Jul. 6, 2017
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The most hilarious part about this trade, if it happened, would be watching the Caps win two lotteries for Edmonton, after Ovechkin, Carlson, and Backstrom get old, and then McDavid signing back with the Oilers, to play with McMichael, finally. :)
The second dumb joke about this would be, when Backstrom is healthy, the new HBK line.
This was posted about the same time I read that Mantha is out for a long time. I think it was written thinking the team could use cap space to make additions.
With Mantha, Backstrom, and Oshie out, the Caps have room to add, if available, McDavid and Kessel. It would be difficult to come up with enough future pieces to land both, without giving up any roster players, but the cap space is there, and they're still, somehow, in playoff position. This roster is fat-free.
Time to add some gratuitous goal scoring.
Doubt the Caps move a goalie during this season.
Last year a Minnesota fan suggested Greenway and Hartman for Eller, but if Hartman is playing well at #2C now, that's probably off.
I imagine Greenway has more trade value than Hagelin, but Hagelin seems like a good fit on the Caps fourth line.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ClockReads2113</b></div><div>I think the issue on Caps side is where they'd play Greenway. They are already stacked at wing: Ovi, Mantha, Wilson, Oshie, Sprong, Sheary with McMichael most likely replacing Sheary next season. So maybe if they move on from Sprong?</div></div>
" if there’s salary you’d want to clear out..."
Sprong plus minor-league Kempny almost adds up to Greenway's cap hit. Should be a workable option for each side, if Cholowski makes Kempny available. No guarantee on when/if Kempny makes an impact in the NHL again, but Sprong led the Caps in points/60 last year. If Kempny can come back for the playoffs, that's a bonus.
Kempny played top pair for the Cup run in '18, but he's been through some knee injuries, so I don't know if he has any trade value right now. On top of Sprong, WSH probably adds a 5th.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>gretzkyghosts</b></div><div>If Olofsson continues playing well, it will take more than a first.
I have been more impressed with him as the season progresses.
I think I would keep him and try to get him to sign long term for less than $5,000,000.</div></div>
Oh, for sure, if it's that cheap. But can you imagine four first round picks joining a team all at once? Have we seen a team do that, this century? Teams keep picking more accurately every year. Four firsts on ELCs, coming up around the same time as Power? Could be good. Still, I'm sure WSH has to add, like, Lucas Johansen at least, because Olofsson is good.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NoVaSpartan</b></div><div><strong>DADANOV!</strong>
Capitals realistically won't have the space for him, while Oshie is out for a while and Backstrom is on LTIR, Backy should be back soon which really effs the cap situation regardless of a dadanov trade.
Edit: just looked at Dadanov's contract and there is no way the caps even consider it. Not only does it mess with the cap this year it takes away most of the space the Caps will free up in the offseason. With the need to resign guys like Sprong, Vanacek, Samsonov, and possibly Dowd and a limited amount of Cap to work with even if/when they let Kempny and Schultz walk, the Dadanov contract all but guarantees none of the previously mentioned players could realisitically come back.</div></div>
Good player, though. I tried to post something yesterday that could make Dadonov and Smith to WSH work, if Buffalo retained, if that was the way they could get an Eichel deal done. Today, I think Buffalo is less motivated to pay that $7M.
<a href="/users/Radu47" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Radu47</a> Good question about NJ. They have too many offensive defensemen, so their fans are looking for more of a defensive guy to anchor their right side, plus an established 3C: https://www.capfriendly.com/armchair-gm/team/2882387
CGY probably spends big this summer just keeping Gaudreau and Mangiapane, so they don't extend their UFA defensemen, and just plan to put Kylington, Desimone, and Mackey into their regular lineup. If UFAs show up cheap, at the end of the offseason, great.
The above could also be a fit for your Leafs, if they wanted to move Holl and Kerfoot. Not sure if that's enough to get retention on Subban, but maybe? Tag me if you post it, please.