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Trade Back In Round One

Created by: bruinsdude77
Initial Creation Date: Jun. 24, 2021
Published: Jun. 24, 2021
Team: 2021-22 Boston Bruins
Team Explanation
I'll start by acknowledging that a) this could be a tough draft to predict and b) the Bruins may not be as in love with the core player of this discussion as much as I am. With that said, I have been obsessed with Samu Tuomaala as the ideal first-round pick for the Bs since all the way back to the World Juniors in December and following him throughout the year. The Bruins need an elite forward prospect this year and preferably on the wing as they have more depth and upside at center currently. Tuomaala is a right wing who can play the left side and is a SHOOTER. He shoots well and he shoots often, something that the Bruins need more of. And while he isn't big, he plays a tough, gritty game, something else that the team needs more of. Tuomaala is the perfect fit in my mind. The problem is that I didn't expect the Bruins to be drafting at 21 and Tuomaala is a consensus late-first or early-second prospect.

If the Bruins stay where they are, I would be fine with reaching for Tuomaala to make sure they get him. However, the option to move back and add another pick is a great opportunity. The trade partner that jumps out is in the opposite position of the Bs - the rival Canadiens. No one, including Montreal themselves, expected them to be where they are. They are now locked into a final four pick in the first round when most thought they would be the highest-picking playoff team. The Habs also have a number of picks this year and most importantly they have two late second-round picks, theirs and Tampa's.

According to The Athletic's pick value board, the difference between pick No. 21 (really No. 20 since Arizona isn't picking in the first) and picks No. 29-32 (really 28-31) is equal to a pick between No. 57 and No. 72, a range in which the Habs have two picks and the Bruins have none. Especially if a top RHD like Corson Ceulemans is available at No. 21, I think it makes a ton of sense for Montreal to move up and the Bs to move back.

The good thing about this plan is that it isn't totally dependent on Montreal either. New Jersey also has a bottom-four first-round pick (the Islanders') and two picks in that late-second/early-third range. They have a ton of picks and may opt for quality over quantity by moving up with the Bs as well.

Bruins picks:
First Round - RW Samu Tuomaala (as noted above)
Second Round - RHD Roman Schmidt (USNTDP product, need to address lack of RHD depth in the pipeline)
Third Round - RW/C Chase Stillman (NHL blood, projects to be a good two-way winger)
Fourth Round - LHD Guillaume Richard (PC-bound puck-mover, seems like a Bruins pick)
Fifth Round - LW Martin Rysavy (sleeper, power forward upside)
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Booth, Callum1$750,000
Wolff, Nick1$750,000
Koppanen, Joona1$761,250
Lántoši, Róbert2$750,000
Hughes, Cameron2$787,500
Senyshyn, Zach2$850,000
Frederic, Trent3$1,000,000
Ritchie, Nick1$2,000,000
Kase, Ondrej1$2,600,000
Carlo, Brandon6$4,500,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Miller, Kevan1$750,000
Reilly, Mike2$2,500,000
Rask, Tuukka1$5,000,000
Krejci, David2$5,000,000
Hall, Taylor6$6,000,000
Hirose, Taro1$750,000
Wedgewood, Scott1$750,000
Demers, Jason1$1,750,000
McCabe, Jake2$2,500,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Tuomaala, Samu3$925,000
Trades
1.
BOS
    EXPANSION DRAFT
    SEA
    1. Lauzon, Jérémy
    2.
    BOS
    1. 2021 1st round pick (MTL)
    2. 2021 2nd round pick (MTL)
    Later of their two second-round picks
    MTL
    1. 2021 1st round pick (BOS)
    Buried
    • John Moore: $1,625,000 ($2,750,000)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
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    2022
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    2023
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    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$81,500,000$82,285,674$1,956,507$125,000-$785,674

    Roster

    Left WingCenterRight Wing
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    Marchand, Brad
    $6,125,000
    LW
    NMC
    UFA - 4
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    Bergeron, Patrice
    $6,875,000
    C
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 1
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    Pastrnak, David
    $6,666,667
    RW
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 2
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    Hall, Taylor
    $6,000,000
    LW
    NMC
    UFA - 4
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    Krejci, David
    $5,000,000
    C
    UFA
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    Smith, Craig
    $3,100,000
    RW, C
    UFA - 2
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    DeBrusk, Jake
    $3,675,000
    LW
    UFA - 1
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    Coyle, Charlie
    $5,250,000
    C, RW
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 5
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    Kase, Ondrej
    $2,600,000
    RW
    RFA - 1
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    Ritchie, Nick
    $2,000,000
    LW
    UFA - 2
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    Frederic, Trent
    $1,000,000
    C, LW
    RFA - 2
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    Lazar, Curtis
    $800,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 1
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    Wagner, Chris
    $1,350,000
    RW, C
    UFA - 2
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    McCabe, Jake
    $2,500,000
    LD/RD
    NTC
    UFA - 4
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    McAvoy, Charlie
    $4,900,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
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    Swayman, Jeremy
    $925,000
    G
    RFA - 2
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    Grzelcyk, Matt
    $3,687,500
    LD
    UFA - 3
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    Carlo, Brandon
    $4,500,000
    RD
    UFA - 6
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    Vladar, Daniel
    $750,000
    G
    RFA - 2
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    Reilly, Mike
    $2,500,000
    LD
    UFA - 3
    Demers, Jason
    $1,750,000
    RD
    UFA
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    Clifton, Connor
    $1,000,000
    LD/RD
    UFA - 2
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    Miller, Kevan
    $750,000
    RD
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    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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    Rask, Tuukka
    $5,000,000
    G
    NMC
    UFA - 1

    Special Teams

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

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    Jun. 24, 2021 at 12:25 p.m.
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    If they are trading down, trade with Seattle to take Moore. 21st for 35th with Seattle taking Moore. Add the rights to Kase and Cehlarik.
    Jun. 24, 2021 at 1:02 p.m.
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    As a habs Fan I think this works well for both sides as well because of Montreals needs. We need RHD prospects and top 6 LW's. I could see Montreal taking Ceulemans and Mailloux with their 1st and 2nd round picks or even L'Heureux with their 1st if still available.
    Jun. 24, 2021 at 1:28 p.m.
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    As a habs Fan I think this works well for both sides as well because of Montreals needs. We need RHD prospects and top 6 LW's. I could see Montreal taking Ceulemans and Mailloux with their 1st and 2nd round picks or even L'Heureux with their 1st if still available.


    I think if Ceulemans is there it is a no-brainer for Montreal. This draft is thin at RHD and Ceulemans is the undisputed No. 2 prospect and after he, Clarke, and Morrow there is a big drop-off. Even if he isn't though, you're right that they could get a more concrete wing prospect and still get Mailloux or Schmidt in the second.
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    Jun. 25, 2021 at 8:55 p.m.
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    The only thing is Trading up hasn't been one of Bergy's things. In the 9 drafts he has only moved up once (brett Lernout in 2014) but has moved back several times.
     
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