In this one, I’m mixing in a “ready now” young player and a prospect that is on the cusp of being ready to go. So it’ll be a little bit different when looking at what the Blues will be getting instead of two already established pieces in Beauvillier and Eberle like last time.
I know the article said no picks or prospects, but does Bellows count as a prospect as someone drafted five years ago? I’m convinced that on a majority of the team’s in the league he’d be a solid middle-six guy.
St. Louis is going to turn down a top-six player, a 23-year-old middle six talent (cheap), and a 21-year-old who looks like he’s on his way to making the jump to the NHL within the next year? Here’s the rest of my signings and trades:
Nick Leddy is taken in expansion and the Isles use one of their second-rounders next year to dump off Leo Komarov’s cap space. These moves would leave the Isles with $1.2 million in cap space to work with after moving Johnny Boychuk to LTIR.
The Isles also add a veteran in Alec Martinez in free agency who has a ton of playoff experience.
Lee – Barzal – Tarasenko
Beauvillier – Nelson – Bailey
Dal Colle – Pageau – Wahlstrom
Martin – Cizikas – Clutterbuck
Pelech – Pulock
Martinez – Dobson
Salo – Mayfield
Varlamov / Sorokin