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A good piece of weekly blog after the deadline will be about Ottawa. First we ask ourselves questions: How will senators get to the salary in 2019-20?
The current level is $ 58.8 million, with an upper limit of $ 79.5 million. The estimated $ 83 million for the next season, so you can expect a low price of $ 62 to $ 63 million. Both CapFriendly and Puck Pedia cite senators for just over $ 44 million in commitments for next year. Among them are Marian Gaborik and Clarke MacArthur (both in the long-term damaged area), Mike Condon (in AHL) and the money for the deal Dion Phaneuf.
On the assumption that everyone will be returned under the contract (Ron Howard's voice: this never happens), Rudolfs Balcers, Mikkel Boedker, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Bobby Ryan, Zack Smith, Chris Tierney and Brady Tkachuk will be available in the future setting of Ottawa. . Mark Borowiecki, Thomas Chabot, Dylan DeMelo, Ben Harpur and Christian Jaros on defense; and Craig Anderson in goal.
Vitaly Abramov, Drake Batherson, newly-acquired Erik Brannstrom, Logan Brown, Filip Chlapik, Alex Formenton and Maxime Lajoie are among those who are not on the current scale, who will be given the opportunity to make it next season. They are all signed at the initial level. These are not high basic salaries (all under $ 1 million), and senators will have enough room to cover all the bonuses.
You can add Josh Norris's name to this list. Pierre Dorion mistakenly mentioned him at the GM press conference after the end of his term, but they also have a lot of hope for Wolverine.
Who needs a new contract that almost returns? Colin White. Christian Wolanin too. These numbers will not be large, but will be added to the total value. So, let's say there are four options, while White and Wolanin are re-signed. This brings you to $ 50 million.
Anders Nilsson wants to get back to $ 2.25 million. Anthony Duclair and Nick Paul have arbitration rights. Duclair only has $ 650,000 but has 12 goals. This is a decent increase.
Cody Ceci will be great, also eligible for arbitration. He has $ 4.3 million, one year away from an unlimited agency. His new number would eat a good piece of open space, but at some point it is necessary to talk about whether it's time for the player and the team to start fresh.
It is difficult to see that senators would commit this long-term commitment in this environment, why should they repeat the mild opera for trade? Depending on what Ottawa will decide to do here, it will be somewhere between 8 and 10 million dollars. And here comes creativity.
Senators (and potentially Columbus) will be able to take advantage of teams that need space. Everyone can take up 10 per cent in the summer, but in the end comes a new season and nobody wants to be scrambled. There are many opportunities; you can see multiple lists to see potential attacks. If senators do not want a term, there are two losses for one season that use Toronto and Vegas.
I know how much senators (and their fans) would like to help Toronto, but it would help Maple Leafs, who removed one year and $ 5.3 million of Nathan Horton's remaining contract. Golden Knights have $ 5.25 million to pay David Clarkson. Ottawa must force those enemies (or anyone else trying to earn them).
Another thing that Ottawa can try is what the NBA Philadelphia 76ers made in the summer of 2017. Under the cap and need a shooter, they were signed by J.J. It gets a one-year contract worth $ 23 million. (The flight was extended for the second season and $ 12.25 million.) Before your eyes fall out of your head, I do not suggest that you pay so much to senators. But a young team will need a good veteran or two. The one-year contract on a larger scale is an easy way to hit the word. The term does not kill you, but you still need to spend money.
I do not think it will be too hard.
1. Mark Stone's prize games were all before Sunday night when Vegas put Erick Brannstrom on the table.
"Ottawa did not get any chance better than him," another executor said. "Even if you think you should get the first round (from Vegas), they still did not get a better young player. Nobody wanted to beat him. "
He is very gifted and there is reason to believe that he will be in the Canadian capital at the latest by October. I still think that it was the goal of the senators to get the first lap on the basis of the conditional one they received in the store with Matt Duchenne with Columbus. But Vegas held firm, the feeling that Brannstrom was enough to give up.
Another thing that the Golden Knights had as an advantage was the feeling that if Stone spreads anywhere else within a certain period, it's in Nevada. I think that if Calgary got him there, the Flames liked his chance to finally happen. However, the word Ottawa's questions included Juuso Valimaki, and for the second consecutive year, Calgary refused any attempts to lose a Finnish defense agent.
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Florida was very interested in Stone but did not get this long-term commitment. Nashville was there. Iceland and Boston were also. There are teams that suspect that, if the deal on Vegas decomposed, Stone would borrow for Iceland (I think the offer included Anthony Beauvillier and the first round, but I do not expect Lou Lamoriello to confirm this).
In the days ahead of time, everyone else in this race thought they were hunting Winnipeg. In the end, I do not believe that the Jetsi have pushed much, if at all. Stone was a clean lease and they did not like it. This detrimental Ottawa's ability to drive the market.
2. My theory of stone negotiations with Ottawa: I think it was the time when he decided to leave. The long-term extension did not happen last summer, and this did not happen when it was again justified on the New Year's day. The senators listened to this, but they had one important thing they liked, and they knew it. So they went to Matt Duchene, hoping they could do it and go back to Stone. Obviously, the first did not happen, but they still made another shot to sign the wing. That's why Duchene was on the market five days before Stone.
As already said, the senators returned with something that was five years to $ 10.5 million, and then I think that both sides were close enough to the eight-year extension that the player had legitimately had something to think about. According to several sources, Senators were not sure about the perfect clause without moving (which Stone apparently got in Vegas).
But in the end, I do not think it's a contract. It's about direction. Stone will succeed in the team that will be for it. Many people outside Ottawa – or who are not enthusiastic senators – look at the base and expect them to be in a good position. They could have done a really good example of why it was much more sensible to trade with Stone than they do. However, the fan with complete lack of consumer confidence in ownership will need proof.
3. Obviously, Stone and Tkachuk barely talked when they said goodbye. Very emotional.
4. Marc Savard from Sportsnet believes that senators have a legitimate chance to re-sign Duchene. Very curious to see if Montreal becomes a rival for its services. Canadiens looked at it, but did not want to pay the rental price. Are they circling back in June?
5. About LeBreton Flats Plans, an arena plan in the heart of Ottawa: One of the rumors coming from the breakdown of the partnership would be the launch of a project under the so-called "donut plan". This would mean the development of retail / condominium with a hole where the arena could go. What no one says with certainty is, if this can happen without a complete re-start of the process, and we probably will not know for at least another week. Another important issue is whether the Federal Government will keep things up to the end of the upcoming elections. (This was assumed for some time, but not a 100% guarantee.) If fans stay away, this increases the revenue sharing owed by senators. Eugene Melnyk likes the owners of the Ottawa Senators. And even if I wanted to sell, the 400 million USD (USD) offered by the previous summer will not be past the office of the league.
6. Let's go to Canada, from east to west. In addition to Duchena, I think that Montreal applied to Eric Staal, but he needed permission to get it and know that Staal was not interested in leaving. GM Marc Bergevin was dead before the expiration of the deadline in Russia and one of the rumors coming from there, Canadiens refused a kind of commercial offer, which included Alexander Romanov. In the draft of 2018, the 38th defender looks like a player.
7. Toronto was like a duck – calm on the top, blowing water beneath the surface. They did one thing with Par Lindholm, who went to Winnipeg for Nicolas Petan, but one day we will get a clearer idea of what Maple Leafs tried. They looked at Wayne Simmons (at a similar price as Nashville paid) and Micheal Ferland (at a higher price) and crossed. They did not want to rent a rent with Connor Brown and were discussing the replacement of Brown-for-Matt Benning with Edmonton. (Brian Burke thinks that Jujhar Khaira has arrived between the two teams.) I have repeatedly rejected rumors about Adam Larsson. I think that Maple Leafs have tried a bit more, which we have not yet discovered.
8. The leadership in Toronto believes in Justin Holl. They decided to give him a waiver, although this season only played two games. With the injured Travis Dermott and Jake Gardiner injured, Holl got a shot. Maple Leafs hope that rest will ease Gardiner's questions. If an operation is needed, it will be a problem. He could endanger his season.
9. I think Wayne Simmonds was ready and he was ready to give up his trade with Winnipeg. One version is that Jetsy thought they were getting it, only to see that Philadelphia instead sent Simmonds to Nashville. However, another source stated that Jetsi had withdrawn when Joshua Morrissey was injured on Sunday night in Arizona. The Flyers showed that they had a first round of the Simmonds table, and the teams suspected that the Jets were thinking about it. Instead, they chose Ranger for Kevin Hayes. After that they needed defensive players, and Morrissey and Dustin Byfuglien were eliminated. The first and third rounds for the June draft, this draft and the development of the organization, were held for those who had cheaper choices.
10. Winnipeg was not the only team to ask Matt Hendricks. I mean Calgary and Edmonton. People love the guy.
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11. There were some Zack Kassian campaigns in Edmonton. Nashville obviously applied before he bought Brian Boyle. Oilers wanted to keep it.
12. Edmonton announced on Thursday that Jesse Puljujarvi was out for the season as a result of an upcoming hip operation. This explains why GM Keith Gretzky said that it is much more likely that the wing will be trading in the summer as opposed to the deadline. But it will be interesting to see if Oilers tries to pack it with the contract they want to move.
13. At the beginning of my career, Toronto Raptors tried to replace a player named Victor Alexander in order to cancel the deal because he failed. (One of the journalists printed it in print, Alexander searched for it on the news line after returning it. That was a good lesson.) Jason Zucker did not replace the physical but he knows this strange feeling after his near-time trade. Calgary, which included Michael Frolika and who is believed to be the first or the second round, fell.
It's embarrassing, but Steve Yzerman almost changed with Ottaw and things were good for him. The mere rejection of Mike Comrie to return the Oilers' signing bonus in 2003 prevented Corey Perry from running Anaheim's career before the start. He worked well for him too. Zucker gets some control of his situation – partially without a store – on July 1st.
14. Maybe Calgary also refused a claim for Micheal Haley. But San Jose had an advantage.
15. Flames would not confirm this, but he asked about Alexander Edler in Vancouver. He believes that Pittsburgh circled around him around the year and that Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet 650 reported that Columbus also had an interest. The biggest obstacle to negotiating Edler's contracts with Canucks will be a no-shift protection. With Quinn Hughes turning pro this year and potentially eligible for 2021 Seattle draft extensions, the organization will want maximum flexibility.
16. I do not believe that I know who is right and who is in this Vancouver / Jonathan Dahlen, "he said," although, as with every break, the truth is somewhere in the middle. Before the signing of William Nylander on December 1, Canucks tried to get up to eleven hours. Dahlen was included in the package, although I'm not sure what was still there. Maple Leafs – who preferred signing Nylander – said no. Interestingly, San Jose was the team that got it. Sharks are not afraid to go for nobody if they see talent. She will not worry about what happened in Utica.
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17. A few days before Pittsburgh bought Erik Gudbranson, Penguins had a terrible game with San Jose, where Sidney Crosby found himself in the fight against Haley – a tough party. As Josh Yohe of Athletic wrote, the player Penguins saw Evander Kane, who watched their bench and said, "Who in this team will do anything?" Gudbranson needed a new start, and if anyone can breathe new energy, In his Career Sergey Gonchar is a great bet. But you have to believe that Gudbranson ended up in Pittsburgh (and Adam McQuaid in Columbus) with a thought of Washington.
18. In the days leading up to Carla Hagelin's trade in Washington, Pittsburgh tried to regain his wing. Before the trade was submitted for approval of the central registry, someone noticed that the Penguins were not entitled to do so. On November 28, he was sold to Los Angeles and kept his salary. The team can not return such a player one year after the initial move.
19. Looking at the state of Washington, the capital needed the difference between the "buried" hit of the hat Dmitry Jaskin and Devante Smith-Pelly. When a player is sent to a minor contract by a one-way contract, a total of $ 1,025 million salary is removed from the entire team. Jaskin is $ 1.1 million, Smith-Pelly to $ 1 million. The capitals have less than $ 70,000 of space. The sending of Smith-Pelly deleted his entire number. Sending Jaskin was $ 75,000. It would not work. Washington, by the way, is up to 50 contracts.
20. As reported by Chris Johnston, Columbus initially asked Ottawo to acquire all three Duchene, Stone and Ryan Dzingel. Blue Jackets wanted to keep their first option – Liam Foudy and Alexandre Texier. Do not think that this would be possible in this scenario.
21. There was hope that Los Angeles would lower the price to Tyler Toffoli, but the kings did not. They believe that they have demanded at least a first round and a good chance. With the contract they remain for another year, so they hope to be able to regain the 31-form.
22. One opponent was not surprised that Jonathan Quick was the king who was excited by the ugly 6-1 win in Karolina.
"I do not care how bad the season is going on," he said. "He will always demand the best of himself and of everyone around him quickly. I do not believe that the outbreak was just because it was not a challenge to disturb the goalkeeper. "
23. The first race of Brandon Montour in Buffalo showed him with 18:11, another five minutes below his average when Randy Carlyle trained Ducks. It was 1:08 higher than after Bob Murray took over.
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24. It was not unnoticed that Buffalo has four right-handed defense shots under the contract for the following season: Montour, Zach Bogosian, Casey Nelson and Rasmus Ristolainen.
25. As thanks to John Carlson, Madison Bowey wears 74 for Detroit Red Wings. He initially wanted 4 and could have had it before February 1, when he was retired in honor of Red Kelly.
26. Six teams – Detroit, Los Angeles, Montreal, New Jersey, Rangers and Philadelphia – own more than a quarter of the drafts for 2019. All have 10 or 60 of 217, which is 28 percent. If you add to Carolina, Florida, Vancouver and Vegas nine, this is 10 out of 31 NHL clubs with 44 percent of the choices. Five teams have two first. Sabri had three before sending one to Anaheim for Montour.
27. Friday is a big day, with teams that allowed a 10% bump on the "marking room" for the 2019-2020 season to March 1. (In fact, no NHL clubs are allowed to have more than this year's pay cap – $ 79.5 million – This has increased to $ 87.45 million on that day.) This gives space to some jobs, including extensions to Anahema Jakob Silfverberga (five years, about $ 26.25 million) and Stone in Vegas (eight years, $ 76 million). .
28. It is expected that the meetings of the Directors-General will be discussed before the deadline. I do not know how to avoid it, and in the season it does not happen often enough to be the main concern. But it was unofficial talking about this.
29. Tampa Bay is on the way for 131 points. The NHL record was 132, determined by Montreal Canadiens in 1976-77. No one should compare both teams and there are no ties. But I'm looking forward to see if the lightning does.
30. About 20 NHL teams at the Hobey Baker rink in Princeton, NJ. Last week saw Tigers host Clarkson's Golden Knights. Princeton has some acting teams watching, although Max Veronneau's year was somewhat lower – at the top of the list. The Golden Knights lead the center of Nico Sturm, who will soon become a 24-year-old from Germany. The captain is 39 points in 32 matches. It looks great.
31. The last week was the deadline by which Patrick Berglund had to file a complaint with the canceled contract. He did not do this, he finished the process. I wanted Berglund to offer him all the best to find himself in a better place. This is the most important thing.