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1st period 1st game thoughts

Created by: BOLTLOVER1
Initial Creation Date: Oct 3, 2019
Published: Oct 3, 2019 at 8:02 pm
Team: 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning
Team Explanation
1. .. Happy hockey season ..
2. .. Is there a game forum on here?
3. FIrst period thoughts ..
- Palat early early pick for surprise .. looks 10 lbs lighter and stronger .. would be great if he steps up
B. Shatterkirk is skilled and experienced
C. Sergachev had TWO bad own zone turnovers in 1st period .. I'm sorry not sure he a keeper .. same ole same ole
D. Invisible.. Gourde Stamkos and Johnson
5. Smith and Wineski will be gone when Point and Paquette come back .. Carter V. Is 4th liner folks .. like him but lacks skills

Biggest positive to me was the announcer Englbom .. had to say at least 6 times during pre game and 1st period how Tampa will play more gritty this year.. no more push overs .. tougher etc. He is TOLD what to say by mgt. In prep meetings so hopefully ownership woke up and has some balls this year.
Buyouts
  • Matthew Carle: $1,833,333
  • Vincent Lecavalier: $0
Buried
  • Mike Condon: $1,325,000 ($2,400,000)
  • Louis Domingue: $75,000 ($1,150,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
TBL
VAN
TBL
TBL
TBL
DET
TBL
OTT
TBL
2021
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
NSH
2022
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
TBL
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
24$81,500,000$80,473,331$0$1,362,500$1,026,669
Left WingCenterRight Wing
TBL
Johnson, Tyler
$5,000,000
LW, C, RW
NTC
UFA - 5
TBL
Stamkos, Steven
$8,500,000
C, LW
NMC
UFA - 5
TBL
Kucherov, Nikita
$9,500,000
RW
UFA - 8
TBL
Killorn, Alex
$4,450,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 4
TBL
Point, Brayden
$6,750,000
C, RW
RFA - 3
TBL
Palat, Ondrej
$5,300,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 3
TBL
Maroon, Patrick
$900,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
TBL
Paquette, Cédric
$1,650,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
TBL
Gourde, Yanni
$5,166,666
RW, LW, C
NTC
UFA - 6
TBL
Joseph, Mathieu
$728,333
LW, RW
RFA - 1
TBL
Cirelli, Anthony
$728,333
C
RFA - 1
TBL
Smith, Gemel
$700,000
C
RFA - 1
TBL
Verhaeghe, Carter
$700,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
TBL
Hedman, Victor
$7,875,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 6
TBL
Shattenkirk, Kevin
$1,750,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 1
TBL
Vasilevskiy, Andrei
$3,500,000
G
UFA - 1
TBL
McDonagh, Ryan
$6,750,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 7
TBL
Rutta, Jan
$1,300,000
RD
UFA - 1
TBL
McElhinney, Curtis
$1,300,000
G
UFA - 2
TBL
Coburn, Braydon
$1,700,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
TBL
Witkowski, Luke
$700,000
RD
UFA - 2
TBL
Sergachev, Mikhail
$894,166
LD
RFA - 1
TBL
Cernak, Erik
$697,500
RD
RFA - 1
TBL
Walcott, Daniel
$700,000
LD
RFA - 1

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Oct 3, 2019 at 8:06
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Bcarlo25
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Shattenkirk healthy scratched in a month
Oct 3, 2019 at 8:16
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BOLT LOVER
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Edited Oct 3, 2019 at 8:31
Quoting: Bcarlo25
Shattenkirk healthy scratched in a month


Stupid comment .. watch the games .. just cause you post alot doesn't mean you know squat as Shatterkirk just scored on way hard zkilled shot .. he not a Defensive all star by any stretch but has role ..
Oct 3, 2019 at 8:35
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Bcarlo25
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Quoting: BOLTLOVER1
Stupid comment .. watch the games .. just cause you post alot doesn't mean you know squat as Shatterkirk just scored on way hard zkilled shot .. he not a Defensive all star by any stretch but has role ..


He has his role. 7th d man. There’s a reason a rebuilding team just extended his cap hit by buying him out
Oct 3, 2019 at 8:40
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I doubt Witkowski and Smith get sent down. They’ll probably be in some sort of rotation. We might want the physicality at times and need injury replacements on the roster and they need to be kept fresh. It wouldn’t surprise me if Verhaeghe, Paquette, and/or Maroon rotate with them. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Witkowski is an injury replacement for defense too, since Foote was bad in training camp and we don’t have much depth beyond that (Masin or Gaunce are next). It’s interesting about Engblom, though.

I think Verhaeghe deserves to stay on the third line for the first little stretch. It isn’t easy to adjust to the League and it’s harder with worse linemates, so he deserves some chance before we push him down, especially since Verhaeghe doesn’t look like someone who could handle the fourth line. If he doesn’t quite appear ready, I would call up Volkov and see how it goes before moving Verhaeghe to the fourth line.

Hedman concerns me. I don’t think he’s looked good at all since his injury, and he’s one player we can’t really do without, which probably played into the playoffs quite a bit. I hope he’s okay, and it’s going to be a long season if he’s truly lost a step.
Oct 3, 2019 at 8:43
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Quoting: Bcarlo25
He has his role. 7th d man. There’s a reason a rebuilding team just extended his cap hit by buying him out


Shattenkirk has looked quite good, though. He’s certainly not what the Rangers had hoped, but there’s a difference between not being worth a nearly $7m cap hit to a cap-struggling team and not deserving an NHL spot. I would call him a fringe top-four defenseman who needs to learn how to defend if he wants to really thrive. He’s not someone to give a massive contract, but certainly someone great to have around.
Oct 3, 2019 at 8:47
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BOLT LOVER
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Carlo do you know hockey?.. sometime things dont work out with new teams and the YES Shatterkirk is not for a rebuilding team .. do you get that? .. Smith is NOT a good player.. period .. Wineski is healthy scratch candidate given his versatility
Oct 3, 2019 at 8:48
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Bcarlo25
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Quoting: I_Know_Nothing_About_Hockey_Or_Any_Sport2
Shattenkirk has looked quite good, though. He’s certainly not what the Rangers had hoped, but there’s a difference between not being worth a nearly $7m cap hit to a cap-struggling team and not deserving an NHL spot. I would call him a fringe top-four defenseman who needs to learn how to defend if he wants to really thrive. He’s not someone to give a massive contract, but certainly someone great to have around.


Rebuilding team extended his cap hit....think about what that means.
Oct 3, 2019 at 9:06
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Quoting: Bcarlo25
Rebuilding team extended his cap hit....think about what that means.


It doesn’t matter that they were rebuilding, though, because they needed cap space right now and they were paying a middle-pairing defenseman as a top-pairing star. They extended his cap hit not because he was bad, but because he was overpaid by a few million and that was money they didn’t have.
Oct 3, 2019 at 10:03
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BOLT LOVER
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Jeesh you guys have never played hockey . certain players fit ...or dont .. on certain teams depending on where that team is .. you would NEVER pit Shatterkirk on a rebuilding team .. but a situational role on a Cup contender? .. absolutely.. 2 pts tonight .. for Tampa .. waive Smith and sit Welinksi and bring up Volkov is the end game .. issue is Johnson and Gourde mm they deadweight and hopefully trafrvat deadline
 
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