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Tonight vs Islanders

Created by: nickkbowen25
Initial Creation Date: Dec 9, 2019
Published: Dec 9, 2019 at 10:42 am
Team: 2019-20 Tampa Bay Lightning
Team Explanation
Johnson and Coburn injured. Stephens in. Gourde moved to 2nd line. McElhienny starts. These are the lines I would play.
Buyouts
  • Matthew Carle: $1,833,333
  • Vincent Lecavalier: $0
Buried
  • Mike Condon: $1,325,000 ($2,400,000)
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
23$81,500,000$80,531,664$0$1,362,500$968,336
Left WingCenterRight Wing
TBL
Palat, Ondrej
$5,300,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 3
TBL
Point, Brayden
$6,750,000
C, RW
RFA - 3
TBL
Kucherov, Nikita
$9,500,000
RW
UFA - 8
TBL
Verhaeghe, Carter
$700,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
TBL
Stamkos, Steven
$8,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
TBL
Gourde, Yanni
$5,166,666
RW, LW, C
NTC
UFA - 6
TBL
Killorn, Alex
$4,450,000
LW
NTC
UFA - 4
TBL
Cirelli, Anthony
$728,333
C
RFA - 1
TBL
Stephens, Mitchell
$833,333
C
RFA - 1
TBL
Maroon, Patrick
$900,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
TBL
Paquette, Cédric
$1,650,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
TBL
Joseph, Mathieu
$728,333
LW, RW
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
McElhinney, Curtis
$1,300,000
G
UFA - 2
TBL
McDonagh, Ryan
$6,750,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 7
TBL
Cernak, Erik
$697,500
RD
RFA - 1
TBL
Vasilevskiy, Andrei
$3,500,000
G
UFA - 1
TBL
Sergachev, Mikhail
$894,166
LD
RFA - 1
TBL
Rutta, Jan
$1,300,000
RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
TBL
Schenn, Luke
$700,000
RD
UFA - 1
TBL
Coburn, Braydon
$1,700,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
TBL
Conacher, Cory
$700,000
LW
UFA - 1
TBL
Johnson, Tyler
$5,000,000
LW, C, RW
NTC
UFA - 5

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Dec 9, 2019 at 10:44
#1
Leafs Suck
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 1,052
Likes: 166
Why do you guys suck this year
Dec 10, 2019 at 3:12
#2
Go Boltz! & Go Avs!
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 300
Likes: 59
Quoting: Braah
Why do you guys suck this year


Coaching problems. Our goal since september = defensive team.(said by organization members,coaches,gm,players... ) Result = top5 worst defensive team in the NHL.
They said today before Islanders game. It will be a 1-0 type of game in pre-interviews.
Result:1-5 loss...
We just can't defend, other teams defend in the middle of the ice. We defend on the outside and we go forward instead going backwards. Watch a team like Arizona then watch Tampa. The difference = night and day.
Last year we didn't try to defend at all and every team just gave up the game vs tampa after a while = 62 wins super easy could have been 70 wins... in playoffs they didn't give up the game. Result = 0-4 sweep...

So when you have a coach who never focused on defense and tries it for the first time in his life to copy other teams. This is the result. Copycat stuff not always working....
So yeah, it's easy to say just give up instead of 20 danger chances/ night let's give up 15 only... Results sometimes: giving up 23 scoring chances... After sometime it will get better i'm sure, but until then we look like a bad team... It's a learning process, but i'm just not sure Cooper can just be a "Cooper 2.0" ever...

It's like in the NFL:
Bill Bellichick is the best coach, what he does: = focus only on defense. So if you go to him and say, let's focus on offense from 2021... the results would be: New England not winning any superbowls anymore...

It's hard to do a 360 degree turn and expect good results... Some night he goes back to same routines vs bad teams. Results: 9-3 win, 7-1 win... but those are meaningless games, when game is close, we just lose, because we just don't defend well enough, like 10-15 other teams can... St. Louis,Islanders,Boston,Washington,Carolina, etc...

TLDR:We need time!!! or new players/ new coaches to fix our internal system, which is imprinted in every players brain = full attack mode / zero defensive responsiblity. You need balance to win cups and we don't have that... right now... but it can change... but it's probably not in 2019/2020 season...cry
 
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