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Russia 2022

Created by: brenfox31
Initial Creation Date: May 22, 2020
Published: May 22 at 11:16
Team: 2019-20 Custom Team
Team Explanation
There are a lot of qualified players eligible for this team, and seeing as it would hypothetically exist in 2 years it is hard to know who of the older guys might regress, and who of the younger guys might improve enough to make it.

This is a very strong offensive team, with one of the top powerplays and top 2 lines of forwards. They have extreme depth on the wings, but have an absence of strong centers. This is due in part to the fact that Kuznetsov is suspended from international play, but also that center is generally not the Russians strongest position. This, alongside the bottom 2 defence, is where I think a lot of less known KHL players could make the team. This is not a particularly strong defence core either. I think the defence will have to overperform for this team to be able to beat the likes of Canada, the US, and Sweden. However, they definitely have the goaltending to pull through some upsets.

These are my picks for the team and the lines, and I welcome any opinions on who you would take instead, but please be respectful. There are a lot of qualified players and I made a lot of decisions based on who I think will get picked, rather than who is necessarily the best.

Scratches are defencemen who are very close to making it.
IR are the forwards who just miss the cut
LTIR are the other goalie options

For those of you who are unaware, Kuznetsov was banned from IIHF and international hockey until 2023, meaning he cannot participate. I also put guys like Anisimov and Kovalchuk in cuts because I believe that he will retire prior to any 2022 tournament.
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
30$150,000,000$128,321,276$0$8,600,000$21,678,724
Left WingCenterRight Wing
NYR
Panarin, Artemi
$11,642,857
LW
NMC
UFA - 7
PIT
Malkin, Evgeni
$9,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 3
TBL
Kucherov, Nikita
$9,500,000
RW
UFA - 8
WSH
Ovechkin, Alex
$9,538,462
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
Shipachov, Vadim
$800,000
STL
Tarasenko, Vladimir
$7,500,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
CAR
Svechnikov, Andrei
$925,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
COL
Namestnikov, Vladislav
$3,250,000
RW, LW, C
UFA - 1
Kaprisov, Kirill
$800,000
NJD
Gusev, Nikita
$4,500,000
LW
UFA - 2
STL
Barbashev, Ivan
$1,475,000
C
RFA - 2
FLA
Dadonov, Evgeni
$4,000,000
RW, LW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
COL
Nichushkin, Valeri
$850,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
DAL
Radulov, Alexander
$6,250,000
RW
NMC
UFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
PHI
Provorov, Ivan
$6,750,000
LD
UFA - 6
WSH
Orlov, Dmitry
$5,100,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 4
TBL
Vasilevskiy, Andrei
$3,500,000
G
UFA - 1
TBL
Sergachev, Mikhail
$894,166
LD
RFA - 1
OTT
Zaitsev, Nikita
$4,500,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 5
WSH
Samsonov, Ilya
$925,000
G
RFA - 2
Romanov, Alex
$800,000
Zub, Artyom
$800,000
NYR
Shesterkin, Igor
$925,000
G
RFA - 2
COL
Zadorov, Nikita
$3,200,000
LD/RD
RFA - 1
Voynov, Slava
$800,000
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
CBJ
Gavrikov, Vladislav
$925,000
LD
UFA - 1
OTT
Anisimov, Artem
$4,550,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
FLA
Bobrovsky, Sergei
$10,000,000
G
NMC
UFA - 7
WPG
Kulikov, Dmitry
$4,333,333
LD
NTC
UFA - 1
NYR
Buchnevich, Pavel
$3,250,000
RW, LW
RFA - 2
NYI
Varlamov, Semyon
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 4
ARI
Lyubushkin, Ilya
$874,125
RD
UFA - 1
Telegin, Ivan
$800,000
DAL
Khudobin, Anton
$2,500,000
G
UFA - 1
Nesterov, Nikita
$800,000
Grigorenko, Mikhail
$800,000
Sorokin, Ilya
$800,000
Kislevich, Bogdan
$800,000
WSH
Kovalchuk, Ilya
$350,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
TOR
Mikheyev, Ilya
$925,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
Podkolsin, Vasily
$800,000
Denisenko, Grigori
$800,000
STL
Kostin, Klim
$863,333
RW
RFA - 3
NYR
Kravtsov, Vitali
$925,000
RW
RFA - 3
WSH
Kuznetsov, Evgeny
$7,800,000
C
NTC
UFA - 6

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May 22 at 11:28
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Caps fan idk why
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Russia looks a lot less scary without Kuzy...
May 22 at 11:38
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Brendan Fox
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Quoting: Capitalfail67
Russia looks a lot less scary without Kuzy...


I tend to agree, the center depth is just not there to support the rest of the lineup. The winger depth is pretty insane tho, considering I had to leave some decent wingers like Radulov, Buchnevich, and Anismiov close to the cut. They also aren't the youngest team, so unless some guys like Zub, Romanov, Podkolzin, and Denisenko become top end talents by the time this happens, they might be in trouble against teams like Canada, the US, and Sweden who are very young, fast, and have way more depth at C and D.
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