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Created by: arafay
Initial Creation Date: May 31, 2020
Published: Jun 2, 2020 at 8:47
Team: 2020-21 Boston Bruins
Team Explanation
Third of a series ending on June 30. Mainly doing these to get a better understanding of teams I’m not a “fan” of per say.

Any trade I make will also show up for the other team when I get to that team.

Don’t get mad at me for the lines for the whole series really since I’ll be using the lines before the stoppage and will factor in injured players where I see fit...though do feel free to make suggestions on the lines.

Boston Bruins:
Add about 1.25M in cap space since Anaheim bought out backes

Moore is a 7th d who produces the same rate as Lindstrom but is payed almost 2M more for 3 more years. Maybe a 2nd is overkill to move him but if I’m Detroit, a 3rd doesn’t interest me.
EDIT: changed the 2nd to a 3rd after advice from bruins fans

Krug takes a discount but I left enough space to pay him 9M if he doesn’t

Considering cap space this team can’t really do much.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Bjork, Anders2$1,300,000
Grzelcyk, Matt4$3,750,000
DeBrusk, Jake3$3,500,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Chara, Zdeno1$2,000,000
Krug, Torey7$7,500,000
Retained Salary Transactions
  • David Backes: $1,500,000 (25%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
2021
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
2022
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$82,473,981$964,222$2,087,500-$973,981
Left WingCenterRight Wing
BOS
Marchand, Brad
$6,125,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 5
BOS
Bergeron, Patrice
$6,875,000
C
NMC NTC
UFA - 2
BOS
Pastrnak, David
$6,666,667
RW
UFA - 3
BOS
DeBrusk, Jake
$3,500,000
LW
RFA - 2
BOS
Krejci, David
$7,250,000
C
NTC
UFA - 1
BOS
Kase, Ondrej
$2,600,000
RW
RFA - 1
BOS
Bjork, Anders
$1,300,000
LW, RW
RFA - 3
BOS
Coyle, Charlie
$5,250,000
C, RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 6
BOS
Studnicka, Jack
$769,167
RW, C
RFA - 2
BOS
Ritchie, Nick
$1,498,925
LW
RFA - 1
BOS
Kuraly, Sean
$1,275,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
BOS
Wagner, Chris
$1,350,000
RW, C
UFA - 3
BOS
Lindholm, Pär
$850,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
BOS
Blidh, Anton
$700,000
LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BOS
Chara, Zdeno
$2,000,000
LD
NMC
UFA - 1
BOS
McAvoy, Charlie
$4,900,000
RD
RFA - 2
BOS
Rask, Tuukka
$7,000,000
G
UFA - 1
BOS
Krug, Torey
$7,500,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 7
BOS
Carlo, Brandon
$2,850,000
RD
RFA - 1
BOS
Halák, Jaroslav
$2,250,000
G
UFA - 1
BOS
Grzelcyk, Matt
$3,750,000
LD
UFA - 4
BOS
Clifton, Connor
$1,000,000
LD/RD
UFA - 3
BOS
Moore, John
$2,750,000
LD
UFA - 3

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Jun 2, 2020 at 8:56
#1
Bcarlo25
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You don’t need to include a pick to get rid of John Moore.

The lines are a bit screwy, as Bjork and studnicka aren’t really fourth line types. Top six is good.
Jun 2, 2020 at 8:57
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Ragsandbluesfan
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Quoting: Bcarlo25
You don’t need to include a pick to get rid of John Moore.

The lines are a bit screwy, as Bjork and studnicka aren’t really fourth line types. Top six is good.


You most likely do, but not one that valuable
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Jun 2, 2020 at 9:06
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Quoting: Bcarlo25
You don’t need to include a pick to get rid of John Moore.

The lines are a bit screwy, as Bjork and studnicka aren’t really fourth line types. Top six is good.


How about now? Also I think you do need a pick to get rid of a moore and i don’t think Detroit wants him unless it’s valuable like a 2nd. You are also getting a 3rd pairing guy back. Idk I might be wrong tho. But the way I see it, if I’m pretty much any team, I don’t want that contract without incentive
Jun 2, 2020 at 9:09
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Bcarlo25
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Quoting: Ragsandbluesfan
You most likely do, but not one that valuable


Nah. 0% chance they do.
Jun 2, 2020 at 9:11
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Bcarlo25
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Quoting: arafay
How about now? Also I think you do need a pick to get rid of a moore and i don’t think Detroit wants him unless it’s valuable like a 2nd. You are also getting a 3rd pairing guy back. Idk I might be wrong tho. But the way I see it, if I’m pretty much any team, I don’t want that contract without incentive


You are. He’s a solid player that just got outplayed by Grzelcyk. Every time he’s in the lineup he does fine. I honestly don’t think the bruins want to move him if they don’t have. A 2nd is legitimate insanity. A 6th? Maybe if the bruins are up against the cap and everyone knows it. Detroit doesn’t make any sense for him anyhow.
Jun 2, 2020 at 9:12
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Keep Moore if a 2nd is the price to pay. 3rd if we really need that $2,75M otherwise just leave him as 7th D if nobody wants him.

" Krug takes a discount " that's about the max Bruins could offer anyways so a discount is like $6,75M-$7M. No way he takes one year.

Good deals for Bjork and Grzelcyk, could get Chara for a bit less. DeBrusk (depends on how much left with Krug), will probably get a bridge deal ($2,5M-$3,75M).

Lines are almost perfect
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Jun 2, 2020 at 9:13
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Edited Jun 2, 2020 at 9:19
Quoting: Bcarlo25
You are. He’s a solid player that just got outplayed by Grzelcyk. Every time he’s in the lineup he does fine. I honestly don’t think the bruins want to move him if they don’t have. A 2nd is legitimate insanity. A 6th? Maybe if the bruins are up against the cap and everyone knows it. Detroit doesn’t make any sense for him anyhow.


Really? From what I’ve heard he isn’t an nhl d-man, I’ll change that right away. How about Moore and a 3rd for lindstrom? Also I think Detroit makes perfect sense.
If he bounces back they flip him for picks. If not they get much needed depth on d. He is much better than playing Alex biega in the top 4
Jun 2, 2020 at 9:15
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Quoting: bhavikp27
Keep Moore if a 2nd is the price to pay. 3rd if we really need that $2,75M otherwise just leave him as 7th D if nobody wants him.

" Krug takes a discount " that's about the max Bruins could offer anyways so a discount is like $6,75M-$7M. No way he takes one year.

Good deals for Bjork and Grzelcyk, could get Chara for a bit less. DeBrusk (depends on how much left with Krug), will probably get a bridge deal ($2,5M-$3,75M).

Lines are almost perfect


Thanks for the input, the krug deal is supposed to be 7 years my bad, I didn’t know I messed that up.

I think there is enough cap left to give debrusk term

Thanks for the input
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Jun 2, 2020 at 9:20
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Quoting: arafay
Really? From what I’ve heard he isn’t an nhl d-man, I’ll change that right away. How about Moore and a 3rd for lindstrom?


Bruins decline. No question about it. They don’t want lindstrom, and they definitely don’t want to give up a pick to move Moore. Total non starter.
Jun 2, 2020 at 9:21
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bhavikp27
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Quoting: arafay
Thanks for the input, the krug deal is supposed to be 7 years my bad, I didn’t know I messed that up.

I think there is enough cap left to give debrusk term

Thanks for the input


Still, performance-wise, DeBrusk has been inconsistent (especially this year). He CAN be a 25-30G+20-25A and get 45-50 pts but he needs to produce on a regular basis. That's something you can use against him when you negotiate. From the Bruins side, history shows they've given bridge deals to most RFAs (Grzelcyk, McAvoy, Carlo, idk if Kuraly/Lauzon fits here but you get the sense) after their entry-level contract.

If they have enough space and they can get him at a good price for long-term, do it. But I just think there's more chance he gets a 2-3Y deal, especially if they don't have too much cap space/flat cap/Moore not moved/Krug+Grzelcyk getting more $. We'll see in couple months.
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Jun 2, 2020 at 11:52
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Who is Lindstrom? im guessing middle 6 potential based on the trade, but bruins dont really need or want him. Just keep the prospect and we will keep the 3rd lol
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Jun 2, 2020 at 11:57
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Rfa deals look pretty good,
Charas deal is good,
but Krug probably wouldnt do 1 year (though its possible to mazimize time w/ boston and contract!)

OVERALL: NOT BAD!! but yeah fix that Moore deal
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Jun 2, 2020 at 11:58
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Quoting: Silkysmooth42
Who is Lindstrom? im guessing middle 6 potential based on the trade, but bruins dont really need or want him. Just keep the prospect and we will keep the 3rd lol


I did It to get under cap and I think u will have to move a pick to get rid of Moore.
Jun 2, 2020 at 11:59
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Quoting: Silkysmooth42
Rfa deals look pretty good,
Charas deal is good,
but Krug probably wouldnt do 1 year (though its possible to mazimize time w/ boston and contract!)

OVERALL: NOT BAD!! but yeah fix that Moore deal


Shoot I keep forgetting to make that 7 years...accident mb
Jun 3, 2020 at 12:16
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Detroit doesn’t need Moore and we will wait to see what Lindstrom develops into.
Jun 3, 2020 at 1:08
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Quoting: arafay
I did It to get under cap and I think u will have to move a pick to get rid of Moore.


Unfortunately that isnt the case. 2.75 mil for a solid top 6 dman is an appropriate contract

Quoting: arafay
Shoot I keep forgetting to make that 7 years...accident mb


But yeah happens bro
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Jun 3, 2020 at 9:34
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Bruins like to carry 8 defenseman and Blidh isn't an NHLer. I believe they were doing him a favor by using him as a healthy scratch to reward him for being a good soldier in the AHL.

If Krug's AAV doesn't start with a 6 they let him walk, their internal contracts dictate that. They can't pay him much more (if at all) then Pasta and Marchand especially with a flat cap.

Likely 8th D being Zboril who finished the year strong, is a former 1st round pick and requires waivers.

Good job on this. Better then most Bruins fans.
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Jun 3, 2020 at 9:55
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What if they dont resign chara... they keep krug at sub 7m aav. they get debrusk on a bridge deal. nothing really warranting 5m aav deal right now. your top 6 dpairs would be grz/vaak and mcavoy, krug carlo, grz/lauzon clifton/k miller (if they give him another contract... which has been rumored) Dont forget next year is the expansion draft.
Jun 3, 2020 at 10:41
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Sweeney may want to dump both Lindholm and Moore off.

Big year for Blidh and Zboril. As mentioned waivers kicking in.

Me thinks Moore can be sent somewhere. Don’t think his contract is that bad.

Sucks that the cap had to flatten like that. Makes the lineup tighter for sure.

But 21’ will be a shortened season probably. That’s a lot for DeBrusk. Might go a bit lower.
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Jun 3, 2020 at 1:49
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Quoting: MMBzFan
Sweeney may want to dump both Lindholm and Moore off.

Big year for Blidh and Zboril. As mentioned waivers kicking in.

Me thinks Moore can be sent somewhere. Don’t think his contract is that bad.

Sucks that the cap had to flatten like that. Makes the lineup tighter for sure.

But 21’ will be a shortened season probably. That’s a lot for DeBrusk. Might go a bit lower.


Don't see why they would move Lindholm. They could send him to Providence and not have any count towards the cap. Cassidy seems to trust him and I doubt he'd be claimed on waivers.

I don't see anything in Blidh. What does everyone else see that they have him in the lineup? Average speed, loves to hit, relatively high energy and no hands. I'd rather have Senyshen, Frederic or Gaunce in the lineup, they all have more upside.
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Jun 3, 2020 at 1:53
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Quoting: keepcalmandbergeron
Don't see why they would move Lindholm. They could send him to Providence and not have any count towards the cap. Cassidy seems to trust him and I doubt he'd be claimed on waivers.

I don't see anything in Blidh. What does everyone else see that they have him in the lineup? Average speed, loves to hit, relatively high energy and no hands. I'd rather have Senyshen, Frederic or Gaunce in the lineup, they all have more upside.


Agree on Senyshyn and Frederic in the lineup. Cassidy likes Blidh, no matter what you and I think, that goes a long way. With Lindholm I would just rather see, as mentioned, Senyshyn, Frederic and Gaunce get more NHL experience. You are right Cassidy does like that 4th line vet presence.
 
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