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02 Feb 2024 13:01:14
New York Rangers:
- RW Kaapo Kakko ($2,100,000 pending RFA)

Detroit Red Wings:
- C/LW Robby Fabbri ($4,000,000 until 2025)
- Conditional 2024 3rd round pick (becomes 2024 2nd round pick if Detroit make the playoffs)

Drury is listening to offers for Kakko, and with Filip Chytil out for the remainder of the season, NYR will need more stability in their center depth as they push for playoffs.

Fabbri is a versatile forward that can be used at center or on the wing and can be used in a top 6/top 9 role and has another year of term on his contract after this season.

NYR have no picks in the 3rd round this year, at worst they gain a pick in the 3rd round and at best they potentially make playoffs this season with a 1st and two 2nds in the upcoming draft.

As Kakko is a former 2nd overall pick that hasn't quite performed up to the expectations that came with how high he was drafted.

I'm not quite sure what his trade value would look like at this point but I tried to look at what NYR's needs are at the moment as well as the opportunity here for Detroit to gain younger talent in the locker room while they continue to trend towards being a future contender in the next few years.


1.) 02 Feb 2024 13:36:49
- I think this is a clever, under-the-radar kind of trade.

- It will be very interesting to see what Kakko's eventual trade value is. A trade might be just the thing to turn his career around.

2.) 02 Feb 2024 14:14:24
I guessing depends on what NY is looking fore in return. Fabbri is, above all else, a sniper/ finisher. He has an accurate wrister with a quick release. His other attributes are OK, but nothing special.

3.) 06 Feb 2024 13:09:07
Just looking back at some recent high draft flops like Glass, Patrick, Puuljarvi Juolevi etc, I would think that the price is too high for Kaako, considering that Fabbri is the better player.



20 Jun 2023 16:14:26
DET: DeBrincat

OTT: Zadina, Wallinder, 2023 2nd round pick (STL)

DeBrincat signs with Detroit for 8x7.875m aav = 8 year $63million contract similar to Fiala and Bratt's recent contracts


1.) 21 Jun 2023 00:30:32
Debrincat will require more in a trade, and command a higher salary, than this trade proposal. (My guess is he signs for no less than 9M)

2.) 21 Jun 2023 02:37:14
Has to be a Detroit involved, NOT a 2nd. DeBrincat carries way too much value to get that little in return. Wallander is OK but he ain't enough to tip the scales. Not even close. DeBrincat is a 2 time 40 goal scorer and had Ottawa stayed healthy and he got the chance to play all year with Norris or Stutzle like he was brought in to do, and had Ottawa got Chychrun sooner instead of wasting minutes on Holden and Zaitsev, he'd likely be a 3 time 40 goal scorer.

3.) 21 Jun 2023 21:48:52
From Detroits perspective, this is already an overpayment. No Wallinder at all. At this price, Ottawa can keep the Cat.

4.) 22 Jun 2023 13:18:57
He'll never hit 40 again without kane on his wing, mediocre offensive skills and can't play a lick of defence.

5.) 22 Jun 2023 21:42:26
Contract is good but value is off probably. I think they get more unless literally no one wants to sign him for that money.



01 Mar 2023 03:39:23
Detroit Red Wings:
C/LW Robby Fabbri ($4m cap hit through 2024/25)
C/RW Oskar Sundqvist ($2.75m pending UFA)*
*Detroit retains 50% of Sundqvists salary)

Carolina Hurricanes:
2023 1st round pick
2024 3rd round pick

Carolina would have $1,731,667 cap space remaining after the trade.

Svechnikov - Aho - Teravainen
Fabbri - Staal - Necas
Martinook - Kotkaniemi - Puljujarvi
Stepan - Stastny - Sundqvist




01 Mar 2023 03:24:54
Detroit Red Wings:
LW/RW Tyler Bertuzzi ($4.75m pending UFA)*
*Detroit retains 50% salary

Dallas Stars:
- Conditional 2023 2nd round pick
(If Dallas advances to the Western conference finals, the 2023 2nd round pick becomes a 2024 1st round pick)
- 2025 2nd round pick

Dallas receives Bertuzzi at $2.375m cap hit (Dallas would have $530,557 remaining in cap space after the trade).

Detroit receives either two 2nd round picks or a 1st and 2nd for a top 6 rental.

Robertson - Hintz - Pavelski
Benn - Seguin - Bertuzzi
Marchment - Faksa - Dadonov
Kiviranta - Johnston - Glendenning




01 Mar 2023 03:08:40
3 team trade:

Anaheim Ducks:
RD John Klingberg ($7m)*
*Anaheim retains 50% salary*

Edmonton Oilers:
LD Philip Broberg
2023 3rd round pick

Detroit Red Wings:
2023 5th round pick
*Detroit will retain 50% Klingbergs remaining salary*

Anaheim gets Broberg and a 2023 5th round pick

Detroit gets a 2023 3rd round pick for retaining part of the salary

Edmonton gets their final defenseman and a right hander for $1.75m salary cap (Edmonton would have $312,500 in cap space left after this trade.)

New D corps would look like:
Nurse - Ceci
Ekholm - Klingberg
Kulak - Bouchard


1.) 01 Mar 2023 12:17:03
Take out Broberg and it’s close. Lol.

2.) 01 Mar 2023 13:21:01
No way Klingberg is going to Ice-burg for Broberg.

3.) 01 Mar 2023 13:23:38
Literally. I honestly think a 5th probably lands Klingberg at this point. But since barrie is gone Kling makes a ton of sense.

4.) 01 Mar 2023 14:12:33
Of all the NHL teams currently in a playoff spot and in need of an upgrade on defense, Edmonton fits the most.

They're currently rolling out 4 leftys, Kulak would be on the 2nd pair on the right side. And although Ekholm is a great pickup, I dont think Edmonton is done with tweaking their defense.

If Broberg isn't on the block, it would take another prospect or a pick + cap dump to fit Klingberg in at $1.75m.

If Klingberg doesnt go to EDM, where else would you see him going? Winnipeg, Seattle and Colorado are the only contending teams that haven't made much moves yet and still have the cap space to fit in a rental.

5.) 01 Mar 2023 16:08:14
Klingberg would be tough for any playoff team to add. He's always been a guy whose offense offsets his defensive lapses. He just doesn't create enough offense anymore to make the gamble worthwhile, and this year he's been even worse defensively.




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27 Sep 2019 17:43:13
Laine signed 2 year bridge deal at 6.75m aav.

Hopefully this will put to rest the speculation of a trade, and brings some closure to what he's actually worth.


1.) 27 Sep 2019 18:07:47
$6M salary first year. $7.5M the final year. This deal would have been a lot better for more years that’s for sure.
Just shows how good a deal Point signed.
Read that Laine and Rantanen were on the same plane together heading back to North America today. Maybe He’s close to a deal too.
What’s he and Connor worth compared to this Laine deal?

2.) 27 Sep 2019 18:35:00
I’m still so shocked SJ have Timo $10M salary on his 4th and final year of the deal.

3.) 27 Sep 2019 20:02:05
Now does Connor get paid more than Laine? Is he worth more? Will Connor get a longer term deal compared to Laine?

The new questions now that his signing is finally done.

4.) 27 Sep 2019 20:42:38
Hopefully Laine will play with a chip on his shoulder after reading about him wanting out of Winnipeg and how he's a lazy, uninterested, one dimensional, selfish player. Glad he's back with the Jets.

5.) 28 Sep 2019 10:51:55
He is pretty 1 dimensional and I’m saying this as a huge fan of his.

6.) 28 Sep 2019 16:37:58
Who here thinks Timo Mier getting $10M in his 4th and final year of his contract, meaning his next contract has to start at $10M, Who disagrees with me and thinks that’s a great contract right now. Speak up. Lol. Curious to know who thinks that’s a good contract.

7.) 28 Sep 2019 20:58:15
Yupp, you've been drinking again. Mier got 6 mil a year over 4 years. Got 30 goals last year. Getting 10 mil this year must mean he got 14 mil the first 3 years right? 4 million is pretty cheap for a 30 goal guy.

8.) 29 Sep 2019 00:51:49
The Mier deal is fine. that’s approximately what he’s worth. Strong, goal scoring power forward. Perfect for the Sharks. I’d give him the same deal.

9.) 29 Sep 2019 18:04:02
What? Timo deal is 4 years x $6M AAV. But salty for the fourth and final year is $10M. Meaning his next deal will have to be qualified at $10M.
Tkuchuck and Points final year salary is $9M. They will have to be qualified at $9M now.
Lianes deal is like $6.75M AAV but salary is $6M first year and $7.5M next year. So his next deal has to be at least $7.5M.
These bridge deals can be alright, but the biggest thing to look at is the final years salary, not AAV. This is only an issue of the player is still a RFA when bridge deal is up.
I’m surprised I have to teach some of you this and you don’t understand what I’m saying.



21 Sep 2019 14:26:11
Interesting opinion I read online today, just wanted to share for context because we throw around a lot of Laine trades these days.

31 Thoughts Rumor Roundup
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: It is believed that Dustin Byfuglien's ankle hasn't healed as much as they had hoped. The Winnipeg Jets would have traded Jacob Trouba anyways, but they would have planned differently with regards to Byfuglien. There will be trade rumors involving Justin Faulk and Rasmus Ristolainen.

The Jets were interested in Ben Hutton but had to wait and the Los Angeles Kings were ready to sign him.

Trading Patrik Laine for a defenseman would be a hard trade for the Jets to win. Laine will be looking for more than $6 million on any two-three year deal.


1.) 21 Sep 2019 15:50:54
Likely if Byfuglien retires, the Jets will just stand pat and play the young guys to get more experience for them. Then next summer they'll have a better idea of what kind of defenseman they need to add and sign one from the bumper UFA crop next summer. The Jets were the 2nd or 3rd youngest team last year, so there is no need to throw away young talent on aging vets that won't make much difference to our playoff chances.

Faulk and Risto may be options for this year, but only if they come cheap. If the Jets trade for one of them, it won't be for Ehlers, Laine or Connor. Unless it was part of a much larger deal.




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09 Apr 2024 15:09:04
He's not wrong Marcus. Coming from a Wings fan, Marner is one of the top 5 right wingers in the NHL.

Without discussing the trade proposal and discussing value alone, I'd put Marners trade value at a higher value than Pulocks, the factor being that $6.9 million for 1 year with the suggested $4m retention.




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28 Mar 2024 13:00:44
Zegras might be on the trade block this summer considering the Ducks have an abundance of young talent at forward even without him.

But Ducks fans would riot if Verbeek traded 2 futures for Nylander and Robertson.

Also Nylander has a no movement clause in his new contract and likely wouldn't waive it to be traded to Anaheim.




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26 Mar 2024 13:32:55
$10.7 million allocated to Knies, Kampf, Reaves, Mcmann, McCabe, Timmins and Woll.

So that's $73 million out of $87 million committed to 13 players.

$14 million left to sign a starting goalie, 3 NHL caliber defenseman, and 5 other NHL caliber forwards.

You want facts? You can't ice a competitive NHL roster when 84% of your teams salary is allocated to only 13 players, none of which are the starting goalie.




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25 Mar 2024 23:35:21
Adding Tkachuk would mean $62.355 million out of a possible $87.7 million salary cap will be allocated to 6 players, 5 of which are forwards. (Matthews 13.25, Nylander 11.5, Tavares 11, Marner 10.9, Reilly 7.5 and Tkachuk at 8.205)

$24.645 million left to pay 16 players, one of which would be Samsonov looking for an extension and a raise on his current $3.55m salary.

Toronto doesn't get any closer to a Stanley cup by trading their best prospect and 2 1st round picks for another forward.




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22 Mar 2024 00:04:02
I wish you'd get locked out of your own account so I could finally stop reading these proposals.

If Laine is such a lost cause for Columbus, why would Toronto need him?

Im sure an overhyped sniper with "mental issues" is just what 99.9% of Leafs fans have been waiting for Treliving to trade for.





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