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Dilemma in Ottawa next year

Created by: csick
Initial Creation Date: Oct 15, 2019
Published: Oct 15 at 12:19 pm
Team: 2020-21 Ottawa Senators
Team Explanation
Coaches will never play a team full of youngsters and our best players are youngsters, almost all our vets are expiring. We have 5-6 youngsters likely ready to be on the team next year plus our 2020 1st. If we choose to surround our young players with veterans it will likely ruin their development especially if they are versions of Ennis, Boedker etc. Do we go after top level guys like Kreider to surround our young players with or will the coach adjust to play a lot of youngsters on the team or will they re-sign guys like Pageau, Brown, Duclair who will find themselves paid too much money and on the 4th line in a year or 2.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Balcers, Rūdolfs6$3,750,000
Chlapik, Filip2$1,000,000
Daccord, Joey2$1,000,000
Jaros, Christian2$1,500,000
Veronneau, Max2$1,000,000
Buyouts
  • Dion Phaneuf: $1,354,167
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
OTT
SJS
OTT
CBJ
DAL
OTT
OTT
TBL
SJS
STL
OTT
2021
OTT
OTT
CBJ
SJS
OTT
OTT
OTT
OTT
2022
OTT
OTT
OTT
OTT
OTT
OTT
OTT
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
20$84,000,000$48,157,499$0$3,965,000$35,842,501
Left WingCenterRight Wing
OTT
Tkachuk, Brady
$925,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
OTT
White, Colin
$4,750,000
RW, C
UFA - 5
OTT
Balcers, Rūdolfs
$3,750,000
RW, LW
RFA
OTT
Formenton, Alex
$747,500
LW
RFA - 2
OTT
Brown, Logan
$863,333
C
RFA - 1
OTT
Batherson, Drake
$736,666
C, RW
RFA - 1
OTT
Abramov, Vitaly
$730,833
LW
RFA - 1
OTT
Anisimov, Artem
$4,550,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
OTT
Ryan, Bobby
$7,250,000
RW, LW
NMC NTC
UFA - 2
OTT
Kelly, Parker
$726,667
C, LW
RFA - 2
OTT
Chlapik, Filip
$1,000,000
C
RFA
OTT
Veronneau, Max
$1,000,000
RW
RFA
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
OTT
Chabot, Thomas
$8,000,000
LD
UFA - 8
OTT
Zaitsev, Nikita
$4,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 4
OTT
Nilsson, Anders
$2,600,000
G
UFA - 1
OTT
Wolanin, Christian
$900,000
LD
RFA - 1
OTT
Brännström, Erik
$863,333
LD
RFA - 2
OTT
Högberg, Marcus
$700,000
G
RFA - 1
OTT
Lajoie, Maxime
$710,000
LD
RFA - 1
OTT
Jaros, Christian
$1,500,000
RD
RFA
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
OTT
Gáborík, Marián
$4,875,000
RW
UFA - 1

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Oct 15 at 12:24
#1
Drumman44
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 525
Likes: 156
That's a lot of cap space. If Eugene wasn't such a cheapskate, the team could do a lot of damage in Free Agency and/or taking on bad contracts for more assets.
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Oct 15 at 12:26
#2
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KFTW
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 6,164
Likes: 1,334
Quoting: DrumMan44
That's a lot of cap space. If Eugene wasn't such a cheapskate, the team could do a lot of damage in Free Agency and/or taking on bad contracts for more assets.


Yup a lot of damage, would accelerate the rebuild for sure by at least a year
Oct 15 at 12:27
#3
y i k e s
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 718
Likes: 181
Melnyk is hopefully gone after expansion
Oct 15 at 4:50
#4
LongtimeLeafsufferer
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 28,207
Likes: 6,375
"If we choose to surround our young players with veterans it will likely ruin their development". That ain't true. You can and probably need some veterans. A. team can't have a bunch of not really for the NHL players on a a team. Not saying to overpay for some elite UFAs, but certainly there will be moderate to good vets available especially from some cap strapped teams.
Best thing the Sen can do is do draft properly with all the picks and develop their youngsters.
 
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