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How Chicago Blackhawks can become a Dynasty Again

 The Chicago Blackhawks are a team that is stuck in no-mans-land; they aren't good enough to make the playoffs yet they aren't bad enough to be in the lottery. So the most logical thing the Blackhawks should do is to trade away their veteran players and rebuild for the future. At the trade deadline, the Chicago Blackhawks make one trade: Chicago Blackhawks trade Duncan Keith to the Boston Bruins for John Moore, 1st rd pick '21. The Bruins need a Left Defenseman to pair with Charlie McAvoy, and Duncan Keith is the perfect fit for this role. The Chicago Blackhawks miss the playoffs in the 2020-21 season and end up with the 8th pick in the draft. Chicago Blackhawks buyout Brent Seabrook; the buyout costs 833K until 2027. Chicago Blackhawks lose David Kampf to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. Before the 2021 draft, two trades are made: Chicago Blackhawks trade Jonathan Toews to the Minnesota Wild for Jordan Greenway, Alexander Khovanov, Calen Addison, 2021 1st round p

How New York Rangers can become a Dynasty

 The New Rangers already have some nice pieces in place, but for some reason, they just can seem to put it all together. If they draft correctly and make the right trades, the Rangers have the potential to become a dynasty. At the trade deadline, the New York Rangers make one major trade: New York Rangers trade Pavel Buchnevich, Brendan Smith, Ryan Strome to the San Jose Sharks for Marc Eduord Vlasic, and a 2021 1st round pick. The Sharks retain 1 million of Marc Eduord Vlasic's annual cap hit. The Rangers get a Marc Eduord Vlasic, who has a terrible contract but will also gain a 1st round pick for taking on his contract. The Sharks get Pavel Buchnevich and Ryan Strome, two top 6 forwards, and Brendan Smith, a top 6 defenseman. The New York Rangers miss the playoffs in the 2020-21 season and end up with the 5th pick in the draft. The New York Rangers lose Brendan Lemieux to the Seattle Kraken in the Expansion draft. At the 2021 draft, the New York Rangers trade Jacob Trouba to the

HOW LA KINGS CAN BECOME A DYNASTY

 The LA Kings are a rebuilding team right now, but if they make the right trades and draft correctly, they could become a dynasty. At the trade deadline, the LA Kings make one major trade: LA Kings trade Jeff Carter, Alex Aifallo to the Nashville Predators for Calle Jarnkrok, Rocco Grimaldi, and a 2021 2nd round pick. The Kings get Jarnkrok and Grimaldi, two solid role players, as well as a 2nd round pick for Jeff Carter and Alex Aifallo, a pending UFA. The LA Kings finish the 2020-21 season with the 4th worst record in the league. LA Kings lose Andreas Athanasiou to the Seattle Kraken in the Expansion draft. Before the 2021 draft, t he LA Kings trade Jonathan Quick to the Carolina Hurricanes for James Reimer, Brock McGinn, and a 2021 2nd round pick. The trade gives the Kings a reliable 1B to tandem with Cal Petersen, Brock McGinn, and a 2nd round pick. At the 2021 draft, LA Kings trade picks 58, 59 to the Detroit Red Wings for picks 51, and a 2022 2nd round pick. 2021 Draft 4-Simon

HOW CALGARY FLAMES CAN BECOME CONTENDERS

The Calgary Flames are a solid team in the regular season but can't seem to make it far in the playoffs. If the Flames want to make a deep run, they will need to retool the team to build a team more suitable for the playoffs. At the trade deadline, the Calgary Flames make one major trade: Calgary Flames trade Josh Leivo, Dominik Simon, and a 2021 2nd round pick to the Detroit Red Wings for Vladislav Namestnikov, Robby Fabbri. The Flames add Namestnikov and Fabrri to bolster the roster for the playoffs. The Calgary Flames make the playoffs in the 2020-21 season but get eliminated in the second round of the playoffs. The Calgary Flames buyout Milan Lucic ; the buyout will cost them 583k annually until 2025. The Calgary Flames lose Andrew Mangiapane to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. Before the 2021 draft, two major trades are made: Calgary Flames trade Johnny Gaudreau to the Buffalo Sabres for Taylor Hall. This is a one-for-one swap of Hall for Gaudreau; both need a chan