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Blue Jackets In Reality

Created by: Viqsi
Initial Creation Date: Jul 27, 2019
Published: Jul 27, 2019 at 4:56
Team: 2019-20 Custom Team
Team Explanation
Inspired by a few "in reality" teams:
https://www.capfriendly.com/forums/thread/257364
https://www.capfriendly.com/forums/thread/257306
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$71,848,249$0$0$9,651,751
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Decent Top-6, Playmaker
$5,500,000
Up-and-Coming, Pesky 1C
$894,166
Loyal Veteran All-Star, Goal Scorer
$5,875,000
Hot-and-Cold, Depth Scorer
$5,500,000
Good Ol Canadian Boy, Middle-6 C
$3,750,000
Shockingly Underrated, Power Forward
$1,850,000
The New, Teenage Hotness
$897,500
Playing Scared And Regressing, Still Has His Looks
$4,900,000
Sniper Starting To, Come Into His Own
$2,500,000
Old And Washed Up, And Knows It
$5,850,000
Still Living Off, That One Good Year
$2,750,000
Probably, Some Rookie
$925,000
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Epic Badass, Of The Future
$7,500,000
Established, Epic Badass
$5,400,000
Heir Apparent, If He Ever Finds Consistency
$1,150,000
Constantly Injured, But Still Awesome
$4,600,000
Hard Hitting, Stabilizing Influence
$4,250,000
Unknown In NHL, Awesome In Europe
$874,125
Unknown In NHL, Really Good In KHL
$925,000
Excellent 3, Inexplicably Unknown
$2,700,000
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
Tweener, Callup
$874,125
Tweener, Callup
$750,000
Good 4-5 On, Any Other Team
$1,633,333

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Jul 27, 2019 at 4:59
#1
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This is way to accurate and oh so sad.
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Jul 27, 2019 at 5:05
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Hey Beter
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Foligno and Jenner being 2/3 of the second line, as well as the question marks in the bottom-six and goaltending are probably what sinks this team. They could also be what saves it, but I'm banking on the more likely outcome. The benefit Joonas and Elvis will have are their capable blueliners that should prevent them from being shell-shocked come January.

Would a top-5 pick this year be the worst thing for this franchise?
Jul 27, 2019 at 5:05
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do isles in reality next
Jul 27, 2019 at 5:12
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Quoting: BeterChiarelli
Foligno and Jenner being 2/3 of the second line, as well as the question marks in the bottom-six and goaltending are probably what sinks this team. They could also be what saves it, but I'm banking on the more likely outcome. The benefit Joonas and Elvis will have are their capable blueliners that should prevent them from being shell-shocked come January.

Would a top-5 pick this year be the worst thing for this franchise?

I have a little more faith in Texier and advancement from Bjorkstrand and Anderson than that, personally. I think of it as "we live or die based on whether or not one of the kids in net can step up".
Jul 27, 2019 at 5:20
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Quoting: klondikebar
do isles in reality next

Don't know 'em well enough.
Jul 27, 2019 at 5:20
#6
Hey Beter
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Quoting: Viqsi
I have a little more faith in Texier and advancement from Bjorkstrand and Anderson than that, personally. I think of it as "we live or die based on whether or not one of the kids in net can step up".


Anderson is the only really notable thing about that second line as it stands right now. Is he capable of driving possession alone?

Texier is the really big question mark: his NHLe is anywhere between 27 and 39 points. Is what we've seen from Bjorkstrand what we're going to get from him for the duration of his deal? His production has been pretty consistent save for a spike in shooting percentage. Was that a blip or is a s% above 10% what can be expected from him?

I think you live and die by two of the kids, not one. You either need that third line to emerge as a whole to make up for the lack of production coming from the second line, or Anderson needs to go supernova and one of the 3rd liners has a good season.
Jul 27, 2019 at 5:21
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Quoting: Viqsi
Don't know 'em well enough.


fair enough, this is rly accurate btw
Jul 27, 2019 at 5:23
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Quoting: BeterChiarelli
Anderson is the only really notable thing about that second line as it stands right now. Is he capable of driving possession alone?

Texier is the really big question mark: his NHLe is anywhere between 27 and 39 points. Is what we've seen from Bjorkstrand what we're going to get from him for the duration of his deal? His production has been pretty consistent save for a spike in shooting percentage. Was that a blip or is a s% above 10% what can be expected from him?

I think you live and die by two of the kids, not one. You either need that third line to emerge as a whole to make up for the lack of production coming from the second line, or Anderson needs to go supernova and one of the 3rd liners has a good season.

Bjorkstrand's interesting because SH% in those high ranges have been achieved by him before... in lower leagues. He's got an established history of coming into a new league, struggling for a while, then slowly getting better and better until suddenly he's a sniper badass. He's done that with every league he's come into so far - except, as yet, the NHL, and it's been long enough that he's at the point where "sniper badass" becomes a thing. So we're all hoping. wink

Also, I think Jenner is getting a tad underrated as a playmaker. Foligno isn't a world-beater, but he's still mid-6 capable.
Jul 27, 2019 at 5:51
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Hey Beter
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Quoting: Viqsi
Bjorkstrand's interesting because SH% in those high ranges have been achieved by him before... in lower leagues. He's got an established history of coming into a new league, struggling for a while, then slowly getting better and better until suddenly he's a sniper badass. He's done that with every league he's come into so far - except, as yet, the NHL, and it's been long enough that he's at the point where "sniper badass" becomes a thing. So we're all hoping. wink

Also, I think Jenner is getting a tad underrated as a playmaker. Foligno isn't a world-beater, but he's still mid-6 capable.


But you're talking about a player who's clearly grown beyond his peers in the Danish leagues and the AHL: the NHL is pretty standard in terms of quality opposition and I find it hard to reconcile that the spike in shooting percentage wasn't a fluke. If he does it again, then I'd be more willing to believe it's a trend.

Foligno is a fine 2nd-line winger if you have him replacing a guy who's hurt and for no longer than a month. His projected 82-game employment as a #2LW is not inspiring given his track record. Nothing about Jenner is surprising: his statline screams defensively responsible #3C and that the elevation is probably going to put him over his head.
 
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