To Vancouver Canucks:
G - Kari Lehtonen
D - Brett Clark
2014 4th Round Pick
2015 4th Round Pick
To Dallas Stars:
G - Roberto Luongo
D - Aaron Rome
Lehtonen was really struggling this season, and with Luongo we get a capable starter who is signed long term. It will give us time to draft an elite goaltender and give him time to develop. While I'm not a huge Luongo fan, I'll admit he can be one of the best goalies in the league. Rome was a fill in. He'll never play for my team.
To St. Louis Blues:
C - Dominic Moore
RW - Antti Miettinen
To Dallas Stars:
LW - Jaden Schwartz
D - Mark Cundari
In this trade we offloaded some vets who weren't getting playing time for some youngsters. Schwartz could be NHL ready as soon as next season while Cundari could develop into a 5th or 6th defencemen in 2-3 seasons. Slight gamble on him, but Moore and Miettinen aren't likely a part of my future anyways.
I wound up sneaking into the playoffs. I was well ahead of Vancouver in games played, so was finished my 82 games when they still had 3 to play. On the last day they wound up being shut out by Edmonton 1-0 and it was enough to allow me to make the cut by 1 point with a 41-37-4 record.
Round 1 vs. St. Louis Blues:
Game 1: 3-0 Win.
Game 2: 2-1 OT Win.
Game 3: 5-3 Win.
Game 4: 2-1 Loss.
Game 5: 4-3 OT Win.
4-1 Series Win.
Well, we finally got to the playoffs after looking like we might miss until the last day. A big series by the veteran's like Selanne and Luongo saw us brush aside the Blues. While our success is mostly due to Luongo, I've been very impressed by some of the role players like Adam Burish who are stepping up with Bobby Ryan currently on IR.
The Texas Stars, who went 53-16-7 in their regular season, played against the Charlotte Checkers. A big series by Ben Smith led to a sweep into the second round for my developmental team.
Round 2 vs. Calgary Flames:
Game 1: 3-1 Loss.
Game 2: 4-2 Loss.
Game 3: 4-2 Win.
Game 4: 1-0 Win.
Game 5: 4-1 Loss.
Game 6: 3-1 Loss.
4-2 Series Loss.
Well, we couldn't find a way to win on the road against the Flames, and Bobby Ryan being all for all 6 games didn't help. Luongo continued to play strong though, and finished the playoffs with a .937% and 2.03 GAA. Looking forward, our young core may be partially split up to get some players in the upcoming draft who look very promising.
Stanley Cup Champions:
I accidently closed this page without saving, so don't have all my trades and stuff, but will write down everything that I remember.
Retirements: Cory Sarich
Signings and Re-signings:
D - Zach Bogosian: 6 years, $3.000M.
D - Justin Schultz: 2 years, $1.200M.
D - Steven Kampfer: 2 years, $0.900M.
C - Shawn Matthias: 2 years, $1.000M.
C - Brad Richardson: 2 years, $1.140M.
RW - Teemu Selanne: 1 year, $0.525M.
D - Rob Scuderi: 1 year, $1.365M.
LW - Chuck Kobasew: 2 years, $1.000M.
LW - Tomas Rousek: 3 years, $0.525M.
C - Daniel Pribyl: 1 year, $0.725M.
RW - Mika Zibanejad: 3 years, $0.925M.
C - Jeremy Boyce-Rotevall: 3 years, $0.525M.
LW - Stanley Dalton: 3 years, $0.525M.
RW - Marcus Sorensen: 3 years, $0.525M.
D - Patrick Volpe: 3 years, $0.525M.
D - Adrian Saxrud-Danielsen: 3 years, $0.525M.
D - Brandon Scott: 3 years, $0.525M.
G - Braden Holtby: 1 year, $0.800M.
G - Michael Nishi: 3 years, $0.525M.
G - Justin Peters: 1 year, $1.220M. Draft Pick Signing: D - Ray Stillman (12th overall). 6'4", 206 lbs. C, A-, A Potential. Assets acquired via trade: C - Alex Galchenyuk
LW - Pontus Aberg
2014 1st Round Pick (LA)
2014 3rd Round Pick (SJ)
Assets given up via trade: LW - Tanner Pearson
2017 1st Round Pick
2017 2nd Round Pick
RW - Ben Smith