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USA Olympic Team

Created by: borekmark62
Initial Creation Date: Feb 3, 2021
Published: Feb 3 at 11:22
Team: 2020-21 Custom Team
Team Explanation
ROAST THE LINEUP
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$10,000,000$137,284,297$0$6,200,000-$127,284,297
Left WingCenterRight Wing
CHI
DeBrincat, Alex
$6,400,000
LW, RW
RFA - 3
TOR
Matthews, Auston
$11,640,250
C
UFA - 4
CHI
Kane, Patrick
$10,500,000
RW
NMC
UFA - 3
WPG
Connor, Kyle
$7,142,857
LW
UFA - 6
BUF
Eichel, Jack
$10,000,000
C
UFA - 6
VAN
Boeser, Brock
$5,875,000
RW
RFA - 2
CGY
Gaudreau, Johnny
$6,750,000
LW
UFA - 2
DET
Larkin, Dylan
$6,100,000
C, LW
UFA - 3
WPG
Wheeler, Blake
$8,250,000
RW, C
NMC
UFA - 4
OTT
Tkachuk, Brady
$925,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
PHI
Hayes, Kevin
$7,142,857
C
NMC
UFA - 6
CGY
Tkachuk, Matthew
$7,000,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
CBJ
Werenski, Zachary
$5,000,000
LD
RFA - 2
WSH
Carlson, John
$8,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 6
WPG
Hellebuyck, Connor
$6,166,666
G
UFA - 4
VAN
Hughes, Quinn
$916,667
LD
RFA - 1
CBJ
Jones, Seth
$5,400,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 2
ANA
Gibson, John
$6,400,000
G
UFA - 7
CAR
Slavin, Jaccob
$5,300,000
LD
UFA - 5
MTL
Petry, Jeff
$5,500,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
VAN
Demko, Thatcher
$1,050,000
G
UFA - 1
BOS
McAvoy, Charlie
$4,900,000
RD
RFA - 2
NJD
Hughes, Jack
$925,000
C
RFA - 2

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Feb 3 at 11:27
#1
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If we ever see a World Cup or Olympics again with NHL'ers, Canada is going to have a hard time beating the US. I say this as a loyal Canadian.
Feb 3 at 11:28
#2
bhavikp27
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Guentzel, Pacioretty should be here

Hughes-McAvoy
Slavin-Carlson
Werenski-Petry
Fox

Agreed for the rest.
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Feb 3 at 11:32
#3
Timo Time
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Guentzel over Debrincat. JT Miller should be 4C. McAvoy over Petry easily. DeBrincat over Wheeler on 3RW.
Feb 3 at 11:33
#4
Timo Time
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Quoting: faulkmydzingel
If we ever see a World Cup or Olympics again with NHL'ers, Canada is going to have a hard time beating the US. I say this as a loyal Canadian.


I love the rivalry. World Juniors and Olympics but Canada next year is STACKED beyond belief.
Feb 3 at 11:34
#5
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Took Jones due to team fit.
Agree that Guentzel, and Pacioretty deserve it, but needed another Center so took Hughes. Plus Hughes is beginning to fall into the Team USA Sweetheart where he is a highly marketable player, and gets picked for a bunch of Team USA teams (i.e. NTDP, World Juniors as an under ager, and a World Championship Team in his Draft Year.
Feb 3 at 11:36
#6
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Quoting: crankshaft
Guentzel over Debrincat. JT Miller should be 4C. McAvoy over Petry easily. DeBrincat over Wheeler on 3RW.


Hughes is going to be in the top 6/9 by 2022 I think.
Feb 3 at 11:37
#7
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Guentzel should be here for Hughes easily. He's not there yet. DeBrincat isn't on first line on this team. Swap him with Johnny Hockey. McAvoy would play in this scenario. Also, there is a better goalie out there than a backup in Demko. Also, swap Paccioretty for Hayes.
Feb 3 at 11:38
#8
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That 4th line is going to kill someone
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Feb 3 at 11:38
#9
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Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
Hughes is going to be in the top 6/9 by 2022 I think.


I'm sorry but I don't think Hughes will get up there. You can tell if someone has potential and he does have it but not 1st overall pick potential. I don't think any of the top 3 picks in the 2019 draft will be higher than an 88 in NHL21.
Feb 3 at 11:40
#10
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Quoting: borekmark62
I simply chose Jones over Fox due to team fit.
Needed to keep another center over Guentzel and Pacioretty so I kept Hughes. Plus Team USA is known for taking their "Sweethearts" and Hughes seems to be one of those. Agree that Guentzel or Pacioretty deserve it but needed a center.


Quoting: bhavikp27
Guentzel, Pacioretty should be here
Took Jones over Fox due to team fit.
Agree that Guentzel, and Pacioretty deserve it, but needed another Center so took Hughes. Plus Hughes is beginning to fall into the Team USA Sweetheart where he is a highly marketable player, and gets picked for a bunch of Team USA teams (i.e. NTDP, World Juniors as an under ager, and a World Championship Team in his Draft Year).
Hughes-McAvoy
Slavin-Carlson
Werenski-Petry
Fox

Agreed for the rest.
Feb 3 at 11:42
#11
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Quoting: crankshaft
Guentzel over Debrincat. JT Miller should be 4C. McAvoy over Petry easily. DeBrincat over Wheeler on 3RW.


Felt like Debrincat is a better team fit, but I see what your saying. Miller as a 4C is something I didn't think of, but he hasn't played C in many years. Petry seemed like a better fit for that spot. If Guenzel makes the team I agree with that Debrincat takes wheelers spot.
Feb 3 at 11:44
#12
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Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
Hughes is going to be in the top 6/9 by 2022 I think.


Not over Larkin yet, and Hayes is a better fit on the 4th.
Feb 3 at 11:46
#13
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Quoting: LucasVollmer09
Guentzel should be here for Hughes easily. He's not there yet. DeBrincat isn't on first line on this team. Swap him with Johnny Hockey. McAvoy would play in this scenario. Also, there is a better goalie out there than a backup in Demko. Also, swap Paccioretty for Hayes.


Hughes was taken due to Marketability, and need for a Center. Play Debrincat with Kane. Felt like Petry is a better fit on the bottom pairing. Demko is the 3rd goalie behind Hellebuyck and Gibson. Pacioretty would have made the team if it weren't for lack of Centers, so Hayes was needed to fill the need for Centers.
Feb 3 at 12:07
#14
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Quoting: LucasVollmer09
I'm sorry but I don't think Hughes will get up there. You can tell if someone has potential and he does have it but not 1st overall pick potential. I don't think any of the top 3 picks in the 2019 draft will be higher than an 88 in NHL21.


You haven't watched hockey in a while but thats fine, hey suggestions would be to watch Hughes play and check it out, Dach was top 3 and when he comes back I think he should become an 88 level as well. Not sure about Kakko but whatever he is on a sucky team.
Feb 3 at 12:09
#15
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Quoting: borekmark62
Not over Larkin yet, and Hayes is a better fit on the 4th.


Not yet but when the olympics happen key thing in your title there he will be alot better than Hayes and a better fit even on the wing than most so. Idk I'd take him over guys like Wheeler Hayes and Boeser. Matthew Tkachuck is a top line talent and we don't really need a power forward line. Second line should be Brady Eichel Matthew.
Feb 3 at 12:20
#16
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Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
Not yet but when the olympics happen key thing in your title there he will be alot better than Hayes and a better fit even on the wing than most so. Idk I'd take him over guys like Wheeler Hayes and Boeser. Matthew Tkachuck is a top line talent and we don't really need a power forward line. Second line should be Brady Eichel Matthew.


When you have a team with this much talent, highly skilled players are going to be asked to play different roles, and in this case I see the Tkachuk's filling the role of energy players better than players like Gaudreau, Boeser etc. Simply felt they fit better in those roles and other players fit better in other roles.
Feb 3 at 12:21
#17
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Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
Not yet but when the olympics happen key thing in your title there he will be alot better than Hayes and a better fit even on the wing than most so. Idk I'd take him over guys like Wheeler Hayes and Boeser. Matthew Tkachuck is a top line talent and we don't really need a power forward line. Second line should be Brady Eichel Matthew.


Hayes fit better in the role of 4th line center than Hughes, and I don't think Hughes will be better than Larkin at that point. It's only a year away.
Feb 3 at 12:21
#18
bhavikp27
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Quoting: borekmark62
Took Jones over Fox due to team fit.
Agree that Guentzel, and Pacioretty deserve it, but needed another Center so took Hughes. Plus Hughes is beginning to fall into the Team USA Sweetheart where he is a highly marketable player, and gets picked for a bunch of Team USA teams (i.e. NTDP, World Juniors as an under ager, and a World Championship Team in his Draft Year).


How does Jones fits the team more than Fox? Fine if it's a position thing but then Pacioretty/Guentzel over Brady Tkachuk. No issue with Hughes, I think he has a chance and could be an extra player.
Feb 3 at 12:28
#19
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Quoting: bhavikp27
How does Jones fits the team more than Fox? Fine if it's a position thing but then Pacioretty/Guentzel over Brady Tkachuk. No issue with Hughes, I think he has a chance and could be an extra player.


I don't see Fox fitting on the PK
PK D Pairings:
Werenski - Jones
Slavin - Petry/ McAvoy (Whichever is playing)
That's where I saw team fit come into play

I think Pacioretty could play in Brady's spot but not Guentzel. Need a high skill player to adjust into an energy role and I don't see Guentzel playing that role as well as Brady. Pacioretty is a possibility. I see Hughes as an extra.
Feb 3 at 12:30
#20
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Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
You haven't watched hockey in a while but thats fine, hey suggestions would be to watch Hughes play and check it out, Dach was top 3 and when he comes back I think he should become an 88 level as well. Not sure about Kakko but whatever he is on a sucky team.


Kakko will not turn into anything close to Dach or Hughes. I'm a Hawks fan and I watched all of their games last season and the Olympic games. And Hughes is good and will turn into the best of the 3 but Dahlin has a way higher ceiling in my opinion. I can admit I don't watch many Devils games but I do watch some and he looks pretty good. But for me, he's no Dahlin.
Feb 3 at 12:33
#21
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Quoting: LucasVollmer09
Kakko will not turn into anything close to Dach or Hughes. I'm a Hawks fan and I watched all of their games last season and the Olympic games. And Hughes is good and will turn into the best of the 3 but Dahlin has a way higher ceiling in my opinion. I can admit I don't watch many Devils games but I do watch some and he looks pretty good. But for me, he's no Dahlin.


Kakko is young and has time to develop. Will he be the weakest of the 3, probably, but you can't say for sure this early in their career.
Feb 3 at 12:49
#22
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Should be
Connor - Matthews - Kane
M tkachuk - eichel - boeser
gaudreau - J hughes - wheeler
Kreider - Larkin - Guentzel

Werenski - Jones
Q hughes - carlson
slavin - mcavoy

gibson
hellebuyck

jt miller
b tkachuk
krug
fox
Feb 3 at 1:00
#23
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Quoting: nyr2022
Should be
Connor - Matthews - Kane
M tkachuk - eichel - boeser
gaudreau - J hughes - wheeler
Kreider - Larkin - Guentzel

Werenski - Jones
Q hughes - carlson
slavin - mcavoy

gibson
hellebuyck

jt miller
b tkachuk
krug
fox


I see Debrincat and Petry making this team.
Don't see Hughes as being better than Larkin by the Olympics, and can't see him playing a 4th line role so I took Hayes and scratched Hughes.
Don't see Guentzel playing a 4th line role.
Kreider seems interesting, I can see it.
Who would your 3rd goalie be?
Feb 3 at 3:04
#24
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Quoting: borekmark62
Kakko is young and has time to develop. Will he be the weakest of the 3, probably, but you can't say for sure this early in their career.


Well I just did...
Feb 4 at 11:07
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Quoting: LucasVollmer09
Kakko will not turn into anything close to Dach or Hughes. I'm a Hawks fan and I watched all of their games last season and the Olympic games. And Hughes is good and will turn into the best of the 3 but Dahlin has a way higher ceiling in my opinion. I can admit I don't watch many Devils games but I do watch some and he looks pretty good. But for me, he's no Dahlin.


Sure I agree Dahlin has potential to be best Dman on the planet Hughes has top 10 center potential but he is defiently a star and Id say he could hit a 90... probably is an 86 rn
 
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