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Does this team finish last

Created by: ChiHawk
Initial Creation Date: Jul. 10, 2022
Published: Jul. 11, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Chicago Blackhawks
Team Explanation
Weaponize cap space with Zucker, Kane and Toews. Zaits and Johnson get moved the following season by retaining 1/2.

This team should finish last or 2nd to last; this is awful. Bedard or Fantilli here we come!
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kurashev, Philipp3$1,750,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Lankinen, Kevin2$2,000,000
Trades
1.
CHI
  1. Zucker, Jason
  2. 2023 2nd round pick (PIT)
PIT
    Future considerations
    2.
    CHI
    1. Zaitsev, Nikita
    2. 2023 2nd round pick (OTT)
    3. 2024 2nd round pick (OTT)
    OTT
    1. Murphy, Connor
    3.
    CHI
    1. 2023 1st round pick (COL)
    COL
    1. Toews, Jonathan ($5,250,000 retained)
    2. 2023 2nd round pick (TBL)
    4.
    CHI
    1. 2023 3rd round pick (ANA)
    TDL move to anywhere
    ANA
    1. Zucker, Jason ($2,250,000 retained)
    5.
    CHI
    1. Kakko, Kaapo [RFA Rights]
    2. Nemeth, Patrik
    3. 2023 1st round pick (NYR)
    NYR
    1. Kane, Patrick ($5,250,000 retained)
    2. 2023 3rd round pick (CHI)
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Jonathan Toews: $5,250,000 (50%)
    • Jason Zucker: $2,250,000 (40.91%)
    • Patrick Kane: $5,250,000 (50%)
    Recapture Fees
    • Duncan Keith: $5,538,462
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2023
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    2024
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    2025
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    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
    24$82,500,000$68,830,129$237,500$2,157,500$13,669,871
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
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    Lafferty, Sam
    $1,150,000
    C, LW
    UFA - 2
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    Reichel, Lukas
    $925,000
    LW, C
    RFA - 2
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    Raddysh, Taylor
    $758,333
    RW
    RFA - 2
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    Kurashev, Philipp
    $1,750,000
    LW, C
    RFA - 1
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    Johnson, Tyler
    $5,000,000
    RW, C
    NTC
    UFA - 2
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    Entwistle, Mackenzie
    $800,000
    RW, C
    RFA - 2
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    Khaira, Jujhar
    $975,000
    C, LW
    UFA - 1
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    Borgström, Henrik
    $1,000,000
    C
    RFA - 1
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    Connolly, Brett
    $3,500,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 1
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    Hardman, Mike
    $800,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 2
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    Borgström, Henrik
    $750,000
    C
    RFA - 1
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    Johnson, Reese
    $800,000
    RW, C
    RFA - 2
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    Barratt, Evan
    $870,000
    C
    RFA - 1
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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    McCabe, Jake
    $4,000,000
    LD/RD
    NTC
    UFA - 3
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    Jones, Seth
    $9,500,000
    RD
    NMC
    UFA - 8
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    Lankinen, Kevin
    $2,000,000
    G
    UFA - 1
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    Stillman, Riley
    $1,350,000
    LD
    RFA - 2
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    Mitchell, Ian
    $925,000
    RD
    RFA - 1
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    Mrázek, Petr
    $3,800,000
    G
    NTC
    UFA - 2
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    Vlasic, Alex
    $916,667
    LD
    RFA - 2
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    Zaitsev, Nikita
    $4,500,000
    RD
    NTC
    UFA - 2
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    Galvas, Jakub
    $867,500
    LD
    RFA - 1
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    Regula, Alec
    $866,667
    RD
    RFA - 1
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    Nemeth, Patrik
    $2,500,000
    LD
    NTC
    UFA - 2

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    Jul. 11 at 12:21 a.m.
    #1
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    What would you want from the Canucks for Murphy? Hoglander + 2nd?
    Jul. 11 at 12:22 a.m.
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    Well, you still have Kane because the Rangers PASS.
    Jul. 11 at 12:22 a.m.
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    Quoting: Canucks33
    What would you want from the Canucks for Murphy? Hoglander + 2nd?


    Yeah, that should get it done
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    Jul. 11 at 12:22 a.m.
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    This is exactly what the Hawks need to do to move into full tank mode........and should have great chance at finishing last as next year's draft is going to have a few franchise players.

    Trading out Jones might also be part of the plan and it would be the final straw for Toews and Kane agreeing to get moved out.
    Jul. 11 at 12:23 a.m.
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    i feel like the team really gunning for last never actually finishes last
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    Jul. 11 at 12:23 a.m.
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    Quoting: ChiHawk
    Yeah, that should get it done


    Hoglander is still a question mark to my mind.
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    Jul. 11 at 12:23 a.m.
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    Quoting: Fotiu4U
    Well, you still have Kane because the Rangers PASS.


    Maybe or maybe not. Regardless, every competing team wants Kane so it's just a matter of where he wants to go, but i have very little doubt he gets moved for a late 1st and struggling former top prospect or good prospect not in the NHL yet.
    Jul. 11 at 12:24 a.m.
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    Quoting: bagelbob
    i feel like the team really gunning for last never actually finishes last


    Bottom 3 will ensure great odds of drafting a franchise player from this next draft class.
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    Jul. 11 at 12:25 a.m.
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    Bottom 3 will ensure great odds of drafting a franchise player from this next draft class.


    i agree but the question at hand was “does this team finish last”
    Jul. 11 at 12:26 a.m.
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    Quoting: TML_Tika
    This is exactly what the Hawks need to do to move into full tank mode........and should have great chance at finishing last as next year's draft is going to have a few franchise players.

    Trading out Jones might also be part of the plan and it would be the final straw for Toews and Kane agreeing to get moved out.


    Agree on Jones, just not sure how to move him. Hawks aren't going to retain a lot of his deal for 8 years, that almost never happens. Those 3 retention spots will be important to the Hawks over the next couple years to weaponize their cap space in effort to get picks. At some point he will get traded, but unless the Hawks pick up $2M roughly, then he's going to be hard to move, but Jones at $7.5M is a solid player for sure...the question is how long until they move him. Next season or the season after is my best guess.
    Jul. 11 at 12:26 a.m.
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    Hoglander is still a question mark to my mind.


    That fits because all of our prospects are! LOL
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    Jul. 11 at 12:27 a.m.
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    Maybe or maybe not. Regardless, every competing team wants Kane so it's just a matter of where he wants to go, but i have very little doubt he gets moved for a late 1st and struggling former top prospect or good prospect not in the NHL yet.


    Maybe, but not to the Rangers
    Jul. 11 at 12:27 a.m.
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    Quoting: bagelbob
    i feel like the team really gunning for last never actually finishes last


    I'd be really happy with either Fantilli or Bedard, the russian gives me pause since he's signed to the KHL until 2026 and who knows what happens with Russian players.
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    Jul. 11 at 12:28 a.m.
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    Quoting: Fotiu4U
    Maybe, but not to the Rangers


    Maybe or maybe not...hard to say. Depends how the Rangers look midway through the season and also depends on how KK looks.
    Jul. 11 at 12:30 a.m.
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    Yes theres no doubt it finishes last, most of that forward group is AHL quality currently.
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    Jul. 11 at 12:30 a.m.
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    Quoting: ChiHawk
    Maybe or maybe not...hard to say. Depends how the Rangers look midway through the season and also depends on how KK looks.


    No, it really doesn't. Drury isn't trading Kakko for any rental.
    Jul. 11 at 12:32 a.m.
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    No, it really doesn't. Drury isn't trading Kakko for any rental.


    You never know...especially if Kane agrees to extend
    Jul. 11 at 12:33 a.m.
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    You never know...especially if Kane agrees to extend


    Unless he agrees to extend at 1/4 of his market value, it's not possible. No way they can sign him.
    Jul. 11 at 12:34 a.m.
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    Unless he agrees to extend at 1/4 of his market value, it's not possible. No way they can sign him.


    You don't think they can afford him at $7M?
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    Jul. 11 at 12:34 a.m.
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    Quoting: ChiHawk
    Agree on Jones, just not sure how to move him. Hawks aren't going to retain a lot of his deal for 8 years, that almost never happens. Those 3 retention spots will be important to the Hawks over the next couple years to weaponize their cap space in effort to get picks. At some point he will get traded, but unless the Hawks pick up $2M roughly, then he's going to be hard to move, but Jones at $7.5M is a solid player for sure...the question is how long until they move him. Next season or the season after is my best guess.


    As much as I'm sure KD would like to move the salary, I don't think it happens and I think it was a part of the reason Hawks shipped Cat (as they didn't want 2 large caps whilst they weaponise the cap space). Jones is an elite RD in this league and will still be here in 4-5 years when we potentially start to move off the bottom of the standings.
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    Jul. 11 at 12:34 a.m.
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    Quoting: ChiHawk
    You don't think they can afford him at $7M?


    I know they can't.
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    Jul. 11 at 12:36 a.m.
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    Would rather let the kids stay in Rockford and not subject them to this awful year and fill it with 1-3 year veterans we can trade away at deadlines.
    Jul. 11 at 12:38 a.m.
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    Quoting: ChiHawk
    Agree on Jones, just not sure how to move him. Hawks aren't going to retain a lot of his deal for 8 years, that almost never happens. Those 3 retention spots will be important to the Hawks over the next couple years to weaponize their cap space in effort to get picks. At some point he will get traded, but unless the Hawks pick up $2M roughly, then he's going to be hard to move, but Jones at $7.5M is a solid player for sure...the question is how long until they move him. Next season or the season after is my best guess.


    He is a great player and being at his prime at 27 and a right hand defenceman there will be a team in the win now mode that will take him........but Hawks would need to take some contacts back to make the deal work.

    He is going to be the trickest decision for Davidson going forward.......Alternatively the Hawks let the rebuild happen around him and do not move him out for another few years.
    Jul. 11 at 12:40 a.m.
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    Would rather let the kids stay in Rockford and not subject them to this awful year and fill it with 1-3 year veterans we can trade away at deadlines.


    Only if we sign UFA's because we don't want to take anymore cap dumps as we won't have retention spots to move them. Most UFAs of value aren't going to have much interest coming to Chicago unless nobody wants them.
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    Jul. 11 at 12:41 a.m.
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    Quoting: ChiHawk
    Maybe or maybe not. Regardless, every competing team wants Kane so it's just a matter of where he wants to go, but i have very little doubt he gets moved for a late 1st and struggling former top prospect or good prospect not in the NHL yet.


    Matthews and Marner both idolize Kane and I think they are all friends ......so would love to see Kane play for the Leafs for atleast one year.
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