The Hockey-Graphs Podcast Episode 6: Mock Off-Season Part 2

Adam Stringham was joined by: Chris WatkinsNamita Nandakumar, Garik16 and Shayna Goldman to redo the 2017 NHL off-season!

Here are the rules that we used for the mock off-season:

  • The rosters were rolled back to the start of free agency.
  • The Salary Cap has gone up 10% to 82.5M
  • Max contract length is 5 years
  • There are player and team options (so Connor McDavid could sign a 4 year contract with a player option for the 5th year)
  • All no trade clauses are void, and teams can go over the cap to sign their own players (up to $90M)
  • There is no compensation for offer sheets. the team can either match or the player walks for free.

Here is a list of where the free agents ended up:

New Team New Cap Hit FA
BOS 14,000,000 Leon Draisaitl
BUF 8,000,000 Marcus Foligno
CAR 8,000,000 Jaromir Jagr
CAR 13,000,000 David Pastrnak
CBJ 11,000,000 Alexander Wennberg
CHI 6,000,000 Martin Hanzal
CHI 9,000,000 Alex Galchenyuk
DAL 7,000,000 Justin Williams
DAL 13,000,000 Andre Burakovsky
DET 12,500,000 Tomas Tatar
EDM 5,500,000 Thomas Vanek
EDM 4,000,000 Kris Russell
EDM 4,000,000 Dan Girardi
LAK 9,000,000 Patrick Marleau
MIN 8,500,000 Mikael Granlund
MIN 7,500,000 Nino Niederreiter
MTL 4,000,000 Karl Alzner
NSH 11,000,000 Ryan Johansen
NSH 8,000,000 Viktor Arvidsson
NYI 10,000,000 Alex Radulov
NYI 7,000,000 Calvin De Haan
NYR 8,400,000 Kevin Shattenkirk
NYR 14,000,000 Mika Zibanejad
OTT 7,000,000 Andrei Markov
OTT 12,000,000 Jean-Gabriel Pageau
PHI 3,000,000 Ryan Miller
PIT Justin Schultz
SJS 12,000,000 Joe Thornton
SJS 4,000,000 Chris Kunitz
STL 16,000,000 Colton Parayko
TBL Ondrej Palat
TBL Tyler Johnson
TOR 5,000,000 Jarome Iginla
WSH 8,500,000 T.J. Oshie
WSH 4,000,000 Patrick Sharp
WSH 11,000,000 Evgeny Kuznetsov
WSH 8,500,000 Dmitry Orlov
 FA Steve Mason
 FA Brian Elliott
 FA Ondrej Pavelec
 FA Trevor Daley
 FA Ron Hainsey

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Here is how WAR rates each team’s summer:

Incoming Players Outgoing Players Net 3 yr WAR
CAR Jaromir Jagr, David Pastrnak 37.68
DAL Justin Williams, Andre Burakovsky 32.73
NYR Kevin Shattenkirk Dan Girardi 28.16
CHI Martin Hanzal, Alex Galchenyuk, Noah Juulsen, 1st round Pick Jonathan Toews 17.23
PHI Ryan Miller 14.87
OTT Andrei Markov 9.74
BOS Leon Draisaitl David Pastrnak 7.4
ARI Jake Gardiner, William Nylander, Timothy Liljegren, 1st Rd Pick Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Anthony Duclair 5.69
SJS Chris Kunitz Patrick Marleau 5.18
NYI Alex Radulov 4.06
VAN Adrian Kempe, Dustin Brown, 1st rd pick, 2nd rd pcik Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Ryan Miller 3.66
MTL Jonathan Toews Alex Galchenyuk, Noah Juulsen, 1st Rd Pick, Alex Radulov, Andrei Markov 0.14
BUF 0
NSH 0
TBL 0
FLA Jaromir Jagr 0
CBJ 0
CGY 0
STL 0
VGK 0
ANA 0
WPG John Carlson, 1st Rd Pick, Braden Holtby -3.04
DET Tomas Tartar Tomas Vanek -3.98
LAK Patrick Marleau, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin Dustin Brown, 1st rd Pick, 2nd rd pick, Jarome Iginla -7.95
TOR Oliver Ekman Larsson, Anthony Duclair, Jarome Iginla Jake Gardiner, William Nylander, Timothy Liljegren, 1st Rd Pick -8.49
PIT Chris Kunitz -12.96
MIN Martin Hanzal -23.02
WSH Nikolaj Ehlers, Jacob Trouba, Patrick Sharp John Carlson, Kevin Shattenkirk, Braden Holtby, Justin Williams, 1st rd pick, Andre Burakovsky -41.04
EDM Thomas Vanek, Kris Russel, Dan Girardi Leon Draisaitl -46.06

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