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Lines With No Lee

Created by: ForsbergForVezina
Initial Creation Date: Mar 12, 2021
Published: Mar 12 at 12:29
Team: 2020-21 New York Islanders
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This is a scary time, I can’t lie. Lee was having a resurgent season, looked great next to Barzal and was helping to fix the power play. Hopefully he’s back sooner than we’re all expecting.

In his absence, we’ll have to piece things together. The bottom-6 will remain pretty much untouched, which is good. Komarov and Czarnik can rotate at 3LW if one starts to falter. Not a big fan of Leo, but he hasn’t been a detractor lately, which is fine. We’ll have to make do until the captain is back.

The top 6 is a little more tricky, but there are some silver linings. Islanders fans have wanted to see Beauvillier back with Barzal for years and I think we’ll finally get to see it again. Bailey would also move up as he and Barzal have played with each other a bit more this season. We’re definitely gonna lose a little bit with that line, probably on both sides of the puck, but we don’t have much of a choice. Hopefully they can reestablish some chemistry. Eberle meanwhile gets reunited with Nelson and Dal Colle. They played pretty well together when Beauvillier was hurt, so while we’re still figuring out how to organize everything, hopefully their familiarity will sustain us for a bit.

I’ve seen some people say we replace Lee with Ladd at 1LW, which is intriguing but I can’t see us throwing an injury prone 34 year old to the wolves like that. However if we eased him into the lineup and liked what we saw, I would not be opposed to giving him a look up there. I think these lines are most realistic going forward, but obviously they’re subject to change, as Trotz likes to do when there are holes in the lineup.
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2021
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COL
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2022
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COL
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2023
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$80,263,334$0$3,075,000$1,236,666
Left WingCenterRight Wing
NYI
Beauvillier, Anthony
$2,100,000
LW
UFA - 1
NYI
Barzal, Mathew
$7,000,000
C
RFA - 3
NYI
Bailey, Josh
$5,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
NYI
Dal Colle, Michael
$700,000
LW
UFA - 1
NYI
Nelson, Brock
$6,000,000
C, LW
NTC
UFA - 5
NYI
Eberle, Jordan
$5,500,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
NYI
Komarov, Leo
$3,000,000
RW, LW, C
NTC
UFA - 2
NYI
Pageau, Jean-Gabriel
$5,000,000
C
NTC
UFA - 6
NYI
Wahlstrom, Oliver
$894,167
C, RW
RFA - 3
NYI
Martin, Matt
$1,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 4
NYI
Cizikas, Casey
$3,350,000
C
UFA - 1
NYI
Clutterbuck, Cal
$3,500,000
RW
UFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Pelech, Adam
$1,600,000
LD
UFA - 1
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Pulock, Ryan
$5,000,000
RD
UFA - 2
NYI
Varlamov, Semyon
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 3
NYI
Leddy, Nick
$5,500,000
LD
UFA - 2
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Mayfield, Scott
$1,450,000
RD
UFA - 3
NYI
Sorokin, Ilya
$2,000,000
G
UFA - 1
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Greene, Andy
$700,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
NYI
Dobson, Noah
$894,167
RD
RFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
NYI
Aho, Sebastian
$725,000
LD
RFA - 2
NYI
Lee, Anders
$7,000,000
LW, C
NTC
UFA - 6
NYI
Boychuk, Johnny
$6,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 2
NYI
Johnston, Ross
$1,000,000
LW
UFA - 2
NYI
Schneider, Cory
$700,000
G
UFA - 1
Taxi Squad
NYI
Czarnik, Austin
$725,000 ($0)
RW, LW
UFA - 2
NYI
Ladd, Andrew
$5,500,000 ($4,425,000)
LW
NTC
UFA - 3
NYI
Hickey, Thomas
$2,500,000 ($1,425,000)
LD
UFA - 2
NYI
Bellows, Kieffer
$894,166 ($0)
C, LW
RFA - 1
NYI
Skarek, Jakub
$764,167 ($0)
G
RFA - 3

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Mar 12 at 12:35
#1
Isles7
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I like beau on the top line but I disagree with bailey playing with barzal. I think bailey holds him back.
Mar 12 at 12:42
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Quoting: Isles777
I like beau on the top line but I disagree with bailey playing with barzal. I think bailey holds him back.


I agree entirely, but I don't know if they see it that way. This I just tried to do what I think they're going to do. We've unfortunately seen enough of Barzal with Bailey this season that I think they'll roll that out again if necessary
Mar 12 at 12:47
#3
Isles7
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Quoting: ForsbergForVezina
I agree entirely, but I don't know if they see it that way. This I just tried to do what I think they're going to do. We've unfortunately seen enough of Barzal with Bailey this season that I think they'll roll that out again if necessary


I thought beau-barzal-eberle played well last night and I would hope trotz remembers that line was extremely productive before he became head coach. I hate Bailey on the first line lol - It's sad that trotz would saddle his best player with a guy like Bailey. I hate his game this season.
Mar 12 at 12:58
#4
Joined: Oct 2020
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Wouldnt mind MDC on the top line and keep Beau, Nelson, and Bailey together. Although yeah this may be the initial lineup for next game hopefully by end is a bit more sorted out better to our liking. And theres always a possibility of a trade...
Mar 12 at 1:05
#5
Joined: Nov 2019
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How well would Thomas Tatar fill the hole for you guys!
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Mar 12 at 1:09
#6
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Quoting: DaHabs
How well would Thomas Tatar fill the hole for you guys!


He really would. I'd prefer him to Taylor Hall if we were to make a trade. Is Montreal looking to trade him though?
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Mar 12 at 1:11
#7
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Quoting: ForsbergForVezina
He really would. I'd prefer him to Taylor Hall if we were to make a trade. Is Montreal looking to trade him though?


Not sure they are but they should. Tatar for komarov and bellows
Mar 12 at 1:13
#8
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Quoting: RMagikarp
Wouldnt mind MDC on the top line and keep Beau, Nelson, and Bailey together. Although yeah this may be the initial lineup for next game hopefully by end is a bit more sorted out better to our liking. And theres always a possibility of a trade...


That's actually not a bad idea, at least for a game or two. Doesn't really have the same offensive traits as Lee, but he can play some defense and shares a certain aggressiveness on the puck that Lee has. I actually think I like that idea better than what I have here, at least until we know it doesn't work lol
Mar 12 at 1:13
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Isles7
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Quoting: DaHabs
Not sure they are but they should. Tatar for komarov and bellows


sign me up!!!!
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Mar 12 at 1:14
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Quoting: DaHabs
Not sure they are but they should. Tatar for komarov and bellows


Lmao I would take that all day, not sure that the Habs would though
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