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Vegas Cap Troubles and Chychrun

Created by: PuckLuck_77
Initial Creation Date: Feb. 7, 2022
Published: Feb. 7, 2022
Team: 2021-22 Los Angeles Kings
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Kind of crazy ideas here, with the assumption that GMs have Vegas over a barrel after how they were treated in the expansion draft in addition to having all the leverage of a team that wants to bring Eichel in to their roster.

According to a CF tweet, Vegas needs to clear $4.3mil to bring Eichel into the lineup currently, since they are sitting on $5.7mil LTIR. Let me know if you think the value is off. Here's my idea:

Reilly Smith and Nicholas Roy for Athanasiou (half retained) and a pick of some sort (I put a 2nd rounder here; the 1st rounder is absolutely off the table)? That clears $4.4mil exactly for them. They don't feel too shafted because Athanasiou can fit with their high speed game on a 3rd line with some decent scoring potential, and they start recouping some of their draft capital they've spent.

For LA, that adds scoring and size to the lineup with Reilly being 6'2" and Roy being 6'4". This helps with the current playoff push. Heck, you could just run Smith-Roy-Brown as a 3rd line and let Byfield marinate in the A to push his ELC one more year.... Smith contract ends at the end of the year and should be let go as someone who is likely out of the desired age group for a team coming out of a rebuild, but Roy is a RFA. If he impresses, you can keep him and move him into a RW role somewhere in the lineup moving forward, maybe next to Byfield to get a 6'4"+ monster line.


For the Arizona trade, I don't like losing Faber. But I'd rather the quality be there than give up Turcotte over Vilardi, personally. Maatta is in there so Arizona has an NHL-level defenseman coming back, along with making salary work.
Trades
1.
LAK
  1. Chychrun, Jakob
ARI
  1. Vilardi, Gabriel
  2. Faber, Brock
  3. Määttä, Olli
  4. 2022 1st round pick (LAK)
2.
LAK
  1. Smith, Reilly
  2. Roy, Nicolas
VGK
  1. Athanasiou, Andreas ($1,350,000 retained)
  2. 2022 3rd round pick (PIT)
  3. 2023 2nd round pick (LAK)
Buyouts
  • Dion Phaneuf: $1,062,500
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Andreas Athanasiou: $1,350,000 (50%)
  • Jeff Carter: $2,636,363 (50%)
Termination Fees
  • Mike Richards: $900,000
Buried
  • Austin Wagner: $8,333 ($1,133,333)
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
21$81,500,000$78,087,154$0$1,207,500$3,412,846
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Iafallo, Alex
$4,000,000
LW, C
UFA - 4
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Kopitar, Anze
$10,000,000
C
NTC
UFA - 3
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Kempe, Adrian
$2,000,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
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Moore, Trevor
$1,875,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
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Danault, Phillip
$5,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 6
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Arvidsson, Viktor
$4,250,000
RW, LW
UFA - 3
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Smith, Reilly
$5,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
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Roy, Nicolas
$750,000
C, RW
RFA - 1
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Brown, Dustin
$5,875,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
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Lemieux, Brendan
$1,550,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
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Lizotte, Blake
$800,000
C
RFA - 1
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Kaliyev, Arthur
$894,167
RW, LW
RFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Anderson, Michael
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
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Doughty, Drew
$11,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 6
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Quick, Jonathan
$5,800,000
G
UFA - 2
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Chychrun, Jakob
$4,600,000
LD/RD
UFA - 4
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Roy, Matt
$3,150,000
RD
UFA - 3
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Petersen, Cal
$858,333
G
UFA - 1
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Björnfot, Tobias
$894,167
LD
RFA - 2
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Durzi, Sean
$809,166
RD
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Grundström, Carl
$725,000
LW
RFA - 1
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Andersson, Lias
$874,125
C, LW
RFA - 1
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Edler, Alexander
$3,500,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 1
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Walker, Sean
$2,650,000
RD
UFA - 3

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Feb. 7 at 7:19 p.m.
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Man. i watched LA play here in PIT last week and if this happens, theyd be my sleeper pick in the playoffs to go deep.
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Feb. 7 at 7:28 p.m.
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I would love to see this happen. We can even afford to sweeten the pot for Las Vegas with guys like Anderson-Dolan or Thomas, who won't be on the big roster this season.
Feb. 7 at 7:36 p.m.
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I don't see us trading with Vegas, or them trading with us. A 1st round upset where Smith and Roy revenge their old team even in the most unlikely scenario is a fireable offense.
Feb. 7 at 7:43 p.m.
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I wouldn't include Faber in a trade for Chychrun. I'd give up Turcotte before I gave up Faber.
Feb. 7 at 7:55 p.m.
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I wouldn't include Faber in a trade for Chychrun. I'd give up Turcotte before I gave up Faber.


That's where I figured I'd get the most push-back from other Kings fans. I just personally value Turcotte higher, since the Kings are so stacked at RD.
Feb. 7 at 8:03 p.m.
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That's where I figured I'd get the most push-back from other Kings fans. I just personally value Turcotte higher, since the Kings are so stacked at RD.


I'd argue that they're equally stacked at center.
Feb. 7 at 8:06 p.m.
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I'd argue that they're equally stacked at center.


And youre not wrong. But I've always been of the opinion that Turcotte will succeed as a LW in the Kings organization because of that center depth. That was sort-of affirmed while they played him at left during most of his call-up. Not sure how Faber is at playing his off-side.
Feb. 7 at 8:41 p.m.
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And youre not wrong. But I've always been of the opinion that Turcotte will succeed as a LW in the Kings organization because of that center depth. That was sort-of affirmed while they played him at left during most of his call-up. Not sure how Faber is at playing his off-side.


I don't think Faber needs to be moved to his off-side. I believe that Doughty, Clarke, and Faber are the three best RHD in the system and will make up the right side going forward. Other quality RHD in the system like Spence and Durzi are offense-first guys. They don't really have another defensive/two-way righty in the system.

So move any of Spence, Durzi, Strand, or Grans. Even Walker and Roy could be made available. Faber should be off limits.
Feb. 7 at 9:34 p.m.
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Vegas isn’t trading Roy to LA lol.
Feb. 7 at 11:08 p.m.
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That's a pretty fair Chych deal imo.

Vegas probably trades out of division though, even if the value is close
 
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