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Caps trade, instant playoffs

Created by: Eli
Initial Creation Date: Jul 26, 2017
Published: Jul 26, 2017 at 10:32
Team: 2017-18 Colorado Avalanche
Team Explanation
Orpik has been on three of the last four President's trophy teams. He was top ten in plus minus last year. He'll get you there. Beagle is the Caps' shutdown center, top penalty killer, and defensive end faceoff specialist. He will help. Chorney is a journeyman defenseman with better possession numbers than the guys Colorado moved on from this summer. But Duchene is an elite talent, so the Caps still throw in a prospect and a pick, even though giving up two more NHL defensemen, after losing three this summer, will drop them to 5th in the East. They take the deal, probably, because it gives them an elite offensive weapon to balance Phil Kessel, even if they have to sign some weaker UFA defensemen to limp through the season. Each team ends up in the playoffs, with a totally different identity. The 'Lanche improve to above average in penalty killing with this trade, and fix their power play with prospects, and Yak.
Free Agent Signings
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Winnik, Daniel4$1,500,000
Trades
COL
  1. Beagle, Jay
  2. Chorney, Taylor
  3. Siegenthaler, Jonas
  4. Stephenson, Chandler
  5. Orpik, Brooks
  6. 2018 3rd round pick (WSH)
WSH
  1. Duchene, Matt
Buyouts
  • Francois Beauchemin: $4,500,000
  • Brad Stuart: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Cody McLeod: $533,333 (40%)
  • Tyson Barrie: $2,750,000 (50%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2018
COL
COL
COL
WSH
COL
COL
COL
COL
2019
COL
COL
COL
COL
COL
COL
2020
COL
COL
COL
COL
COL
COL
COL
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$75,000,000$68,325,595$0$1,182,500$6,674,405
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Landeskog, Gabriel
$5,571,429
LW
UFA - 4
MacKinnon, Nathan
$6,300,000
C, RW
UFA - 6
Yakupov, Nail
$875,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
Comeau, Blake
$2,400,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
Söderberg, Carl
$4,750,000
C, LW
NTC
UFA - 3
Andrighetto, Sven
$1,400,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
Nieto, Matt
$1,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
Wilson, Colin
$3,937,500
C, LW
UFA - 2
Rantanen, Mikko
$894,167
RW
UFA - 2
Winnik, Daniel
$1,500,000
C
UFA - 1
Beagle, Jay
$1,750,000
C
UFA - 1
Stephenson, Chandler
$650,000
LW, C
RFA - 2
Colborne, Joe
$2,500,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 1
Compher, J.T.
$925,000
RW, C
UFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Orpik, Brooks
$5,500,000
LD
UFA - 2
Barrie, Tyson
$2,750,000
RD
UFA - 3
Varlamov, Semyon
$5,900,000
G
UFA - 2
Barberio, Mark
$750,000
LD
UFA - 1
Johnson, Erik
$6,000,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 6
Bernier, Jonathan
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 1
Chorney, Taylor
$800,000
RD
UFA - 1
Mironov, Andrei
$925,000
D
RFA - 2
Siegenthaler, Jonas
$714,166
LD
RFA - 3

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Jul 26, 2017 at 11:40
#1
Good Stick Lehky
Joined: Jun 2017
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Caps do agree to the trade and are 5th in the east. The Avs are still a lottery team though.
Eli liked this.
Jul 26, 2017 at 2:19
#2
Thread Starter
Who adds what?
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 10,470
Likes: 1,885
That's a whole penalty killing unit from the team that finished 2nd best at penalty killing last year, transplanted into the team that was 30th... And it includes the nastiest defenseman in hockey. I know, I know, they're missing a serious offensive piece, but they've also just added Yakupov for a song, who has as much skill, and just needs the right opportunity with the right line mates and supportive coaches to be a star. If Yak plays on the first power play unit and scores 25 goals, and Orpik is given free rein to teach penalty killing, and the young guys keep coming along, this is a playoff club, and a tough one to play against.
Jul 26, 2017 at 2:52
#3
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 3,260
Likes: 884
Quoting: Eli
That's a whole penalty killing unit from the team that finished 2nd best at penalty killing last year, transplanted into the team that was 30th... And it includes the nastiest defenseman in hockey. I know, I know, they're missing a serious offensive piece, but they've also just added Yakupov for a song, who has as much skill, and just needs the right opportunity with the right line mates and supportive coaches to be a star. If Yak plays on the first power play unit and scores 25 goals, and Orpik is given free rein to teach penalty killing, and the young guys keep coming along, this is a playoff club, and a tough one to play against.



That team is picking in the top5...
NOT making the playoffs!

Take off those "homer" glasses
Jul 26, 2017 at 3:40
#4
Avs fan
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 67
Likes: 6
I know sakic is asking for too much but this is a horrible return for Duchene
 
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