Tuesday, July 28, 2020

REDRAFTING TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS FOR A DECADE (2000-2010)



The Toronto Maple Leafs weren't very good in the 2000s; a big reason for this is because the Maple Leafs didn't draft very well.
In this blog, i will redraft the Toronto Maple Leafs for a decade in hopes of turning them into a contending team.

2000:

24-Justin Williams over Brad Boyes
51-Antoine Vermette over Kris Vernarsky
90-Lubomir Visnovsky over Jean Francois Racine
100-Deryk Engelland over Miguel Delise

The Toronto Maple Leafs draft 3 really solid players in Justin Williams, Antoine Vermette and Lubomir Visnovsky as well as a depth defenseman in Deryk Engelland.

2001:

17-Tim Gleason over Carlo Colaiacovo
39-Mike Cammalleri over Karel Pilar
82-Patrick Sharp over Brandon Bell
134-Kevin Bieksa over Kyle Wellwood

The Maple Leafs draft two very good scoring wingers in Mike Cammalleri and Patrick Sharp as well as two solid defenseman in Tim Gleason and Kevin Bieksa.

2002:

24-Cam Ward over Alex Steen
57-Johnny Boychuk over Matt Stajan
74-Frans Nielsen over Todd Ford
88-Matthew Lombardi over Dominik D'Amour

Toronto drafts two very good centers in Frans Nielsen and Matthew Lombardi as well as an all star caliber goalie in Cam Ward.
Johnny Boychuk could potentially be a top 4 defenseman on the team as well.

2003:

57-David Backes over John Doherty
158-Joe Pavelski over John Mitchell
220-Tobias Enstrom over Jeremy Williams
238-Brian Elliott over Shaun Landolt

The Maple Leafs draft two all star caliber forwards, Joe Pavelski and David Backes as well as a very solid defenseman in Tobias Enstrom;
Brian Elliott could be a starter in the NHL but not over Cam Ward, which is why he could be trade bait.

2004:

90-Alexander Edler over Justin Pogge
113-Ryan Callahan over Roman Kukumberg
157-Mark Streit over Dmitry Vorobyov
187-Anton Khudobin over Robbie Earl

The Maple Leafs didn't have a 1st or 2nd round pick in this draft but they still walk away with two very good defenseman in Alex Edler and Mark Streit,
as well as a very good powerforward in Ryan Callahan.

2005:

21-Tuukka Rask
82-Keith Yandle over Phil Oreskovic
153-Patric Hornqvist over Alex Berry
216-Anton Stralman

The Maple Leafs still draft Tuukka Rask and Anton Stralman but they will also draft Keith Yandle, an offensive defenseman and Patric Hornqvist, a goal scoring powerforward.

2006:

13-Nick Foligno over Jiri Tlusty
44-Artem Anisimov over Nikolay Kulimen
99-James Reimer
161-Viktor Stalberg

This wasn't a very deep draft but the Maple Leafs still manage to draft some players that add to the depth of the roster;
Nick Foligno and Artem Anisimov both have top 6 potential and James Reimer will likely be trade bait.

2007:

74-Alex Killorn over Dale Mitchell
99-Jamie Benn over Matt Frattin
104-Jake Muzzin over Benn Winnett
164-Nick Bonino over Chris DiDomenico

The Leafs hit the lottery in this draft drafting a star forward in Jamie Benn and two other good forwards in Alex Killorn and Nick Bonino;
Jake Muzzin was also drafted, he will be a stud defenseman in the future.

2008:

5-Erik Karlsson over Luke Schenn
60-Braden Holtby over Jimmy Hayes
128-Jared Spurgeon over Greg Pateryn
129-Cam Atkinson over Joel Champagne

The Maple Leafs get 4 really good players in the 2008 draft; superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson and star goalie Braden Holtby.
They also geet Cam Atkinson and Jared Spurgeon, some of the hidden gems in this draft.

2009:

7-Nazem Kadri
50-Brian Dumoulin over Denny Ryan
58-Tomas Tatar over Jesse Blacker
68-Mattias Ekholm oveer Jamie Devane

The Leafs address a major hole at center with the addition of Nazem Kadri and add to their defensive depth with the additions of Mattais Ekholm and Brian Dumoulin.
Tomas Tatar could be trade bait for the Leafs as there is a log jam of wingers on the team.

2010:

43-Calle Jarnkrok over Bradley Ross
62-Mark Stone over Gregg McKegg
79-Philipp Grubauer over Sondre Olden
116-John Klingberg over Petter Granberg

The Leafs get two future star players in Mark Stone and John Klingberg as well as a good role player in Calle Jarnkrok.
Philipp Grubauer isn't likely to fit into the goalie rotation, so he might be traded.

Lubomir Visnovsky, Tim Gleason, Matthew Lombardi, Deryk Engelland leave in free agency in the summer of 2010.

By the 2010-2011 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have put together an amazing roster

The Maple Leafs need to make a few trades due to salary cap purposes:

Toronto Maple Leafs trade Cam Ward, Mike Cammalleri, Frans Nielsen, Mark Streit to the Colorado Avalanche for Paul Stastny, Ryan O'Reilly, 2nd round pick 2012 (Colton Parayko).
This is a huge trade which gives Colorado a starting goalie, two top 6 forwards and a top pair defenseman, while the leafs get two top centers in Stastny and O'Reilly,
along with a 2nd round pick in 2012.

Maple Leafs also trade Jared Spurgeon, Antoine Vermette, David Backes to the St.Louis Blues for TJ Oshie, David Perron, 2nd round pick 2011 (Brandon Saad).
This trades give the Blues a top 4 defenseman and two top 6 forwards, while the Maple Leafs get Oshie and Perron, two top 6 forwards and a 2nd round pick in 2011.

Kevin Bieksa, Joe Pavelski are traded to the San Jose Sharks for Marc Eduord Vlasic, 1st round pick 2012 (Tomas Hertl).
This trade gives the Sharks an elite scorer in Joe Pavelski and a top 4 defenseman in Kevin Bieksa;
on the flip side the Leafs would get Marc Eduord Vlasic, a top 4 defenseman and a 1st round pick.

Patric Hornqvist are traded to the New York Islanders for Josh Bailey, 2nd round pick 2011 (Boone Jenner).
The Leafs already have enough powerforwards, so they trade Patric Hornqvist for Josh Bailey and 2nd round pick.

James Reimer is traded to the Florida Panthers for Michael Frolik, 2nd round pick 2011 (Vincent Trocheck).
The Panthers get their starting goalie in James Reimer for Michael Frolik and a 2nd round pick.

Tobias Enstrom is traded to the Ottawa Senators for 3rd round pick 2012 (Shayne Gostisbehere), 3rd round pick 2012 (Matt Murray).
The Senators get a solid puck moving defenseman in Tobias Enstrom for two 3rd round picks in 2012.

2010-11 Toronto Maple Leafs

Ja.Benn-P.Stastny-J.Williams
P.Sharp-R.O'Reilly-TJ.Oshie
N.Foligno-A.Anisimov-J.Bailey
V.Stalberg-N.Kadri-M.Frolik

M-E.Vlasic-E.Karlsson
K.Yandle-J.Boychuk
A.Edler-A.Stralman

T.Rask
B.Elliott

Top Prospects:
F: Mark Stone, B.Saad, D.Perron, T.Hertl, T.Tatar, C.Atkinson, V.Trocheck, A.Killorn, N.Bonino, B.Jenner
D: J.Klingberg, M.Ekholm, C.Parayko, J.Muzzin
G: B.Holtby, P.Grubauer, A.Khudobin

These Toronto Maple Leafs are stacked and have the depth in the system to be a powerhouse for the next decade.


Monday, July 27, 2020

PROSPECT PROFILES DYLAN HOLLOWAY

Dylan Holloway
Univ. of Wisconsin 
NCAA
C/LW
6'0"/192 




















Size/Strength       Excellent
Skating       Excellent
Shot/Scoring       Average
Puckhandling        Excellent
Physical Play       Great
Offensive Play      Great
Defensive Play      Excellent
Hockey Sense       Excellent
Competitiveness    Excellent

Strengths

1. A big two-way forward, that has superb hockey iq and is a difference maker in all three zones
2. Terrific defensive awareness, vision and great net front presence
3. Excellent skater, plays with with grit and toughness and engages in physical play.

Cause for Concern

1. A lack of offensive production at Wisconsin is concerning
2. Needs to improve his shot

Skill:

A big two way forward who plays both center and Left wing that will bring grit and toughness to the lineup.

Scouting Report:

Dylan Holloway is a big two-way forward, that has superb hockey iq and is a difference maker in all three zones;
he is powerful and strong skater that is tough to knock of the puck especially along the boards.
Holloway also has nifty stick-handling to compliment his strong skating and top notch vision.
Dylan Holloway is a terrific defensive forward and has terrific awareness defensively; he also plays with grit and toughness and engages in physical play.
The Lack of produciton in his freshman season with Wisconsin might cause him to slip in the draft but he should fall out of the top 20.

NHL Potential:

Top 6 powerforward, that plays in all situations

Style Comparison: Jordan Staal

Stats: 
Okotoks Oilers            AJHL         53 GP       40 G     88 Pts       

Univ of Wisconsin         NCAA         35 GP       8 G      17 Pts       

REBUILDING 2014-15 ARIZONA COYOTES



The 2014-15 Arizona Coyotes were the second worst team in the NHL but they got shafted in the draft lottery and ended up with the 3rd pick in the draft.
The team lacked offense and their leading scorer was Oliver Ekman Larsson, a defenseman, who had 43 points that year.
It would have been a perfect time to tear everything down and rebuild the team entirely, in hopes of building a playoff contender.


Instead of trading Keith Yandle to the New York Rangers, the Arizona Coyotes trade Keith Yandle to the Carolina Hurricanes for 1st round pick 2015, 2nd round pick 2016.
This is a better trade for the Coyotes because the Coyotes weren't going anywhere anyways so they might as well get a 1st and 2nd round pick for him.

The Rebuild starts in the 2015 draft, were a few changes take place.

Arizona Coyotes trade Martin Hanzal is traded to the Minnesota Wild for 1st round pick 2015.
The Minnesota Wild need to add more depth at center and the Coyotes get a 1st round pick, a win-win trade for both teams.

Antoine Vermette, Sam Gagner are traded to the Colorado Avalanche for 2nd round pick 2015, 2nd round pick 2016.
The Arizona Coyotes don't need Vermette and Gagner, so they should get picks for them.

2015 draft results

3-Mitch Marner over Dylan Strome
5-Zach Werenski over Noah Hanifin
20-Travis Konecny over Joel Eriksson Ek
32-Sebastian Aho over Christian Fisher
40-Mackenzie Blackwood over Nicolas Meloche

The Arizona Coyotes finish 2015-16 season with the 6th worst record in the league.

Before the 2016 draft, a few trades are made.

Arizona Coyotes trade Mike Smith to the Philadelphia Flyers for 2nd round pick 2016, 3rd round pick 2016.
The Philadelphia Flyers need a goalie to tandem with Steve Mason, while the Coyotes get two picks in the 2016 draft.
Joonas Korpisalo is acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets for 3rd round pick 2017, 4th round pick 2017.

Arizona Coyotes also trade Jordan Martinook, Connor Murphy, 3rd round pick 2016 to the Chicago Blackhawks for Teuvo Teravainen, Bryan Bickell
The Chicago Blackhawks get rid of Bryan Bickell's contract and also at the the same time add some solid players in Martinook and Murphy.
The Coyotes walk away with Teuvo Teravainen a potential star player fo taking on Bryan Bickell's contract.

At the 2016 draft, the Arizona Coyotes trade picks 20, 43 to the Boston Bruins for pick 14.
Arizona Coyotes also trade picks 68, 82 to the Calgary Flames for picks 66, 96.

2016 draft results

6-Matthew Tkachuk over Clayton Keller
14-Charlie McAvoy
40-Samuel Girard
52-Dillon Dube over Wade Allison
66-Adam Fox
96-Victor Mete

The Arizona Coyotes make the playoffs but get eliminated early in the draft; they end up with the 23rd pick in the draft.

The Arizona Coyotes don't trade for Derek Stepan because they don't need his services.
Arizona Coyotes don't trade for Niklas Hjalmarsson because they don't need him anymore.

At the 2017 draft, the Arizona Coyotes trade picks 23, 44 to the Dallas Stars for picks 26, 39

2017 draft results

26-Jake Oettinger
39-Alexandre Texier

Teuvo Teravainen is re-signed to a 2 yr deal worth 2.8 million per season

The Arizona Coyotes make it further in the playoffs during the 2017-18 season but lose in the Semi-finals to the Winnipeg Jets; they have 23th pick in the draft.

Before the 2018 draft, Oliver Ekman Larsson, Conor Garland get traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for David Savard, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Boone Jenner, 1st round pick 2018.
The Columbus Blue Jackets need a top pair defenseman because the Coyotes drafted Zach Werenski, while the Coyotes get David Savard a reliable top 4 defenseman,
Oliver Bjorkstrand and Sonny Milano, two very skilled wingers and a 1st round pick.

2018 draft results

18-Liam Foudy
23-Joe Veleno
54-Filip Hallander

Oliver Bjorkstrand is re-signed to a 3 yr deal worth 2.5 million per season

By the 2018-19, the Arizona Coyotes have assembled a marvelous team that would be poised to contend for a cup for the next few seasons.

The Coyotes make a few trades due to salary cap reasons:

Arizona Coyotes trade Christian Dvorak, Dillon Dube, 1st round pick 2019 to the St.Louis Blues for Brayden Schenn, Zach Sanford
Alex Goligoski, Richard Panik to the New York Rangers for Neal Pionk, Jespar Fast, 2nd round pick 2019
Alex Galchenyuk are traded to the Vancouver Canucks for Adam Gaudette, 2nd round pick 2019

2018-19 Arizona Coyotes

M.Tkachuk-S.Aho-M.Marner
T.Konecny-B.Schenn-T.Teravainen
A.Texier-B.Jenner-O.Bjorkstrand
Z.Sanford-A.Gaudette-J.Fast

Z.Werenski-C.McAvoy
S.Girard-D.Savard
V.Mete-N.Pionk

M.Blackwood
J.Korpisalo

Top Prospects
F: L.Foudy, J.Veleno, F.Hallander
D: A.Fox
G: J.Oettinger

The Arizona Coyotes have build a young and talented team that is poised to contend for a stanley cup for the next 5 years.


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

REDRAFTING FLORIDA PANTHERS FOR A DECADE (2000-2010)



The Florida Panthers were an absolute disaster during 2000s because they failed at drafting good players despite having high picks nearly every year.

If the Florida Panthers drafted well during those years, they could have perhaps build a playoff caliber team or even a contendening team.

In this blog, i will redraft the Florida Panthers from 2000-2010s.

Rules for the redraft:
Must select a player in every round
Must draft 4 players in every draft

2000:

58-Paul Martin over Vladimir Sapozhnikov
77-Lubomir Visnovsky over Robert Fried
115-John Michael Liles over Chris Eade
120-Henrik Lundqvist over David Parley

This draft wasn't very good but the Florida Panthers still manage to draft by far the best player in the draft in Henrik Lundqvist
as well as 3 good defenseman in Paul Martin, Lubomir Visnovsky and John Michael Liles.

2001:

4-Mikko Koivu over Stephen Weiss
34-Mike Cammalleri over Greg Watson
68-Tomas Pleckanec over Grant McNeill
169-Jussi Jokinen over Dustin Johner

The Florida Panthers a two very solid centers in Mikko Koivu and Tomas Plekanec as well as two dynamic wingers in Mike Cammalleri and Jussi Jokinen.

2002:

3-Jay Bouwmeester
67-Valtteri Filppula
169-Paul Ranger
200-Max Talbot

There weren't a whole lot of options for the Panthers to choose from in the 2002 draft but the Panthers do add some nice role players in Filppula and Talbot;
Jay Bouwmeester will still be selected 3rd overall as he had a great stint with the Florida Panthers.

2003:

3-Ryan Getzlaf over Nathan Horton
25-Corey Perry over Anthony Stewart
38-Shea Weber over Kamil Kreps
55-David Backes over Stefan Meyer
171-Dustin Byfuglien over Petr Kadlec

The land 5 future all stars in this draft that will change the fortunes of the Florida Panthers for years to come.
Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry will form a dynamic duo up front, David Backes is a great power forward and they got their number 1 defenseman in Shea Weber.
The Beauty of having Dustin Byfuglien on the roster is his versatility and his ability to excel both on the wing and on defense.

2004:

7-Alexander Radulov over Rostislav Olesz
37-Alex Goligoski over David Shantz
53-David Krejci over David Booth
105-Kris Versteeg over Evan Schafer

The add the wildcard in the draft in Alex Radulov, who might be the most talented player in the draft if he comes over from Russia;
David Krejci gives the Panthers a very good number 2 center behind Ryan Getzlaf and Alex Goligoski is a good top 4 defenseman.

2005:

20-Tuukka Rask over Kendal McArdle
32-James Neal over Tyler Plante
93-Keith Yandle over Olivier Legault
164-Patric Hornqvist over Derlyuk

Drafting Tuukka Rask will ensure that Henrik Lundqvist doesn't get overworked during the regular season which will increase his longevity in the league.
The Panthers also add two good goal scorers in James Neal and Patric Hornqvist and a terrific offensive defenseman in Keith Yandle.

2006:

11-Claude Giroux over Jonathan Bernier
73-James Reimer over Brady Calla
103-Mathieu Perreault over Michael Caruso
155-Andrew MacDonald over Peter Aston

The Panthers add a future superstar in Claude Giroux and a few players that will likely be used for trade bait later on.

2007:

10-Max Pacioretty over Keaton Ellerby
40-PK Subban over Michal Repik
71-Evgenii Dadonov
101-Carl Hagelin over Chris Terry

The Florida Panthers add two perrenial all stars in Max Pacioretty and PK Subban that only makes their already stacked prospect pool even better.
Evgenii Dadonov is a late bloomer but the Panthers aren't in a rush for his services so he can take his time to develop.
Carl Hagelin adds some much needed speed to the team and is a terrific penalty killer.

2008:

31-Roman Josi over Jacob Markstrom
46-Derek Stepan over Maxime Suave
80-TJ Brodie over Adam Comrie
99-Cam Atkinson over Colin Long

The Panthers add their future number 1 defenseman in Roman Josi and another top 4 defenseman in TJ Brodie.
Derek Stepan gives the Panthers another good two way center and Cam Atkinson could be a top 6 player in the future as well.

2009: 

14-Chris Kreider over Dmitri Kulikov
44-Tomas Tatar over Drew Shore
67-Mattias Ekholm over Josh Birkholz
107-Mike Hoffman over Garrett Wilson

The Panthers add 3 goal scoring wingers in Kreider, Tatar and Hoffman and a star defenseman in Mattias Ekholm.
Due to the depth of the roster, these players may not make the team for another 2-3 seasons.

2010:

3-Vladimir Tarasenko over Erik Gudbranson
33-Justin Faulk over John McFarland
69-Brendan Gallagher over Joe Basaraba
123-Petr Mrazek over Zach Hyman

The Panthers improve their depth at Right winger by adding Vladimir Tarasenko.
Brendan Gallagher, Justin Faulk and Petr Mrazak will likely be trade bait becaue the fantasic depth ahead of them.

The Florida Panthers see Tomas Plekanec, Paul Martin, Lubomir Visnovsky leave in Free Agency in 2010.


By the 2010-11 season, the Florida Panthers have assembled an incredible team
but they will need to make a few trades due to salary cap reasons.

Trades:

Florida Panthers trade Henrik Lundqvist to Ottawa Senators 1st round pick 2011 (Mark Scheifele), 1st round pick 2011 (Richard Rakell)
Jay Bouwmeester, rights to Alex Radulov is traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for 1st round pick 2011 (JT Miller), 2nd round pick 2011 (William Karlsson)
James Neal, Mike Cammalleri, Justin Faulk is trade to Minnesota Wild for Jared Spurgeon, Cal Clutterbuck, 2nd round pick 2011 (Jordan Binnington), 1st round pick 2012 (Matt Dumba).
Mikko Koivu, John Michael Liles are traded to the Boston Bruins for Milan Lucic, 1st round pick 2012
Evgenii Dadonov, Jussi Jokinen, Valtteri Filppula are traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Dave Bolland, Bryan Bickell, 2nd round pick 2011 (Brandon Saad)

2010-11 Florida Panthers

C.Giroux-R.Getzlaf-C.Perry
M.Lucic-D.Krejci-D.Backes
M.Pacioretty-D.Stepan-P.Hornqvist
B.Bickell-D.Bolland-C.Clutterbuck

D.Byfuglien-S.Weber
A.Goligoski-PK.Subban
K.Yandle-A.MacDonald

T.Rask
J.Reimer

Top Prospects:
F: Vladimir Tarasenko, Mark Scheifele, Cam Atkinson, Brendan Gallagher, Chris Kreider, Rickard Rakell, Tomas Tatar, JT Miller, Brandon Saad, William Karlsson, Carl Hagelin
D: Roman Josi, Mattias Ekholm, Jared Spurgeon, Matt Dumba, TJ Brodie
G: Petr Mrazek, Jordan Binnington

The Florida Panthers have build a very dominant team that resembles the Boston Bruins of right now but that will change once the prospects in the pipeline are NHL ready.
This team has the potential to be contenders for a long time.


Monday, July 20, 2020

PROSPECT PROFILES: SETH JARVIS

Seth Jarvis
Portland Winterhawks
WHL
5'10"/ 172 lb
RW



















Size/Strength       Below Average
Skating       Great
Shot/Scoring       Great
Puckhandling        Excellent
Physical Play       Average
Offensive Play       Excellent
Defensive Play       Average
Hockey Sense        Great
Competitiveness     Excellent

Strengths

1. highly-skilled winger who displays a soft touch with the puck and the ability maneuver around with puck in tight spaces
2. strong skater who zips around the ice, agile on his edges in all three zones
3. Elite Playmaking and scoring abilities

Cause for Concern

1. His lack of size may cause teams to pass on him
2. Defensive play could be improved
3. Needs to get stronger to excel at the next level

Skill:

Highly-skilled winger who displays a soft touch with the puck and is a nifty playmaker and scorer

Scouting Report:

Seth Jarvis wrapped up as the top WHL draft-eligible producer with an impressive 42 goals and 98 points in 54 contests for Portland.
He simply refuses to be denied entry of the offensive zone. His penchant for clicking at a high conversion rate blends well with this style.
Jarvis mixes good speed with a fearless and skillful approach. He populates the high-danger areas around the net, unafraid to wedge his way into a good position at the net front.
His play this season suggest that he is a first round talent but if he does slip out of the round one (which is highly unlikely), he could end up being the steal of the draft.

NHL Potential:

First line Winger

Style Comparison: Martin St.Louis

Stats:
Portland Winterhawks          WHL         61 GP       16 G      39 Pts       

Portland Winterhawks          WHL         58 GP       42 G      98 Pts     


REBUILDING 2012-13 NEW JERSEY DEVILS



After Zach Parise left in Free Agency, the New Jersey Devils were a mess and then after Ilya Kovalchuk decided to "Retire" and return to play in Russia,
the Devils were left witha mediocre roster that couldn't contend for the playoffs anymore.

The Rebuild starts in 2012 Draft

Instead of waiting on Zach Parise, the Devils trade his rights to the Minnesota Wild for Jason Zucker.
Zach Parise was going to sign with the Wild anyways, so it makes sense to get something for him.
Jason Zucker was buried in the depth chart of Wild for years, he would have found success much sooner with the Devils.

Martin Brodeur is Traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Nick Leddy, 2nd round pick 2013.
If Chicago Wins the Stanley Cup, the 2nd round pick becomes a 1st round pick.
Martin Broduer gives the Chicago Blackhawks a veteran goalie they can lean on in the playoffs,
while the Devils get a young defenseman in Nick Leddy who was always in Joel Queneville's doghouse.

New Jersey Devils also trade Patrik Elias to the Florida Panthers for Tomas Fleischmann, 1st round pick 2014.
The Florida Panthers get a star player in Patrick Elias, while the Devils add a skilled forward in Fleischmann and a 1st round pick.

Travis Zajac, Andy Greene are traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Lars Eller, 2nd round pick 2012.
This trade gives the Montreal Canadiens two very stable and reliable players;
on the flip side the Devils get a bright young center in Lars Eller and a 2nd round pick.

David Clarkson is traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for 2nd round pick 2012, 3rd rd pick 2013.
David Clarkson doesn't fit the play style that the New look New Jersey Devils will have,
so they should get top value for him before he leaves in free agency in 2013.

Changes in 2012 Draft

29-Tanner Pearson over Stefan Matteau
35-Colton Parayko over Matt Finn
51-Jacob Slavin over Dalton Thrower
96-Connor Hellebuyck over Ben Thompson

New Jersey Devils sign Jaromir Jagr to a 3 yr deal worth 4.5 million per season.
Jaromir Jagr is a draw even if he is 42 and he would be the best player on the roster by far.

Olli Jokinen, PA Parenteau to 2 yr deals worth 2.5 million per season.
The Devils need to add some impact offensive players so they sign so rentals in Jokinen and Parenteau.

The New Jersey Devils finish the lockout shortened 2012-13 season with the worst record in the NHL
and end up with the 2nd pick in the draft.

Ilya Kovalchuk still retires to play in Russia but in doing so that means the Devils will get their 1st round pick back
that would have been taken away due to Cap Circumvention.

The Devils don't need to trade for Cory Schneider anymore because the Devils are in rebuild mode now.
Since the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley cup in 2013, the Devils get their 1st round pick in 2013.

At the 2013 draft, the New Jersey Devils trade Nick Leddy, 2nd round pick 2013 to the Detroit Red Wings for Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar.
The Devils need more goal scoring while the Red Wings need a pick moving defenseman;
this is a win-win trade.

New Jersey also trades pick 30 to the Washington Capitals for picks 43, 59, 84.
There really isn't any player the Devils want to select with the 30th pick so they trade down add add more draft picks.

Changes in 2013 draft

2-Aleksander Barkov
43 (from WPG)-Tristan Jarry
59 (from WPG)-Brett Pesce
73-Jake Guentzel over Ryan Kujawinski
84 (from WPG)-Oliver Bjorkstrand
160-Dominik Kubalik over Myles Bell

The New Jersey Devils are much improved during the 2013-14 season but they still finish with the 6th worst record in the league.

The Devils received the Florida Panthers' 1st round pick in 2014 in the Patrick Elias trade, so they also will have the 3rd pick in the draft.

At the 2014 draft, New Jersey Devils trade pick 6 to the Boston Bruins for pick 25, 56, 1st round pick 2015.
The Devils already got Draisaitl with the 3rd pick so they should trade back and get more assets.

Changes in 2014 Draft

3 (From FLA)-Leon Draisaitl
25 (from BOS)-David Pastrnak
41-Christian Dvorak over Josh Jacobs
56-Brayden Point over Ryan Donato

The New Jersey Devils just miss the playoffs in the 2014-15 season, they have the 14th pick in the draft.

The Devils received a 2015 1st round pick from the Bruins in a draft day trade, so they will also have the 15 pick in the draft.

Changes in 2015 draft

14-Kyle Connor
15 (from BOS)-Thomas Chabot

In the 2015 offseason, the Devils make a huge blockbuster trade acquiring Bo Horvat, 1st round pick 2016 (Jakob Chychrun) from
the Vancouver Canucks for Adam Larsson, Gustav Nyquist, Jason Zucker.
This is a massive deal for both sides that sees the Canucks get a top four defenseman in Larsson and two very good wingers in Tatar in Zucker;
on the flip side of the deal the Devils strike gold getting a great two way center in Bo Horvat and a 1st round pick, used to select Chychrun.

Tanner Pearson, Christian Dvorak, Damon Severson are traded to the Anaheim Ducks for Rickard Rakell, Kyle Palmieri, Sami Vatanen.
This is another huge deal that sees the Anaheim Ducks get two very good young players in Pearson and Dvorak as well as a rising young D man in Severson;
On the flip side, the Devils get two great wingers in Rakell and Palmieri, both of whom will be top 6 forwards and versatile D man in Vatanen.

By the 2015-16 season, the Devils are a playoff team but they get knocked out of the playoffs early due to their inexperience.

Because the Devils don't have Adam Larsson anymore, they don't make the trade for Taylor Hall, which might be better in the long term.

The Devils made a few trades before the 2016-17 season:

New Jersey Devils trade Colton Parayko, Adam Henrique to the Nashville Predators for Ryan Ellis, Calle Jarnkrok
Tomas Tatar, 2nd round pick 2017 is traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for Teuvo Teravainen.
If the Devils win the Stanley cup
, the 2nd round pick becomes a 1st round pick.
Lars Eller, Dominik Kubalik to the LA Kings for Brayden McNabb, Adrian Kempe, 3rd round pick 2017.
Tristan Jarry is traded to the Winnipeg Jets for Adam Lowry, Joel Armia, 2nd round pick 2017.

This is how the 2016-17 New Jersey Devils lineup looks like: 

L.Draisaitl-A.Barkov-D.Pastrnak
T.Teräväinen-B.Horvat-K.Palmieri
J.Guentzel-B.Point-R.Rakell
C.Jarnkrok-A.Lowry-J.Armia

J.Slavin-R.Ellis
J.Chychrun-B.Pesce
B.McNabb-S.Vatanen

C.Hellebuyck
K.Kinkaid

Prospects:
F: Kyle Connor, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Adrian Kempe
D: Thomas Chabot
G: Mackenzie Blackwood

The 2016-17 season seems to be the season that all the young players for the Devils take their game to the next level,
and they run through all the competition in route a Stanley cup victory.

With the Roster the Devils have now, they potential to be the NHL's next dynasty.


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

REDRAFTING NEW JERSEY DEVILS FOR A DECADE (2000-2010)



The New Jersey Devils were successful in winning stanley cups in the early 2000s however their drafting woes throughout the 2000s have led them to their downfall.

If the New Jersey Devils drafted well during those years, they could have remained on top for much longer.

In this blog, i will redraft the New Jersey Devils from 2000-2010s.

Rules for the redraft:

Must select a player in every round
Must draft 4 players in every draft

2000:

22-Niklas Kronwall over David Hale
62-Paul Martin
76-Dominic Moore over Michael Rupp
125-John Michael Liles over Phil Cole

The Devils upgrade the Defense in the pipeline with the additions of Niklas Kronwall, Paul Martin and John Michael Liles;
they might play a major role on defense moving forward.

2001:

28-Derek Roy over Adrian Foster
48-Jason Pominville over Pihlman
67-Craig Anderson over Robin Lebanc
72-Patrick Sharp over Brandon Nolan

The Devils add some offensive firepower with the Additions of Derek Roy, Jason Pominville and Patrick Sharp;
they also add a very solid starter in Craig Anderson.

2002:

53-Duncan Keith over Barry Tallackson
64-Frans Nielsen over Jason Ryznar
117-James Wisniewski over Cam Janssen
154-Dennis Wideman over Krisjanis Redihs

The Devils add a stud defenseman in Duncan Keith and two more good defenseman with the additions of Dennis Wideman and James Wisniewski;
Frans Nielsen will be a terrific 2nd or third line center for the team depending on who else the Devils draft.

2003:

17-Zach Parise
42-Patrice Bergeron over Petr Vrana
167-Joe Pavelski over Zack Tarkir
197-Jaroslav Halak over Jason Smith

The Devils add three star caliber players in Zach Parise, Patrice Bergeron and Joe Pavelski,
as well as a very solid starter in Jaroslav Halak.

2004:

19-Travis Zajac
155-Mark Streit over Alexander Mikhailishin
185-Pekka Rinne over Josh Disher
282-Jannik Hansen over Valeri Klimov

The Devils add a star goalie in Pekka Rinne, a very good 2nd line center in Travis Zajac and a top pair defenseman in Mark Streit;
all these players will be key contributors on the team in the future.

2005:

23-TJ Oshie over Niclas Bergfors
38-Paul Stastny over Jeff Frazee
84-Ben Bishop over Mark Fraser
99-Keith Yandle over Patrick Davis

The Devils land 3 stellar players in Paul Stastny, TJ Oshie and Keith Yandle, as well as a star goalie in Ben Bishop,
however Bishop might become trade bait because the Devils drafted Rinne in the previous draft.

2006:

30-Milan Lucic over Matt Corrente
58-Brad Marchand over Alexander Vasyunov
148-Mathieu Perreault over Olivier Magnan
178-Leo Komarov over Tony Romano

The Devils improve their depth on left wing with the additions of Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Mathieu Perreault and Leo Komarov.
Marchand would be a great player to complement Patrice Bergeron and Lucic might become trade bait.

2007:

57-Wayne Simmonds over Mike Hoffel
79-Jamie Benn over Nick Palmieri
87-Alec Martinez over Corbin McPherson
117-Jake Muzzin over Matt Halischuk

The Devils add a superstar in Jamie Benn, two great defenseman in Jake Muzzin and Alec Martinez and a good powerforward in Wayne Simmonds;
Muzzin, Martinez will be important for salary cap reasons, so they don't have to overpay their overpay their veteran defenseman.

2008:

24-John Carlson over Mattias Tedenby
82-Adam Henrique
112-Gustav Nyquist over Matt Delahey
142-Cam Atkinson oveer Kory Nagy

The Devils add a stud defenseman in John Carlson and a speed demon in Cam Atkinson;
Adam Henrique and Gustav Nquist add depth in the pipeline.

2009:

20-Ryan O'Reilly over Jacob Josefson
54-Tyson Barrie over Eric Gelinas
73-Mattias Ekholm over Alexander Urbom
114-Mike Hoffman over Seth Helgeson

The Devils add 4 very good prospects in Ryan O'Reilly, Tyson Barrie, Mattias Ekholm and Mike Hoffman;
they should be a part of the Devils future after they move on from their older stars.

2010:

38-Jason Zucker over Jon Merrill
84-Philipp Grubauer over Scott Wedgewood
114-John Klingberg over Joe Faust
174-Mark Stone over Maxime Clermont

The Devils get add more riches to their pipeline with the additions of Mark Stone, Jason Zucker, John Klingberg;
Philipp Grubauer will also add to the depth in goal in the pipeline.

By the 2010-11 season, the New Jersey Devils would have put together a stanley cup caliber team,
but they would have to make some trades for Salary cap purposes:

Paul Martin, Mark Streit, James Wisnewski, Dominic Moore, Janik Hansen leave the Devils in Free Agency.

Trades:

New Jersey Devils trade Jaroslav Halak to the St.Louis for 2nd round pick 2011
Ben Bishop is traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for 2nd round pick 2011, 2nd round pick 2012
Milan Lucic, Jason Pominville, Niklas Kronwall, 1st round pick 2011 are dealt to the Nashville Predators for Ryan Suter, Patric Hornqvist
Dennis Wideman, Derek Roy, 1st round pick 2012 to the Minneosta Wild for Brent Burns
John Michael Liles, Patrick Sharp to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Derick Brassard, Kris Russell

Lineup

Ja.Benn-P.Stastny-J.Pavelski
B.Marchand-P.Bergeron-P.Hornqvist
Z.Parise-T.Zajac-TJ.Oshie
F.Nielsen-D.Brassard-W.Simmonds

D.Keith-B.Burns   
R.Suter-J.Carlson 
K.Yandle-K.Russell 

P.Rinne           
C.Anderson       

Prospects: 
F: Mark Stone, C.Atkinson, J.Zucker, M.Hoffman, A.Henrique, G.Nyquist, L.Komarov
D: J.Klingberg, T.Barrie, M.Ekholm, J.Muzzin, A.Martinez
G: P.Grubauer

With the Roster and prospects the Devils have drafted, they would be able to be contenders for another 10 years.


NHL RE-ENTRY DRAFT SIMULATION (2023-2026)



In the last simulation, we left off with the simulation of the 2022-23 season, we will start of this simulation at the 2023 draft.

2023 Draft results

DET-Connor Bedard
SEA-Matvei Michkov
CAR-Adam Fantilli
DAL-Brayden Yager
NYR-Kalan Lind
CHI-Nate Danielson
TOR-Hunter Brustewicz
CBJ-Dalibor Dvorsky
LA-Mikhail Gulyayev
VGK-Ondrej Molnar
OTT-Noah Elriden
BOS-Dominik Petr
COL-Riley Heidt
FLA-Jesse Nurmi
ANA-Arttu Karki
FLA-Lukas Dragicevic
CHI-Zoehn Ziemmer
COL-Connor Levis
CGY-Felix Lundgren
WSH-Emil Jarventie
EDM-Valtteri Lehtosaari
TB-Jacob Sagadin
NJ-Otto Stenberg
WPG-Ludvig Andersson
DAL-Axel Sandin Pellikka
WSH-Alex Ciernik
NSH-Daniil But
MIN-Samuel Sisik
PHI-Noah Berger
VAN-Cam Squires
SJ-Colby Barlow
BUF-Eetu Levanen

Retirements

Henrik Lundqvist
Pekka Rinne
Duncan Keith
Joe Pavelski
Mark Giordano
Jimmy Howard
David Backes
Mike Green
Derek Stepan
Tyler Bozak
Leo Komarov

Buyouts

DAL-Tom Wilson
NYR-Kyle Turris
SEA-Nikita Zaitsev

Trades:

ARI trades Cam Fowler to SEA for JT Compher, Matt Grzelyck, 1st round pick 2025
COL Trades Pavel Buchnevich to TOR for Frank Vatrano, 2nd round pick 2024
BUF trades Alexandre Texier, Emil Benstrom, 2nd round pick 2024 to NJ for Jonas Brodin, Connor Brown
CGY trades Roope Hintz to NSH for 1st round pick 2025
CAR trades Adam Henrique, Anthony Mantha to the LA for Sam Reinhart, Jesper Bratt
CHI trades Elias Lindholm, Gabriel Vilardi to BUF for Nino Neiderreiter, 1st round pick 2024
CBJ trades Dylan Strome, Kevin Lebanc to the ANA for Alex Kerfoot, 1st round pick 2026
DAL trade Peyton Krebs, Cody Glass to MTL for Jason Zucker, Josh Brook
DET trade Jacob Silfverberg, Ty Foerster to VAN for Conor Geekie, 1st round pick 2025
LA trades Anthony Mantha to NYR for Cal Foote, 1st round pick 2024
MTL trade Jusse Annunen to WSH for 2nd round pick 2024, 2nd round pick 2025
TB trade Issac Belliveau to VAN for 1st round pick 2024
WSH trade Daniil Chayka, Chris Tierney, Anthony Beauvillier to SEA for Victor Olofsson, Michael McLeod, 1st round pick 2026

2023 Free Agent Signings

BOS-Vladislav Namestnikov
Brenden Dillon
Andrej Sekera
BUF-Robby Fabbri
Nick Cousins
CAR-Niklas Hjalmarsson
CHI-Kyle Turris
CBJ-Erik Gustafsson
Drake Cagguila
DAL-Brandon Montour
EDM-James Neal
Zack Smith
FLA-Eric Staal
Petr Mrazek
LA-Alex Galchenyuk
MTL-Jason Demers
Kevin Connouton
NJ-Pascal Francouz
MacKenzie Weegar
NYR-Jared McCann
OTT-Brett Connolly
PHI-Justin Braun
PIT-Joel Armia
SJ-Devan Dubnyk
Tyler Ennis
SEA-Tanner Pearson
STL-Derek Ryan
TB-Ilya Mikheyev
TOR-Alex Aiffalo
VAN-Sean Kuraly
Vinny Hinostroza
VGK-Erik Haula
Michal Kempny
Aaron Dell
Brendan Lemieux
WSH-Nick Jensen

The Changes made in the offseason will have a major effect on the 2023-24 season.

2023-24 Season Simulation:

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

1. Detroit Red Wings
2. Buffalo Sabres
3. Montreal Candiens

Metropolitan

1. Philadelphia Flyers
2. New Jersey Devils
3. Washington Capitals

WC1-Columbus Blue Jackets
WC2-Tampa Bay Lightning

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Missing the playoffs:

Carolina Hurricanes
New York Islanders
Florida Panthers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
Ottawa Senators
Boston Bruins

Western Conference

Central

1. Minnesota Wild
2. Winnipeg Jets
3. Colorado Avalanche

Pacific

1. San Jose Sharks
2. Vancouver Cancuks
3. Calgary Flames

WC1-Vegas Golden Knights
WC2-Seattle

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Missing the playoffs:

St.Louis Blues
Arizona Coyotes
Edmonton Oilers
Anaheim Ducks
LA Kings
Chicago Blackhawks
Dallas Stars
Nashville Predators

Playoffs:

1st round

DET vs TB: DET wins 4-2
PHI vs CBJ: CBJ wins 4-3
BUF vs MTL: BUF wins 4-2
NJ vs WSH: NJ wins 4-2
SJ vs SEA: SJ wins 4-1
MIN vs VGK: VGK wins 4-3
WPG vs COL: COL wins 4-2
VAN vs CGY: VAN wins 4-2

2nd round

DET vs BUF: DET wins 4-3
NJ vs CBJ: NJ wins 4-2
SJ vs COL : SJ wins 4-2
VAN vs VGK: VGK wins 4-3

3rd round

DET vs NJ: DET wins 4-2
SJ vs VGK: SJ win 4-2

Stanley Cup:

Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley cup in 6 games over the San Jose Sharks

Retirements

David Krejci
Alex Edler
Dustin Brown
Brian Elliott
Anton Khudobin
Curtis McElhinney
Jaroslav Halak
Cory Schneider
Kyle Okposo

Buyouts

TB-Jeff Skinner


This brings us to the 2024 draft, where teams will get to choose prospects that weren't drafted in the 2020 draft

2024 Prospect draft

NSH-Emil Andrae
PIT-Jeremie Poirier
EDM-William Villeneuve
BOS-Ozzy Wiesblatt
OTT-Lukas Reichel
NYR-Carter Savoie
TOR-Jake Neighbours
DAL-Helge Grans
FLA-Kasper Simontaival
CHI-Brendan Brisson
LA-Jean-Luc Foudy
DET (ANA)-Eemil Viro
ARI-Roni Hirovonen
CAR-Artur Akhtyamov
STL-Lukas Cormier
NYI-Zion Nybeck
MIN (SEA)-Tyler Kleven
NJ (TB)-Yan Kuznetsov
CBJ-Jack Thompson
COL-Luke Evangelista
CGY-Theodor Niederbach
WPG-Sean Farrell
WSH-Tyler Tullio
NJ-Tristen Robins
MTL-Justin Sourdif
MIN-Thomas Bordeleau
PHI-Theo Rochette
LA (VAN)-Yegor Chinakhov
VGK-Amir Garayev
CHI (BUF)-Max Glotzl
SJ-Jaromir Pytlik
DET-Antonio Stranges

Trades:

ANA trade Shayne Gostisbehere, 1st round pick 2026 to NSH for Aidan Hreschuk, Pavel Zacha
CGY trade Jake Oettinger to DAL for 1st round pick 2025
CBJ trade Jack Thompson to TOR for Morgan Frost, 2nd round pick 2025
DAL trade Barrett Hayton to NJ for Justin Cote
DAL trade Jordan Dumais to MIN for 1st round pick 2025
FLA trades Alex Nylander to CGY for 2nd round pick 2025
NYR trade Teuvo Teravainen to Tampa Bay Lightning for Noel Gunler, 1st round pick 2026
NYR trade Carter Savoie to the Nashville Predators for 2nd round pick 2025, 2nd round pick 2026
PIT trade Dmitry Orlov, Joel Armia to SJ for Oliver Bjorkstrand, Jaromir Pytlik
OTT trade Andreas Athanasiou, Lukas Reichel, Nick Holden to ARI for Carl Hagelin, JT Compher, 1st round pick 2026
SJ acquire Jacob Larsson for NJ for 3rd round pick 2025
WPG trade Frederik Andersen to ARI for Mikko Koskinen, 1st round pick 2025

2024 Free Agent Signings

ANA-Jack Campbell
ARI-Marco Scandella
BUF-Thomas Greiss
CAR-Marcus Johansson
CBJ-Chris Driedger
EDM-Nikita Zadorov
LA-Jonathan Bernier
MTL-Martin Jones
NJ-Nick Foligno
Jake McCabe
NYI-Matt Grzelcyk
Jack Campbell
Julien Gauthier
NYR-Brayden McNabb
OTT-Patrick Nemeth
Jimmy Schuldt
SEA-Tyler Myers
SJ-Mats Zuccarello
TOR-Mikael Granlund
Darcy Kuemper
Jayce Hawryluk
TB-Antoine Roussel
VGK-Jordan Schwartz
Josh Anderson
Warren Foegele
WPG-Jeff Skinner

The Changes made in the offseason will have a major effect on the 2024-25 season.

2024-25 Season Simulation:

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

1. Detroit Red Wings
2. Buffalo Sabres
3. Montreal Canadiens

Metropolitan

1. Columbus Blue Jackets
2. Philadelphia Flyers
3. New Jersey Devils

WC1-Carolina Hurricanes
WC2-Tampa Bay Lightning

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Missing the playoffs:

New York Islanders
Washington Capitals
Toronto Maple Leafs
Florida Panthers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Ottawa Senators
New York Rangers
Boston Bruins

Western Conference

Central

1. Colorado Avalanche
2. St.Louis Blues
3. Dallas Stars

Pacific

1. San Jose Sharks
2. Vancouver Canucks
3. Calgary Flames

WC1-Vegas Golden Knights
WC2-Seattle

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Missing the playoffs:

Arizona Coyotes
Edmonton Oilers
Anaheim Ducks
Minnesota Wild
Winnipeg Jets
LA Kings
Chicago Blackhawks
Nashville Predators

Playoffs:

1st round

DET vs TB: DET wins 4-1
CBJ vs CAR: CBJ wins 4-1
BUF vs MTL: BUF wins 4-2
PHI vs NJ: NJ wins 4-3
SJ vs SEA: SJ wins 4-2
COL vs VGK: COL wins 4-2
STL vs DAL: STL wins 4-2
VAN vs CGY: CGY wins 4-2

2nd round

DET vs BUF: DET wins 4-3
CBJ vs NJ: CBJ wins 4-2
SJ vs CGY : SJ wins 4-2
COL vs DAL: COL wins 4-2

3rd round

DET vs CBJ: DET wins 4-2
SJ vs COL: SJ win 4-2

Stanley Cup:

Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley cup in 6 games over the San Jose Sharks

Retirements

Patrice Bergeron
Blake Wheeler
Zach Parise
Ryan Suter
Ryan Getzlaf
Eric Staal
Jonathan Quick
Marc-Andre Fleury
Corey Crawford
James Neal
Paul Stastny
Patric Hornqvist
Nick Foligno
Anton Stralman
Niklas Hjalmarsson
Marc Staal
Kyle Turris
Artem Anisimov
Kris Russell
Matthew Perreault
Michael Grabner
Patrick Maroon
Jay Beagle
Brad Richardson

This brings us to the 2025 draft, where teams will get to choose prospects that weren't drafted in the 2021 draft.

2025 Prospect Draft

NYR-Ryder Korczak
BOS-Matthew Kneis
ARI-Isak Rosen
CGY (from NSH)-Jere Virolainen
DAL (from MIN)-James Malatesta
OTT-Sean Behrens
PIT-Peter Reynolds
CHI-Zack Stringer
LA-Simon Robertsson
FLA-Sebastian Cossa
TOR-Liam Dower Nilsson
WPG-Graham Sward
ANA-Zach Dean
EDM-Dylan Duke
WSH-Logan Mailloux
NYI-Justin Janicke
WPG (From SEA via ARI)-Chase Stillman
TB-Daniil Lazutin
CAR-Evan Nause
VGK-Wyatt Johnson
CGY (from DAL)-Cameron MacDonald
NJ-Alex Geci
CGY-Cole Huckins
STL-Alexander Palchik
MTL-Samuel Helenius
PHI-Tyler Boucher
COL-Finlay Williams
DET (from VAN)-Oscar Plandowski
CBJ-William Eklund
BUF-Jack O'Brien
SJ-Eric Alarie
DET-Ryan Winterton

Trades:

ARI trades Jonathan Drouin, Andreas Athanasiou to VGK for Vitaly Kravtsov, 2nd round pick 2026
BUF acquires Cole Huckins from CGY for 2nd round pick 2027
CGY trades Neal Pionk, Jordan Greenway to MIN for Tomas Tatar, 2nd round pick 2026
CHI trades Kevin Hayes, Nate Danielson, Max Glotz to BUF for Gabriel Vilardi, Jack O'Brien, 2nd round pick 2026
COL trades Tyler Johnson to BUF for 5th round pick 2027 (COL retains 25% of Johnson's contract)
CBJ trades Oscar Klefbom, Alex Killorn to NYR for Alex DeBrincat, 2nd round pick 2026
DET acquires Alexander Romanov from CAR for 1st round pick 2026
EDM trade Rasmus Ristolainen, Nick Schmaltz to TB for Nate Schmidt, Max Domi
FLA trades Damon Severson, 1st round pick 2026 to NYR for Kalan Lind, Darnell Nurse
FLA trades Sebastian Cossa to OTT for 2nd round pick 2026, 2nd round pick 2027
LA trade Adam Henrique, Alex Galchenyuk to NSH for Daniil But, 2nd round pick 2026
MIN trades Brian Dumoulin to TOR for 2nd round pick 2026
NSH trade Jordan Staal to COL for Finlay Williams, 2nd round pick 2026
NJ trades Kyle Palmieri, Rickard Rakell, Otto Stenberg, 1st round pick 2026 to NSH for Lucas Raymond, Alex Tuch, Eeli Tolvanen
OTT trade Torey Krug, Kailer Yamamoto to TB for Nils Hoglander, 1st round pick 2026
OTT trade Ondrej Palat to PHI for Viktor Arvidsson
TOR trade Keith Yandle, Alex Aiffalo to PIT for Andreas Johnsson, 1st round pick 2026
TOR trade Darcy Kuemper to NSH for 3rd round pick 2027
SJ trade Brock Nelson, Gustav Nyquist to VAN for Robert Thomas, 2nd round pick 2026
WSH trade Sami Vatanen, Michael McLeod to MTL for Justin Sourdif, 1st round pick 2027
WPG trade Dante Fabbro to CBJ for Alex Kerfoot

Buyouts

BUF-Kevin Hayes

2025 Free Agent Signings

ANA-Adam Lowry
ARI-Ben Bishop
BOS-Tony DeAngelo
Dan DeKeyser
Riley Nash
Marcus Sorensen
CGY-Josh Manson
CAR-Erik Gustafsson
CHI-Justin Schultz
COL-Cam Atkinson
Kasperi Kapanen
Jordan Martinook
Matt Roy
Dylan DeMelo
EDM-Ryan Graves
Johan Larsson
Zemgus Girgensons
FLA-Dominik Kubalik
Nick Leddy
LA-Frank Vatrano
MIN-Ryan Kuffner
Chandler Stephenson
NSH-Teddy Blueger
NJ-Conor Garland
Marcus Foligno
NYR-Frederik Andersen
OTT-Alex Stalock
PHI-Kevin Lebanc
Sam Lafferty
SJ-Will Butcher
SEA-Kevin Hayes
Evgeni Dadonov
TOR-Christian Dvorak
James Reimer
Josh Archibald
WSH-JG Pageau
Antti Raanta
Jason Demers
WPG-Ben Chiarot
Brendan Lemieux

The Changes made in the offseason will have a major effect on the 2025-26 season.

2025-26 Season Simulation:

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

1. Detroit Red Wings
2. Buffalo Sabres
3. Montreal Canadiens

Metropolitan

1. Columbus Blue Jackets
2. New Jersey Devils
3. Carolina Hurricanes

WC1-Toronto Maple Leafs
WC2-Florida Panthers

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Missing the playoffs:

Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Islanders
Washington Capitals
New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators

Western Conference

Central

1. Winnipeg Jets
2. St.Louis Blues
3. Dallas Stars

Pacific

1. San Jose Sharks
2. Vancouver Canucks
3. Calgary Flames

WC1-Vegas Golden Knights
WC2-Seattle

-------------------

Missing the playoffs:

Arizona Coyotes
LA Kings
Edmonton Oilers
Anaheim Ducks
Minnesota Wild
Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado Avalanche
Nashville Predators

Playoffs:

1st round

DET vs FLA: DET wins 4-1
CBJ vs TOR: CBJ wins 4-1
BUF vs MTL: BUF wins 4-2
NJ vs CAR: NJ wins 4-2
SJ vs SEA: SJ wins 4-2
WPG vs VGK: VGK wins 4-2
STL vs DAL: STL wins 4-2
VAN vs CGY: VAN wins 4-2

2nd round

DET vs BUF: DET wins 4-2
CBJ vs NJ: CBJ wins 4-2
SJ vs CGY : SJ wins 4-2
WPG vs STL: WPG wins 4-2

3rd round

DET vs CBJ: DET wins 4-2
SJ vs WPG: SJ win 4-2

Stanley Cup:

San Jose Sharks win the Stanley cup in 6 games over Columbus Blue Jackets

After simulation through 5 seasons, the landscape of the NHL has completely changed and there are two dominant teams in the NHL,
The San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings, both teams got have met in the Stanley cup finals every year each of the last 3 years,
with the Red Wings winning 2 Stanley cups and the Sharks winning one of the matchups.



Monday, July 13, 2020

PROSPECT PROFILES CONNOR ZARY

Connor Zary
Kamloops Blazers
WHL
6'0"/ 181 lb
C





















Size/Strength       Good
Skating       Good
Shot/Scoring       Good
Puckhandling         Excellent
Physical Play       Good
Offensive Play       Great
Defensive Play       Great
Hockey Sense        Great
Competitiveness     Excellent

Strengths

1. A two-way center, that is a difference maker in all three zones
2. great patience and poise with the puck
3. very good speed and is equally dangerous with the shot and pass

Cause for Concern

1. Doesn't exactly wow anyone with his style of play
2. Does everything well but notheing really great

Skill:

Sound two way Center with terrific speed, puck possesion skills and a good nose around the net.

Scouting Report:

Connor Zary has been outstanding this past season with the resurgent Kamloops Blazers in the WHL this season, putting up 38 goals and 86 points in 53 games.
Zary compares to Bo Horvat stylistically as he plays a 200-foot game, plays on special teams, and can be a formidable presence in front of the net.
He is a player who does everything well but nothing really great. The complete game allows him to be a difference-maker for his team in all three zones.
Connor Zary is a very safe pick so far that reason, I project him to be a top 20 pick in the 2020 draft.

NHL Potential:

First or second line Center

Style Comparison: Bo Horvat

Stats: 
Kamloops Blazers          WHL         63 GP       24 G      67 Pts       

Kamloops Blazers          WHL         57 GP       38 G      86 Pts       




Wednesday, July 8, 2020

REDRAFTING 2011 NHL DRAFT



The 2011 NHL Draft was quite strange because the 1st round was faily underwelming and there were still some great star talent in the draft
like Nikita Kucherov, Johnny Gaudreau, Jonathan Huberdeau, Gabriel Landeskog, Mark Scheifele, Mika Zibanejad, Dougie Hamilton.

*Check out my previous blogs for other Redrafs*

1. Edmonton Oilers-(RW) Nikita Kucherov
Original pick: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

The Best player in this draft is Nikita Kucherov, there isn't another player in this draft that has even come close to hitting the 100 point mark,
and Kucherov has done in twice and in back to back years.
On top of his regular season accolades, Kucherov also has 29 goals and 61 points in 65 playoff games.
The Edmonton Oilers will soon have one of the best powerplays in the league that features Nikita Kucherov, Tyler Seguin and Logan Couture.

2. Colorado Avalanche-(LW) Johnny Gaudreau
Original pick: Gabriel Landeskog

As great as Gabriel Landeskog has been for the Colorado Avalanche, its hard for them to pass up on Johnny Gaudreau.
Johnny Hockey has been nothing short of amazing since joining the NHL and has scored 20+ and 60+ points every year in the league,
except in 2016-17 when he had 18 goals and in 2019-20 when he had 18 goals and 58 points.
Johnny Gaudreau can do it all offensively, is a powerplay wizard and is capable of making other players around him better.
It won't be long before Gaudreau is forming a dynamic duo along with Ryan O'Reilly in Colorado.

3. Florida Panthers-(C) Mark Scheifele
Original pick: Jonathan Huberdeau

Although Jonathan Huberdeau was a terrific player for the Florida Panthers, he wasn't as dependable and productive as Mark Scheifele.
Since the 2015-16 season, Mark Scheifele has scored at least 25 goals and 60+ points, except in 2017-18, when he had 23 goals;
this also included 16 goals and 26 points in 27 playoff games with the Winnipeg Jets.
Mark Scheifele gives the Florida Panthers a top line center that is reliable and a big time clutch performer.

4. New Jersey Devils-(D) Dougie Hamilton
Original pick: Adam Larsson

Even though Adam Larsson ended up landing the Devils Taylor Hall, Dougie Hamilton is by far the best defenseman in this draft, its not even close.
Since the 2014-15 season, Dougie Hamilton has had at least 10 goals and 40 points in every season except in 18-19 when he had 39 points.
The New Jersey Devils add a true number 1 defenseman, something they haven't had since Scott Niedermayer left.

5. New York Islanders-(LW) Jonathan Huberdeau
Original pick: Ryan Strome

The New York Islanders have John Tavares, but he needs some offensive help, so they add Jonathan Huberdeau, a dynamic playmaking winger.
Jonathan Huberdeau is turning into the premier offensive players in the league;
after a down year in 2016-17, Huberdeau has put up 69, 92 and 78 points in consecutive seasons.
The great thing about adding Huberdeau is that he doesn't have to rely on Tavares, so they can put him on a seperate line and spread out the offense.

6. Ottawa Senators-(LW) Gabriel Landeskog
Original pick: Mika Zibanejad

Mika Zibanejad didn't quite meet the Ottawa Senators expectations for him, so they select Gabriel Landeskog instead.
Gabriel Landeskog is everything you want in hockey player, he is skilled, plays hard, has tremendous hockey sense and is a good leader.
The Ottawa Senators are getting a player that can make an immediate impact on the team and will be the captain in the near future.

7. Winnipeg Jets-(G) John Gibson
Original pick: Mark Scheifele

It will be near impossible to replace Mark Scheifele, who has been nothing short of spectacular for Winnipeg since joining the NHL.
However John Gibson would be a great consolation prize considering he is an elite goalie that will be playing behind a stacked defense,
that features the likes of Erik Karlsson, Oliver Ekman Larsson, Alex Edler.
The Winnipeg Jets could be Stanley cup favorites once John Gibson is ready to take the reigns as the number 1 goalie.

8. Philadelphia Flyers-(C) Sean Couturier
Original pick: Sean Couturier

The Philadelphia Flyers still select Sean Couturier because they need center especially cause Claude Giroux was drafted by the Washington Capitals.
Sean Couturier was a prospect that was once considered to be the best player in the draft but he fell because of his world junior showing.
Now that Couturier doesn't have much competition for the Number 1 center spot, he would have become an elite center way earlier than he did.

9. Boston Bruins-(C) Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Original pick: Dougie Hamilton

Dougie Hamilton isn't available anymore, so the Boston Bruins will draft the safest player in the draft Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
There is nothing flashy or that stands out about Nugent-Hopkins but you know you are getting a great two way center that will get you 50-60 points a season.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would have flourished on a team like the Boston Bruins and might have turned into a Patrice Bergeron type player.

10. Minnesota Wild-(C) Mika Zibanejad
Original pick: Jonas Brodin

Jonas Brodin was a pretty solid player, but it was way too early to draft a defensive defenseman, so the Minnesota Wild select Mika Zibanejad instead.
Mika Zibanejad is starting to become one of the elite centers in the league and he's going to a Minnesota team that is need of an elite offensive center.
Zibanejad gives Minnesota, an elite offensive player and a core piece for the future.

11. Colorado Avalanche-(D) Oscar Klefbom
Original pick: Duncan Siemens

At this point the Colorado Avalanche really need to draft a defenseman since Tyson Barrie was stolen in the last draft.
Oscar Klefbom is a good puck moving defenseman that plays in all situations and can log tons of minutes.
Oscar Klefbom would get every opportunity to be the number 1 defenseman for the Colorado Avalanche, a team in desperate need of defensive help.

12. Carolina Hurricanes-(LW/RW) Brandon Saad
Original pick: Ryan Murphy

Instead of selecting Ryan Murphy, the Carolina Hurricanes select Brandon Saad.
Brandon Saad was an important part of 2 stanley cup teams with the Chicago Blackhawks;
he also had 5 20+ goal seasons in his career, with his best season coming in 2015-16, when he had 31 Goals and 53 points as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Carolina Hurricanes are added a steady and reliable winger in Brandon Saad, that that excels in pressure situations and playing with Star talent.

13. Calgary Flames-(LW/RW) Rickard Rakell
Original pick: Sven Baertschi

After losing Johnny Gaudreau, the Calgary Flames need to get a dynamic offensive player like Rickard Rakell.
Even though Rakell might not put up the same point totals are Gaudreau, he is a highly gifted offensive player and can be both a scorer and playmaker.
Rickard Rakell will be one of the key pieces for the Calgary Flames moving forward.

14. Dallas Stars-(LW/RW/C) JT Miller
Original pick: Jamie Oleksiak

Jamie Oleksiak didn't live up to the expectations of being a first round pick, so the Dallas Stars select JT Miller instead.
JT Miller just had a breakout season with the Vancouver Canucks putting up 27 goals and 72 points,
but before that he had 3 20+ goal seasons with the split between the Rangers and Lightning.
The Dallas Stars are getting a forward in JT miller, who plays all three forward positions, that also plays in all situations.

15. New York Rangers-(C) Vincent Trocheck
Original pick: JT Miller

JT Miller isn't available anymore, so the New York Rangers select Vincent Trocheck, a great two way center.
Vincent Trocheck had a great 3 year run where he put up 20+ goals and 50+ points;
his best season was in 2017-18 when he put up 31 goals and 75 points.
With the New York Rangers, Trocheck would find himself being the number 1 center because they don't have great centers on the team.

16. Buffalo Sabres-(G) Jordan Binnington
Original pick: Joel Armia

Jordan Binnington was a late bloomer but it is okay because the Buffalo Sabres had Ryan Miller at the time so they wouldn't be in need of a number 1 goalie right away.
Ryan Miller was traded in the 2013-14 season, so the Sabres would have to just find a short term solution for 2 seasons until Binnington takes the reigns in 2017-18.
With Binnington in goal, the Sabres would have solved their goaltending issues for at least the next 10 years.

17. Montreal Canadiens-(LW) Ondrej Palat
Original pick: Nathan Beaulieu

Ondrej Palat has been an important part of the Tampa Bay Lightning core and is and incredibly underrated player.
Palat has scored 328 points in 496 games as well as 21 G and 42 points in 67 playoff  games.
The Montreal Canadiens are getting a player that could excel not matter where you play him in the lineup.

18. Chicago Blackhawks-(C) William Karlsson
Original pick: Mark McNeil

Mark McNeil was a bust for the Chicago Blackhawks, so they select William Karlsson instead.
William Karlsson is a late bloomer who had career high 43 goals and 78 points in 2017-18;
while he might not be a 70+ point scorer, you can still expect him to 20+ Goals 55+ points a season
William Karlsson is the perfect center to play with Patrick Kane because he doesn't have to do the heavy lifting, he can just worry about scoring goals.

19. Edmonton Oilers-(D) Adam Larsson
Original pick: Oscar Klefbom

Since Oscar Klefbom isn't available anymore, the Edmonton Oilers select Adam Larsson.
Adam Larsson is a sound two way defenseman, who logs heavy minutes and is a good penalty killer.
By drafting Adam Larsson, the Edmonton Oilers get a top pair shutdown defenseman that will log 20+ minutes a game

20. Phoenix Coyotes-(D) Jonas Brodin
Original pick: Connor Murphy

Instead of selecting Connor Murphy, the Phoenix Coyotes select Jonas Brodin.
The Coyotes really needed a left defenseman and Jonas Brodin was the 2nd best Left defense in the draft behind Oscar Klefbom.
Brodin and Subban would form a very suitable shutdown pair for the Phoenix Coyotes.

21. Ottawa Senators-(C) Philip Danault
Original pick: Stefan Noesen

After selecting Gabriel Landeskog with their first selection, the Ottawa Senators select Philip Danault.
Philip Danault is the most underrated player in this draft because his stats don't actually relect his value to his team.
Danault has been the Canadiens top line center since 2016-17 and has been their most dependable center in all situations.
While Danault might not be putting eye popping stats, he is a terrific two way player and a great faceoff man.
Danault will be a great 1st line center for the Ottawa Senators, which is an absolute steal at this point in the draft.

22. Toronto Maple Leafs-(C) Ryan Strome
Original pick: Tyler Biggs

Tyler Biggs was a massive bust for the Toronto Maple Leafs, so they select Ryan Strome instead.
Ryan Strome just had a breakout season this season with the New York Rangers putting up 41 Assists and 59 points;
although he hasn't meet his draft expectations, he is still a good player if he plays for the right team.
Ryan Strome would be a good 2nd line center for the Toronto Maple Leafs if he plays with another star player.

23. Pittsburgh Penguins-(C) JG Pageau
Original pick: Joe Morrow

Joe Morrow was a disappointing first round pick for the Pittsburgh Penguins, so they select JG Pageau instead.
JG Pageau is a terrific two way center who just had a career high 26 goals this season and might continue get better at the age of 27.
The Penguins could really use a sound two way center like JG Pageau as their third line center.

24. Ottawa Senators-(C) Boone Jenner
Original pick: Matt Puempel

After selecting Gabriel Landeskog, Philip Danault with the Ottawa Senators select Boone Jenner.
Boone Jenner isn't going to get a ton of goals or points, but he is a reliable two way forward that plays in all situations.
The Ottawa Senators are getting a heart an soul type player in Boone Jenner, who is reliable and a coach favorite.

25. Toronto Maple Leafs-(D) Josh Manson
Original pick: Stuart Percy

Stuart Percy was a major bust for the Toronto Maple Leafs, so they select Josh Manson instead.
Josh Manson is a physical defenseman that plays a hard nosed game and is a good penalty killer and leader.
The Toronto Maple Leafs get a major upgrade on defense by adding a stable defensive defenseman in Josh Manson.

26. Chicago Blackhawks-(LW/RW) Ryan Dzingel
Original pick: Philip Danault

After selecting William Karlsson with their first selection, the Chicago Blackhawks select Ryan Dzingel.
Ryan Dzingel is a solid 3rd line scorer in the NHL; he has scored 20 goals twice with the Ottawa Senators.
Dzingel would be a nice role player on the Blackhawks as they try to build a contending team.

27. Tampa Bay Lightning-(C) Victor Rask
Original pick: Vladislav Namestnikov

Rather than selecting Vladislav Namestnikov, the Tampa Bay Lightning select Victor Rask.
Victor Rask was a pretty solid player until he suffered a hand injury in the 2018 offseason;
his best season was in 2015-16 when he put up 21 Goals and 48 points.
Victor Rask would be a solid 3rd line center if given the opportunity to play for a team like the Tampa Bay Lightning.

28. Minnesota Wild-(LW/C) Blake Coleman
Original pick: Zack Phillips

Rather than selecting Zack Phillips, the Minnesota Wild select Blake Coleman.
Blake Coleman is a hard worker and gritty forward that is speedy and plays in all situations.
The Minnesota Wild are getting a very versatile, heart and soul type player like Blake Coleman.

29. Vancouver Canucks-(LW/RW) Vladislav Namestnikov
Original pick: Nicklas Jensen

Instead of selecting Nicklas Jensen, the Vancouver Canucks select Vladislav Namestnikov.
Vladislav Namestnikov is a very talented forward but he is incredibly streaky but he should be a fine fit on a very skilled Vancouver team.
Namestnikov should be a solid 2nd or 3rd line forward for the Canucks.

30. Anaheim Ducks-(D) Joel Edmundson
Original pick: Rickard Rakell

Since Josh Manson isn't available anymore, the Anaheim Ducks select Joel Edmundson, a solid defensive defenseman.
Joel Edmundson was a crucial part of the Blues Defense when they won the cup in the 2019.
Edmundson is a great defenseman to pair with a good puck moving defenseman.

Winners:

Ottawa Senators

Added: Gabriel Landeskog, Philip Danault, Boone Jenner Lost: Mika Zibanejad, Stefan Noesen, Matt Puempel

New York Islanders

Added: Jonathan Huberdeau Lost: Ryan Strome

Carolina Hurricanes

Added: Brandon Saad Lost: Ryan Murphy

Buffalo Sabres

Added: Jordan Binnington Lost: Joel Armia

Losers:

Tampa Bay Lightning

Lost: Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat, Vladislav Namestnikov Added: Victor Rask

Anaheim Ducks

Lost: John Gibson, Rickard Rakell, Josh Manson Added: Joel Edmundson

Calgary Flames

Lost Johnny Gaudreau, Sven Baertschi Added: Rickard Rakell

Florida Panthers

Lost: Jonathan Huberdeau, Vincent Trocheck Added: Mark Scheifele


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

PROSPECT PROFILES: BRADEN SCHNEIDER

Braden Schneider
Brandon Wheat Kings
WHL
6'2"/ 209 lb
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Size/Strength       Excellent
Skating       Great
Shot/Scoring       Great
Puck Handling        Average
Physical Play       Excellent
Offensive Play       Great
Defensive Play       Excellent
Hockey Sense         Great
Competitiveness     Excellent

Strengths

1. right hand shooting, two way defenseman, capable of playing the powerplay and penalty kill
2. physically mature and finishes checks with authority in all areas of the ice
3. Great leadership skills, competitiveness and smarts

Cause for Concern

1. limited offensive upside
2. rates more as a complementary player as of now
3. closer to his ceiling than many in this class

Skill:

A two-way, right handed shot defenseman capable of playing in all situations and has great competitiveness and smarts.

Scouting Report:

Braden Schneider is a two-way right-hand shot capable of playing the power play and penalty kill with great competitiveness and smarts.
He has a very good defensive awareness and moves the puck up the ice very well. His offensive upside is a bit limited but he isn't inept by any means.
Schneider a more physically developed player and finishes checks with authority in all areas of the ice.
Teams will be take him because of his ability to defend, however, where teams project his offence will be the determining factor as to how high he’ll go.
As of right now, Braden Schneider rates as a complementary player, but his upside may develop further somewhere down the line.
Braden Schneider projects to be a top 20 pick in the draft, but likely will be taken before 16.

NHL Potential:

Top 4 Defenseman that logs heavy minutes

Style Comparison: Dougie Hamilton

Stats: 
Brandon Wheat Kings        WHL         58 GP       8 G       24 Pts         +13

Brandon Wheat Kings        WHL         60 GP       7 G       42 Pts          +9

NHL RE-ENTRY DRAFT SIMULATION



In the previous blog, i redrafted the entire NHL, in this one i'll be simulating 3 seasons and making some trades, free agent signings and draft picks as well.

2020-2021 Season Simulation:

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

1. Toronto Maple Leafs
2. Tampa Bay Lightning
3. Buffalo Sabres

Metropolitan

1. New Jersey Devils
2. Washington Capitals
3. Carolina Hurricanes

WC1-Detroit Red Wings
WC2-New York Islanders

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Missing the playoffs:

Pittsburgh Penguins
Philadelphia Flyers
Columbus Blue Jackets
Montreal Canadiens
Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators
Florida Panthers
New York Rangers

Western Conference

Central

1. Nashville Predators
2. Minnesota Wild
3. Dallas Stars

Pacific

1. Calgary Flames
2. Vancouver Canucks
3. Vegas Golden Knights

WC1-Winnipeg Jets
WC2-Arizona Coyotes

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Missing the playoffs:

Chicago Blackhawks
San Jose Sharks
St.Louis Blues
Edmonton Oilers
Colorado Avalanche
LA Kings
Anaheim Ducks

Playoffs:

1st round

TOR vs NYI: TOR wins 4-3
TB vs BUF: BUF wins 4-1
WSH vs CAR: WSH wins 4-2
NJ vs DET: NJ wins 4-2
NSH vs ARI: NSH wins 4-2
CGY vs WPG: CGY wins 4-2
MIN vs DAL: MIN wins 4-1
VAN vs VGK: VAN wins 4-2

2nd round

TOR vs BUF: TOR wins 4-2
WSH vs NJ: NJ wins 4-3
NSH vs MIN: MIN wins 4-3
CGY vs VAN: VAN wins 4-2

3rd round

TOR vs NJ: NJ wins 4-2
MIN vs VAN: MIN wins 4-3

Stanley Cup:

Minnesota Wild beat the New Jersey Devils in 6 games to win the 2021 Stanley cup.

Seattle enters the NHL in 2021.

Retirements

Joe Thronton
Zdeno Chara
Alex Steen
Mike Smith
Ilya Kovalchuk

Buyouts

ANA-Cory Schneider
Antoine Roussel
ARI-Michael Ferland
BUF-James Neal


Expansion draft trades:

SEA receives 1st round pick 2021 from BOS to NOT select Pekka Rinne or Connor Ingram.
SEA receives 1st round pick 2022 from DAL to NOT select Tristan Jarry.
SEA receives 1st round pick 2021 from NJ to NOT select Evan Bouchard.

SEA trades Artturi Lehkonen, Nikita Zadorov to NYI for Brock McGinn, 2nd round pick 2022.
SEA trades Paul Byron, Ryan Donato to PIT for Oskar Steen, 3rd round pick 2022.
SEA trades Sam Bennett, Matt Roy to LA for Stephen Johns, 3rd round pick 2022.
SEA trades Jason Dickinson, Evan Rodrigues to STL for 2nd round pick 2021, 4th round pick 2022
SEA trades Antti Raanta to NYR for 2nd round pick 2021
SEA trades Andrew Cogliano to VAN for 3rd round pick 2021

Seattle's Final Roster after Expansion

A.Galchenyuk-M.McLeod-J.Carter
N.Paul-L.Brown-J.Donskoi
D.Kuhun-A.Wennberg-JT.Compher
S.Kuraly-S.Laughton-B.McGinn

M.Kempny-T.Liljegren
J.Edmundson-M.Bowey
M.Grzelcyk-N.Zaitsev

R.Lehner
I.Samsonov

Spares: S.Johns, O.Steen

This brings us to the 2021 draft:

2021 draft Results

COL-Aatu Raty
CHI-Owen Power
STL-Kent Johnson
SEA-Chaz Lucius
SEA-Brandt Clarke
LA-Dylan Guenther
OTT-Matthew Beniers
FLA-Carson Lambos
PIT-Simon Edvinsson
PHI-Fabian Lysell
NYR-Mason McTavish
EDM-Zachary Bolduc
SJ-Jesper Wallstedt
ANA-Zachary L'Heureux
MTL-Luke Hughes
CBJ-Brennan Othmann
ARI-Connor Roulette
WPG-Artem Grushnikov
NYI-Francesco Pinelli
DET-Samu Tuomaala
DAL-Brett Harrison
BUF-Cole Sillinger
CAR-Logan Stankoven
VGK-Carson Ceulemans
TB-Issac Belliveau
WSH-Daniil Chayka
VAN-Joshua Roy
CGY-Sasha Pastujov
NSH-Aiden Hreschuk
TOR-Xavier Borgault
NJ-Cameron Whynot
MIN-Stanislav Svozil

Trades:

ANA trades Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to BUF for Ethan Bear, 1st round pick 2022
CGY trades Adam Henrique to CAR for Roope Hintz, 2nd round pick 2022
COL trades Alex Killorn to CBJ for 2nd round pick 2022, 3rd round pick 2023
FLA acquire Kasperi Kapanen from ARI for 1st round pick 2023
OTT trade Nick Cousins to TB for 6th round pick 2023
PHI acquire Viktor Arvidsson from STL for 1st round pick 2022

2021 FA Signings

ARI-Chris Driedger
BUF-Vladislav Namestnikov
Carter Hutton
COL-Michael Ferland
DAL-Kevin Connauton
EDM-Derek Forbort
Zack Smith
MTL-Cory Schneider
Mike Green
NSH-Colin Wilson
Jason Spezza
NYR-James Neal
OTT-Antoine Roussel
Matt Nieto
SJ-Henrik Lundqvist
Radko Gudas
TOR-Mathieu Perreault
VGK-Anders Nilsson
WSH-Jimmy Howard

The Changes in the offseason will have a major effect on the 2021-2022 season.

2021-2022 Season Simulation:

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

1. Buffalo Sabres
2. Boston Bruins
3. Toronto Maple Leafs

Metropolitan

1. Philadelphia Flyers
2. New Jersey Devils
3. Carolina Hurricanes

WC1-New York Islanders
WC2-Washington Capitals

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Missing the playoffs:

Pittsburgh Penguins
Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Rangers
Montreal Canadiens
Florida Panthers
Ottawa Senators
Detroit Red Wings
Columbus Blue Jackets

Western Conference

Central

1. Nashville Predators
2. Winnipeg Jets
3. Minnesota Wild

Pacific

1. Vancouver Canucks
2. Arizona Coyotes
3. Edmonton Oilers

WC1-Calgary Flames
WC2-Dallas Stars

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Missing the playoffs:

Colorado Avalanche
Vegas Golden Knights
LA Kings
San Jose Sharks
St.Louis Blues
Chicago Blackhawks
Anaheim Ducks
Seattle

Playoffs:

1st round

BUF vs WSH: BUF wins 4-2
PHI vs NYI: NYI wins 4-2
BOS vs TOR: BOS wins 4-3
NJ vs CAR: NJ wins 4-2
NSH vs DAL: NSH wins 4-1
VAN vs CGY: VAN wins 4-1
WPG vs MIN: MIN wins 4-2
ARI vs EDM: ARI wins 4-2

2nd round

BUF vs BOS: BUF wins 4-2
NJ vs NYI: NYI wins 4-2
NSH vs MIN: MIN wins 4-2
VAN vs ARI: VAN wins 4-2

3rd round

BUF vs NYI: BUF wins 4-2
VAN vs MIN: MIN win 4-2

Stanley Cup:

Buffalo Sabres win the Stanley cup in 6 games over the Minnesota Wild

Retirements

Johnny Boychuk
Jason Spezza
Deryk Engelland
Frans Nielsen
Mikko Koivu
Loui Eriksson

Buyouts

CHI-Zach Parise
DET-Jeff Skinner
MIN-Kyle Turris
PHI-Milan Lucic
SEA-Jeff Carter
TOR-Kyle Okposo
VGK-Loui Eriksson

2022 draft selections

VGK-Shane Wright
CBJ-Matthew Savoie
SEA-Brad Lambert
MTL-Ivan Miroshnichenko
FLA-Rutger McGroarty
OTT-Seamus Casey
LA-Maddox Fleming
STL-Tristan Luneau
COL-Frank Nazar
NYR-Simon Nemec
CHI-Juraj Slafkovsky
TB-Jack Hughes
SJ-Jack Devine
PIT-Issac Howard
ANA-Simon Forsmark
DET-Cruz Lucius
DAL-Jordan Dumais
WSH-David Goyette
CGY-Lane Hutson
NYI-Michael La Starza
TOR-Ty Nelson
EDM-Joakim Kemmel
CAR-Jere Lassila
BOS-Noah Grueter
ARI-Elmeri Laakso
WPG-Jonathan Lekkerimaki
NJ-Justin Cote
STL-Paul Ludwinski
NSH-Charlie Leddy
VAN-Conor Geekie
MIN-Ludwig Persson
ANA-Filip Bystedt

Trades:

ANA acquires David Krejci from DET for Michael Rasmussen, 1st round pick 2024
CHI acquires Filip Hronek from PIT for 1st round pick 2023
CHI trades Ty Smith to COL for Gabriel Vilardi
COL acquire Ryan Strome, Pavel Buchnevich, Jason Dickinson from STL for 1st round pick 2023, 2nd round pick 2025,
DAL trades Matt Murray to MTL for 1st round pick 2023, Jake DeBrusk
DET acquire Brett Connolly from CGY for 4th round pick 2023
LA acquires Joel Eriksson Ek from OTT for Sam Steel
MIN acquire Nolan Patrick from ANA for 2nd round pick 2023, 2nd round pick 2024
NYI trade Cam Talbot to COL for Thomas Greiss, 3rd round pick 2024
NYR acquire Radek Simek from MTL for 6th round pick 2023
NJ acquires Kyle Palmieri, Troy Stecher, 1st round pick 2024 from TB for Brandon Saad, Evan Bouchard
NJ acquire Jacob Larsson from CAR for 2nd round pick 2023
SEA acquires Victor Olofsson from MIN for Dominik Kahun, 1st round pick 2024
WSH trades Christian Dvorak to NYI for Warren Foegele, 1st round pick 2023

2022 Free Agency Signings

ARI-Mikko Koskinen
CHI-Nazem Kadri
COL-Robby Fabbri
DAL-Jonathan Bernier
EDM-Erik Haula
Josh Archibald
FLA-Alex Galchenyuk
LA-Jared McCann
NSH-Artem Anisimov
MIN-Derick Brassard
MTL-Wayne Simmonds
NYI-Kyle Okposo
NYR-Kyle Turris
SEA-Zach Parise
SJ-Eric Staal
Boone Jenner
STL-Alexander Radulov
TB-Jeff Skinner
TOR-Derek Stepan
Frank Vatrano

The Changes in the 2022 offseason will have a major impact on the 2022-23 season standings.

2022-23 Season Simulation:

Eastern Conference

Atlantic

1. Buffalo Sabres
2. Montreal Canadiens
3. Tampa Bay Lightning

Metropolitan

1. Philadelphia Flyers
2. Washington Capitals
3. New Jersey Devils

WC1-New York Islanders
WC2-Pittsburgh Penguins

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Missing the playoffs:

Florida Panthers
Boston Bruins
Carolina Hurricanes
Ottawa Senators
Columbus Blue Jackets
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings

Western Conference

Central

1. Minnesota Wild
2. Nashville Predators
3. Winnipeg Jets

Pacific

1. San Jose Sharks
2. Vancouver Cancuks
3. Edmonton Oilers

WC1-Calgary Flames
WC2-Colorado Avalanche

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Missing the playoffs:

Anaheim Ducks
Arizona Coyotes
St.Louis Blues
Vegas Golden Knights
LA Kings
Dallas Stars
Chicago Blackhawks
Seattle

Playoffs:

1st round

BUF vs PIT: BUF wins 4-2
PHI vs NYI: PHI wins 4-2
MTL vs TB: MTL wins 4-2
WSH vs NJ: WSH wins 4-2
MIN vs COL: MIN wins 4-1
SJ vs CGY: VAN wins 4-2
NSH vs WPG: WPG wins 4-2
VAN vs EDM: EDM wins 4-2

2nd round

BUF vs MTL: BUF wins 4-2
PHI vs WSH: PHI wins 4-2
MIN vs WPG: MIN wins 4-2
SJ vs EDM: SJ wins 4-2

3rd round

BUF vs PHI: BUF wins 4-2
MIN vs SJ: SJ win 4-2

Stanley Cup:

San Jose Sharks win the Stanley cup in 6 games over the Buffalo Sabres.

After simulating 3 seasons, a lot has changed around the league, more changes will be sure to come next blog when i simulate another 3 years.