Examples Of Players The Blue Jackets Neither Want Nor Need

Created by: Viqsi
Initial Creation Date: Jul 17, 2020
Published: Jul 17, 2020 at 10:21
Team: 2019-20 Custom Team
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Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
Edmonton Oilers
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
This is not exhaustive - there's obviously many others - but these are the ones that show up with some high frequency. Particularly in proposals involving Josh Anderson, although one or two show up in Savard and/or "for picks" proposals as well.

The astute observer will note that there are three common trends going on here:

#1: "I heard you need offense, so here's a depth scoring winger."
(We've got a ton of those already. Indeed, that's pretty much 90% of our offense as is. Stuffing in more does not improve the team - they're not going to get the minutes they need; those minutes just aren't available. So it's not worth it to us.)

#2: "I heard you needed centers, so here's a depth/project center."
(We have plenty of depth centers; what we actually need is a #2C - and we already have four "project" guys, so spending otherwise valuable assets to acquire another is not going to help as there's not enough room for them all as is.)

#3: Any Left Defense Whatsoever
(Learn to read a depth chart and go away.)


EDIT 2020-07-18: Added Derek Ryan to the list, because apparently you have to explicitly enumerate these things when dealing with Flames fans.
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
14$81,500,000$29,027,499$0$2,550,000$52,472,501

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
VAN
Baertschi, Sven
$3,366,666
LW
UFA - 2
CGY
Bennett, Sam
$2,550,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
TOR
Kapanen, Kasperi
$3,200,000
RW
RFA - 3
VAN
Roussel, Antoine
$3,000,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 3
CGY
Jankowski, Mark
$1,675,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
MTL
Lehkonen, Artturi
$2,400,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
CGY
Ryan, Derek
$3,125,000
RW, C
UFA - 2
TOR
Johnsson, Andreas
$3,400,000
LW
UFA - 4
BUF
Mittelstadt, Casey
$925,000
C
RFA - 1
BUF
Thompson, Tage
$925,000
C, RW
RFA - 1
COL
Jost, Tyson
$885,833
C, LW, RW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
MTL
Kulak, Brett
$1,850,000
LD
UFA - 3
BUF
Pilut, Lawrence
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
-Nearly-, Anybody Else Here
$800,000

Special Teams

Penalty Kill 1
Bennett, S.
Jankowski, M.
Lehkonen, A.
Mittelstadt, C.

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Jul 17, 2020 at 10:22
#1
StarWars addict here
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Kerfoot
Jul 17, 2020 at 10:24
#2
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Quoting: KakkoForMauriceRichardAward
Kerfoot

I kept him off the list because I didn't want to pick on the Leafs too much.
Jul 17, 2020 at 10:26
#3
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Ok lets trade Johnsson then for Savard :tearsofjoy
Jul 17, 2020 at 10:27
#4
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Just curious what’s the plan for Wennberg is he going to get bought out?
Jul 17, 2020 at 10:30
#5
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Quoting: Sabres923
Just curious what’s the plan for Wennberg is he going to get bought out?

There's certainly a lot of Jackets fans who are desperately hoping he will be. I tend more towards "buy him out if we need the cap space, otherwise, meh, whatever". What Kekalainen does with him is anyone's guess.
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