Bachman - Goalie / 31 years old / 83 ovr / 3.5 stars white
Howden - LW / 27 years old / 82 ovr / 4 stars white
Cousins - C / 25 years old / 81 ovr / 3.5 stars gold
Blain - D / 27 years old / 79 ovr / 3.5 stars white
1st in 2020'
Bernier - G / 30 years old / 86 ovr / 4 stars white
Huet - D / 20 years old / 70 ovr / 4 star gold
Why? San Jose finished 4th in the league last year, so they are trying to contend.
I filled all their roster holes with a goalie that is a downgrade, but they had 2 starting goalies and 15 million committed between them. Bachman can back up their starter, makes less money so I could trade them other pieces, and I added a first to make up the difference between them.
They had absolutely nobody at 3C, so I gave them Cousins, who is a quality player, but also young at 25 with room to grow. They also only had grinders on the LW, so Howden could slot into the top 6. He scored 20+ goals mostly on my third line last year as well. Blain fills a hole in their bottom pairing.
I asked for Huet back, because he isn't NHL ready, and I thought they would rather have those three aforementioned holes filled at the expense of one of their prospects.
I got two, could I get one more anybody? I have another trade this sim that relies on this being completed due to cap reasons.
Michael St. Croix(80 overall, 26, 3.5 stars, Center, 2 years @ 2.1mil) is available for a 1st round pick.
Brandon Whitney(76 overall, Goalie, 25, RFA, 3.5 stars) is available for best draft pick offered.
My original trade with San Jose is basically impossible to make work even with tons of variations due to the cap. I'm over by like 2 million.
Due to this, I had to go to another team with more cap space. New Jersey has like 50 million so I'm dumping salary on them.
I already sent the trade off since I'm sure nobody will be opposed since its almost a complete cap dump, and NJ accepted. I still need approval I know... so here it is.
Blain (79 overall, 27 years old, 3 star white)
Howden (82 overall, 27 years old, 4 star white)
Bachman (83 overall, 31 years old, 3.5 star white)
Counsins (82 overall, 25 years old, 3.5 star gold)
Holtan (60 something overall, 18 years old, 3.5 star gold, unsigned)
Kennedy (73 overall, 22 years old, 4 star gold)
Postma (77 overall, 30 years old, 3 star white)
I think I threw in a 3rd round pick as well