Arizona Coyotes Off-Season Trade Recap

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Arizona Coyotes off-season trades –

This is a list of John Chayka’s handiwork so far this off-season.

Trades by date:

May 3 

The Arizona Coyotes traded Jordan Martinook and a 4th-round (2018) draft pick to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for center Marcus Kruger and a third-round (2018) draft choice in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.  

Analysis:

Both players are versatile and can play all forward positions.  Both players are UFA next season.  Jordan Martinook makes $1,800,000 per season while Marcus Kruger makes $2,775,000 person.  Martinook is two years younger than Kruger AND in my humble opinion, Jordan Martinook is a better player!  You can’t convince me that this deal was worth moving up from a fourth-round pick to a third-round pick can you?

Final Thought:

This trade makes absolutely no sense to me.

This trade gets: 👎

June 14  

The Yotes acquired forward Hudson Fasching from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange Brandon Hickey (defenceman) and Mike Sislo (forward).

Analysis:

This is a ticky-tacky deal with basically AHL overtones to it.  Nothing here to get excited about.

Final Thought:

I’ll give the nod to John Chayka on this one because I think Hudson Fasching is the only player in this deal that has a shot at playing some games in the NHL.

This trade gets: 👍

June 14

Arizona Coyotes President of Hockey Operations & General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired forward Adam Helewka from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for defenseman Kyle Wood.

Analysis:

Wake me up when the real trading starts.

Final Thought:

Why am I posting AHL trades?  I have to.  One of these guys could become the next ______. 

This trade gets: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

June 15

In a straight one-for-one deal, the Arizona Coyotes have traded fan-favorite Max Domi to Montreal in exchange for forward Alex Galchenyuk.

Analysis:

This trade caught my attention.  I love it and I hate it.  As a pure hockey trade, I think John Chayka won this one.  Alex Galchenyuk needed to get out of Montreal.  I think he lights it up in the desert and Montreal fans will be calling for Marc Bergevin’s head even more.  The Habs didn’t get a plug in return.  Max Domi is a good player but he might have needed a change of scenery as well.  Max was one of my favorite Yotes and it hurts to see him go.

Final Thought:

I think the Coyotes will end up winning this deal in a huge way.  Alex Galchenyuuk is the total package.  It will be fun to see him mesh with the other young guns on this team.  Buckle up Arizona, this could be fun.

This trade gets: 👍 In case you didn’t get that, it’s a BIG thumbs up.

June 24 

The Arizona Coyotes have acquired Robbie Russo (D) from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a 2019 conditional seventh-round draft choice.

Analysis:

Robbie Russo is a decent puck-moving defenceman and you can never have enough of those in today’s game.

Final Thought:

Basically another AHL trade.  Russo is a longshot but a shot.

This trade gets: 👍

July 12

The Coyotes have sent newly acquired Marcus Kruger, Jordan Maletta, Andrew Campbell, MacKenzie Entwistle and Arizona’s 2019 fifth-round draft choice to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Vinny Hinostroza (F), Jordan Oesterle (D) and Chicago’s 2019 third-round draft choice.  The Yotes also took on the contract of Marion Hossa. 

Analysis:

This is a classic example in today’s NHL of using your cap space as a commodity.  John Chayka gave up bubkis and cap space for two players that should be on the Coyotes opening day roster.  

Final Thought:

Jordan Oesterle is a sneaky good pick up and Vinny Hinostroza is the wildcard here.  He may be just ready to go to the next level in the right situation.  This could be it.  

This trade gets: 👍

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