2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

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2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by ESQ » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:25 am

This is my own list of likely-to-move possible targets (when I say likely-to-move, I don't mean likely-to-sign-with-us):

The Big Fish UFAs:

Erik Karlsson - RD
Artemi Panarin - LW
Matt Duchene - C
Jeff Skinner - LW/RW
Semyon Varlamov - G
Sergei Bobrovsky - G

The Second-Tier UFAs:

Jake Gardiner - LD
Tyler Myers - RD
Jay Bouwmeester - LD
Jordan Eberle - RW
Ryan Dzingel - LW/RW/C
Gustav Nyquist - RW/LW
Michael Ferland - LW/RW
Brock Nelson - C/LW

RFAs:
Jacob Trouba - RD, current salary $5.5 mil
Brayden Point - C/RW, current salary $686k
Mitch Marner - RW, current salary $894k
William Karlsson - C, current salary $5.25 mil
Jakub Vrana - LW, current salary $863k
Kasperi Kapanen - RW, current salaray $863k
Esa Lindell - LD, current salary $2.2 mil
Ryan Murray - LD, current salary $2.85 mil

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Re: 2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by ESQ » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:38 am

Benning on upcoming UFAs:

As Micky says, he's playing poker - "I like our depth, I guess if we were going to do anything it would be more high-end stuff."

Q: So you're suggesting you're not going for a max, $11 mil a year contract?
A: I don't think we're going to go in that direction, but if there's player we think can help support our younger players we're going to look at that.

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Re: 2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by SKYO » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:45 am

Only way to get a RFA is from either a cap maxed team who can't afford to pay raise a RFA or a cash strapped team who don't want to pay a middling 6 forward or a 2nd pairing type RFA a big pay raise.

Trouba might be attainable only due to the fact he makes it extremely hard for the Jets for each contract fight.
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Re: 2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by rats19 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:50 am

:wow:

How would Myers and ferland look here? Purdy damn good IIDSSMS
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Re: 2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by SKYO » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:08 am

rats19 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:50 am
:wow:

How would Myers and ferland look here? Purdy damn good IIDSSMS
would have to clear out a couple wingers, but I'd like that.
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Re: 2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by ESQ » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:47 pm

SKYO wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:45 am
Only way to get a RFA is from either a cap maxed team who can't afford to pay raise a RFA or a cash strapped team who don't want to pay a middling 6 forward or a 2nd pairing type RFA a big pay raise.

Trouba might be attainable only due to the fact he makes it extremely hard for the Jets for each contract fight.
Jets have cap trouble, too many D, and as you say Trouba has had problematic negotiations each time.

They could also be targeted via trade (a la Ehrhoff), rather than giving up the piles of 1st rounders necessary to get him.

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Re: 2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:11 pm

Trouba won’t be cheap. I think the Jets will figure him out quickly after the season. They won’t bring back Myers either way. Someone will overpay him - hopefully not Vancouver.
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Re: 2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by Hank » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:16 pm

I would take Trouba over Myers. But I think the Jets will do everything to keep Trouba and let Myers go.
Try to focus on 1 year from now...

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Re: 2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by SKYO » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:58 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:11 pm
Trouba won’t be cheap. I think the Jets will figure him out quickly after the season. They won’t bring back Myers either way. Someone will overpay him - hopefully not Vancouver.
Yeah I tend to agree, might as well spend more on an elite talent, enough mediocre overpaid types.


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Re: 2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by ESQ » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:16 pm

SKYO wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:58 pm


Grab this rebuild by the horns for once, don't let another Scott Niedermayer slip away again!
*EK* july1st
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I would throw everything you got at Nelson
Karlsson. If he hasn't signed yet, I can't see him staying in San Jose.

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Re: 2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by Uncle dans leg » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:33 pm

ESQ wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:16 pm
SKYO wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:58 pm


Grab this rebuild by the horns for once, don't let another Scott Niedermayer slip away again!
*EK* july1st
Truth.

I would throw everything you got at Nelson
Karlsson. If he hasn't signed yet, I can't see him staying in San Jose.
What is SJs cap situation? Can they throw large or will they need to offload salary elsewhere to ink him?

Van has the space on the ice and on their cap(i think)...if he like the look of how van is built its not that far fetched to consider they we might be in the running.

11 mill a year tho....wow. He better stay healthy
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Re: 2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by Hank » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:21 pm

Think we should also trade for a scoring winger like Mike Hoffman.
Try to focus on 1 year from now...

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Re: 2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by SKYO » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:19 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:33 pm
ESQ wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:16 pm
SKYO wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:58 pm


Grab this rebuild by the horns for once, don't let another Scott Niedermayer slip away again!
*EK* july1st
Truth.

I would throw everything you got at Nelson
Karlsson. If he hasn't signed yet, I can't see him staying in San Jose.
What is SJs cap situation? Can they throw large or will they need to offload salary elsewhere to ink him?

Van has the space on the ice and on their cap(i think)...if he like the look of how van is built its not that far fetched to consider they we might be in the running.

11 mill a year tho....wow. He better stay healthy
Yeah the big issue is SJ has to re-sign Pavelski who is set to become a UFA, and they got fill holes elsewhere as well, plus they got Mr Burns, so EK is just an extra luxury & not really needed especially at 11M per. I think it was a one and done deal right from the beginning.

Time to spread the talent around and Vancouver is looking like the one team who can afford to pay him that and has the upside with the youth uprising and swedish welcoming.
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Re: 2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by Uncle dans leg » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:05 pm

Hank wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:21 pm
Think we should also trade for a scoring winger like Mike Hoffman.
:lol:
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Re: 2019 UFAs and RFAs Thread

Post by Island Nucklehead » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:38 am

SKYO wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:19 pm
Yeah the big issue is SJ has to re-sign Pavelski who is set to become a UFA, and they got fill holes elsewhere as well, plus they got Mr Burns, so EK is just an extra luxury & not really needed especially at 11M per. I think it was a one and done deal right from the beginning.

Time to spread the talent around and Vancouver is looking like the one team who can afford to pay him that and has the upside with the youth uprising and swedish welcoming.
One of the talking heads recently mentioned Pavelski as a target for Vancouver. Similar to how Marleau was for the Leaves before they really took off. Veteran guy (with plenty of skill left in the tank) to bring the kids to the next level. He's a good faceoff guy, and would give Green the opportunity to run him alongside Pettersson on occasion, while rolling three quality centers deep (Pettey-Pavelski-Horvat). If we could move Sutter, I'd be all for it. He also doesn't turn 35 until July 11, so he wouldn't qualify as a 35+ deal.

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