaudreau, Johnny
$5,000,000
LW
UFA
Forsberg, Filip
$5,000,000
LW
UFA
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
NJD
Graves, Ryan
$3,166,667
LD
UFA - 1
NJD
Hamilton, Dougie
$9,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 6
NJD
Bernier, Jonathan
$4,125,000
G
UFA - 1
NJD
Siegenthaler, Jonas
$1,125,000
LD
RFA - 1
NJD
Blackwood, Mackenzie
$2,800,000
G
RFA - 1
Rielly, Morgan
$800,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 8
Klingberg, John
$5,000,000
RD
UFA
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
NJD
Severson, Damon
$4,166,666
RD
UFA - 1
NJD
Smith, Ty
$863,333
LD/RD
RFA - 1

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Oct. 18, 2021 at 2:47 p.m.
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obviously I don't think you're getting all of them, as

Burakovsky probably gets what you gave him
Gaudreau gets around 7
Forsberg gets around 7.15
Rielly gets around 8
Klingberg gets around 8
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Oct. 18, 2021 at 2:53 p.m.
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Free agency is what kills a team far more than helps...

Build from within...avoid the headaches...

Hamilton was an exception of a player at the top of his game in a rare position (RHD).

Don't spend on wingers long term unless they are elite.
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Oct. 18, 2021 at 2:55 p.m.
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Seems there was a typo with Rielly (missing 0 there)
Oct. 18, 2021 at 2:55 p.m.
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Quoting: Zuki9797
obviously I don't think you're getting all of them, as

Burakovsky probably gets what you gave him
Gaudreau gets around 7
Forsberg gets around 7.15
Rielly gets around 8
Klingberg gets around 8


Seems they just made a typo on the Rielly

And it's 2x8

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Oct. 18, 2021 at 3:06 p.m.
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I don't think the Devils need to go crazy in the UFA market next season.

Rielly doesn't interest me at all. Our LD pipeline is crazy deep and we really only need one of them to hit.
Klingberg would only interest me if management knew that Severson wasn't interested in re-signing. Sevo on the 3rd pairing would be absurd.

It wouldn't surprise me if the Devils add a top 6 winger, but they have no reason to go big like they did with Dougie to fill a hole.
Zacha-Hischier-Bratt
Shango-Hughes-Holtz
is a solid top 6 and that doesn't even include Tatar would could absolutely jump up.
Should definitely at least talk of Gudreau though. You can't ignore a high-end winger from Jersey.
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Oct. 18, 2021 at 3:25 p.m.
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Never overpay for wingers - there are always tons available.
Can always find value.
Maybe add one d-man via free agency if we let Severson or Graves walk.

Otherwise, continue to build from within.
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Oct. 18, 2021 at 3:47 p.m.
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Sure man, Too bad you're way under Gaudreau, Rielly, Forsberg and Klingberg by a country mile.
Oct. 18, 2021 at 3:51 p.m.
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I would love Forsberg, makes their offence pretty scary. He'd be a really great mentor for Holtz as well
Oct. 18, 2021 at 3:52 p.m.
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Quoting: NJDevils1317
Free agency is what kills a team far more than helps...

Build from within...avoid the headaches...

Hamilton was an exception of a player at the top of his game in a rare position (RHD).

Don't spend on wingers long term unless they are elite.


I agree, but Forsberg is absolutely elite. If he's only asking for around 7M NJ should heavily consider it.
Oct. 18, 2021 at 3:56 p.m.
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Quoting: NHLfan10506
Never overpay for wingers - there are always tons available.
Can always find value.


Can't say I agree with this, point per game wingers that are in their mid 20's don't grow on trees. Forsberg would be a wonderful add for NJ
Oct. 18, 2021 at 6:37 p.m.
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Quoting: zyyyp
I agree, but Forsberg is absolutely elite. If he's only asking for around 7M NJ should heavily consider it.


Why would he "only" take $7 if he's elite?
Oct. 21, 2021 at 3:59 p.m.
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Quoting: NJDevils1317
Why would he "only" take $7 if he's elite?


I don't really know what you're trying to get at here, his market value will put him around a 7-8M aav. are you trying to argue that he's not an elite player?
Oct. 22, 2021 at 1:53 p.m.
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Quoting: zyyyp
I don't really know what you're trying to get at here, his market value will put him around a 7-8M aav. are you trying to argue that he's not an elite player?


No, I'm commenting on "If he's only asking for...", why would someone who is elite "only" ask for something. It makes it seem he could get more in the way you worded it.
 
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