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staying at the top

Created by: brenfox31
Initial Creation Date: May 21, 2019
Published: May 26, 2019 at 12:34
Team: 2019-20 St. Louis Blues
Team Explanation
For now, I didn't make any major moves. I think this is a solid team that still has some great prospects in the system that will strengthen the team down the line.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Blais, Samuel2$950,000
Fabbri, Robby2$1,250,000
Husso, Ville2$925,000
Reinke, Mitch2$925,000
Sanford, Zachary2$925,000
Stevens, Nolan2$925,000
Sundqvist, Oskar3$2,000,000
Barbashev, Ivan2$1,650,000
Binnington, Jordan4$4,500,000
Edmundson, Joel4$4,050,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Wotherspoon, Tyler1$925,000
Elliott, Brian2$2,000,000
Strålman, Anton3$3,000,000
Trades
STL
  1. 2019 5th round pick (EDM)
MTL
  1. Allen, Jake
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2019
STL
STL
STL
EDM
STL
2020
STL
STL
STL
STL
STL
STL
2021
STL
STL
STL
STL
STL
STL
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$83,000,000$79,337,927$12,928$915,000$3,662,073
Left WingCenterRight Wing
STL
Schwartz, Jaden
$5,350,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 2
STL
O'Reilly, Ryan
$7,500,000
C
UFA - 4
STL
Tarasenko, Vladimir
$7,500,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
STL
Schenn, Brayden
$5,125,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
STL
Thomas, Robert
$894,166
RW, C
RFA - 2
STL
Perron, David
$4,000,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 3
STL
Blais, Samuel
$950,000
RW
RFA - 1
STL
Bozak, Tyler
$5,000,000
C
NTC
UFA - 2
STL
Kyrou, Jordan
$758,333
RW
RFA - 2
STL
Barbashev, Ivan
$1,650,000
C
RFA - 2
STL
Sundqvist, Oskar
$2,000,000
C, RW
UFA - 4
STL
Steen, Alexander
$5,750,000
LW, RW, C
NTC
UFA - 2
STL
Fabbri, Robby
$1,250,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
STL
Edmundson, Joel
$4,050,000
LD
UFA - 1
STL
Pietrangelo, Alex
$6,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1
STL
Binnington, Jordan
$4,500,000
G
UFA - 2
STL
Bouwmeester, Jay
$3,250,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 1
STL
Parayko, Colton
$5,500,000
RD
UFA - 3
Elliott, Brian
$2,000,000
G
UFA - 1
STL
Dunn, Vince
$722,500
LD
RFA - 1
Strålman, Anton
$3,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 3
STL
Bortuzzo, Robert
$1,375,000
RD
UFA - 3
STL
Schmaltz, Jordan
$700,000
RD
UFA - 1

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May 26, 2019 at 12:42
#1
PJosephM13
Joined: May 2019
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Why would you sign Elliott, you could get him for less.
May 26, 2019 at 12:46
#2
mokumboi
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 4,069
Likes: 1,203
Not interested in Stralman, would rather use that money to re-sign Dunn and give Reinke some action.
May 26, 2019 at 1:12
#3
Sam
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 4,254
Likes: 1,773
Quoting: mokumboi
Not interested in Stralman, would rather use that money to re-sign Dunn and give Reinke some action.


Agreed, Niko Mikkola also a sleeper for a roster spot next season. He’s been awesome at World’s and could be a solid partner for Parayko.
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May 26, 2019 at 1:22
#4
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Brendan Fox
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 503
Likes: 135
Quoting: STLBlues17
Agreed, Niko Mikkola also a sleeper for a roster spot next season. He’s been awesome at World’s and could be a solid partner for Parayko.


I'll keep that in mind, thanks for the input. I just wondered if they needed someone stronger at the 3RD, but if you'd rather give the younger guys time I agree with that.
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May 26, 2019 at 1:23
#5
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Brendan Fox
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 503
Likes: 135
Quoting: PJosephM13
Why would you sign Elliott, you could get him for less.


I just figured that Binnington isn't proven enough (in terms of time) to justify leaving him a lone. Elliot has been a solid starter when healthy, so he seemed like a cheap option. Maybe a better actual fringe goalie is more fitting?
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May 26, 2019 at 1:51
#6
Sam
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 4,254
Likes: 1,773
Quoting: brenfox31
I'll keep that in mind, thanks for the input. I just wondered if they needed someone stronger at the 3RD, but if you'd rather give the younger guys time I agree with that.


If we were to add to the defense, I’d want a puck-mover on the left side like Jake Gardiner. Otherwise, Bortuzzo is the perfect 3rd pair guy as the younger players come up.
May 26, 2019 at 2:01
#7
Thread Starter
Brendan Fox
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 503
Likes: 135
Quoting: STLBlues17
If we were to add to the defense, I’d want a puck-mover on the left side like Jake Gardiner. Otherwise, Bortuzzo is the perfect 3rd pair guy as the younger players come up.


Ok, that makes a lot of sense. Gardiner might be a bit much in contract tho, i'd have to make a small trade or something, and gotta save some room for next season.
May 26, 2019 at 4:47
#8
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 172
Likes: 7
Fabbri been hurt and i dont know dont think he returns unless he takes league min.
also id take a hard pass on Elliott, just going to the past for memories there, not worth it.
May 26, 2019 at 5:19
#9
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 47
Likes: 14
@brenfox31 -- You are on the right track as far as I'm concerned. On the few rosters I put together I also had Elliott for 2/2.0 -- that's a totally reasonable deal if you are trading Allen and just makes a ton of sense. It's not nostalgia, just a cheap contract for a guy that can bridge the gap until the next set of goaltenders is ready for the big show.

Not every FA signing has to be flashy. I'm totally fine with Stralman, but I wonder if the Blues don't just pull Gunnarsson back for 1-2 years and $1MM less AAV. It seems like the people on this forum have forgotten how important depth is -- did we not use Gunnarsson, Bortuzzo, and even MDZ a fair bit this last year? We need at least 7 defensemen we can count on for the coming year, ideally 8...maybe Reinke is one of those, but dude has played in 1 NHL game two seasons ago. Let's pump the brakes. Pietrangelo, Dunn, JBo, Parayko, Edmundson, Bortuzzo, Stralman/Gunnarsson, and probably Reinke as the last guy in.

Personally I'd only go 1 year on Fabbri. Your number looks right. I don't think the guy above saying Fabbri doesn't return unless he takes "league min" realizes his minimum QO is $971,250 -- call it $1MM. You are giving him an extra year and another $250k. I think Fabs would take $1.25 for one year but I doubt he'd bite on that for two -- probably would need to bump to $1.5MM. If you don't want to pay Fabbri $1MM then fine, trade his rights (though I think that's awfully silly, might as well kick the tires for that price).
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