Wednesday, June 29, 2022

What Winnipeg Jets Need to do this Offseason

The Winnipeg Jets are a team that is no man's land right because they aren't good enough to contend yet they aren't bad enough to be in the lottery. So what they should do is trade away some of their veterans for prospects and picks to start the rebuild. This is what the Winnipeg Jets need to do this offseason.




Before the 2022 Draft, a few trades are made


Winnipeg Jets trade Blake Wheeler to the New York Rangers for Kappo Kakko, Nils Lundkvist, and 2023 1st round pick.

This is a win win trade for both teams, and it gives Blake Wheeler a chance to go win a Stanley Cup.


Mark Scheifele is traded to the Anaheim Ducks for Isac Lundestrom, Jacob Perreault, 2022 1st round pick.

This trade helps improve both teams significantly, and helps the Jets rebuild quickly.


Adam Lowry, Nate Schmidt are traded to the Dallas Stars for Ty Dellandrea, a 2022 2nd-round pick.

The Jets unload Nate Schmidt and Adam Lowry's contracts for Ty Dellandrea and a 2nd round pick.


Brenden Dillon is traded to the Detroit Red Wings for 2022 2nd round pick.

The Jets don't need Brenden Dillon anymore, so he is dealt for a draft pick.


At the 2022 Draft, Winnipeg Jets trade picks 46, 50, and 52 to the Arizona Coyotes for picks 35 and 68.


2022 Draft

14-Danila Yurov

22-Denton Mateychuk

30-Tristan Luneau

35-Adam Ingram

55-Gleb Trikozov

68-Devin Kaplan

77-Cruz Lucius

100-Kasper Kulonummi

175-Jere Lassila

207-Braden Holt

214-Charlie Leddy

The Winnipeg Jets draft 2 centers, 4 wingers, 4 defensemen and 1 goalie in the 2022 draft


Winnipeg Jets re-sign the following players:


Pierre Luc-Dubois-7yrs/6M per

Isac Lundestrom-2yrs/2.8M per

Kappo Kakko-2yrs/2.5M per

Eric Comrie-2yrs/1.5M per

Evgeny Svechnikov-1yr/1M

Jansen Harkins-2yrs/800k


Winnipeg Jets re-sign All Non-Roster RFAs


Winnipeg Jets sign Nick Paul to a 5 yr deal worth 4 million per season


Winnipeg Hires Jeff Blashill as their new Head coach.



This is how the lineup looks like next season




K.Connor-C.Perfetti-J.Perreault

N.Ehlers-P-L.Dubois-K.Kakko

N.Paul-I.Lundestrom-T.Dellandrea

J.Harkins-D.Doninato-E.Svechnikov

J.Morrissey-N.Lundkvist

D.Samberg-N.Pionk

V.Heinola-D.DeMelo

C.Hellebuyck

E.Comrie


Top Prospects:

F: D.Yurov, A.Ingram, G.Trikozov, D.Kaplan,Ch.Lucius, Cr.Lucius, J.Lassila

D: D.Mateychuk, T.Luneau, K.Kulonummi, C.Leddy

G: B.Holt


With the moves made here, the Winnipeg Jets have quickly rebuilt the team and perhaps may contend as soon as 2023-24.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

What Florida Panthers Need to do in the Offseason

The Florida Panthers have 10 free agents this offseason but only have 3 million in cap space left to re-sign those free agents. So if they are to re-sign any of those free agents, they will have to be clever and move around some big contracts. This is what the Florida Panthers should do in the offseason.



Before the 2022 Draft, a few trades are made


Florida Panthers trade Sergei Bobrovsky to the Edmonton Oilers for Jesse Puljujarvi, Carter Savoie, and a 2023 3rd-round pick. If the Oilers make the Conference Finals, the 3rd-round pick becomes a 1st-round pick. Florida retains 50% of Bobrovsky's contract.

Even though Bobrovsky had a phenomenal season this year, it is best to trade him now because his contract will only get worse as he gets older.


Claude Giroux is traded to the Ottawa Senators for 3rd round pick '22. If Giroux Signs with the Senators, the Panthers get a 2023 2nd-round pick.

Claude Giroux has been linked with Ottawa for a while now, so Florida trades his rights to Florida to the Senators for a 3rd round pick. 


The Panthers also trade Patric Hornqvist and Grigori Denisenko to the Nashville Predators for Cody Glass.

The Panthers dump Hornqvist's contract at the cost of Grigori Denisenko, but they do get back Cody Glass, a good young prospect.

Anthony Duclair and Mason Marchment are traded to the Winnipeg Jets for Dylan Samberg.

The Panthers don't need Anthony Duclair anymore with the acquisition of Jesse Puljujarvi, so he is traded along with pending UFA Mason Marchment for prospect defenseman, Dylan Samberg.


At the 2022 draft, the Florida Panthers trade picks 186 and 189 to the Dallas Stars for picks 179, 2023 6th round picks.

2022 Draft

72-Artem Duda

93-Aleksanteri Kaskimaki

125-Antonin Verreault

157-Radislav Elias

179-Luke Devlin

221-Charlie Leddy

Florida Panthers drafted 2 centers, 1 winger, 2 defensemen, and a 1 goaltender to improve their depleted prospect pool.


Florida Panthers re-sign the following players:

Jesse Puljujarvi-3yrs/3.5M per

Eetu Luostarainen-3yrs/1.75M per

Dylan Samberg-2yrs/1.1M per

Cody Glass-2yrs/925k per


Florida re-signs ALL Non-roster RFAs


The Panthers sign the Following Free Agents:

Casey DeSmith-3yrs/2.75M per

Vladislav Namestnikov-1yr/2.25M

Tyler Motte-3yrs/1.5M per


This is how the lineup looks like next season


2022-23 Florida Panthers



C.Verhaeghe-A.Barkov-J.Puljujarvi

J.Huberdeau-S.Bennett-S.Reinhart

V.Namestnikov-A.Lundell-C.Glass

R.Lomberg-E.Luostarainen-T.Motte

M.Weegar-A.Ekblad

D.Samberg-G.Forsling

B.Montour-R.Gudas

S.Knight

C.DeSmith

Top Prospects:

F: C.Savoie, A.Kaskimaki, A.Verreault, L.Devlin

D: A.Duda, C.Leddy

G: R.Elias


With the moves made here, the Florida Panthers have Assembled a team that could contend for a the Stanley Cup.


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

What Anaheim Ducks Need to do this Offseason

 The Anaheim Ducks are a rebuilding team now but if they make the right moves, they will be a contending team very soon. This is what the Anaheim Ducks should do this offseason.



Before the 2022 Draft, a few trades are made


Anaheim Ducks trade John Gibson to the Buffalo Sabres for Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Dylan Cozens, Jacob Bryson, 2022 1st round pick (16).

The Ducks get a massive haul in exchange for John Gibson, which sees them get a top goaltender prospect, a really good young player in Dylan Cozens, Jacob Bryson, and the 16th pick in the 2022 Draft.

The Ducks also trade Adam Henrique and Sonny Milano to the Minnesota Wild for Brandon Duhaime, a 2022 3rd round pick, and a conditional 2024 3rd round pick.  If Minnesota makes the second round of the playoffs, the 3rd round pick becomes a 2nd round pick. Anaheim retains 1.25 million of Adam Henrique's annual cap hit.

This trade is more about moving Henrique off the roster so their young players can get more ice time next season.

Jacob Silfverberg and Kevin Shattenkirk are traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for Martin Necas and Ethan Bear.

This is a good trade for both teams because Anaheim wants to move their veteran players, while Carolina can use players like Silfverberg and Shattenkirk.

Anaheim also trades Max Jones and Derek Grant to the Florida Panthers for a 2022 5th round pick and a 2023 7th-round pick. 

The Ducks move some more players off their roster for some draft picks.


2022 Draft

10-Frank Nazar

16-Liam Ohgren

22-Noah Ostlund

42-Seamus Casey

53-Filip Bystedt

89-Simon Forsmark

107-Jace Weir

139-Tyler Duke

154-Vsevolod Komarov

157-Radislav Elias

178-Luke Devlin

222-Noah Greuter

Anaheim Ducks draft 4 Centers, 2 wingers, 5 defensemen, and 1 goalie in the 2022 draft, which improves their already stacked prospect pool.


Anaheim Ducks re-sign the following players:

Martin Necas-3yrs/3M per

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen-3yrs/2.8M per

Ethan Bear-2yrs/2.8M per

Urho Vaakanainen-2yrs/1.8M per

Isac Lundestrom-2yrs/1.75M per

Sam Steel-2yrs/1.5M per

Jacob Bryson-2yrs/1.1M per


Anaheim Ducks re-sign All Non-Roster RFAs


Anaheim Ducks sign the following free agents:

Ilya Mikheyev-3yrs/3.5M per



This is how the lineup looks like next season


2022-23 Anaheim Ducks




I.Lundestrom-T.Zegras-J.Perreault

I.Mikheyev-M.McTavish-M.Necas

B.Tracey-D.Cozens-T.Terry

M.Comtois-S.Steel-B.Duhaime

U.Vaakanainen-J.Drysdale

J.Mahura-C.Fowler

J.Bryson-E.Bear

U-P.Luukkonen

A.Stolarz

Top Prospects:

F: F.Nazar, S.Pastujov, L.Ohgren, N.Ostlund, F.Bystedt, B-O.Groulx, L.Devlin, 

D: O.Zellweger, S.Casey, S.Forsmark, T.Duke, A.Andersson, J.Weir, V.Komarov

G: L.Dostal, C.Clang, R.Elias


The Anaheim Ducks have built a great young team, they might not make the playoffs next season, but for sure can be contenders in two to three years.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

What Edmonton Oilers need to do in the Offseason

The Edmonton Oilers reached the Conference Finals this year, which shows progress, but they still have lots to improve on and not too much cap room. The Objective for the Oilers this offseason should be to move some of their higher-paid veterans and acquire a goalie. This is what the Edmonton Oilers should do in the offseason.



Before the 2022 Draft, a few trades are made


Edmonton Oilers trade Jesse Puljujarvi and Warren Foegele to the Detroit Red Wings for Robby Fabbri and Filip Zadina. Detroit Retains 1.25 million of Robby Fabbri's annual cap hit.

This is a good trade for both teams, as it gives both teams what they need and all players involved get a change in scenery.

The Oilers also trade Kailer Yamamoto to the Nashville Predators for Luke Kunin, 3rd round pick '22.

The Oilers might not be able to afford Kailer Yamamoto, so they ship him off to the Predators for Luke Kunin and a draft pick

Tyson Barrie is traded to the Seattle Kraken for 2nd round pick '22.

This could end up being a steal for the Kraken as Barrie is a player who had more than 40 points the last two seasons, to get him for just a 2nd round pick is a steal, but Edmonton needs the cap space.

Zack Kassian, 1st round pick '22 to the Montreal Canadiens for Jake Allen, 2nd round pick '22.

The Oilers dump Zack Kassian's contract by including their first-round pick from this year, while also getting Jake Allen and Montreal's 2nd round pick back, this is a fantastic trade for both sides.

Mike Smith is traded to the Arizona Coyotes for 5th round pick '22.

Since the Oilers are retooling their goaltenders, they trade Mike Smith to the Coyotes for a draft pick.


2022 Draft

58-Matyas Sapovaliv

62-Calle Odelius

84-Topias Leinonen

132-Connor Kurth

158-Vsevolod Komarov

190-Tim Almgren

The Oilers didn't have much to work with in terms of draft picks, but they make the most of it and added some much need depth to the farm system.


Edmonton Oilers re-sign a few players:

Luke Kunin-4yrs/3M per

Brett Kulak-3yrs/2M per

Filip Zadina-2yrs/1.8M per

Tyler Motte-3yrs/1.75M per

Ryan McLeod-2yrs/1.2M per

Josh Archibald-2yrs/800k per


Edmonton Oilers re-sign All Non-Roster RFAs


This is how the lineup looks like next season



Z.Hyman-C.McDavid-L.Kunin

R.Fabbri-L.Draisaitl-F.Zadina

D.Holloway-R.Nugent-Hopkins-D.Ryan

J.Archibald-R.McLeod-T.Motte

D.Nurse-C.Ceci

D.Keith-E.Bouchard

P.Broberg-B.Kulak

J.Allen

S.Skinner


Although the goaltending and defense is still not ideal, this is the best you can do given the cap situation the Oilers are in this offseason.