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Would the NHL explode if this happened

Créé par: Pens3lieve
Date de création initiale: mai 28, 2020
Publié: May 31 at 2:47 pm
Équipe: 2020-21 Penguins de Pittsburgh
Explications
This is all merely theoretical. Don't lose your mind over it.

Assumption #1--The Pens somehow lose the play-in round to MTL. On paper that's almost impossible but let's say it happens, for arguments sake. In the event that the Pens lost, Pittsburgh would blow up and rightfully so. The format is a total gong show by allowing CHI and MTL in when they had a combined 2% chance of making the playoffs--MTL with 0.0% of that. Teams won't have played for months--it will be a brand new season. Upsets will be the norm.

Assumption #2---and it's a HUGE one.
The Pens get lucky and a lottery ball with the skating penguins pops up and Gary Bettman has to learn how to breathe again. This would make the rest of the NHL blow up--and why not? A Stanley Cup contender who was top-5 in the League for months has now won the lottery because of a gimmicky playoff system. And GMJR was genius to protect that pick he traded to MIN for Zucker.

Assumption #3--The pens make the pick. This is not as set in stone as some think. PIT has made only 2 1st round picks in forever--one was traded to bring Phil the thrill in. If the pens come in at #3, I would not be shocked if GMJR trades the right to draft Stutzle or whomever to X team for a boatload of assets to win now. I wouldn't. I take the pick, 1-3.

Pens win #1 OVR pick--Alexis Lafreniere.
This is already a story and it's the longest shot ever to actually occur. From one generation to another, Pittsburgh wins a long shot lottery to select a superstar from the QMJHL's Rimouski Oceanic. We've heard that before--and it altered the franchise. If PIT drafted Lafreniere, it would be incredible, obviously, but where would he slot it? There's no guarantee he will light up the league like Sid did his first year. It may end up like a Hughes year as he's adjusting. worst case is you have a superstar-in-the-making on the 3rd line--or make Zucker/Guentzel learn to play RW.
Lafreniere-Crosby-Guentzel
Zucker-Malkin-Rust
Simon-McCann-Hornqvist
ZAR-Blueger-Tanev

Pens win #2 OVR Pick--Quinton Byfield.
This would certainly fit with past precedents. The pens drafting a (hopefully) franchise centre with a #1/2 pick. Cue Mario, Sid, Geno. And then we find a future top-pair D with our 3rd round pick. Byfield is absolutely sick. His passing is silky smooth. He's big(215 lb), lightning fast, and you can't teach 6' 4". He has a great shot, but his one slight weakness I think is puck control. Just in his goal highlights, he lost the puck a few times--like his feet are faster than his hands. I'm not a scout though--just my observations. I think he slots in as the best #3C in the league for now and when, not if, Sid or Geno get hurt he is more than capable to move up. Give him McCann/Erod/Simon/X speedster and that line would be epic.

Pens win #3 OVR--Tim Stutzle.
German winger who's stats aren't eye popping but he's a kid playing in Germany's top men's league and holding his own. He's still be great but on the surface not quite to the level of the top-2.
Guentzel-Crosby-Simon
Zucker-Malkin-Rust
Stutzle-McCann-Hornqvist
Buzzsaw

I'll construct the below team with #2 pick Byfield in mind.

I usually CBO Hornqvist and trade JJ but I wonder if Hornqvist could be traded. Where would he waive to go to?
Signatures de joueurs autonomes
RFAANNÉESCAP HIT
Jarry, Tristan43 000 000 $
Lafferty, Sam2700 000 $
Miletic, Sam2700 000 $
McCann, Jared43 000 000 $
Riikola, Juuso2850 000 $
Rodrigues, Evan21 000 000 $
Simon, Dominik31 500 000 $
UFAANNÉESCAP HIT
Soucy, Carson32 000 000 $
CRÉÉANNÉESCAP HIT
Byfield, Quinton3925 000 $
Transactions
PIT
    CBO
    ANA
    1. Johnson, Jack
    PIT
    1. Miller, Colin (1 000 000 $ retained)
    BUF
    1. Bjugstad, Nick
    2. Björkqvist, Kasper
    PIT
    1. Mrázek, Petr
    2. Necas, Martin
    3. 2020 3e round pick (CAR)
    Détails additionnels:
    Rights to Ayres, David.
    CAR
    1. Murray, Matt [Droits de RFA]
    2. Angello, Anthony [Droits de RFA]
    3. 2022 2e round pick (PIT)
    PIT
    1. 2020 1e round pick (PIT)
    MIN
    1. 2021 1e round pick (PIT)
    Pick is protected.
    Enfoui
    • Casey DeSmith: 175 000 $ (1 250 000 $)
    ANNÉE DE REPÊCHAGERONDE 1RONDE 2RONDE 3RONDE 4RONDE 5RONDE 6RONDE 7
    2020
    PIT
    PIT
    CAR
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    2021
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    ANA
    2022
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    PIT
    TAILLE DE LA FORMATIONPLAFOND SALARIALCAP HITEXCÉDENTS BONISESPACE SOUS LE PLAFOND SALARIAL
    2381 500 000 $79 913 508 $0 $1 387 500 $1 586 492 $
    Ailier gaucheCentreAilier droit
    PIT
    Guentzel, Jake
    6 000 000 $
    AG, AD
    UFA - 4
    PIT
    Crosby, Sidney
    8 700 000 $
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 5
    PIT
    Rust, Bryan
    3 500 000 $
    AD, AG
    UFA - 2
    PIT
    Zucker, Jason
    5 500 000 $
    AG, AD
    NTC
    UFA - 3
    PIT
    Malkin, Evgeni
    9 500 000 $
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 2
    PIT
    Hörnqvist, Patric
    5 300 000 $
    AD
    NTC
    UFA - 3
    PIT
    McCann, Jared
    3 000 000 $
    AG, C
    RFA
    Byfield, Quinton
    925 000 $
    CAR
    Necas, Martin
    863 333 $
    C, AD
    RFA - 2
    PIT
    Aston-Reese, Zach
    1 000 000 $
    AG, AD
    RFA - 1
    PIT
    Blueger, Teddy
    750 000 $
    C, AG
    RFA - 1
    PIT
    Tanev, Brandon
    3 500 000 $
    AD, AG
    NTC
    UFA - 5
    Défenseur gaucherDéfenseur droitierGardien de but
    PIT
    Dumoulin, Brian
    4 100 000 $
    DG
    UFA - 3
    PIT
    Letang, Kris
    7 250 000 $
    DD
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 2
    PIT
    Jarry, Tristan
    3 000 000 $
    G
    RFA
    PIT
    Pettersson, Marcus
    4 025 175 $
    DG
    UFA - 5
    PIT
    Marino, John
    925 000 $
    D
    RFA - 1
    CAR
    Mrázek, Petr
    3 125 000 $
    G
    UFA - 1
    Soucy, Carson
    2 000 000 $
    D
    UFA
    BUF
    Miller, Colin
    2 875 000 $
    DD
    UFA - 2
    Laissés de côtéListe des blessés (IR)Liste des blessés à long terme (LTIR)
    PIT
    Ruhwedel, Chad
    700 000 $
    DD
    UFA - 1
    PIT
    Simon, Dominik
    1 500 000 $
    AD, AG
    RFA
    PIT
    Riikola, Juuso
    850 000 $
    D
    RFA
    PIT
    Rodrigues, Evan
    1 000 000 $
    C, AG
    RFA
    PIT
    Lafferty, Sam
    700 000 $
    C, AG
    RFA

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    31 mai à 14 h 47
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    Hockey IQ
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    31 mai à 14 h 48
    #2
    Dubas is a genius
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    Pretty sure Leafs own rights to Ayres. Just saying...

    Also now way in 10000 yrs Carolina trades Necas for a sub .900 goalie
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    31 mai à 14 h 49
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    I know Carolina has interest in Murray but there is no way they trade Necas for him. Especially with his potential
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    31 mai à 14 h 50
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    Ragsandbluesfan
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    Now this is something I haven't seen
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    31 mai à 14 h 51
    #5
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    Horny is a great player but that salary with 800 concussions and 3 years remaining is not a good combo for a trade, I’m surprised he hasn’t hung up the skates already to be honest.
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    31 mai à 14 h 52
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    This would be the most Minnesota Wild thing ever. To add to the realism: next year Pens win the cup and we end up with the 31st overall pick.
    31 mai à 14 h 56
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    Not a burger anymore
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    Well if this would happen the sh*t would hit the fan in Bettman's office.

    Aside from the unlikeliness of that happening, those trades just don't work.

    Necas alone is much, much more valuable than the package you're sending their way.

    Bjustad has no value, he's just dead cap by this point. Dunno if BUF was ready to trade Miller for him and a prospect unlikely to ever play in NHL.
    31 mai à 15 h 25
    #8
    First NY Then LA
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    I mentioned this possibility in a comment a few weeks ago, when this madness first surfaced. Second-best nightmare is that Edmonton wins the first-overall pick yet again.

    I voted Byfield in the poll because I just can't stand the thought of you guys getting LaFreniere after losing to the hapless Canadiens.
    31 mai à 15 h 26
    #9
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    I think the NHL would lose a lot of fans if Pittsburgh won No.1 overall.
    31 mai à 15 h 58
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    mhockey91
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    Quoting: firezfurx
    Pretty sure Leafs own rights to Ayres. Just saying...

    Also now way in 10000 yrs Carolina trades Necas for a sub .900 goalie


    Quoting: keep_ups12
    I know Carolina has interest in Murray but there is no way they trade Necas for him. Especially with his potential


    Necas is exactly the type of player pens SHOULD get for Murray. But because of his down year, he may not bring in that return. Which is once again why pens would be fools to sell low on Murray
    Pens3lieve a aimé ceci.
    31 mai à 16 h 28
    #11
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    Byfield isn’t projected to play in the NHL next season

    Especially for a team like Pittsburgh that has depth there and is all about developing
    31 mai à 17 h 16
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    Quoting: firezfurx
    Pretty sure Leafs own rights to Ayres. Just saying...

    Also now way in 10000 yrs Carolina trades Necas for a sub .900 goalie


    Where is the sub .900 goalie they are trading? Because I see a .914 goalie
    31 mai à 21 h 41
    #13
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    Byfield is really over rated as a player. I don't think he even goes top 5.

    At 3 I would rather take Drysdale or Perfetti.

    This is with Stützle and Lafrenière being the top 2.

    My guess is those are the top 4. With a guy like Sanderson sneaking into the top 5 due to need.
    Holloway is also a sneak pick that is probably going to be higher up the board than people realize. He's playing such better competition in the NCAA than the anyone in the CHL and a lot in the euro leagues.
    People are going to notice the production there.
    31 mai à 22 h 26
    #14
    NoWah49
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    this would be the best day of my life
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