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Marginal improvement

Created by: Claesson4Norris
Initial Creation Date: May 8, 2020
Published: May 8, 2020 at 9:35
Team: 2020-21 Ottawa Senators
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Puljujärvi, Jesse2$925,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Brown, Connor4$4,000,000
Duclair, Anthony1$4,000,000
Paul, Nicholas3$1,250,000
Chlapik, Filip2$925,000
Hawryluk, Jayce2$700,000
Balcers, Rūdolfs2$700,000
Beaudin, J.C.1$700,000
Cernak, Erik5$4,000,000
Offer Sheets
Offer sheet annual average (AAV) is calculated by dividing the contract value by the lower of: 1. The contract length, or 2. Five years
PLAYERAAVCOMPENSATION
Cernak, Erik$4,000,000
2021 2nd round pick
Trades
OTT
  1. Puljujärvi, Jesse [Reserve List]
  2. 2021 3rd round pick (EDM)
EDM
  1. Tierney, Chris [RFA Rights]
OTT
  1. Bozak, Tyler
  2. 2020 3rd round pick (STL)
STL
  1. Anisimov, Artem ($2,275,000 retained)
Additional Details:
Blues get a comparable player at a reasonable price, Ottawa gets a useful vet and a pick for helping STL clear cap space.
Buyouts
  • Dion Phaneuf: $1,354,167
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Artem Anisimov: $2,275,000 (50%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
OTT
NYI
SJS
OTT
CBJ
DAL
NYI
OTT
WPG
STL
OTT
TBL
SJS
STL
2021
OTT
CBJ
SJS
OTT
EDM
COL
EDM
OTT
OTT
2022
OTT
OTT
OTT
OTT
OTT
OTT
OTT
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
24$81,500,000$66,217,499$0$4,530,000$15,282,501

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
OTT
Tkachuk, Brady
$925,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
STL
Bozak, Tyler
$5,000,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
Puljujärvi, Jesse
$925,000
RW
RFA - 2
OTT
Duclair, Anthony
$4,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
OTT
Brown, Logan
$863,333
C
RFA - 1
OTT
Brown, Connor
$4,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 3
OTT
Ryan, Bobby
$7,250,000
RW, LW
NMC NTC
UFA - 2
OTT
White, Colin
$4,750,000
RW, C
UFA - 5
OTT
Batherson, Drake
$736,666
C, RW
UFA - 1
OTT
Ryan, Bobby
$1,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
OTT
Chlapik, Filip
$925,000
C
UFA - 1
OTT
Hawryluk, Jayce
$700,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
OTT
Paul, Nicholas
$1,250,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
OTT
Chabot, Thomas
$8,000,000
LD
UFA - 8
Cernak, Erik
$4,000,000
RD
RFA - 3
OTT
Nilsson, Anders
$2,600,000
G
UFA - 1
OTT
Brännström, Erik
$863,333
RD
RFA - 2
OTT
Zub, Artem
$925,000
RD
UFA - 1
OTT
Högberg, Marcus
$700,000
G
UFA - 1
OTT
Wolanin, Christian
$900,000
LD
UFA - 1
OTT
Zaitsev, Nikita
$4,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 4
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
OTT
Balcers, Rūdolfs
$700,000
RW, LW
RFA - 1
OTT
Gáborík, Marián
$4,875,000
RW
UFA - 1
OTT
Beaudin, J.C.
$700,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
OTT
Reilly, Mike
$1,500,000
LD
UFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Tkachuk, B.
Brown, L.
Batherson, D.
Chabot, T.
Brännström, E.
Power Play 2
Duclair, A.
Bozak, T.
Puljujärvi, J.
Wolanin, C.
White, C.
Penalty Kill 1
White, C.
Brown, C.
Chabot, T.
Zaitsev, N.
Penalty Kill 2
Bozak, T.
Chlapik, F.
Wolanin, C.
Cernak, E.

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May 9, 2020 at 12:00
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I dont know if OTT gets Poolparty +3rd for Tierney.

Tierney is worth 2nd+3rd so that implies Poolparty could be had for a 2nd.

EDM could use to dump some cap (Chiasson/Khaira/Russel), theres a better way to work this.
May 9, 2020 at 12:14
#2
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Quoting: PLDGEY
I dont know if OTT gets Poolparty +3rd for Tierney.

Tierney is worth 2nd+3rd so that implies Poolparty could be had for a 2nd.

EDM could use to dump some cap (Chiasson/Khaira/Russel), theres a better way to work this.


I think Puljujarvi is worth a 2nd at most, so I think the value there is pretty reasonable.
May 9, 2020 at 1:57
#3
Ottawa Senators
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Trades are okay... but I don't understand why Ottawa wouldn't just keep Anisimov and his contract, helps meet the cap floor anyways, and I would never see Bozak on the top line, unless Ottawa wants to battle for another lottery pick next season. The Cernak signing is very interesting, he could be good with Chabot, but again, you signed him for 5 years when there are JBD and Lassi Thomson who should be ready before then, and Zaitsev is locked too. Also, I like Anisimov, along with Zaitsev, to help Zub integrate smoothly from Russia on and off the ice. I don't imagine Anisimov will be traded, and Zub I think is a factor in that.
May 9, 2020 at 2:32
#4
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Quoting: Zbaddest
Trades are okay... but I don't understand why Ottawa wouldn't just keep Anisimov and his contract, helps meet the cap floor anyways, and I would never see Bozak on the top line, unless Ottawa wants to battle for another lottery pick next season. The Cernak signing is very interesting, he could be good with Chabot, but again, you signed him for 5 years when there are JBD and Lassi Thomson who should be ready before then, and Zaitsev is locked too. Also, I like Anisimov, along with Zaitsev, to help Zub integrate smoothly from Russia on and off the ice. I don't imagine Anisimov will be traded, and Zub I think is a factor in that.



Bozak is basically just a one year buffer player. Anisimov is a good 3rd/4th C, but Bozak has history playing higher than that. Basically my thought process is that Bozak can be a one year option as a centre, and it lets you comfortably trade Chris Tierney, without having to go fully young down the middle, which I'm not sure is the smartest for Development. You could in theory sign a centre on a 1 year deal, but this way let's you add a pick to accomplish the same goal. Bozak would be a good Vet leader for Ottawa for one year, and come deadline he's a very tradable asset.

He shouldn't be playing as the 1st line center, but Ottawa doesn't have any immediately better options. Colin White will likely be the top Checking centre against top lines, and that leaves you with whichever of Brown or Norris makes the team. I think you're hoping Brown/Norris can take the top spot, but you don't just hand him the job out of camp. You put him as the 2/3and make him earn it.

Also trading Anisimov is mostly just so I can have Chlapik as 4C full time, which I think needs to happen, because he was great on the 4th line this year. Zub will still have the russian Connection with Zaitsev, who isn't going anywhere for at least a couple of years.

Also as far as Cernak is concerned, I gave him 5 years, because he presumably is a long term piece on that blueline. He's 22, and you make that offersheet because you think he fits in alongside JBD and Thomson. If you view him as just a stopgap, I don't think you make the offersheet, and you look at other options.

Zaitsev isn't a player I factor into the long term. I would be surprised to see him finish that contract playing for the Sens. He's probably going to be around for another 2 years, but after that he's either bought put or Traded. After two more years, you expect JBD and Thomson to be on the Sens.
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May 10, 2020 at 2:21
#5
Ottawa Senators
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Quoting: Claesson4Norris
Bozak is basically just a one year buffer player. Anisimov is a good 3rd/4th C, but Bozak has history playing higher than that. Basically my thought process is that Bozak can be a one year option as a centre, and it lets you comfortably trade Chris Tierney, without having to go fully young down the middle, which I'm not sure is the smartest for Development. You could in theory sign a centre on a 1 year deal, but this way let's you add a pick to accomplish the same goal. Bozak would be a good Vet leader for Ottawa for one year, and come deadline he's a very tradable asset.

He shouldn't be playing as the 1st line center, but Ottawa doesn't have any immediately better options. Colin White will likely be the top Checking centre against top lines, and that leaves you with whichever of Brown or Norris makes the team. I think you're hoping Brown/Norris can take the top spot, but you don't just hand him the job out of camp. You put him as the 2/3and make him earn it.

Also trading Anisimov is mostly just so I can have Chlapik as 4C full time, which I think needs to happen, because he was great on the 4th line this year. Zub will still have the russian Connection with Zaitsev, who isn't going anywhere for at least a couple of years.

Also as far as Cernak is concerned, I gave him 5 years, because he presumably is a long term piece on that blueline. He's 22, and you make that offersheet because you think he fits in alongside JBD and Thomson. If you view him as just a stopgap, I don't think you make the offersheet, and you look at other options.

Zaitsev isn't a player I factor into the long term. I would be surprised to see him finish that contract playing for the Sens. He's probably going to be around for another 2 years, but after that he's either bought put or Traded. After two more years, you expect JBD and Thomson to be on the Sens.


Thank you for explaining all of that, it makes all your moves really clear. And I really hope Zaitsev can improve, but if not, then hopefully as you say the Sens can find a way to move that contract eventually
 
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