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Old 09-18-2019, 02:44 PM   #75
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Originally Posted by Enoch Root View Post
Trading for Laine would have to include salary, as would the proposal from almost every team.

Frolik (for salary, and he's only 1 yr, so it is palatable)
Hamonic (Jets need D if Buff is done, well, even if he isn't)
1st, 2nd

That is $8.157 in cap space

Gaudreau - Monahan - Tkachuk
Bennett - Lindholm - Laine
Dube - Backlund - Jankowski/Czarnik
Mangiapane - Ryan - Lucic

LW: Bennett, Dube and Mangiapane are pretty interchangeable with those lines, just go with whichever combos work.

Jankowski doesn't fit, but you can look to trade him for a decent two-way RW (lots of teams could use help at C). Then you have 4 really solid lines. The biggest problem is on D, it would be REALLY thin until Valimaki gets back.

Giving Tkachuk and Laine $8M each would give this lineup a cap of $80.8M (with Valimaki on LTIR)

I know that the Jets wouldn't go for that, but I couldn't come up with anything else that made sense for the Flames.
I don't quite get those numbers. Even with LTIR for Valimaki that 21 man lineup with Tkachuk and Laine both at 8M gets me just over the cap of 81.5. I had to send down Czarnik in favour of Quine.
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