Jan 9, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>McRanteskog</b></div><div>Fair but the problem is that Timmins is off the table.
Avs protect 3 D at expansion: Johnson (NMC), Makar and Girard - meaning they already have come to terms with losing Zadorov and/or Graves (so why not move them while you can). Because of the loss of Graves and/or Zadorov, COL NEEDS to hold onto Timmins to fill those holes.
Honestly, given that Timmins is an NHL ready RHD with tons of upside, I wouldnt move him for Rakell 1 for 1. Young and talented RHD are gems, quality middle 6 F are dime a dozen (especially when you’ve got cap space to get one in FA)</div></div>
You're not wrong, but you also only have Mack at his steal of a deal for three more years. Gotta go for it in the window and plan for the aftermath. The man's gonna be paid upwards of $15 million depending on the fall out from all this covid nonsense.
I'm not saying we should just be throwing young dmen out the door, especially Timmins because he'd likely be top-4 on a good 10-15 other teams, but if we're going after a top-6 winger we're going to have to give up something we don't want to. On the one hand, you envy the hell out of Sakic's situation, but on the other? It's a tough one. One wrong move and it sets you up for failure down the road. If he plays his cards right though? Dynasty potential.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Richard88</b></div><div>Byram's contract will slide unless he plays more than 9 games in this years playoffs, so he'll only be up in 2023. Same for Kaut.
As such the only significant contracts we have up in 2022 are Kadri, Francouz, and Bowers. Kadri will likely be allowed to walk in UFA and be replaced as 2C by Newhook, and that money can get put towards Bowers and Francouz.
Obviously we'd need a pretty significant retool in 2023, but there's nothing that's not manageable there. Johnson's $6m go straight to Mackinnon, and by then there should be enough cap rise to pay for some (if not most) of bridge deals for Byram and Kaut. Newhook's raise in 2024 is when we'll start to really feel a squeeze, but it would be a good problem to have if all of our prospects hit and need big contracts because that'll mean that we've been a winning team and that we can move someone for cheap young ELC talent to retool.
All-in-all, it definitely takes some manoeuvring to fit Hall in, but it's doable.</div></div>
True, not trying to say it's not doable. I just think it puts us in a stressful spot cap-wise, and who knows what the hell's going to happen with all things covid? We obviously need to go for it in the next 2-3 years here with Mack's contract though.