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Letting Newhook grow into 2C

Created by: turtlemountain
Initial Creation Date: Jun. 12, 2022
Published: Jun. 18, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Colorado Avalanche
Team Explanation
Avs trade for Kerfoot (or similar) to provide additional center depth. Newhook gets surrounded by strong play driving wingers (Nuke/Lehkonen). If he’s not ready for bigger minutes, Kerfoot/Compher can platoon duty 2C (with Landeskog/Rantanen shifting down the lineup if needed).

Kulak is interchangeable with any defenseman that can PK on a bottom pairing.

Kuemper can be swapped out with Husso (etc) for cheaper if need be.

Didn’t bother much with the AHL lineup, but imagine most RFAs are qualified.

Kerfoot, Compher, and EJ expire at the end of the season to make room for large MacKinnon, Newhook, and Byram extensions.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Lehkonen, Artturi5$4,000,000
Aubé-Kubel, Nicolas2$1,250,000
Maltsev, Mikhail1$1,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kuemper, Darcy5$6,000,000
Nichushkin, Valeri6$5,750,000
Cogliano, Andrew1$1,000,000
Kulak, Brett3$3,000,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Yakupov, Nail1$950,000
Trades
1.
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  1. Kerfoot, Alexander
TOR
  1. 2022 3rd round pick (COL)
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$82,500,000$81,427,500$25,000$3,562,500$1,072,500
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Landeskog, Gabriel
$7,000,000
LW, C
NMC
UFA - 7
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MacKinnon, Nathan
$6,300,000
C, RW
NMC
UFA - 1
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Rantanen, Mikko
$9,250,000
RW, C
UFA - 3
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Lehkonen, Artturi
$4,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 5
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Newhook, Alex
$908,333
C, LW
RFA - 1
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Nichushkin, Valeri
$5,750,000
RW, LW
NMC
UFA - 8
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Cogliano, Andrew
$1,000,000
LW
UFA - 1
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Kerfoot, Alexander
$3,500,000
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 1
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Compher, J.T.
$3,500,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
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O'Connor, Logan
$1,050,000
RW, LW
UFA - 3
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Meyers, Ben
$912,500
LW, C
RFA - 1
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Aubé-Kubel, Nicolas
$1,250,000
RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Toews, Devon
$4,100,000
LD
UFA - 2
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Makar, Cale
$9,000,000
RD
UFA - 5
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Kuemper, Darcy
$6,000,000
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NTC
UFA - 5
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Byram, Bowen
$894,167
LD
RFA - 1
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Girard, Samuel
$5,000,000
LD/RD
UFA - 5
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Francouz, Pavel
$2,000,000
G
UFA - 2
Kulak, Brett
$3,000,000
LD/RD
UFA - 4
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Johnson, Erik
$6,000,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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MacDermid, Kurtis
$987,500
LD/RD, LW
UFA - 2

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Jun. 18 at 3:14 p.m.
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I like this idea A LOT. Kerfoot, Haula, Namestnikov, guys like that are the perfect addition for next season. Avs can spend enough on a decent 3C for the one season only. Newhook becoming 2C is the key for an extended window. If he doesn't pan out, Sakic will be scrambling to adjust under very tight cap numbers.
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Jun. 18 at 3:19 p.m.
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$3m for Kulak as 6D is too much with EJ still on the roster.
Jun. 18 at 3:26 p.m.
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Quoting: Richard88
$3m for Kulak as 6D is too much with EJ still on the roster.


Could always replace him with Lyubushkin, Gudbranson, or Jack Johnson for cheaper.

That said, I think Kulak at 3M is much more realistic for that role than Manson (which is frequently done here). Whoever plays on the bottom pairing with EJ is going to be primarily a PKer that plays up the lineup during injuries.
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Jun. 18 at 3:36 p.m.
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a third for a player who just got 54 pints? nah we will pass
Jun. 18 at 3:52 p.m.
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Quoting: odyssey
a third for a player who just got 54 pints? nah we will pass


Based off of a proposal from @LEAFS_ADDICT_ON_THE_RADIO earlier today. Open to suggestions though.
Jun. 18 at 4:15 p.m.
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Quoting: turtlemountain
Could always replace him with Lyubushkin, Gudbranson, or Jack Johnson for cheaper.

That said, I think Kulak at 3M is much more realistic for that role than Manson (which is frequently done here). Whoever plays on the bottom pairing with EJ is going to be primarily a PKer that plays up the lineup during injuries.


I have no problem with the Kulak signing, he'd be fine, just the aav makes it unrealistic.
Jun. 18 at 4:34 p.m.
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a third for a player who just got 54 pints? nah we will pass


Sakic calls up Dubas, waives his hand, and says: "this is the trade you're looking for."

Dubas repeats: "this is the trade I'm looking for."

Mystery solved.
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Jun. 18 at 4:53 p.m.
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Sakic calls up Dubas, waives his hand, and says: "this is the trade you're looking for."

Dubas repeats: "this is the trade I'm looking for."

Mystery solved.


Sakic: “You also want Kurtis MacDermid”

Dubas: “Yes sir 😵‍💫”
 
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