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Hawks with Holtz

Created by: Wadejos123
Initial Creation Date: May 24, 2020
Published: May 24 at 9:00 pm
Team: 2020-21 Chicago Blackhawks
Team Explanation
I like this team a lot. 3 good scoring lines with the grinders all together on the 4th. The defence is still not great but its better than it was last year and has potential with all the young guys. Overall the defence is a little faster than it has been the last few years which should help. Crow and Talbot can go 1A and 1B in goal.
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Mitchell, Ian3$925,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Kubalik, Dominik2$3,500,000
Strome, Dylan2$4,500,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Crawford, Corey1$4,000,000
Talbot, Cam1$3,000,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Holtz, Alexander3$925,000
Trades
CHI
    cbo
    ANA
    1. Seabrook, Brent
    CHI
    1. 2021 3rd round pick (WPG)
    WPG
    1. Määttä, Olli
    2. 2021 6th round pick (CHI)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2020
    CHI
    PIT
    CHI
    CGY
    CHI
    CHI
    CHI
    2021
    CHI
    CHI
    WPG
    CHI
    CHI
    CHI
    MTL
    2022
    CHI
    CHI
    CHI
    CHI
    CHI
    CHI
    CHI
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    22$81,500,000$74,620,962$0$4,500,000$6,879,038
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    CHI
    Kubalik, Dominik
    $3,500,000
    LW
    RFA
    CHI
    Toews, Jonathan
    $10,500,000
    C
    NMC
    UFA - 3
    CHI
    Saad, Brandon
    $6,000,000
    RW, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 1
    CHI
    DeBrincat, Alex
    $6,400,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 3
    CHI
    Strome, Dylan
    $4,500,000
    C
    RFA
    CHI
    Kane, Patrick
    $10,500,000
    RW, C
    NMC
    UFA - 3
    CHI
    Nylander, Alexander
    $863,333
    RW, LW
    RFA - 1
    CHI
    Dach, Kirby
    $925,000
    C
    RFA - 2
    Holtz, Alexander
    $925,000
    CHI
    Smith, Zack
    $3,250,000
    LW, C
    NTC
    UFA - 1
    CHI
    Kämpf, David
    $1,000,000
    C, RW
    RFA - 1
    CHI
    Carpenter, Ryan
    $1,000,000
    RW, C
    UFA - 2
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    CHI
    Keith, Duncan
    $5,538,462
    LD
    NMC
    UFA - 3
    CHI
    Boqvist, Adam
    $894,167
    RD
    RFA - 2
    CHI
    Crawford, Corey
    $4,000,000
    G
    UFA
    CHI
    De Haan, Calvin
    $4,550,000
    LD
    UFA - 2
    CHI
    Mitchell, Ian
    $925,000
    RD
    RFA - 3
    Talbot, Cam
    $3,000,000
    G
    UFA
    CHI
    Beaudin, Nicolas
    $894,167
    D
    RFA - 2
    CHI
    Murphy, Connor
    $3,850,000
    RD
    UFA - 2
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    CHI
    Hagel, Brandon
    $880,833
    LW
    RFA - 1
    CHI
    Shaw, Andrew
    $3,900,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 2
    CHI
    Highmore, Matthew
    $725,000
    C
    RFA - 2

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    May 24 at 9:04
    #1
    Joined: Jun 2019
    Posts: 1,043
    Likes: 370
    I really like this. As you said, three scoring lines with plenty of variety spread out amongst said lines. 4th line is pure grinding. I will say that the defense already looks better to me know that there’s puck movers and skaters being installed. Defense is the one thing I’m actually excited about with this team right now.
    May 24 at 9:22
    #2
    Joined: Apr 2017
    Posts: 8,925
    Likes: 2,395
    Can you guys stop putting Cat - Strome and Kane together...it's a horrible line and my fellow Hawks fans should know that if they watched close enough.

    Otherwise, I like the moves but wouldn't you play Holtz and Nylander on their natural sides switching them?

    I would for sure buyout Smith and move Highmore onto the 4th line, he earned his spot and is a better player then Smith who skates in syrup.

    Also forgot Caggs, if you aren't signing him you can trade his rights as he has some value albeit probably a 4th pick, but I would sign him, throw him on the 4th line with Kampf and Highmore...now you have a fast checking line versus 2 old dogs in Smith and Carpenter who are both slow. Carps can rotate in at times but he's not a game in and game out guy IMO.

    As for the D, definitely worth trying or moving Murphy with Keith and sliding down BoQ and Mitchy and if so they swapping Carlsson for Beaudin.

    I'd make a trade for Kap...at least try to, Nylander, Koekko 3rd for Kap. Then play Cat - Strome - Kap...that line would be great as Kap plays a pretty good two way game like a mini Saad.
    May 24 at 9:59
    #3
    Joined: Jan 2019
    Posts: 1,202
    Likes: 370
    I think the Hawks should draft Askarov.
    May 24 at 11:03
    #4
    Joined: Apr 2017
    Posts: 8,925
    Likes: 2,395
    Quoting: EzioUchiha
    I think the Hawks should draft Askarov.


    No thanks; goalies take the longest to develop (minimum 4 years) and are the riskiest
    May 24 at 11:19
    #5
    Nylander is a GOD
    Joined: Feb 2018
    Posts: 3,942
    Likes: 1,501
    I like Holtz a lot, but I don’t see him being there at 9. Perhaps you could trade up with a team targeting the goalie? I don’t know he is a feasible option at 9.
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    May 24 at 11:45
    #6
    DarthKane
    Joined: Jul 2016
    Posts: 298
    Likes: 38
    Quoting: Stan_Bowman
    I like Holtz a lot, but I don’t see him being there at 9. Perhaps you could trade up with a team targeting the goalie? I don’t know he is a feasible option at 9.



    At #9 Lundell is the most likely pick, unless another team (New Jersey) decides to take a chance on Askarov. Then maybe Perfetti drops to #9.
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