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Finnish Prospects change of scenery

Created by: TrueNorth
Initial Creation Date: Sep 3, 2020
Published: Sep 3, 2020 at 12:49
Team: 2020-21 Winnipeg Jets
Team Explanation
I think this team would be a difficult match-up for opponents. Either Scheifele's or Lowry's line can go out against the opponent's top line. All 4 lines can score.

Finnish line has a ton of potential and reuniting Laine with Puljujarvi may reignite Jessi's potential.

Defense is improved but not as deep as some central division rivals. Jets would love to see one of Heinola, Samberg or Niku develop into a top 4 option sooner rather than later.

If Helly can maintain a Vezina caliber of play, this team should finish ahead of Chicago, Nashville and Minnesota again. Dallas isn't getting any younger and St. Louis will have to lose assets to resign Petrangelo. Colorado could be scary good with all of their cap space. I see this team beating out either or both St. Lou or Dallas to finish 2nd or 3rd in the Central.
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Puljujärvi, Jesse1$1,000,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Appleton, Mason2$1,250,000
Harkins, Jansen2$1,250,000
Niku, Sami2$1,000,000
Roslovic, Jack2$2,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Haula, Erik4$3,500,000
DeMelo, Dylan4$3,500,000
Edmundson, Joel4$3,500,000
Trades
WPG
  1. Puljujärvi, Jesse [Reserve List]
EDM
  1. Vesalainen, Kristian
  2. 2021 3rd round pick (WPG)
WPG
    MTL
    1. Perreault, Mathieu
    2. 2020 5th round pick (WPG)
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Patrik Laine: $1,755,000 (26%)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2020
    WPG
    WPG
    WPG
    2021
    WPG
    WPG
    WPG
    WPG
    2022
    WPG
    WPG
    WPG
    WPG
    WPG
    WPG
    WPG
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$81,500,000$80,525,356$0$150,000$974,644
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    WPG
    Connor, Kyle
    $7,142,857
    LW
    UFA - 6
    WPG
    Scheifele, Mark
    $6,125,000
    C
    NTC
    UFA - 4
    WPG
    Wheeler, Blake
    $8,250,000
    RW, C
    NMC
    UFA - 4
    WPG
    Ehlers, Nikolaj
    $6,000,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 5
    WPG
    Little, Bryan
    $5,291,667
    C, RW
    NTC
    UFA - 4
    WPG
    Roslovic, Jack
    $2,000,000
    RW, C
    RFA - 2
    WPG
    Laine, Patrik
    $4,995,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 1
    Haula, Erik
    $3,500,000
    C, LW
    UFA - 1
    Puljujärvi, Jesse
    $1,000,000
    RW
    RFA - 2
    WPG
    Copp, Andrew
    $2,280,000
    C, LW
    RFA - 1
    WPG
    Lowry, Adam
    $2,916,666
    C
    UFA - 1
    WPG
    Appleton, Mason
    $1,250,000
    RW, C
    RFA - 2
    WPG
    Harkins, Jansen
    $1,250,000
    LW
    RFA - 2
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    WPG
    Morrissey, Joshua
    $6,250,000
    LD
    UFA - 8
    WPG
    DeMelo, Dylan
    $3,500,000
    RD
    NTC
    UFA - 4
    WPG
    Hellebuyck, Connor
    $6,166,666
    G
    UFA - 4
    Edmundson, Joel
    $3,500,000
    LD
    NTC
    UFA - 4
    WPG
    Pionk, Neal
    $3,000,000
    RD
    RFA - 1
    WPG
    Berdin, Mikhail
    $758,333
    G
    RFA - 1
    WPG
    Samberg, Dylan
    $925,000
    LD
    RFA - 3
    WPG
    Poolman, Tucker
    $775,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    WPG
    Heinola, Ville
    $894,167
    LD
    RFA - 3
    WPG
    Niku, Sami
    $1,000,000
    RD
    RFA - 2

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    Sep 3, 2020 at 12:51
    #1
    Jetsfan
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    Is this your way of sending Laine out of town?
    Sep 3, 2020 at 1:03
    #2
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    That’s not a package that’s going to land jp. Oilers thank you for the offer but easily move forward without it.
    Sep 3, 2020 at 1:06
    #3
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    TrueNorth
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    Quoting: Jetman
    Is this your way of sending Laine out of town?


    I don't see the line of Laine, Haula and Puljujarvi getting less minutes than Ehlers-Little-Roslovic. I would hope the Jets could roll all four lines and reduce the risk of fatigue and injury. Probably should have shown that line as #2 on the depth chart. I actually hoped bringing Puljujarvi into the club would help Laine's commitment to the club.
    Sep 3, 2020 at 1:10
    #4
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    TrueNorth
    Joined: May 2016
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    Quoting: Timmah007
    That’s not a package that’s going to land jp. Oilers thank you for the offer but easily move forward without it.


    Maybe you can keep holding out until someone gives you your fourth overall pick back. He was drafted over 4 years ago, has walked away from the club and didn't put up points playing with either McDavid or Draisaitl. Zach Kassian put up better numbers on those lines.
    Sep 3, 2020 at 1:13
    #5
    Simpleton
    Joined: Jun 2017
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    The scenery with the Oilers has changed significantly since Puljujarvi last played for Edmonton. There is a new management team, new coaching staff, 18 of the guys who were on the roster when he left are now gone, and that includes Lucic (so he doesn't have to worry about dragging that boat anchor around any more). In this new environment Kassian and Archibald are his competition for a spot in the top six, and the top-ranked 1st power play unit lacks a right handed shot up front. Surely he recognizes that the table is set for him to succeed and all he has to do is sign on the dotted line, show up at camp, and prove his doubters wrong.
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    Sep 3, 2020 at 1:23
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    Quoting: uphere
    The scenery with the Oilers has changed significantly since Puljujarvi last played for Edmonton. There is a new management team, new coaching staff, 18 of the guys who were on the roster when he left are now gone, and that includes Lucic (so he doesn't have to worry about dragging that boat anchor around any more). In this new environment Kassian and Archibald are his competition for a spot in the top six, and the top-ranked 1st power play unit lacks a right handed shot up front. Surely he recognizes that the table is set for him to succeed and all he has to do is sign on the dotted line, show up at camp, and prove his doubters wrong.


    Thank you for recognizing this....
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