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HOW PHILADELPHIA FLYERS CAN BECOME A DYNASTY AGAIN

 The Philadelphia Flyers won back-to-back Stanley Cups in the 1970s, but since then they have yet to win the Stanley Cup again. The Flyers have some great players on the team, but I think they might need to make some adjustments to win it all. At the trade deadline, Philadelphia Flyers make one major trade: Philadelphia Flyers acquire Ryan Ellis, Erik Haula from the Nashville Predators for Oskar Lindblom, Phil Myers, German Rubtsov, and a 2021 1st round pick. The Flyers acquire Ryan Ellis, a top-pair defenseman to pair with Ivan Provorov. With the addition of Ryan Ellis, the Philadelphia Flyers make the playoffs but get eliminated in the 2nd round of the playoffs. Before the expansion draft, the Philadelphia Flyers trade Jakub Voracek to the Detroit Red Wings for a 2021 2nd round pick (from NYR), 2022 2nd round pick. The Flyers free up more than 8 million in cap space by unloading Voracek's contract, and at the same time add two 2nd round picks. Philadelphia Flyers lose Scott Laug

HOW NEW YORK ISLANDERS CAN BECOME A DYNASTY

 It has been 38 years since the New York Islanders last won a Stanley Cup, and although they have been doing well in the playoffs in recent years, the odds of them winning a Stanley cup are pretty thin, especially playing in arguably the toughest division in the NHL.  If the New York Islanders want to win the Stanley Cup, they will have to make some changes to the team. At the trade Deadline, the Islanders make one major trade: New York Islanders trade Anthony Beauvillier, Scott Mayfield, Michael Dal Colle, 2021 2nd round pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets for David Savard, Eric Robinson. The Islanders acquire David Savard, a reliable defensive-defenseman, who fits in perfectly with the Islanders. With the addition of David Savard, the Islanders manage to make it to the Conference Finals, where they are eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning. New York Islanders lose Cal Clutterbuck to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft   After the expansion draft, the New York Islanders trade J

HOW TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS CAN BECOME A DYNASTY AGAIN

 It has been 54 years since the Toronto Maple Leafs last won a Stanley Cup, but they certainly do have the personnel on hand to win multiple Stanley Cups if they make some adjustments to the team. At the Trade Deadline, one major trade is made: Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Derick Brassard, Drake Cagguila from the Arizona Coyotes for Jimmy Vesey, 3rd round pick '21. The Maple Leafs get Brassard and Cagguila to bolster their depth for a deep playoff run. The Toronto Maple Leafs end up losing in the Conference Finals to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 6 games. Joe Thornton Retires after the 2020-21 season. Toronto Maple Leafs lose Zach Hyman to the Seattle Kraken in the Expansion draft Before the 2021 draft, two major trades are made: Toronto Maple Leafs trade Travis Dermott, Alex Kerfoot, Ilya Mikheyev, 2nd round pick '21 to the Anaheim Ducks for Josh Manson, Max Jones. The Anaheim Ducks acquire Josh Manson and Max Jones, the two players will provide some physicality and toughness to t

HOW EDMONTON OILERS CAN BECOME A DYNASTY AGAIN

 It has been 30 years since the Oilers won their last Stanley Cup but with two of the best players in the world to build around, it is certainly possible to restore the glory days. At the trade deadline, two trades are made: Edmonton Oilers trade Jesse Puljujarvi, Caleb Jones, Zack Kassian, 2021 2nd round pick to the Chicago Blackhawks for Dylan Strome, Philipp Kurashev. The Oilers add Dylan Strome and Philipp Kurashev to add some offensive punch to the lineup. The Oilers also trade Adam Larsson, Jujhar Khaira to the New York Islanders for Anthony Beauvillier, Scott Mayfield.  The Oilers add vital role players in Anthony Beauvillier and Scott Mayfield. The Edmonton Oilers make it to the 2020-21 season but lose in the 2nd round of the playoffs. Edmonton Oilers buyout James Neal ; the buyout costs 1.9 million per season until 2025. Edmonton Oilers lose Ethan Bear to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. Before the 2021 draft, the Oilers make one trade: Edmonton Oilers trade Ryan Nug

Why Dallas Stars Should Consider Rebuilding

 The Dallas Stars are an aging team, and with the injuries to Seguin and Bishop, the Stars should consider rebuilding. The Stars would benefit in the long run if they were to move some of the older veteran players for some picks and prospects. At the trade deadline, the Dallas Stars make a few trades: Dallas Stars trade Ben Bishop to the St.Louis Blues for Jordan Kyrou, and a 2022 2nd round pick.  Ben Bishop is a great goalie when healthy but with Khudobin and Oettinger on board, the Stars no longer need Bishop. The Stars also trade Alex Radulov to the Detroit Red Wings for Vladislav Namestnikov, 2021 2nd round pick (from NYR), and a 2nd round pick (from EDM). The Red Wings acquire a marquee player to bolster their lineup for Vladislav Namestnikov and two 2nd round picks. The Dallas Stars finish the 2020-21 season with the 12th worst record in the league but end up with the 3rd pick in the draft. Before the 2021 draft, the Dallas Stars make one major trade: Dallas Stars trade Joe Pavel