Musical chairs at the wardens | NHL


The opening of the free agent market in NHL gives rise to a carousel of goaltenders. In a period of great financial constraints, the teams are showing themselves to be relatively cautious.

If we were in 2012, the goalkeeper market would have been exceptional. Think about it: Henrik Lundqvist, Braden Holtby, Corey Crawford free from any contract … But in the home stretch of their careers, these key keepers, and many others, had to change address. It will give a strange feeling to see these few legends under another uniform. But 2020 is the year of all uncertainties.

The salary cap will be frozen for three years, and under these conditions, almost all the teams have sought to downsize. We have rarely seen so many contracts bought, from Cory Schneider to Justin Abdelkader through Lundqvist, Bobby Ryan and many others. It was necessary to free up space in the short term, even if it meant having to pay a more or less large sum over the coming seasons.

Transactions have also abounded, each trying to offload large contracts for players with questionable production. Most of the profiles signed are signed in the short term: one or two years. This two-year figure is not trivial: it exposes the player to the Seattle expansion draft scheduled for next June. Everyone will have to have in their roster the expected number of goalkeepers, defenders and forwards for Seattle to build their team (except Vegas).

The main transfers are as follows:
Montreal acquires goaltender Jake Allen, who will assist Carey Price. In return, the Blues got two used draft picks this year. CH also get defender Joel Edmunson from Carolina. Montreal also gets rid of Max Domi, shipped to Columbus against Josh Anderson, immediately signed to a long-term contract.
– The Wild picks up Nick Bjugstad from Pittsburgh, and sends Eric Staal to the Buffalo Sabers against Marcus Johansson. They also choose veteran Nick Bonino, plus two draft picks, against Luke Kunin, sent to Nashville.
– The Penguins, active, send veteran Patric Hornqvist to Florida against defenseman Mike Matheson and winger Colton Sceviour.
Detroit frees the Rangers from Mark Staal’s big contract, in addition securing a 2021 second choice.
Chicago drops his young striker Dylan Sikura and takes over an old man, Brandon Pirri. The Hawks send Olli Maatta to Los Angeles against Brad Morrison. And finally, Brandon Saad is traded again, sent to Colorado with Dennis Gilbert against defensemen Nikita Zadorov and Anton Lindholm.
Florida still, who drops defenseman Josh Brown in Ottawa against a draft pick.
– The Sharks get Minnesota forward Ryan Donato and Minnesota goaltender Devan Dubnyk against draft picks.
– The Rangers have their former first choice Lias Andersson, who joins Los Angeles against a second round 2020. He will find his father there, scout for the Kings.
Ottawa replaces Craig Anderson with Matt Murray, acquired from Pittsburgh against Jonathan Gruden and a pick. Murray immediately signed for the long term. The Senators also get Anaheim defenseman Erik Gudbranson and Nashville forward Austin Watson.
Columbus degrease: exit the defenders Ryan Murray (New Jersey) and Markus Nutivaara (Florida), besides Josh Anderson.
– The Devils make targeted and inexpensive choices: Ryan Murray, therefore, against a 5th round draft, and Andreas Johnsson, a potential goalscorer blocked in Toronto, against Joey Anderson.
– Paul Stastny finds Winnipeg, sacrificed by Vegas, against defenseman Carl Dahlstrom.

On the market side of free agents, the most striking are:
– Henrik Lundqvist leaves Rangers for Washington
– Braden Holtby leaves Washington for Vancouver
– Jacob Markström leaves Vancouver for Calgary
– Cam Talbot leaves Calgary for Minnesota
– Corey Crawford leaves Chicago for New Jersey
– Kevin Shattenkirk leaves champion Tampa Bay for Anaheim
– Mikko Koivu leaves Minnesota and joins Columbus
– Bobby Ryan, on contract bought by Ottawa, joins Detroit
– Taylor Hall signs in Buffalo for 1 year
-Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo commits for 7 years in Vegas.

The summary table with the most important signatures (update 13/10/2020 – 8h00)

TeamArrivalDeparture
AnaheimDr. Kevin Shattenkirk (VG, 3)
ArizonaTo Tyler Pitlick (PHI, 2 years old)
A John Hayden (NJ, 1 year)
A Johan Larsson (BUF, 2 years old)
At Taylor Hall (BUF)
To Vinnie Hinostroza (FLO)
To Michael Grabner (buyout)
To Brad Richardson (NSH)
BostonTo Craig Smith (NSH, 3)Dr. Torey Krug (STL)
BuffaloAt Taylor Hall (ARI, 1 year)
To Tobias Rieder (CGY, 1 year)
To Cody Eakin (VGK, 2 years old)
Extensions:
To Zemgus Girgensons (3 years),
Dr. Brandon Montour (1 year)
To Johan Larsson (ARI)
To Wayne Simmonds (TOR)
To Jimmy Vesey (TOR)
CalgaryG Jacob Markström (VAN, 6 years old)
Dr Christopher Tanev (VAN, 4 years old)
D TJ Brodie (TOR)
Dr. Derek Forbort (WPG)
To Alan Quine (EDM)
To Tobias Rieder (BUF)
To Mark Jankowski (PIT)
Dr. Erik Gustafsson (PHI)
CarolinaA Jesper Fast (NYR, 3 years old)
Dr. Joakim Ryan (LAK, 1 year)
G Anton Forsberg (EDM)
Dr Trevor van Riemsdyk (WSH)
Transfer:
Dr. Joel Edmundson (MTL)
ChicagoTo Mattias Janmark (DAL, 1 year)
To Lucas Wallmark (FLO, 1 year)
Extensions:
To Dominik Kubalik (2 years)
G Malcolm Subban (2 years)
Transfer:
Dr. Nikita Zadorov (COL)
Dr. Anton Lindholm (COL)
To Brandon Pirri (VGK)
G Corey Crawford (NJ)
Transfer:
To Brandon Saad (COL)
Dr. Dennis Gilbert (COL)
D Olli Määttä (LAK)
To Dylan Sikura (VGK)
ColoradoExtensions:
To Valeri Nichushkin (2 years)
A Andre Burakovsky (2 years)
Dr. Adam Graves (3 years)
Transfer:
To Brandon Saad (CHI)
Dr. Dennis Gilbert (CHI)
Dr. Devon Toews (NYI)
To Vladimir Namestnikov (DET)
Transfer:
Dr. Nikita Zadorov (CHI)
Dr. Anton Lindholm (CHI)
ColumbusTo Mikko Koivu (MIN)
Transfer:
To Max Domi (MTL)
To Alexander Wennberg (buyout, FLO)
Transfer:
Dr. Ryan Murray (NJ)
Dr. Markus Nutivaara (FLO)
To Josh Anderson (MTL)
DallasDr. Mark Pysyk (FLO, 1 year)
Extensions:
G Anton Khudobin (3 years)
A Radek Faksa (5 years)
To Mattias Janmark (CHI)
DetroitTo Bobby Ryan (OTT, 1 year)
Dr. Jon Merrill (VGK, 1 year)
G Thomas Greiss (NYI, 2 years)
Dr. Troy Stecher (VAN, 2 years)
To Vladimir Namestnikov (COL, 2 years old)
Transfer:
Dr. Mark Staal (NYR)
To Justin Abdelkader (redemption)
EdmontonTo Kyle Turris (NSH, 2 years old)
G Anton Forsberg (CAR, 1 year)
To Alan Quine (CGY, 1 year)
Dr. Tyson Barrie (TOR, 1 year)
Extensions
G Mike Smith (1 year)
To Tyler Ennis (1 year)
Dr. Matt Benning (NSH)
FloridaD Radko Gudas (WSH, 3 years old)
A Carter Verhaeghe (VG, 2 years old)
To Alexander Wennberg (CBJ, 1 year)
To Vinnie Hinostroza (ARI, 1 year)
Transfer:
Dr. Markus Nutivaara (CBJ)
Dr. Josh Brown (OTT)
To Patric Hörnqvist (PIT)
Dr. Mark Pysyk (DAL)
To Lucas Wallmark (CHI)
Transfer:
Dr. Mike Matheson (PIT)
At Colton Sceviour (PIT)
Los AngelesTransfer:
D Olli Määttä (CHI)
To Lias Andersson (NYR)
Dr. Joakim Ryan (CAR)
MinnesotaG Cam Talbot (CGY, 3 years old)
D Dakota Mermis (NJ, 1yr)
Extensions:
A Jordan Greenway (2 years)
Transfer:
To Nick Bonino (NSH)
To Mikko Koivu (CBJ)
Transfer:
To Luke Kunin (NSH)
G Devan Dubnyk (SJ)
To Ryan Donato (SJ)
MontrealTo Tyler Toffoli (VAN, 4 years old)
Extensions:
Dr. Victor Mete (1 year)
Dr. Xavier Ouellet (2 years)
Transfer:
To Josh Anderson (CBJ, 7)
Dr. Joel Edmundson (CAR, 4)
G Jake Allen (STL)
G Keith Kinkaid (NYR)
Dr. Karl Alzner (buyout)
NashvilleDr. Mark Borowiecki (OTT, 2 years)
A Nick Cousins ​​(VGK, 2 years old)
Dr. Matt Benning (EDM, 2 years)
To Brad Richardson (ARI, 1 year)
Transfer:
To Luke Kunin (MIN)
To Craig Smith (BOS)
Dr. Steven Santini (buyout, STL)
To Kyle Turris (buyout, EDM)
Transfer:
A Austin Watson (OTT)
To Nick Bonino (MIN)
New JerseyG Corey Crawford (CHI, 2)
G Scott Wedgewood (VG, 1 year)
Transfer:
Dr. Ryan Murray (CBJ)
To Andreas Johnsson (TOR)
To Kevin Rooney (NYR)
To John Hayden (ARI)
D Dakota Mermis (MIN)
G Cory Schneider (buyout, NYI)
Transfer:
To Joey Anderson (TOR)
NY IslandersG Cory Schneider (NJ, 1 year)G Thomas Greiss (DET)
Transfer:
Dr. Devon Toews (COL)
NY RangersDr. Jack Johnson (PIT, 1 year)
To Kevin Rooney (NJ, 1 year)
G Keith Kinkaid (MTL, 1 year)
Dr. Anthony Bitteto (WPG, 1 year)
A Jesper Fast (CAR)
G Henrik Lundqvist (takeover, WSH)
Transfer:
Dr. Mark Staal (DET)
A Lias Andersson (LAK)
OttawaG Matt Murray (PIT, 4)
A Logan Shaw (WPG, 2 years old)
Transfer:
A Austin Watson (NSH)
Dr. Mark Borowiecki (NSH)
To Bobby Ryan (buyout, DET)
Transfer:
Dr. Josh Brown (FLO)
PhiladelphiaD Derrick Pouliot (STL, 1 year)
Dr. Erik Gustafsson (CGY, 1 year)
To Tyler Pitlick (ARI)
A Nate Thompson (WPG)
PittsburghTo Evan Rodrigues (TOR, 1 year)
To Mark Jankowski (CGY, 1 year)
Transfer:
Dr. Mike Matheson (FLO)
At Colton Sceviour (FLO)
Dr. Justin Schultz (WSH)
Dr. Jack Johson (buyout, NYR)
Transfer:
G Matt Murray (OTT)
To Patric Hörnqvist (FLO)
San joseExtensions:
To Kevin Labanc (4 years old)
Transfer:
To Ryan Donato (MIN)
G Devan Dubnyk (MIN)
St. LouisDr Torey Krug (BOS, 7 years old)
Dr. Steven Santini (NSH, 1 year)
To Kyle Clifford (TOR, 2)
Dr. Derrick Pouliot (PHI)
Dr. Alex Pietrangelo (VGK)
Transfer:
G Jake Allen (MTL)
Tampa bayDr. Zach Bogosian (TOR)
Dr. Kevin Shattenkirk (ANA)
G Scott Wegdewood (NJ)
To Carter Verhaeghe (FLO)
TorontoD TJ Brodie (CGY, 4 years old)
A Wayne Simmonds (BUF, 1 year)
Dr Zach Bogosian (VG, 1 year)
To Jimmy Vesey (BUF, 1 year)
Transfer:
To Joey Anderson (NJ)
Dr. Tyson Barrie (EDM)
To Kyle Clifford (STL)
To Evan Rodrigues (PIT)
VancouverG Braden Holtby (WSH, 2 years)
Extensions:
To Tyler Motte (2 years)
Transfer:
Dr. Nate Schmidt (VGK)
G Jacob Markström (CGY)
Dr. Christopher Tanev (CGY)
To Tyler Toffoli (MTL)
VegasDr. Alex Pietrangelo (STL, 7 years old)
Extensions:
To Tomas Nosek (1 year)
Transfer:
Dr. Carl Dahlström (WPG)
To Dylan Sikura (CHI)
Dr. Jon Merrill (DET)
To Nick Cousins ​​(NSH)
Transfer:
To Paul Stastny (WPG)
To Brandon Pirri (CHI)
Dr. Nate Schmidt (VAN)
WashingtonG Henrik Lundqvist (1 year)
Dr. Justin Schultz (PIT, 2 years old)
Dr. Trevor van Riemsdyk (CAR, 1 year)
Dr. Cameron Schilling (WPG, 1 year)
G Braden Holtby (VAN)
Dr. Radko Gudas (FLO)
WinnipegDr. Derek Forbort (CGY, 1 year)
A Nate Thompson (PHI, 1 year)
Extensions:
Dr. Nathan Beaulieu (2 years)
A Mason Appleton (2 years)
Dr. Luca Sbisa (1 year)
Transfer:
To Paul Stastny (VGK)
Dr. Anthony Bitteto (NYR)
To Cody Eakin (BUF)
A Logan Shaw (OTT)
Dr. Cameron Schilling (WSH)
Transfer:
Dr. Carl Dahlstrom (VGK)



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