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Boston Bruins V3 -- Check Description 4 Why I Should Win Round 2

Created by: l9guysports
Initial Creation Date: Sep 18, 2018
Published: Sep 18, 2018 at 4:38 pm
Team: 2018-19 Boston Bruins
Team Explanation
Head Coach: Bruce Cassidy
Assistant Coaches: Kevin Dean, Joe Sacco, Jay Pandolfo
Goalie Coach: Bob Essensa
GM: @l9guysports
AGM: @Jepper24

Captain: Zdeno Chara
Assistant: Patrice Bergeron
Assistant: Jonathan Toews

March Trades to date: 2
Total Contracts: 50/50
Total W/ Reserve List: 63/90

2018 Draft Picks:
2018 1st: none
2018 2nd: none
2018 3rd: FLA -- Lukas Dostal
2018 4th: CGY -- Alec Regula and BOS -- Logan Hutsko
2018 5th: none
2018 6th: none
2018 7th: BOS -- Riley Hughes

NMC/NTCs:
Brad Marchand (NMC - 0 Trades)
Patrice Bergeron (NMC - 0 Trades)
Johnathan Toews (NMC - 1 Trade)
Jason Spezza (NMC/NTC - 1 Trade)
Justin Williams (NTC - 1 Trade)
Zdeno Chara (NMC - 0 Trades)
Devan Dubnyk (NTC - 1 Trade)

Unsigned Players:
Lukas Dostal - 6/1/22
Logan Hutsko - 8/15/21
Riley Hughes - 8/15/23
Jack Becker - 8/15/21
Victor Berglund - 6/1/21
Daniel Bukac - 6/1/19
Cameron Clarke - 8/15/20
Cedric Pare - 6/1/19
Oskar Steen - 6/1/20
Jeremy Swayman - 8/15/21
Linus Arnesson - Indefinite
Maxim Chudinov - Indefinite
Alexander Khokhlachev - Indefinite

UFA Rights: Riley Nash, Tommy Wingels, Rick Nash, Brian Gionta, Tim Schaller, Nick Holden, Anton Khudobin (Signed -- 1 yr #1,700,000 AAV), Chris Breen, Tommy Cross, Austin Czarnik, Kenny Agostino, Paul Postma
RFA Rights: Matt Grzelcyk (Signed -- 3yrs, $1.38M AAV), Justin Hickman (UQ), Colby Cave (Signed -- 2yrs, $715,000 AAV), Anton Blidh (Signed -- 1yr $813,750 AAV)

Why I Should Beat The Islanders In Round 1:
First of all, my team lines up great against the Islanders. My first line, nicknamed the perfection line, is the best 2-way line in the league. In total, the line has over 200 points this year while also having the best defensive forward in the NHL (Bergy) and the leading short-handed goals leader in Bruins history (Marchy). This line can line up against either of the Islanders top 2 lines and both shut them down and score goals. For evidence, just look at how this line held Auton Mathews to 2 points in last years first round matchup with Toronto. The Bruins 2nd line also boasts incredible offensive talent (again with over 200 combined points) while also having Toews, arguably the 2nd best 2 way center in the league behind Bergeron. My 2nd line is more than capable than shutting down the Islanders 2nd line (Toews is fully able to trail and stop Barzal) while boasting more impressive offensive talent. With last change and home-ice advantage, we can utilize these matchups to shut down both the Tavares and Barzal lines. Our bottom 6 also boasts an impressive amount of scoring and speed. While NYI may have more physical players (like Matt Martin), we believe our skill players like Pacioretty, DeBrusk, and Kuhlman can outskate and outscore the Islanders bottom 6 forwards. We also aren't exactly a weak team. Brian Boyle, Rasmus Ristolainen, and Ben Chiarot are strong physical players. On defense, we have a great balance of defensive d men line Chiarot and Risto, who can shut down the top forwards on the opposition, and more offensive guys like Grz and McAvoy, who can quarterback our top-ranked powerplay. We also have balanced d men line OEL, who are the backbone of our d core. With this balance, we can completely shut down and frustrate NYI's solid top 2 scoring lines. In goal, we have Dubnyk. While the Islanders have very highly ranked goaltending, we believe Dubnyk is an exceptional goalie who can lead our team. Not to mention that the Islanders have a tandem in net, but only 1 tendy can play at any given time. We hope to get your votes and Go Bruins!

Why I Should Beat The Capitals In Round 2:
While the Caps rank higher than the Bruins in regular season offensive production, we made deadline deals that make us a much more formidable offensive team in the playoffs. Most notably, we have Max Pacioretty (who is tied for first in 2019 IRL NHL playoff points) playing on our 4th line. While Washington has a stellar first line, the perfection line of Marchy-Bergy-Pasta can easily shut them down. The offensive punch of our second line (led by 99 point man Johnny "Hockey" Gaudreau) can outscore and outperform the Caps 2nd line. While the caps have a solid bottom 6, the mix of vets (like Spezza, Williams, and Pacioretty) with young, speedy wingers (DeBrusk and Kuhlman) will be too much for the Caps to contain. We also boast the best powerplay in the league. On defense, we have a great group of young studs (like McAvoy, Risto, and Grzelcyk) paired with more experienced guys like OEL. While the caps have some big, strong players (most notably Ovi), we still have big guys like Boyle, Risto, and Chiarot to nullify any hitting advantage the caps may want to expose. The caps do have talented forwards, but with arguably the 2 best defensive centers in the league (Bergy and Toews) along with our excellent defense led by OEL, McAvoy, and Risto, we will be able to shut them down. Speaking of preventing goals, we also have an all-star in net. While Dubnyk is not the best goalie left in the playoffs (I'll admit that), he is still a solid tendy who is fully capable of backstopping a Stanley Cup contender. Finally, we are also coming off a dominant series sweep over the Isles so we're well rested and home-ice advantage can be important. The experience and leadership of our vets are unrivaled. We have 5 current or former IRL NHL captains who can lead us to victory. If you would like any clarification, comment down bellow or message me on twitter. Vote for us and Go Bruins!

Why I Should Win The Cup:
The Bruins are easily a top team in the GM Game Playoffs. First off, our top 6 forwards are the best in the league. We have the 2 best 2-way centers in the league, which also makes our penalty kill outstanding. Not to mention Marchand not only has 100 points this season, but is also the all-time short-handed goals leader in Bruins history. Gaudreau has nearly 100 points and Pasta is at almost 80. DeBrusk and Mantha are 2 young wingers with 40+ points each. Finally, in our bottom 6, we have Williams and Pacioretty, who both are really top 6 players. In terms of leadership, we have 5 current or former NHL captains who can mentor the younger studs like Pasta, Gaudreau, Mantha, DeBrusk, and McAvoy. Defense is key to any successful team, and our D core is full of excellent players. McAvoy is an absolute beast, and he's paired with another stud, OEL. Ristolainen is most definitely a top 4 quality player and Chiariot is a key player on an excellent IRL Jets team. In goal, we have Dubnyk, who is an all-star goalie and he's backed up by Kinkaid, another solid tendy. Our possession stats are also among the top in the league. The Bruins have depth, high-end talent, and a perfect mix of young stars and veteran leaders to succeed in the playoffs. Vote for us to win the cup in the GM Game polls!
Free Agent Signings
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Di Giuseppe, Phillip1$950,000
Grzelcyk, Matt3$1,380,000
Khudobin, Anton2$1,700,000
Kulak, Brett2$900,000
Comeau, Blake2$900,000
Cave, Colby2$715,000
Gibson, Christopher4$800,000
Mantha, Anthony7$2,600,000
Stecher, Troy8$3,150,000
Pacioretty, Max1$2,250,000
Sbisa, Luca1$1,000,000
Froese, Byron1$650,000
Trades
BOS
    Reverting IRL Trades and Signings
    ANA
    1. Wagner, Chris
    2. Nordström, Joakim
    3. Kampfer, Steven
    4. Moore, John
    5. Halák, Jaroslav
    6. Grzelcyk, Matt
    7. McNeill, Mark
    8. Cave, Colby
    9. Kuraly, Sean
    10. 2019 4th round pick (NYR)
    Additional Details:
    Reverting IRL Trades and Signings
    BOS
    1. Toews, Jonathan
    CHI
    1. Krejci, David
    2. Carlo, Brandon
    3. 2019 5th round pick (BOS)
    Additional Details:
    Sean Kuraly (Rights)
    BOS
    1. Gaudreau, Johnny
    2. 2019 4th round pick (NYI)
    Additional Details:
    Brett Kulak
    2018 4th (CGY) -- 105 Overall
    CGY
    1. Krug, Torey
    2. Heinen, Danton
    3. 2019 2nd round pick (BOS)
    Additional Details:
    2018 2nd (BOS) -- 57 Overall
    BOS
    1. Williams, Justin ($2,250,000 retained)
    2. van Riemsdyk, Trevor ($550,000 retained)
    3. 2019 6th round pick (CGY)
    Additional Details:
    Phillip Di Giuseppe (950,000 - 1 Year)

    NOTES:
    - Retention on TVR is just to match in-game contract. CAR is NOT retaining on him in the game.
    CAR
    1. Bjork, Anders
    2. Miller, Kevan
    3. 2019 4th round pick (NYI)
    4. 2020 7th round pick (BOS)
    BOS
    1. Spezza, Jason ($3,750,000 retained)
    2. 2021 7th round pick (DAL)
    DAL
    1. Forsbacka Karlsson, Jakob
    2. 2020 6th round pick (BOS)
    BOS
    1. Dubnyk, Devan
    2. Lang, Chase
    3. Murphy, Ryan
    4. O'Reilly, Cal
    MIN
    1. Rask, Tuukka
    2. 2019 6th round pick (BOS)
    BOS
    1. Vatanen, Sami
    2. Boyle, Brian ($1,375,000 retained)
    3. 2021 7th round pick (NJD)
    NJD
    1. Backes, David
    2. Frederic, Trent
    3. 2019 1st round pick (BOS)
    Additional Details:
    Jeremy Swayman (Rights)
    BOS
    1. Belpedio, Louis
    2. Prosser, Nate
    Additional Details:
    Filip Chlapik
    Tom Pyatt
    Mitch Reinke
    MIN
    1. Donato, Ryan
    2. Cehlárik, Peter
    Additional Details:
    Adam McQuaid
    BOS
    1. Chlapik, Filip
    2. Pyatt, Tom
    OTT
      BOS
      1. Reinke, Mitch
      STL
        BOS
          REVERTING IRL TRADES AND SIGNINGS
          ANA
          1. Goloubef, Cody
          2. Bakos, Martin
          Additional Details:
          NOT A TRADE
          BOS
            REVERTING IRL SIGNING
            ANA
            1. Andersson, Axel
            Additional Details:
            NOT A TRADE
            BOS
            1. Martinez, Alec
            2. Strand, Austin
            3. Falkovsky, Stepan
            Additional Details:
            Charles Hudon
            LAK
            1. Vaakanainen, Urho
            2. Chlapik, Filip
            3. Prosser, Nate
            4. 2020 2nd round pick (BOS)
            BOS
            1. Hudon, Charles
            MTL
              BOS
              1. Carpenter, Ryan
              Additional Details:
              WAIVER CLAIM
              VGK
                NOT A TRADE
                BOS
                  Blake Comeau
                  Roman Polak
                  MIN
                  1. 2020 5th round pick (BOS)
                  2. 2021 7th round pick (BOS)
                  **Picks are Conditional**
                  if 1 of the players placed on waivers is claimed, 2021 7th is removed
                  if both players placed on waivers are claimed, the 5th turns into a 2021 7th
                  BOS
                  1. Polák, Roman ($625,000 retained)
                  DAL
                    BOS
                    1. 2020 6th round pick (MIN)
                    I accidentally put 2020 6th in the JFK-Spezza trade instead of the agreed upon 2020 5th. I then mistakenly traded my 2020 5th again to Minnesota. The Minnesota deal is changed to be a 2019 6th (CGY). I now have my 2020 6th (BOS) back but it the logo is the Wild logo.
                    MIN
                    1. 2019 6th round pick (CGY)
                    BOS
                      Christopher Gibson
                      2019 2nd (CAR)
                      2020 6th (SJS)
                      CGY
                      1. Khudobin, Anton
                      BOS
                      1. 2019 2nd round pick (CAR)
                      CAR
                        BOS
                        1. 2020 6th round pick (SJS)
                        OTT
                          BOS
                          1. Witkowski, Luke
                          Additional Details:
                          Anthony Mantha (50% Retained)
                          Oliver Ekman-Larsson
                          DET
                          1. Martinez, Alec
                          2. Hudon, Charles
                          3. Studnicka, Jack
                          4. Hughes, Cameron
                          5. 2019 3rd round pick (BOS)
                          6. 2020 1st round pick (BOS)
                          7. 2021 3rd round pick (BOS)
                          BOS
                          1. Ekman-Larsson, Oliver
                          ARI
                            BOS
                            1. 2021 7th round pick (MIN)
                            Troy Stecher
                            Ivan Prosvetov (rights)
                            2021 5th round pick (EDM)
                            2021 7th round pick (BOS)**
                            **the 2021 7th has the MIN icon but it is the BOS 2021 7th. BOS previously traded the pick to MIN**
                            MIN
                            1. Vatanen, Sami
                            BOS
                            1. 2021 5th round pick (EDM)
                            EDM
                              BOS
                                Max Pacioretty (50% Retained)
                                Luca Sbisa
                                Byron Froese
                                MTL
                                1. Carpenter, Ryan
                                2. Zboril, Jakub
                                3. Senyshyn, Zach
                                BOS
                                  Joel L'Esperance
                                  MIN
                                  1. 2020 4th round pick (BOS)
                                  BOS
                                  1. L'Esperance, Joel
                                  DAL
                                    BOS
                                    1. Ristolainen, Rasmus
                                    2. 2020 4th round pick (BUF)
                                    Additional Details:
                                    Ben Chairot
                                    BUF
                                    1. Chara, Zdeno
                                    2. Stecher, Troy
                                    3. Reinke, Mitch
                                    BOS
                                    1. Chiarot, Ben
                                    WPG
                                      BOS
                                        Included in the Ristolainen trade
                                        BUF
                                          Alec Regula
                                          BOS
                                          1. Ullstrom, David
                                          Additional Details:
                                          Keith Kinkaid
                                          ARI
                                          1. 2020 6th round pick (MIN)
                                          2. 2021 7th round pick (MIN)
                                          NOTE: the 2021 7th has the MIN icon but it is the BOS pick
                                          BOS
                                          1. Kinkaid, Keith
                                          CBJ
                                            Buyouts
                                            • Dennis Seidenberg: $1,166,667
                                            • Jimmy Hayes: $866,667
                                            Retained Salary Transactions
                                            • Matt Beleskey: $1,900,000 (50%)
                                            Buried
                                            • Tom Pyatt: $75,000 ($1,100,000)
                                            DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
                                            2018
                                            2019
                                            CAR
                                            2020
                                            BOS
                                            BUF
                                            SJS
                                            2021
                                            BOS
                                            BOS
                                            BOS
                                            BOS
                                            EDM
                                            BOS
                                            DAL
                                            NJD
                                            ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
                                            23$80,000,000$79,567,333$774,000$950,000$432,667

                                            Roster

                                            Left WingCenterRight Wing
                                            BOS
                                            Marchand, Brad
                                            $6,125,000
                                            LW
                                            NMC
                                            UFA - 7
                                            BOS
                                            Bergeron, Patrice
                                            $6,875,000
                                            C
                                            NMC
                                            UFA - 4
                                            BOS
                                            Pastrnak, David
                                            $6,666,666
                                            RW
                                            UFA - 5
                                            CGY
                                            Gaudreau, Johnny
                                            $6,750,000
                                            LW
                                            UFA - 4
                                            CHI
                                            Toews, Jonathan
                                            $10,500,000
                                            C
                                            NMC
                                            UFA - 5
                                            Mantha, Anthony
                                            $2,600,000
                                            BOS
                                            DeBrusk, Jake
                                            $863,333
                                            LW
                                            RFA - 2
                                            DAL
                                            Spezza, Jason
                                            $3,750,000
                                            C, RW
                                            NMC NTC
                                            UFA - 1
                                            CAR
                                            Williams, Justin
                                            $2,250,000
                                            RW
                                            NTC
                                            UFA - 1
                                            Pacioretty, Max
                                            $2,250,000
                                            NJD
                                            Boyle, Brian
                                            $1,175,000
                                            LW, C
                                            NTC
                                            UFA - 1
                                            BOS
                                            Kuhlman, Karson
                                            $750,000
                                            RW, C
                                            RFA - 2
                                            Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
                                            ARI
                                            Ekman-Larsson, Oliver
                                            $5,500,000
                                            LD
                                            UFA - 1
                                            BOS
                                            McAvoy, Charlie
                                            $916,667
                                            RD
                                            RFA - 1
                                            MIN
                                            Dubnyk, Devan
                                            $4,333,333
                                            G
                                            NTC
                                            UFA - 3
                                            WPG
                                            Chiarot, Ben
                                            $1,400,000
                                            LD
                                            UFA - 1
                                            BUF
                                            Ristolainen, Rasmus
                                            $5,400,000
                                            RD
                                            UFA - 4
                                            CBJ
                                            Kinkaid, Keith
                                            $1,250,000
                                            G
                                            UFA - 1
                                            Grzelcyk, Matt
                                            $1,380,000
                                            CAR
                                            van Riemsdyk, Trevor
                                            $1,750,000
                                            RD
                                            UFA - 2
                                            ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
                                            DAL
                                            Polák, Roman
                                            $675,000
                                            RD
                                            UFA - 1
                                            Comeau, Blake
                                            $900,000
                                            BOS
                                            Acciari, Noel
                                            $725,000
                                            RW, C
                                            UFA - 1

                                            Special Teams

                                            Power Play 1
                                            Pastrnak, D.
                                            Bergeron, P.
                                            Marchand, B.
                                            McAvoy, C.
                                            Gaudreau, J.
                                            Power Play 2
                                            DeBrusk, J.
                                            Toews, J.
                                            Mantha, A.
                                            Pacioretty, M.
                                            Ekman-Larsson, O.
                                            Penalty Kill 1
                                            Bergeron, P.
                                            Marchand, B.
                                            Ekman-Larsson, O.
                                            McAvoy, C.
                                            Penalty Kill 2
                                            Toews, J.
                                            Boyle, B.
                                            Chiarot, B.
                                            Ristolainen, R.

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                                            Apr 19 at 10:59
                                            #101
                                            GM - Avalanche
                                            Joined: Dec 2016
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                                            Requirements for my Vote in the GM Game Playoffs
                                            1. Do they have a good Canadian kid? Yes, multiple.
                                            2. Do they have Roman Polak? Yes.

                                            You sir, have my vote for round 2.
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