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Modest Improvements via Kessel and Dadonov

Created by: OldNYIfan
Initial Creation Date: Dec. 20, 2021
Published: Dec. 20, 2021
Team: 2021-22 Arizona Coyotes
Team Explanation
I put six UFAs I think Arizona won't re-sign on the LTIR list, to give a picture of what the roster for next season is shaping up like and explain why the Coyotes would be interested in acquiring Dadonov -- without him, they'll have a hard time reaching the cap floor, and he's signed for only one more season. Obviously, except for Jaskin, they would fill out the roster for the rest of this season. (The premise here is that Jack Eichel is ready to go before the playoffs and Las Vegas wants him to become familiar with his potential linemates and teammates before then, so the Golden Knights deal Dadonov to make room for him.)

The difference between a future second and an even more future fourth is about what I think Kessel is worth as a rental, assuming he'd like to take one more shot at the Stanley Cup.
Trades
1.
ARI
  1. Dadonov, Evgeni
VGK
  1. Boyd, Travis
  2. Jeník, Jan
2.
ARI
  1. 2023 2nd round pick (NYR)
NYR
  1. Kessel, Phil
  2. 2024 4th round pick (ARI)
Buyouts
  • Michael Grabner: $1,258,333
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson: $990,000 (12%)
  • Darcy Kuemper: $1,000,000 (22%)
  • Johan Larsson: $700,000 (50%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2022
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2023
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2024
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
20$81,500,000$55,651,951$196,951$2,315,000$25,848,049
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Ladd, Andrew
$5,500,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 2
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Schmaltz, Nick
$5,850,000
C, RW
UFA - 5
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Keller, Clayton
$7,150,000
RW, LW
UFA - 7
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Crouse, Lawson
$1,533,333
LW
RFA - 1
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Larsson, Johan
$700,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
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Dadonov, Evgeni
$5,000,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 2
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Galchenyuk, Alex
$750,000
LW, C, RW
UFA - 1
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Hayton, Barrett
$894,167
C, LW
RFA - 1
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Fischer, Christian
$1,000,000
RW, LW
RFA - 1
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O'Brien, Liam
$750,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
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Speers, Blake
$750,000
C
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Gostisbehere, Shayne
$4,500,000
LD
UFA - 2
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Strålman, Anton
$5,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1
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Vejmelka, Karel
$842,500
G
UFA - 1
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Moser, Janis
$886,667
LD
RFA - 3
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Lyubushkin, Ilya
$1,350,000
RD
UFA - 1
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Wedgewood, Scott
$825,000
G
UFA - 1
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Capobianco, Kyle
$775,000
LD
RFA - 1
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Mayo, Dysin
$750,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Dineen, Cam
$750,000
LD
RFA - 1
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Chychrun, Jakob
$4,600,000
LD/RD
UFA - 4
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Eriksson, Loui
$6,000,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
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Timmins, Conor
$850,000
RD
RFA - 2
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Jaskin, Dmitrij
$3,200,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
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Beagle, Jay
$3,000,000
C
NTC
UFA - 1
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Roussel, Antoine
$3,000,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 1
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Dzingel, Ryan
$1,100,000
LW, RW, C
UFA - 1
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Hutton, Carter
$750,000
G
UFA - 1

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Dec. 20, 2021 at 4:24 p.m.
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Jenik is off limits for AZ, he's one of their best prospects
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Dec. 20, 2021 at 4:28 p.m.
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Jenik is off limits for AZ, he's one of their best prospects


Thanks for the insight. I thought he was behind Guenther, Doan, Maccelli and Fedotov in the general scheme of things, thus expendable, but he does seem to be their #1 prospect at center.
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Dec. 20, 2021 at 4:32 p.m.
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Vegas accepts but maybe swap jenik with a 4th
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Dec. 20, 2021 at 4:37 p.m.
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Vegas accepts but maybe swap jenik with a 4th


Thanks. I was floating these trades as a prelude to constructing a 2022-2023 roster for Arizona, which is difficult to do with the lack of guys under contract for next season and the shortfall to the cap minimum.
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Dec. 20, 2021 at 4:49 p.m.
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Quoting: migsahoy
Vegas accepts but maybe swap jenik with a 4th


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Thanks. I was floating these trades as a prelude to constructing a 2022-2023 roster for Arizona, which is difficult to do with the lack of guys under contract for next season and the shortfall to the cap minimum.


not sure why ARZ is paying at all.... VGK will be 10 million over the salary cap teams know that and will hold that against them hard. They will give players away or have to pay to get out of cap hell. no one is going to do them any favors
Dec. 20, 2021 at 5:07 p.m.
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not sure why ARZ is paying at all.... VGK will be 10 million over the salary cap teams know that and will hold that against them hard. They will give players away or have to pay to get out of cap hell. no one is going to do them any favors


Very possibly true . . . look what Las Vegas got for Marc-Anthony Fleury, who was clearly worth more.

My thinking was that Arizona needs Dadonov in 2022-2023 just as much as the Golden Knights need to get rid of him in 2022, and LV has alternatives whereas Arizona doesn't.
Dec. 20, 2021 at 5:12 p.m.
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Thanks. I was floating these trades as a prelude to constructing a 2022-2023 roster for Arizona, which is difficult to do with the lack of guys under contract for next season and the shortfall to the cap minimum.


If you’re floating ideas look towards a youth movement for
About 4 of the forward slots, which jenik is definitely apart of, and then look around the league to who needs to move cap. JVR in Philly, Barrie and kassian in Edmonton, possibly zaitsev or Murray if Ottawa doesn’t want to pay them, mrazek or Ritchie. We’ve got a lot of room to absorb contracts for picks while simultaneously promoting our youth
Dec. 20, 2021 at 5:20 p.m.
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If you’re floating ideas look towards a youth movement for about 4 of the forward slots, which Jenik is definitely a part of, and then look around the league to who needs to move cap. JVR in Philly, Barrie and Kassian in Edmonton, possibly Zaitsev or Murray if Ottawa doesn’t want to pay them, Mrazek or Ritchie. We’ve got a lot of room to absorb contracts for picks while simultaneously promoting our youth


Who do you see likely to be promoted next season? Maccelli? Jenik? I think that it's a little early for Guenther, and Doan isn't even signed yet. Do you think that Speers will stick?
Dec. 20, 2021 at 5:35 p.m.
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Who do you see likely to be promoted next season? Maccelli? Jenik? I think that it's a little early for Guenther, and Doan isn't even signed yet. Do you think that Speers will stick?


McCartney, maccelli, jenik, and guenther. I expect Wright or savoie to be brought in right away to grow with DG
Dec. 20, 2021 at 5:36 p.m.
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No point in acquiring Dadonov unless its to flip him for more than you got him for. Also Beagle will probably be moved at TDL. I wouldn't be surprised if Washington was interested for him with 50% retention
Dec. 20, 2021 at 5:51 p.m.
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Quoting: Skyraider112
No point in acquiring Dadonov unless it's to flip him for more than you got him for. Also, Beagle will probably be moved at TDL. I wouldn't be surprised if Washington was interested in him with 50% retention


Without Dadonov, their basic roster next year totals less than $52 million, and as I said in my Team Explanation, what free agents are going to sign with Arizona to make up the difference?
Dec. 20, 2021 at 6:18 p.m.
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I can understand your logic here, but think Dadonov's NTC could create some issues. An option for ARI is at least offering to retain his salary and flipping him elsewhere. This adds to their salary cap next year, and also would net them some assets.
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I can understand your logic here, but think Dadonov's NTC could create some issues. An option for ARI is at least offering to retain his salary and flipping him elsewhere. This adds to their salary cap next year, and also would net them some assets.


Yeah, I confess I completely overlooked the NTC, because even if it's a three-team trade list, I bet I can list one of the teams.
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Dec. 20, 2021 at 9:26 p.m.
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Vegas might have to pay to dump Dadonov, no way Arizona is giving one of their better prospects for him.
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Without Dadonov, their basic roster next year totals less than $52 million, and as I said in my Team Explanation, what free agents are going to sign with Arizona to make up the difference?


Guys nearing retirement who want to keep playing but are barely good enough to. Arizona can overpay them too. They could also go out and acquire cap dump contracts that they wouldn't have to pay for
 
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