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Columbus Blue Jackets Season Preview

Created by: vic997
Initial Creation Date: Aug 26, 2019
Published: Aug 26, 2019 at 12:57 pm
Team: 2019-20 Columbus Blue Jackets
Team Explanation
The Jackets lost a lot of players this offseason. Duchene, Panarin, Bob and Dzingel are all off to new teams.
This leaves the Jackets with some holes in the forward group.
Getting Nyqust was good but he's no panarin.
The goalie tandem between Elvis and Korpisalo will be cool to watch but overall I don't think the Jackets are a playoff team. Imo they need a bit of retooling before competing again.
The main goal for management should be to sign Werenski (rumour was he wanted a bridge deal @ $6+ mil).
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Werenski, Zachary3$6,250,000
Buyouts
  • Fedor Tyutin: $1,458,333
  • Scott Hartnell: $1,250,000
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
2021
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
2022
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
CBJ
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$72,881,582$0$2,500,000$8,618,418
Left WingCenterRight Wing
CBJ
Nyquist, Gustav
$5,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
CBJ
Dubois, Pierre-Luc
$894,166
C, LW
RFA - 1
CBJ
Atkinson, Cam
$5,875,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 6
CBJ
Foligno, Nick
$5,500,000
LW, C, RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 2
CBJ
Wennberg, Alexander
$4,900,000
C
UFA - 4
CBJ
Bjorkstrand, Oliver
$2,500,000
RW
RFA - 2
CBJ
Texier, Alexandre
$897,500
C
RFA - 2
CBJ
Jenner, Boone
$3,750,000
C, LW
UFA - 3
CBJ
Anderson, Josh
$1,850,000
RW
RFA - 1
CBJ
Hännikäinen, Markus
$750,000
LW
UFA - 1
CBJ
Nash, Riley
$2,750,000
C, RW
UFA - 2
CBJ
Dubinsky, Brandon
$5,850,000
C, LW
NMC NTC
UFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
CBJ
Werenski, Zachary
$6,250,000
LD
RFA - 3
CBJ
Jones, Seth
$5,400,000
RD
UFA - 3
CBJ
Korpisalo, Joonas
$1,150,000
G
RFA - 1
CBJ
Murray, Ryan
$4,600,000
LD
UFA - 2
CBJ
Savard, David
$4,250,000
RD
UFA - 2
CBJ
Merzlikins, Elvis
$874,125
G
RFA - 1
CBJ
Kukan, Dean
$725,000
LD
UFA - 1
CBJ
Nutivaara, Markus
$2,700,000
RD
UFA - 3
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
CBJ
Robinson, Eric
$874,125
LW
UFA - 1
CBJ
Clendening, Adam
$700,000
RD
UFA - 2
CBJ
Harrington, Scott
$1,633,333
LD
UFA - 3

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Aug 26, 2019 at 1:05
#1
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This is an OK team if PLD can take the next step in his development. Their season success likely depends on Elvis being the real deal. If he doesn't work out, at least they have a ton of cap space to acquire an established 1G midway through the season.
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Aug 26, 2019 at 1:05
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JarmoK
Joined: May 2018
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Z wants a bridge at around 5.5 AAV. And you will see a lot of young guys in the lineup this year. Thanks for counting them out from the start though, just adds more fuel to the fire
Aug 26, 2019 at 1:07
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Quoting: JarmoK
Z wants a bridge at around 5.5 AAV. And you will see a lot of young guys in the lineup this year. Thanks for counting them out from the start though, just adds more fuel to the fire


Who do you mean by young guys?
I included Texier who I think is great btw. Robinson will get playing time as well because honestly I see Dubinsky sitting a lot of games this season.
Aug 26, 2019 at 1:07
#4
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Quoting: JarmoK
Z wants a bridge at around 5.5 AAV. And you will see a lot of young guys in the lineup this year. Thanks for counting them out from the start though, just adds more fuel to the fire


Honestly he was nicer than most... And dont think his assessment was that far off
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Aug 26, 2019 at 1:09
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Quoting: CBJ4CUP
Honestly he was nicer than most... And dont think his assessment was that far off


There's a lot of guys who I think will step up.
Anderson, Dubois and Wennberg are my candidates as they have the skillset to produce much more.
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Aug 26, 2019 at 1:53
#6
JarmoK
Joined: May 2018
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Quoting: vic997
Who do you mean by young guys?
I included Texier who I think is great btw. Robinson will get playing time as well because honestly I see Dubinsky sitting a lot of games this season.


Bemstrom, Foudy, Gavrikov, maybe TFW, maybe Peeke
Aug 26, 2019 at 2:13
#7
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Quoting: JarmoK
Bemstrom, Foudy, Gavrikov, maybe TFW, maybe Peeke


Foudy is good too but maybe he sticks one year in the AHL to get accustomed?
He's only 19, no need to rush him
Aug 26, 2019 at 2:21
#8
JarmoK
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Quoting: vic997
Foudy is good too but maybe he sticks one year in the AHL to get accustomed?
He's only 19, no need to rush him


I think he’ll get his 9 games in the NHL before they decide what to do with him. He can’t play in the AHL, so it’ll either be NHL or back to London
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Aug 26, 2019 at 2:30
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Quoting: JarmoK
I think he’ll get his 9 games in the NHL before they decide what to do with him. He can’t play in the AHL, so it’ll either be NHL or back to London


ah true, I thought he was turning 20 in oct.
 
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