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Jonny Canuck
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Forum: Armchair-GMJun 26, 2018 at 5:38
Forum: Armchair-GMJun 13, 2018 at 8:48
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>capsin9</b></div><div>dude you're the only person who thinks he's good .....and thats cool but the rest of the world or anyone with a pulse doesn't think he's that great.... i think a third round pick gets you someone of his abilities if his cap hit was 2-3 million</div></div>

To trade him at a 3M cap hit, the Caps retain 2.5M, which is the same cap hit he'd leave if they bought him out. I guess then they get a 3rd round pick, so it's better than nothing, but I also think, given that he's publicly been assigned to spend a year mentoring each of John Carlson and Nate Schmidt on how to play defense, that most teams with lots of cap space would be lucky to have him around to mentor their young defensemen. For anyone living under a rock, Carlson and Schmidt led the Caps and Golden Knights in ice time this year, which is impressive because those teams won their divisions and then made the Stanley Cup Finals (but I won't spoil how that one ends for you).

Yeah, that could happen, but the Caps end up spending more money to retain 2.5M than they would to just buy him out, and getting no cap relief, so the return would have to be excellent. But I think at a cap hit of 3M, coming off his 2nd Cup win and his 6th straight trip to the 2nd round or more, he could even get a 2nd, like Emelin or Methot. Or just be packaged with Grubauer to get back a really talented, young defenseman who had as many hits last year. Not that any are particularly available with that kind of toughness/durability, and any offense to speak of. <a href="http://www.nhl.com/stats/player?report=realtime&amp;reportType=season&amp;seasonFrom=20172018&amp;seasonTo=20172018&amp;gameType=2&amp;position=D&amp;filter=gamesPlayed,gte,1&amp;sort=hits" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">http://www.nhl.com/stats/player?report=realtime&amp;reportType=season&amp;seasonFrom=20172018&amp;seasonTo=20172018&amp;gameType=2&amp;position=D&amp;filter=gamesPlayed,gte,1&amp;sort=hits</a>

If there's a chance of getting Hagg, Ristolainen, or Zadorov, fantastic. Otherwise, why not just keep Orpik, who hits an opponent every period, and makes it harder for guys to set up shop in front of the net. And yeah, I know, if it's Risto or Zadorov, they also have to throw in Connolly, and a 2nd, and even then, who knows.
Forum: Armchair-GMJun 13, 2018 at 5:10
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