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Getting old

Created by: truculence67
Initial Creation Date: Sep 17, 2019
Published: Sep 17 at 4:33 pm
Team: 2020-21 Boston Bruins
Team Explanation
I kinda see the Bruins entering Sharks territory - playoff team but an old core and no blue-chip prospects. Probably not in the same tier as Tampa or Toronto anymore.
Boston fans: would you rather see a partial rebuild shipping out Krejci and maybe Tuukka and restocking the cupboard or going all-in for another run?
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Beecher, John3$900,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
DeBrusk, Jake2$3,200,000
Fitzgerald, Ryan1$725,000
Senyshyn, Zach2$1,500,000
Bjork, Anders1$800,000
Grzelcyk, Matt4$3,300,000
Zboril, Jakub2$1,700,000
Lauzon, Jérémy2$900,000
Kuhlman, Karson2$900,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Krug, Torey6$6,500,000
Halák, Jaroslav1$2,500,000
Lagacé, Maxime1$750,000
Hoffman, Mike5$6,750,000
Wagner, Chris2$1,250,000
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
2021
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
2022
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$83,500,000$79,766,666$0$300,000$3,733,334
Left WingCenterRight Wing
BOS
Marchand, Brad
$6,125,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 5
BOS
Bergeron, Patrice
$6,875,000
C
NMC NTC
UFA - 2
BOS
Pastrnak, David
$6,666,666
RW
UFA - 3
BOS
DeBrusk, Jake
$3,200,000
LW
RFA
BOS
Krejci, David
$7,250,000
C
NTC
UFA - 1
Hoffman, Mike
$6,750,000
RW, LW
UFA
BOS
Heinen, Danton
$2,800,000
C, LW, RW
RFA - 1
BOS
Beecher, John
$900,000
C
RFA
BOS
Senyshyn, Zach
$1,500,000
RW
RFA
BOS
Kuraly, Sean
$1,275,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
BOS
Frederic, Trent
$925,000
C
RFA - 1
BOS
Wagner, Chris
$1,250,000
RW, C
UFA
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BOS
Krug, Torey
$6,500,000
LD
UFA
BOS
McAvoy, Charlie
$4,900,000
RD
RFA - 2
BOS
Rask, Tuukka
$7,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 1
BOS
Grzelcyk, Matt
$3,300,000
LD
RFA
BOS
Carlo, Brandon
$2,850,000
RD
RFA - 1
BOS
Halák, Jaroslav
$2,500,000
G
UFA
BOS
Zboril, Jakub
$1,700,000
LD
RFA
BOS
Clifton, Connor
$1,000,000
RD
UFA - 3
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
BOS
Lindholm, Pär
$850,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
BOS
Backes, David
$6,000,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
BOS
Moore, John
$2,750,000
LD
UFA - 3
BOS
Kuhlman, Karson
$900,000
RW, C
RFA

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Sep 17 at 4:42
#1
LongtimeLeafsufferer
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 28,114
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It's kind of amazing that Bergeron especially has maintained such a standard level of play at his advanced (hockey) years. Even Krejeci seems to fade but then turns it on in in playoffs.
Don't think the Bruins are in Sharks territory at all. Sharks have multiple players on long term contracts that are taking them to their mid 30s to late 30s. Not sure all those players can live up to their contracts as the age. We'll see.
Sep 17 at 4:42
#2
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 4,558
Likes: 1,731
You have to go all in imo. Bergeron is aging, and he's put some HARD years on his body. If you try to delay to stock the shelves, even if it's only a year or two, who knows what Bergeron will look like at 36?

Krejci is a guy you can swap out potentially, but if you're moving Tuukka and don't have a concrete option to replace him, you may as well trade Bergeron as well. You can retool for a couple years and come back with Marchand and Krug still in their prime.
Sep 17 at 5:01
#3
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 1,650
Likes: 467
Vaak and stud are solid, after that... Oof... That's coming from a pens fan...
Sep 17 at 5:11
#4
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,343
Likes: 450
Gotta go all in one of these next couple seasons, they dont have any blue-chip prospects but their strength is the depth of their system. To stay competitive after Bergy, Tuukka and Krejci you need to hit on a couple guys like Studnicka, Bjork, Beecher and hopefully get Debrusk to be a 1st line caliber player. Having Mcavoy and Carlo on your right side is going to keep you set for the next decade in that respect, but the biggest issue will be goaltending and getting another two-way stud like Bergy
Sep 17 at 5:44
#5
bhavikp27
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 2,194
Likes: 533
Quoting: AFOX10900
Vaak and stud are solid, after that... Oof... That's coming from a pens fan...


well exactly, stick to your bad prospect talent
Sep 17 at 5:47
#6
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 1,650
Likes: 467
Quoting: bhavikp27
well exactly, stick to your bad prospect talent


I'll take Legare Addison POJ and maybe even Marino over whoever BOS's third best spec is (assuming Hallander and Poulin are 1-2, and they aren't as good as Vaak, but they're comparable to Stud imo)
Sep 17 at 5:49
#7
bhavikp27
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 2,194
Likes: 533
Bad take. B's are in good position now and even in the future imo. Sure some big guns could slow or whatever but I'm confident in the direction that they will find a way to keep this team a contender. Worst-case, they do like 2015-17, set back, get a lot of prospects and build a strong team again.

And your signings
Beecher, not sure he signs next year (that would be max ELC prob)

Senyshyn will only get $1,5M if he somehow stays up and get like 15-25 pts. Bjork could get more. Grzelcyk as well ($). Same think for Zboril with Senyshyn, only way he gets that is he plays regularly in the NHL this year, which is unlikely given our depth. Kuhlman could get more depending on this season.

Krug will obviously get more; not if he takes a discount. Halak probably leaves (hopefully not). Forget Hoffman lol, we're keeping Coyle instead.

Wagner Lagace and Fitzgerald will likely be gone.
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Sep 17 at 5:52
#8
bhavikp27
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 2,194
Likes: 533
Quoting: AFOX10900
I'll take Legare Addison POJ and maybe even Marino over whoever BOS's third best spec is (assuming Hallander and Poulin are 1-2, and they aren't as good as Vaak, but they're comparable to Stud imo)


if Poulin can become a two-way middle-six C like Studnicka yeah, otherwise no. We got some much middle-six options with a realistic NHL shot but take your one forward (Legare) if you want. Joseph & Addison are good but yeah, we got Vaakanainen, Lauzon is NHL ready and Zboril/Andersson have NHL potential. Thing is that we already have (assuming Krug stays), McAvoy, Carlo, Grzelcyk, Krug & Vaak for the future so we don't really need elite prospects on D.
Sep 18 at 11:44
#9
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 410
Likes: 56
after this season krejci should def get a hard look at for a potential trade. Value should still be high enough to get a decent return. Helps with clearing cap too. Stud, jfk or freddy should be ready by then to take a huge leap forward. If not, coyle can always move up
 
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