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Now that Chiarelli is gone, its getting a little less sad year after year...
Forum: Armchair-GMSun at 2:57 pm
Forum: Armchair-GMJan 7 at 7:57
Thread: Insane Trade
Forum: Armchair-GMJan 7 at 7:25
Thread: Insane Trade
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>sensibleguy</b></div><div>EDM
Matthews, Auston
Marner, Mitchell
Nylander, William
Andersen, Frederik
Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan
Draisaitl, Leon
Koskinen, Mikko
Bouchard, Evan
Yamamoto, Kailer
2021 1st round pick (EDM)

It's not bad, but it's also pretty extreme.

Toronto would have a difficult time giving up Matthews, but they are getting Draisaitl.
I'm sure lots of TML fans would like to swap out Marner for someone good, but making less money. Yamamoto doesn't compare to Marner, but add in Bouchard and a 1st, and it's a decent swap, and lower cap.
Nylander for RNH, yes you're giving up 3 years, but you're getting similar to better production for less money
Andersen for Koskinen would make the Andersen haters happy, maybe

It's isn't as horrible as people might think. I'm not saying they should do it, but it's not a bad offer. I'd add in Lavoie or Benson, just to offset some age differences.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>PleaseBanMeForMyOwnGood</b></div><div>Nope, Matthews is way better than Draisaitl, Marner is way better than Nuge, Nylander is right now way better than Yamamoto and Andersen is way better than Koskinen. Bouchard I am not sure is any better than Liljegren and a late 1st isn't making up the difference at all.</div></div>

There’s no way Edmonton does this. Matthews, Marner and Nylander make way too much money, it would destroy the cap structure Holland is working towards. Considering you want comparable players while saving around $15M!! per year, this trade is completely ludicrous. You can keep those guys and continue living in cap hell. They are very skilled players true, but the cap situation means you’ll never get close to a Stanley cup with “the big 4”.
Forum: Armchair-GMDec 27, 2020 at 10:26
So a normal roster is a 23 man roster, and each of the players counts against the cap. So if a player gets dinged up and needs a game off, they can be scratched and one of the 3 normally scratched players can take his spot. A similar thing happens if a player is sent to the Injured reserve (IR) however now that that player is out for an extended period of time, his roster spot is freed up so that another player can be called up from the AHL (or in this season the taxi squad) to fill out the 23 man roster. However the IR players cap still counts towards the cap, so if that called up player puts the team over the salary cap, he can’t be brought up.

This means that if you only have the capspace for a 20 man roster and a player gets injured, another player cannot be brought up from the AHL (or taxi squad) to fill his spot. The only way you can get cap relief for an injured player is if it is a long term injury (LTIR) which I believe is a minimum of 10 missed games?

So with a roster of only 20 players and no capspace, a taxi squad does not help you one bit. You still won’t be able to ‘call up’ and play those players.

At least this is my understanding of how it works. Please let me know if I’m mistaken.

Though, to be honest I don’t know how a positive covid test for a bunch of players would work. If say 6 players test positive, they will likely only be out for 2 weeks, which wouldn’t be enough for LTIR relief. To me it would be unreasonable for the league to expect a team to have enough capspace to fill out that many extra spots on the roster, so there may be some sort of relief for such a situation.
Forum: Armchair-GMDec 21, 2020 at 7:34