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Spreading The Krug Money Around

Created by: bruinsdude77
Initial Creation Date: Sep 16, 2020
Published: Sep 16 at 10:42
Team: 2020-21 Boston Bruins
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As much as people like to say that the Bruins don't have the money for Torey Krug, they actually do. They're just choosing not to spend it all on him. I also don't see another LD on the open market to spend all that money on other than Pietrangelo, who really is too expensive. So, if Krug is heading elsewhere, the team needs to make the most of the money that otherwise would have gone to him by adding players in trades and free agency that improve the team all-around, including overhauling the left side of the defense and adding another legitimate scoring threat.

McCabe is a great value who can play big minutes without becoming a liability. He's also on an expiring contract. If he works out, extend him. If not, let him walk. He's certainly not going to re-sign in Buffalo, so they can move on from him and bring in a vet in Moore to replace him and add a young roster forward and another young asset with the draft pick. I personally like Moore, but he's never going to be a starter under Cassidy and is a waste of cap space. Kuhlman is a solid, young bottom-six forward but doesn't have a clear role. Bjork's three-year extension tells me that the team values him as a bottom-six depth guy more than Kuhlman.

Gustafsson is your new LD2 with the defensively stable Carlo and a PP QB for the top unit. I don't love the AAV, but I think that's what it takes to sign him. And they do need him. McAvoy and Grzelcyk are horribly inefficient on the PP and Grzelcyk isn't ready for a top-four role period in my opinion.

Galchenyuk is my favorite buy-low forward on the market. Young and with proven ability, Galchenyuk's drop-off in production in my opinion is a function of too high of expectations and and a lack of a consistency having moved around so much over the past few years. He needs a long-term commitment and some room to find his stride again. Even on the B's third line, Galchenyuk could end up a bargain scoring threat with Coyle and whoever ends up on the right side. I don't see how Studnicka can go back to Providence, so I think he starts on the right side this year and eventually transitions to center a la Bergeron. With that said, he would have to go to Providence on paper pretty frequently in this scenario to save up as much cap room as possible.

The cap and roster crunch forces Lindholm down to Providence. Assuming he clears, you still have a solid fourth-line option if there's a bottom-six injury. Frederic and a healthy Senyshyn are also solid call-up options. On defense, the team remains super deep with Clifton and Lauzon as extra men, vets Kevan Miller (hopeful for this comeback story) and Kampfer and Vaakanainen and Zboril in Providence.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
DeBrusk, Jake3$4,000,000
Senyshyn, Zach2$875,000
Zboril, Jakub2$875,000
Ritchie, Brett1$750,000
Grzelcyk, Matt3$2,750,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Chara, Zdeno1$1,000,000
Miller, Kevan1$750,000
Gustafsson, Erik2$4,000,000
Galchenyuk, Alex3$3,333,333
Trades
BOS
  1. McCabe, Jake
BUF
  1. Moore, John
  2. Kuhlman, Karson [RFA Rights]
  3. 2021 3rd round pick (BOS)
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
2022
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
BOS
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$80,507,314$964,222$1,357,500$992,686

Roster

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
$4,000,000
LW
RFA
BOS
Krejci, David
$7,250,000
C
NTC
UFA - 1
BOS
Kase, Ondrej
$2,600,000
RW
RFA - 1
Galchenyuk, Alex
$3,333,333
LW, C, RW
UFA
BOS
Coyle, Charlie
$5,250,000
C, RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 6
BOS
Studnicka, Jack
$769,167
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
Bjork, Anders
$1,600,000
LW, RW
RFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BUF
McCabe, Jake
$2,850,000
LD
UFA - 1
BOS
McAvoy, Charlie
$4,900,000
RD
RFA - 2
BOS
Rask, Tuukka
$7,000,000
G
UFA - 1
Gustafsson, Erik
$4,000,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
BOS
Carlo, Brandon
$2,850,000
RD
RFA - 1
BOS
Halák, Jaroslav
$2,250,000
G
UFA - 1
BOS
Chara, Zdeno
$1,000,000
LD
UFA
BOS
Grzelcyk, Matt
$2,750,000
LD
UFA - 4
BOS
Lauzon, Jérémy
$850,000
RD
RFA - 2
BOS
Clifton, Connor
$1,000,000
RD
UFA - 3

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Pastrnak, D.
Bergeron, P.
Marchand, B.
Krejci, D.
Gustafsson, E.
Power Play 2
Kase, O.
Coyle, C.
DeBrusk, J.
McAvoy, C.
Galchenyuk, A.
Penalty Kill 1
Ritchie, N.
Wagner, C.
Chara, Z.
Carlo, B.
Penalty Kill 2
Marchand, B.
Bergeron, P.
McCabe, J.
McAvoy, C.

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Sep 16 at 10:43
#1
Sabres are elite
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 4,372
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We are sparse at NHL ready LHD so doubt McCabe is going anywhere. If you want him though, fair value would be Bjork and maybe a 3rd
Sep 16 at 10:54
#2
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 314
Likes: 110
If you’re gonna sign Gally (which im 50/50 on, I think the skill is there but 4 teams since coming in the league is a little worrisome) you might as well deal Bjork for a LHD, maybe the deal mentioned above... cause he’s not really a fit on the 4th line and has value on the trade market... but it’s an idea I haven’t seen explored on here, so thanks!
Sep 16 at 11:28
#3
Bcarlo25
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 14,985
Likes: 4,539
MY EYES! What have you done to my beloved team?

Boy, where to start. Let’s start with the contracts that just should not be given in any capacity:
1. Brett Ritchie (not even in the AHL)
2. Miller (he’s done)
3. Gustafsson (at that price tag, just go for krug or go in house)
4. Galchenyuk (50/50 he would wind up bought out of that contract) If he’s a 1 year 1.25 million type, sure.

Give some more money to Grzelcyk, get Bjork out of the healthy scratch category for god sakes. At least you have the goaltending right.
Sep 16 at 11:29
#4
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 9,777
Likes: 3,565
Edited Sep 16 at 11:40
Was this serious? Did you pick the worst UFAs to sign deliberately to start a comment war? Holy jesus. Lol.

Chuky’s downfall was booze and his father.
Sep 17 at 1:42
#5
MMBzFan
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 1,104
Likes: 275
Brett Ritchie and Kevan Miller not staying and Galchenyuk not coming to Boston. No need to trade for MaCabe with Lauzon/Zboril/Vaakanainen.
 
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