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Ritchie for Zadorov

Created by: bruinsdude77
Initial Creation Date: May 1, 2021
Published: May 2 at 12:40
Team: 2021-22 Boston Bruins
Team Explanation
The Blackhawks don’t want Zadorov but realize he has too much value to let walk without a qualifying offer. The Bruins don’t really have a lineup spot for Ritchie if Hall and Kase re-sign and risk having to overpay for him on arbitration. Both players fill a need for the opposite team as well. I would be ok with a straight up swap, but there were other pieces that make sense. With Swayman clearly having won the backup job moving forward, the Bruins need to trade Vladar or they’ll lose him on waivers. The Blackhawks need a goalie of the future and an affordable one is even better given their cap. In exchange, the Bruins get a veteran third-string in Dellia (worth nothing to Chicago), a depth checker in Kampf, and a draft pick. The pick would be higher if not for dumping Moore. With that said, the Blackhawks need a veteran D and Moore fits the bill.

Zadorov fills a major need of a long-term top-four LHD and isn’t too costly after a down year in Chicago. I think he pairs well with McAvoy as a younger, more mobile Chara type and allows Grz and Carlo to form a balanced second pair. Zboril, Clifton, and Vaakanainen can battle for the third pair spot next to Miller and injury replacement duty until McCabe recovers from his ACL tear and joins the lineup later in the year. Kampfer and Ahcan provide AHL depth as well.

Kampf is somewhat of a Kuraly replacement, although the team goes young on the fourth line and Kampf is a backup with Wagner. Injuries will happen and those two can fill in reliably in the bottom six. For cap purposes, Studnicka may spend some time in the AHL. Senyshyn, Kuhlman, Blidh, Steen, and Hughes are also waiting for bottom six fill-in role too, whereas Lauko could be more of a top-nine replacement. Love the forward lines at full strength though.

I have no doubts about a Rask-Swayman tandem, but the Bs could do worse than Dellia in the minors. I think he’s underrated. Keyser needs a veteran mentor too.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Wolff, Nick1$750,000
Koppanen, Joona1$761,250
Hughes, Cameron1$787,500
Lántoši, Róbert2$750,000
Senyshyn, Zach2$750,000
Frederic, Trent3$1,000,000
Kase, Ondrej1$2,600,000
Carlo, Brandon6$4,800,000
Kämpf, David2$1,000,000
Zadorov, Nikita3$3,333,333
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Blidh, Anton1$750,000
Kampfer, Steven2$750,000
Miller, Kevan1$1,250,000
Krejci, David2$5,500,000
Rask, Tuukka2$5,500,000
Hall, Taylor5$6,666,667
McCabe, Jake1$2,500,000
Trades
BOS
    EXPANSION DRAFT
    SEA
    1. Lauzon, Jérémy
    BOS
    1. Zadorov, Nikita [RFA Rights]
    2. Kämpf, David [RFA Rights]
    3. Delia, Collin
    4. 2022 3rd round pick (CHI)
    CHI
    1. Ritchie, Nick [RFA Rights]
    2. Moore, John
    3. Vladar, Daniel
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
    BOS
    BOS
    BOS
    BOS
    BOS
    BOS
    TOR
    2022
    BOS
    BOS
    CHI
    BOS
    BOS
    BOS
    BOS
    2023
    BOS
    BOS
    BOS
    BOS
    BOS
    BOS
    BOS
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$81,500,000$78,462,556$964,222$182,500$3,037,444

    Roster

    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    BOS
    Marchand, Brad
    $6,125,000
    LW
    NMC
    UFA - 4
    BOS
    Bergeron, Patrice
    $6,875,000
    C
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 1
    BOS
    Pastrnak, David
    $6,666,667
    RW
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 2
    BOS
    Hall, Taylor
    $6,666,667
    LW
    UFA
    BOS
    Krejci, David
    $5,500,000
    C
    UFA
    BOS
    Smith, Craig
    $3,100,000
    RW, C
    UFA - 2
    BOS
    DeBrusk, Jake
    $3,675,000
    LW
    RFA - 1
    BOS
    Coyle, Charlie
    $5,250,000
    C, RW
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 5
    BOS
    Kase, Ondrej
    $2,600,000
    RW
    RFA
    BOS
    Frederic, Trent
    $1,000,000
    C, LW
    RFA
    BOS
    Studnicka, Jack
    $769,167
    RW, C
    RFA - 1
    BOS
    Lazar, Curtis
    $800,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 1
    Kämpf, David
    $1,000,000
    C, RW
    RFA
    BOS
    Wagner, Chris
    $1,350,000
    RW, C
    UFA - 2
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    Zadorov, Nikita
    $3,333,333
    LD/RD
    RFA
    BOS
    McAvoy, Charlie
    $4,900,000
    RD
    RFA - 1
    BOS
    Rask, Tuukka
    $5,500,000
    G
    UFA
    BOS
    Grzelcyk, Matt
    $3,687,500
    LD
    UFA - 3
    BOS
    Carlo, Brandon
    $4,800,000
    RD
    RFA
    BOS
    Swayman, Jeremy
    $925,000
    G
    RFA - 2
    BOS
    Zboril, Jakub
    $725,000
    LD
    RFA - 1
    BOS
    Miller, Kevan
    $1,250,000
    RD
    UFA
    BOS
    Clifton, Connor
    $1,000,000
    LD/RD
    UFA - 2
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    McCabe, Jake
    $2,500,000
    LD
    UFA

    Special Teams

    Power Play 1
    Pastrnak, D.
    Bergeron, P.
    Hall, T.
    McAvoy, C.
    Marchand, B.
    Power Play 2
    Krejci, D.
    Coyle, C.
    DeBrusk, J.
    Kase, O.
    Grzelcyk, M.
    Penalty Kill 1
    Marchand, B.
    Bergeron, P.
    Carlo, B.
    Miller, K.
    Penalty Kill 2
    Coyle, C.
    Lazar, C.
    Zadorov, N.
    McAvoy, C.

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    May 2 at 1:37
    #1
    CHI NYI
    Joined: May 2018
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    I’m taking that if I’m CHI
    May 2 at 1:46
    #2
    Joined: Jun 2018
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    Zadorov fills a major need of a long-term top-four LHD tears of joy I just stopped there, I couldn't take it anymore tears of joy
    May 2 at 10:25
    #3
    Joined: Jan 2021
    Posts: 513
    Likes: 126
    If Zadorov was a legitimate top 4D chances are one of Buffalo, Colorado or Chicago would have realized that and wanted to keep him, especially at that size. You are barking up the wrong tree.
    May 2 at 5:18
    #4
    Joined: Jan 2019
    Posts: 882
    Likes: 239
    Although I do agree with moving ritchie or JD for a top4 LD, I dont see Zadorov being that guy
     
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