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Two teams that will most likely be bad that no one is talking about

Created by: Sabres923
Initial Creation Date: Dec 13, 2020
Published: Dec 13, 2020 at 12:23
Team: 2020-21 Custom Team
Team Explanation
Vancouver lost important players this offseason, have two shaky goalies. Holtby was really bad last season and Demko is unproven outside of those crazy 3 games in the playoffs.
Rangers have a horrible defense, plus you will probably see some Regression for Zibanejad who had a 19.7 shooting percentage which made a huge jump from the 18-19 season. Unproven players playing in big roles, Kakko was the worst player in the league and he’s going to be in a top 6 role. And lafreniere is another unproven player.
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
20$100$80,884,524$0$10,262,500-$80,884,424
Left WingCenterRight Wing
NYR
Panarin, Artemi
$11,642,857
LW
NMC
UFA - 6
VAN
Pettersson, Elias
$925,000
C
RFA - 1
VAN
Boeser, Brock
$5,875,000
RW
RFA - 2
VAN
Miller, J.T.
$5,250,000
LW
UFA - 3
NYR
Zibanejad, Mika
$5,350,000
C
NMC
UFA - 2
NYR
Buchnevich, Pavel
$3,250,000
RW, LW
RFA - 1
NYR
Kreider, Chris
$6,500,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 7
VAN
Horvat, Bo
$5,500,000
C
UFA - 3
NYR
Kakko, Kaapo
$925,000
RW
RFA - 2
VAN
Pearson, Tanner
$3,750,000
LW
UFA - 1
NYR
Strome, Ryan
$4,500,000
C, RW
UFA - 2
VAN
Virtanen, Jake
$2,550,000
RW, LW
RFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
VAN
Hughes, Quinn
$916,667
LD
RFA - 1
NYR
Fox, Adam
$925,000
RD
RFA - 2
NYR
Shesterkin, Igor
$925,000
G
RFA - 1
VAN
Schmidt, Nate
$5,950,000
LD/RD
NTC
UFA - 5
NYR
Deangelo, Anthony
$4,800,000
RD
RFA - 2
NYR
Georgiev, Alexandar
$2,425,000
G
RFA - 2
NYR
Lindgren, Ryan
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
NYR
Trouba, Jacob
$8,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 6

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Dec 13, 2020 at 12:41
#1
Pens were the best
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I am one of the few people who thinks Lafreniere will really struggle on NYR. The coach will most likely put him with Howden & the Bitteto-JJ pairing. He is going to get crushed at even strength.
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Dec 13, 2020 at 12:43
#2
y i k e s
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I don’t think the rangers will be worse than last year. They’re goaltending should improve seeing as they’ll be running two young goalies who desire to be starters (shes obviously has a huge step up and more potential but georgiev’s got game)

They also get Laf who all things considered should be very good (“unproven” but he was first overall and there is no worrying signs, and he’s a more sure bet than some of the recent first OA selections like the hischier Nolan, Hughes kakko drafts). Im not a Laf fan boy, he’s not my favourite player from his draft nor do I think he’ll be the best from his draft.

They definitely aren’t gonna be a team who should get a top 3 spot on their div. But they could fight for a wildcard or something whenever we find out the formats. Not a lottery team but not a playoff contender.
Dec 13, 2020 at 12:47
#3
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Quoting: yikes
I don’t think the rangers will be worse than last year. They’re goaltending should improve seeing as they’ll be running two young goalies who desire to be starters (shes obviously has a huge step up and more potential but georgiev’s got game)

They also get Laf who all things considered should be very good (“unproven” but he was first overall and there is no worrying signs, and he’s a more sure bet than some of the recent first OA selections like the hischier Nolan, Hughes kakko drafts). Im not a Laf fan boy, he’s not my favourite player from his draft nor do I think he’ll be the best from his draft.

They definitely aren’t gonna be a team who should get a top 3 spot on their div. But they could fight for a wildcard or something whenever we find out the formats. Not a lottery team but not a playoff contender.


Rangers have two solid goalies they just didn’t improve at all, outside of adding the first overall pick.
Dec 13, 2020 at 12:48
#4
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Quoting: MitchMarnerElite
I am one of the few people who thinks Lafreniere will really struggle on NYR. The coach will most likely put him with Howden & the Bitteto-JJ pairing. He is going to get crushed at even strength.

Yeah they have bad center depth, they are going to have to balance out the lines this year to be successful.
Dec 13, 2020 at 12:54
#5
bhavikp27
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Bad*?
Agreed for both but I think VAN can still get in the playoffs.
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Dec 13, 2020 at 12:58
#6
HopeTheFlamesComeBak
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Quoting: bhavikp27
Bad*?
Agreed for both but I think VAN can still get in the playoffs.


Ya of course.
Dec 13, 2020 at 12:58
#7
HopeTheFlamesComeBak
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I'm not so sure about that.
Dec 13, 2020 at 1:05
#8
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Yeah, there's a lot of potential for regression with the Rangers. Just off the top of my head, they've got at least 3 fwds and 1 Dman who had career best season by wide margins, as well as Fox who was one of the best Dmen in the league last year as a rookie. There's likely going to be some drop off. However, they did also add Laf, and like you said Kakko had just an awful year so we should see some improvement there. I think they hold pretty steady to what they were last year, but you never know.
Dec 13, 2020 at 2:26
#9
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Kakko was the worst player in the league. I mean I would have given it to Hughes but the Jack Johnson stepped on the ice. And the rangers signed him tears of joy
Dec 13, 2020 at 2:56
#10
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Kakko was the worst player in the league. I mean I would have given it to Hughes but the Jack Johnson stepped on the ice. And the rangers signed him tears of joy


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.blueshirtbanter.com/platform/amp/2020/2/9/21127931/youre-allowed-to-be-a-little-anxious-about-kaapo-kakko-rangers-barkov-dahlin-pastrnak
Dec 13, 2020 at 3:56
#11
First NY Then LA
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Edited Dec 13, 2020 at 4:45. Reason: corrected error
I agree that other than Nate Schmidt, the Canucks didn't go forward anywhere, and Holtby for Markstrom doesn't look likely to be an improvement, but in the same division as the three California teams and Arizona, Vancouver almost starts the season in playoff contention by default.

However, I'm hoping for Anaheim to be a surprise team this year, especially if Minnesota is the 8th team in the Pacific.

Late edit: Another senior moment. I forgot that Vancouver would be in the solely Canadian division.
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