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How Florida Panthers can win their First Stanley Cup

 The Florida Panthers have never won a Stanley Cup in the existence of their franchise; the closest they came to winning a Stanley Cup was in 1996 when they lost in the Stanley Cup Finals to the Colorado Avalanche. If the Florida Panthers want to win a Stanley Cup, they should make these moves. At the expansion draft, one trade is made: Florida Panthers trade Keith Yandle to the Seattle Kraken for a 2021 2nd round pick, 2021 3rd rd pick.  If the Kraken make the playoffs, the Panthers get an additional 2022 2nd rd pick. Keith Yandle would have to waive his no-move clause, but I think he would be he would get more ice time with the Seattle Kraken, who could use a veteran defenseman like Yandle. Florida Panthers lose Chris Driedger to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. Before the 2021 draft, two trades are made: Florida Panthers trade Anton Stralman to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 2021 4th round pick. The Panthers unload Stralman's contract, while the Blue Jackets get a ve

HOW OTTAWA SENATORS CAN WIN THEIR FIRST STANLEY CUP

The Ottawa Senators have never won a Stanley Cup since rejoining the NHL in 1993, but I think they have the pieces necessary to do so. Today, I will be trying to turn the Ottawa Senators into a Stanley Cup Contender and get them their first Stanley Cup victory. Before the Expansion Draft, the Ottawa Senators make one major trade. Ottawa Senators trade Evgenii Dadonov to the Seattle Kraken for a 2021 3rd round pick. Evgenii Dadonov hasn't quite fit in with the Ottawa Senators, perhaps going to Seattle might revive his career a bit. Ottawa Senators lose Derek Stepan to the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. Before the 2021 Draft, one trade is made: Ottawa Senators trade Artem Anisimov, Ryan Dzingel to the Nashville Predators for Nick Cousins, Rocco Grimaldi. The Predators improve their depth on offense with the additions of Anisimov and Dzingel, while the Senators add some decent role players in Cousins and Grimaldi. The Ottawa Senators finished the 2020-21 season with the 4th w

HOW LA KINGS CAN BECOME A DYNASTY

 The LA Kings are a few years removed from their dynasty years, but they are assembling the pieces to become a dynasty once again. This is how I would transform the LA Kings into a dynasty again. Before the Expansion draft, the LA Kings make two trades LA Kings trade Jonathan Quick to the Detroit Red Wings for a 2022 4th round pick.  This trade gives the Red Wings a solid goalie to tandem with Thomas Greiss, while Kings get to unload Jonathan Quick's contract. The LA Kings also trade Dustin Brown to the Seattle Kraken for 4th round pick '22.  If Dustin Brown scores 20 goals, the Kings also get a 2022 3rd round pick. This is a good trade for both teams because it gives the Kraken a good veteran presence in the locker room, while the Kings get to dump Dustin Brown's contract. LA Kings lose Matt Roy to the Seattle Kraken in the Expansion draft. Before the 2021 draft, the LA Kings make one major trade. LA Kings acquire Patrik Laine from the Columbus Blue Jackets for Adrian Kem

HOW COLORADO AVALANCHE CAN BECOME A DYNASTY AGAIN

 The Colorado Avalanche was a Dynasty in the NHL from 1996-2003, winning 2 Stanley Cups during that timeframe. If the Colorado Avalanche wants to become a dynasty, they will need to make a few adjustments to the team. At the trade deadline, two major trade is made: Colorado Avalanche trade Andre Burakovsky, Valeri Nischuskin, Conor Timmins, 2021 1st round pick to the Buffalo Sabres for Sam Reinhart, Colin Miller.   The Avalanche add Sam Reinhart and Colin Miller to bolster their depth for an extensive playoff run. The Avalanche also trades Greg Pateryn, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, and a 2022 4th rd pick to the Detroit Red Wings for Valtteri Filppula, Luke Glendening. The Avalanche add some key role players in Filppula and Glendening for a playoff run. The Colorado Avalanche ends up winning the Stanley cup in 6 games over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Before the expansion draft, the Avalanche trade Erik Johnson, 2023 1st round pick to the Ottawa Senators for Vitaly Abramov, 3rd rd pick '20