May 27, 2015
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I didn't expect anyone to comment on this because no one did on the first part, and it's all just for fun really because Friedman mentioned Saad and the Hawks.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>exo2769</b></div><div><i>I think F50 touched a bit on this already, but keep in mind both Kruger and Shaw are RFAs. that's probably a 2nd and 1st / 3rd. Especially seeing the deals the previous XHawks received. Versteeg got $4.4, Bolland got $5.5, Frolik's @ $4.3. Shaw's better now than any of them @ their departure. True, they want prospect over picks and I don't know much about Audette. But think they're equal to a 1st and 3rd? A bit of a stretch. I don't think they'll end up on the same team next year including the Hawks.</i></div></div>
As far as Pateryn is concerned, I think he'd be good as a younger guy for this team on the third pair, and I just like Audette's game packaged with a 2nd, assuming the cap isn't there for Shaw and Kruger. Now, the ARZ trade, if they actually want people that can take the ice, a couple which can actually play, while still hitting the cap floor, this deal could work. The Hawks wouldn't mind paying Pronger as long as there's no real cap hit. The same kind of deal is imaginable with NJ (Clowe) or Florida (Savard). None of this matters if there's no Saad deal however. I would personally make this move, but I doubt either other side would. It turns into Teuvo and a 1st for Anisimov and Panik. The 1st might be a little steep, but I think this roster would win the Cup.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>WALaxer19</b></div><div><i>Honestly I actually kind of like this. However...they also need to re-sign Seabrook, Byfuglien, TVR, Shaw, and Scheifele...not enough space to do that...cap would need to go to probably at least $75-$76 million.</i></div></div>
Well TVR did sign an extension already actually, which carries a lower cap hit if you can believe that. I somewhat imagine that with the extra cap space this season, the Hawks would make a deadline deal with Florida, involving Rundblad+ going to Florida for Brian Campbell with half of his salary retained. He'll be a UFA after this season, so the Hawks could then trade Daley, who only has one year left on his deal at that point, re-sign Campbell to a cap friendly deal, and then call up a Dman who carries a low cap hit. You might ultimately save a couple million dollars out of all of that.