Weaponizing cap space

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  1. Richard Brautigan

    Richard Brautigan Registered User

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    How does trading a player whose contract expires in 2019 make it easier to resign a player whose contract also expires in 2019? The Spezza talk is coming exclusively from fans of other teams. The Stars don't need the cap space and there's no indication they've discussed trading him to create cap space.
     
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    Orpik is not a cap dump, some teams would pay WSH a 4th to play on their bottom pair, for 1 year.

    But other options:
    Sobotka/Gunnarsson from STL
    Martin/Karlsson/Boedker from SJS
    MacDonald/Lehtera from PHI
    Callahan/Coburn from TBL
    Hunwick/Hagelin from PIT

    I would stay away from Seabrook, Lucic, Ryan, etc.. unless the add is HUGE.

    1 year of Bickell @ 4.5M cost Chicago Teuvo Teravainen. These guys are bad and have TERM.
     
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    This is by far the worst year to try and weaponize cap space. it is expected to be 80-82m which is the biggest increase ever. But we are not the only team looking to use it for assets, this will lower the cost to take on expiring contracts. I could see Wash dumping Orpik with a 3rd and not a 2nd this year.
     
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  4. Hindustan Smyl

    Hindustan Smyl 2020/2021 = Canucks being a contender

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    I can't see Spezza waiving for us. I like the idea though.

    Brooks Orpik and Troy Brouwer are guys that come to mind.
     
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    I don't see anyone offering a 4th for a 38 year old 3rd pairing defenceman at his full cap hit. 5.5M to have on the bottom pair is a tough sell, even with the strong playoffs he just had. Him at full retention I think could get a 3rd- but without any, he has negative value.
    I'd still take a 3rd to take him on. Benning seems to still have decent success with 2nd/3rd round picks and Orpik could provide good leadership that we will be lacking without the Sedins in the locker room next year. Then at the TDL we retain 50% of his cap and get another 2019 draft pick for him.
     
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  6. JuniorNelson

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    Accepting bad contracts is fine as long as you do not clutter the roster. The slow guy you accept should be in the AHL, cap advantage or not. Is Green down with this?
     
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    If there were a trade for Orpik we should be the team that retains in a 3way deal deal.

    Say

    Vancouver: pick #31, certain amount of cap + later pick from 3rd team

    Washington: #37

    3rd team: Orpik
     
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