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Offseason

Created by: Maniac23
Initial Creation Date: Apr 23, 2019
Published: Apr 23, 2019 at 8:39 am
Team: 2019-20 Boston Bruins
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Shen, Pavel3$850,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Carlo, Brandon7$4,500,000
McAvoy, Charlie6$6,875,000
Forsbacka Karlsson, Jakob2$900,000
Cehlárik, Peter2$900,000
Gusev, Nikita2$4,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Acciari, Noel1$975,000
Trades
BOS
  1. Gusev, Nikita [RFA Rights]
  2. 2019 5th round pick (VGK)
VGK
  1. Zboril, Jakub
  2. Heinen, Danton [RFA Rights]
  3. 2020 2nd round pick (BOS)
Buyouts
  • Dennis Seidenberg: $1,166,667
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Matt Beleskey: $1,900,000 (50%)
  • David Backes: $1,500,000 (25%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2019
BOS
BOS
NYR
VGK
BOS
NYR
2020
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
2021
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
24$83,000,000$82,215,833$0$2,337,500$784,167
Left WingCenterRight Wing
BOS
Marchand, Brad
$6,125,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 6
BOS
Bergeron, Patrice
$6,875,000
C
NMC
UFA - 3
BOS
Pastrnak, David
$6,666,666
RW
UFA - 4
BOS
DeBrusk, Jake
$863,333
LW
RFA - 1
BOS
Krejci, David
$7,250,000
C
NTC
UFA - 2
Gusev, Nikita
$4,000,000
LW
UFA - 2
BOS
Cehlárik, Peter
$900,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
BOS
Studnicka, Jack
$769,167
C
RFA - 3
BOS
Coyle, Charlie
$3,200,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
BOS
Kuraly, Sean
$1,275,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
BOS
Acciari, Noel
$975,000
RW, C
NTC
UFA - 3
BOS
Wagner, Chris
$1,250,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BOS
Chara, Zdeno
$2,000,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 1
BOS
McAvoy, Charlie
$6,875,000
RD
RFA - 3
BOS
Rask, Tuukka
$7,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 2
BOS
Krug, Torey
$5,250,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 1
BOS
Carlo, Brandon
$4,500,000
RD
RFA - 2
BOS
Halák, Jaroslav
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 1
BOS
Grzelcyk, Matt
$1,400,000
LD
RFA - 1
BOS
Miller, Kevan
$2,500,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
BOS
Nordström, Joakim
$1,000,000
LW
UFA - 1
BOS
Backes, David
$4,500,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
BOS
Kuhlman, Karson
$750,000
RW, C
RFA - 1
BOS
Moore, John
$2,750,000
LD
UFA - 4
BOS
Clifton, Connor
$725,000
RD
UFA - 1

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Apr 23, 2019 at 12:22
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I don't see why Boston does this. Heinen has looked good playing with Bergy/Marchy and is only 23yr old.
Apr 23, 2019 at 12:41
#2
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Quoting: ON3M4N
I don't see why Boston does this. Heinen has looked good playing with Bergy/Marchy and is only 23yr old.


Heinen is very inconsistent and no top 6 material. He has his moments, but he isn't untouchable in Boston. Gusev did amazing things in Russia, he could become a 2nd Panarin! Gusev would fix the weak point of this Boston team. Krejci and DeBrusk played with 10+ guys this season...
Apr 23, 2019 at 12:52
#3
BreKel
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Quoting: Maniac23
Heinen is very inconsistent and no top 6 material. He has his moments, but he isn't untouchable in Boston. Gusev did amazing things in Russia, he could become a 2nd Panarin! Gusev would fix the weak point of this Boston team. Krejci and DeBrusk played with 10+ guys this season...


You overpaid for an unproven player. He could be the next Panarin or he could be just another Russian who comes to the NHL, fails and bolts. Seems like this scenario you're banking on him being a stud NHLer. Both scenarios are possible, especially since he hasn't played a sniff here. If you're giving up all these assets, I'd hope its for more of a sure thing.
Apr 23, 2019 at 1:27
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Quoting: Maniac23
Heinen is very inconsistent and no top 6 material. He has his moments, but he isn't untouchable in Boston. Gusev did amazing things in Russia, he could become a 2nd Panarin! Gusev would fix the weak point of this Boston team. Krejci and DeBrusk played with 10+ guys this season...


A lot of his inconsistency is because Boston uses him with so many different linemates. He's played on every single line this year and had at least over a dozen different linemates. Gusev is a massive unknown who could be anything from HOFer to couldn't make it. With Heinen you know at worst you have a 40pt winger that plays a smart 200ft game and again that's at worst. Kids only 23yrs old and still developing.

Heinen at age 22/23 - 154 GP / 81 Pts
Marchy at age 22/23 - 153 GP / 96 Pts

Is Heinen going to be Marchand? probably not, but it just goes to show that players that young are not even close to being fully developed into the player they'll become.
Apr 23, 2019 at 2:56
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Quoting: BreKel
You overpaid for an unproven player. He could be the next Panarin or he could be just another Russian who comes to the NHL, fails and bolts. Seems like this scenario you're banking on him being a stud NHLer. Both scenarios are possible, especially since he hasn't played a sniff here. If you're giving up all these assets, I'd hope its for more of a sure thing.


I say sometimes you need to risk something... If it costs us Heinen and Zboril, I would take the risk. If it costs us more, no thank you!
Important are also the terms of Gusev's contract... 4Mx2 is a good deal, it doesn't ruin Boston's future if it doesn't work out. That's my opinion...
Apr 23, 2019 at 3:12
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Quoting: ON3M4N
A lot of his inconsistency is because Boston uses him with so many different linemates. He's played on every single line this year and had at least over a dozen different linemates. Gusev is a massive unknown who could be anything from HOFer to couldn't make it. With Heinen you know at worst you have a 40pt winger that plays a smart 200ft game and again that's at worst. Kids only 23yrs old and still developing.

Heinen at age 22/23 - 154 GP / 81 Pts
Marchy at age 22/23 - 153 GP / 96 Pts

Is Heinen going to be Marchand? probably not, but it just goes to show that players that young are not even close to being fully developed into the player they'll become.


I get your point of view and I don't say your wrong... Your'e probably right. The thing is: Bergeron is 33 years old, I say the window for Boston is closing in 1-2 years... The Bruins need to take some risks! There are 5/6 perfect top 6 players in Boston, one part is missing, the 2nd line RW.
I say if Vegas accepts this offer, take it and run as far as you can! What are the other options?
-Sign Panarin for ~10M
-Simmonds, Ferland? No thank you
-Eberle? I like him but he probably asks for ~6M?!
-Trading for someone else... Whom? To which price?

I say there are other options than Gusev, but I have the feeling he could be the best one... Vegas resigned Tuch, Stone, Pacioretty, Schmidt and has to resign W. Karlsson, too... Maybe they want him to leave...
Apr 23, 2019 at 4:02
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Quoting: Maniac23
I get your point of view and I don't say your wrong... Your'e probably right. The thing is: Bergeron is 33 years old, I say the window for Boston is closing in 1-2 years... The Bruins need to take some risks! There are 5/6 perfect top 6 players in Boston, one part is missing, the 2nd line RW.
I say if Vegas accepts this offer, take it and run as far as you can! What are the other options?
-Sign Panarin for ~10M
-Simmonds, Ferland? No thank you
-Eberle? I like him but he probably asks for ~6M?!
-Trading for someone else... Whom? To which price?

I say there are other options than Gusev, but I have the feeling he could be the best one... Vegas resigned Tuch, Stone, Pacioretty, Schmidt and has to resign W. Karlsson, too... Maybe they want him to leave...


If you believe the bolded then doesn't it make more sense to get a bonafide #2RW vs a scratch ticket in Gusev. Better yet, while playing on the top line during the regular season Heinen was nearly a P/GP player. You also have Bjork (who Bergy is a big fan of) and Senyshyn who are in the system.

As for who else you could trade for...

Tyler Toffoli since 2016 ranks 36th in scoring among RW's. Is he the missing piece? I don't think so, but he's an option and has produced like a #2RW the last 3 years. He's owed $4.6 million next season and then he's a UFA. If LAK is looking to rebuild then maybe he's an option...or maybe you go after a guy like Kovy and see what it would take.
Apr 23, 2019 at 4:35
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Quoting: ON3M4N
If you believe the bolded then doesn't it make more sense to get a bonafide #2RW vs a scratch ticket in Gusev. Better yet, while playing on the top line during the regular season Heinen was nearly a P/GP player. You also have Bjork (who Bergy is a big fan of) and Senyshyn who are in the system.

As for who else you could trade for...

Tyler Toffoli since 2016 ranks 36th in scoring among RW's. Is he the missing piece? I don't think so, but he's an option and has produced like a #2RW the last 3 years. He's owed $4.6 million next season and then he's a UFA. If LAK is looking to rebuild then maybe he's an option...or maybe you go after a guy like Kovy and see what it would take.


Scratch ticket? Gusev is a P/GP player in the KHL... The last 3 seasons he was well over a P/GP. I know KHL hockey isn't NHL hockey, but Gusev is a skilled guy! Even if he doesn't join Boston, I bet he'll prove you wrong next season! I think he is NHL material! I say he will score 50 pts in 80 games!

About Heinen... Yes he had over 40 pts last season and 34 this year. He has a solid 200ft game and he just isn't a highlight-reel player. But I don't know, sometimes he looks so bad. I don't see him being a consistent NHL player. Don't like his shot as well...

I'm not a big fan of Toffoli tbh. He would be a cheap tdl aquisition, just like Johansson was this year... I don't like this trades so much... Maybe it's just me...
Apr 23, 2019 at 5:27
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Quoting: Maniac23
Scratch ticket? Gusev is a P/GP player in the KHL... The last 3 seasons he was well over a P/GP. I know KHL hockey isn't NHL hockey, but Gusev is a skilled guy! Even if he doesn't join Boston, I bet he'll prove you wrong next season! I think he is NHL material! I say he will score 50 pts in 80 games!

About Heinen... Yes he had over 40 pts last season and 34 this year. He has a solid 200ft game and he just isn't a highlight-reel player. But I don't know, sometimes he looks so bad. I don't see him being a consistent NHL player. Don't like his shot as well...

I'm not a big fan of Toffoli tbh. He would be a cheap tdl aquisition, just like Johansson was this year... I don't like this trades so much... Maybe it's just me...


Don't give a crap what someone does in the KHL. Kovy was over a P/GP player in the KHL as well...he didn't have a great year when he came back.

Here's another reason I don't put much into KHL number.

Nigel Dawes ranks 2nd in the KHL in points, yet in the NHL he was bounced between the AHL and NHL for 5-6 years

Grigorenko ranks 10th in KHL scoring (just shy of a p/gp player) and he was awful in the NHL.

How about Shipachyov, who is 3rd in scoring. He came over, played 3 games and left. Vegas even let him and his agent talk to teams about a trade and no one wanted him.

And yea the kid is a scratch ticket because you have no idea what your going to get from him. Could be a loser or could hit the jackpot.
Apr 23, 2019 at 5:53
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Quoting: ON3M4N
Don't give a crap what someone does in the KHL. Kovy was over a P/GP player in the KHL as well...he didn't have a great year when he came back.

Here's another reason I don't put much into KHL number.

Nigel Dawes ranks 2nd in the KHL in points, yet in the NHL he was bounced between the AHL and NHL for 5-6 years

Grigorenko ranks 10th in KHL scoring (just shy of a p/gp player) and he was awful in the NHL.

How about Shipachyov, who is 3rd in scoring. He came over, played 3 games and left. Vegas even let him and his agent talk to teams about a trade and no one wanted him.

And yea the kid is a scratch ticket because you have no idea what your going to get from him. Could be a loser or could hit the jackpot.


Well I give you the credit for doing some research and bringing up examples!

To be fair, Kovalchuk is 35 years old and on a bad team, plus has the league become very fast. Too fast for Kovalchuk!
Dawes and Shipachyov are over 30 as well, and in a slower league on a good team they perform very well. For Grigorenko it didn't work out in North America, fair enough!

But Gusev is 26 years old! Give him some time and he will adjust, my opinion! Of course I don't know anything about his personal stuff... Is he "ready" to leave Russia? Language issues? Cultural differences?

Offtopic-sentence: I'm a European as well, I speak 4 languages... Some of the North American hockey players that come here have cultural/language issues as well and don't perform sufficient. However, most of us Europeans speak more than ONE language, not sure if Americans are that silver-tongued....
Apr 23, 2019 at 6:14
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Quoting: Maniac23
Well I give you the credit for doing some research and bringing up examples!

To be fair, Kovalchuk is 35 years old and on a bad team, plus has the league become very fast. Too fast for Kovalchuk!
Dawes and Shipachyov are over 30 as well, and in a slower league on a good team they perform very well. For Grigorenko it didn't work out in North America, fair enough!

But Gusev is 26 years old! Give him some time and he will adjust, my opinion! Of course I don't know anything about his personal stuff... Is he "ready" to leave Russia? Language issues? Cultural differences?

Offtopic-sentence: I'm a European as well, I speak 4 languages... Some of the North American hockey players that come here have cultural/language issues as well and don't perform sufficient. However, most of us Europeans speak more than ONE language, not sure if Americans are that silver-tongued....


Dawes was in his 20's when he was you and Ship was 31yr old .
Btw you know Gusev signed a deal with Vegas right?
Apr 23, 2019 at 6:23
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Quoting: ON3M4N
Dawes was in his 20's when he was you and Ship was 31yr old .
Btw you know Gusev signed a deal with Vegas right?


Gusev signed an ELC for the 18/19 season. He is a RFA this summer. I offered Heinen and Zboril for him.
I'm perfectly fine with your opinion btw, but I say Gusev will do very well in the NHL!
Apr 23, 2019 at 6:25
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Gusev signed an ELC for the 18/19 season. He is a RFA this summer. I offered Heinen and Zboril for him.
I'm perfectly fine with your opinion btw, but I say Gusev will do very well in the NHL!


He very well could do well and I hope he does. At the end of the day though he's still an unknown
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