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An outside look of VAN line-up - am I far off

Created by: Sportnilsson
Initial Creation Date: Sep 11, 2019
Published: Sep 11 at 12:01 pm
Team: 2019-20 Vancouver Canucks
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Capitals is my team, but what fun is it to be interested in the league if you don't have a decent idea of your opponents?

This is my outside look for the Canucks line-up. Is it reasonable or do you - fans of the team - see other likely line combinations or pairings at defense? Who's got that special chemistry with another players etc.

I assume Boeser will sign, but I only put it as a one year deal for the purpose of just getting him onto the roster. If it's a bridge deal or longer term, I didn't take into consideration.

On the blueline, I guess Fantenberg will be the odd guy out, unless he bounce back somewhat to his performance in the 17/18 season.

On offense - holy cow! So many players available on one-way deals. Read that Roussel may be out until Christmas, so there's one, but who else will be scratches or sent to Utica? Eriksson is out in the cold, especially with that 6 million dollar cap hit. Motte? Schaller?

For how long will Baertschi stay healthy?

Is Sutter a future as a 3C, or will Gaudette push him out? I didn't list him in the line-up, since he doesn't need to go through waivers to be sent down. Such things usually matters. If Gaudette isn't there yet, who will be 3C? Miller? His place on the wing can be taken by Ferland, Leivo or another, but surely he was brought in to be a top-six forward?
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Boeser, Brock1$7,500,000
Buyouts
  • Ryan Spooner: $1,033,333
Recapture Fees
  • Roberto Luongo: $3,033,206
Buried
  • Tim Schaller: $825,000 ($1,900,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
VAN
VAN
VAN
VAN
VAN
ANA
2021
VAN
VAN
VAN
VAN
VAN
VAN
VAN
2022
VAN
VAN
VAN
VAN
VAN
VAN
VAN
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$79,916,539$0$3,700,000$1,583,461
Left WingCenterRight Wing
VAN
Baertschi, Sven
$3,366,666
LW
UFA - 2
VAN
Pettersson, Elias
$925,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
VAN
Boeser, Brock
$7,500,000
RW
RFA - 3
VAN
Pearson, Tanner
$3,750,000
LW
UFA - 2
VAN
Horvat, Bo
$5,500,000
C
UFA - 4
VAN
Miller, J.T.
$5,250,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 4
VAN
Ferland, Micheal
$3,500,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 4
VAN
Sutter, Brandon
$4,375,000
C
NTC
UFA - 2
VAN
Virtanen, Jake
$1,250,000
RW
RFA - 1
VAN
Goldobin, Nikolay
$900,000
LW
RFA - 1
VAN
Beagle, Jay
$3,000,000
C
NTC
UFA - 3
VAN
Leivo, Josh
$1,500,000
LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
VAN
Edler, Alexander
$6,000,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 2
VAN
Stecher, Troy
$2,325,000
RD
RFA - 1
VAN
Markström, Jacob
$3,666,667
G
UFA - 1
VAN
Hughes, Quintin
$916,667
LD
RFA - 2
VAN
Myers, Tyler
$6,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 5
VAN
Demko, Thatcher
$1,050,000
G
RFA - 2
VAN
Benn, Jordie
$2,000,000
LD
UFA - 2
VAN
Tanev, Christopher
$4,450,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
VAN
Biega, Alex
$825,000
RD
UFA - 1
VAN
Roussel, Antoine
$3,000,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 3
VAN
Eriksson, Loui
$6,000,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 3
VAN
Motte, Tyler
$975,000
RW, LW, C
RFA - 1

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Sep 11 at 12:21
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The idea iof getting both Miller and Ferland was to avoid having their top players get injured so much by having a phyaical force on the line without loosing offensive skill. I highly expect Miller to be on the left side of of that first line next year. Hes a physical player with a knack for playmaking. Then put Ferland on the right of Horvat and Baertschi on the 3rd pair
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Sep 11 at 12:58
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This roster is full of guys that can move up and down the lineup. It's really anyone's guess which combinations find chemistry early. What we know is that Pettersson is a lock as C1 and that we've seen good chemistry between Horvat and Pearson and Horvat and Baertschi. Probably leaves Boesrer as RW1 and either Ferland or Miller as LW1. The bottom 6 is impossible to predict. I can't see Goldy on a line with Beagle and I would expect that Motte has a spot in the lineup over him.

Defense looks about right but too hard to predict right now on the forward lines.
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