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My Suggested Lines vs EDM

Created by: UpsideDownQue
Initial Creation Date: May 27, 2022
Published: May 27, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Colorado Avalanche
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Cant make 21-22 season posts anymore so I just signed everyone to their old cap hits

I think we might see some line shuffling to better counter EDMs offense. STL is a very deep offensive team and Bednar countered that by spreading out their defensive players (Nichushkin and Lehkonen on line 1 and 2) to make a more balanced forward core. EDM is a much different team where they have 1 super dangerous line that provides most of their offense. When the Avs are at home I think they will use last change to match Kane/Hyman-McDavid-Draisaitl with a shutdown line of Nichushkin-Kadri-Lehkonen. This allows Landeskog-MacKinnon-Rantanen and Burakovsky-Newhook-Compher to dominate vs EDM's weaker depth forwards and generate tons of offense. I also wouldnt mind matching Landeskog-MacKinnon-Rantanen directly up against Hyman-McDavid-Draisaitl. I fully expect McDavid to get 25+ mins per game so they will probably need to use both matchups regularly anyway. But regardless of who matches up with McDavid COLs depth lines should outperform EDMs depth lines

While EDM has a higher Hits/60 in the playoffs, STL had a much more physical D core (most of EDMs big hitters are forwards). I think this matchup allows skill players like Newhook to open up more offensively rather than be forced to play a physical cycle offense vs STL. For this reason I put Newhook back in the lineup and took out NAK who has been part of COLs worst performing line analytically the past couple games. He also doesnt play a role on the PP or PK so this doesnt disturb any special teams (other scratch options LOC, Helm, Cogliano, Compher, Burakovsky are all used on special teams)

I am worried about Johnson-Manson having to go up against McDavid for games 3, 4, and possibly 6. That D pair has no speed so they will either back up way to much and give EDM space to shoot or they will get torched in a foot race. Just gonna have to make up for it with the other matchups though. Wouldve been nice to have Girard for this series cause he has some fantastic footwork
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Lehkonen, Artturi1$1,150,000
Aubé-Kubel, Nicolas1$1,075,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Burakovsky, André1$4,900,000
Cogliano, Andrew1$750,000
Helm, Darren1$1,000,000
Johnson, Jack1$750,000
Kadri, Nazem1$4,500,000
Kuemper, Darcy1$3,500,000
Manson, Josh1$2,050,000
Murray, Ryan1$2,000,000
Nichushkin, Valeri1$2,500,000
Sturm, Nico1$750,000
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2022
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2023
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2024
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
24$81,500,000$80,940,000$25,000$3,350,000$560,000

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Landeskog, Gabriel
$7,000,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 7
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MacKinnon, Nathan
$6,300,000
C, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
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Rantanen, Mikko
$9,250,000
RW, C
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Nichushkin, Valeri
$2,500,000
LW, RW
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Kadri, Nazem
$4,500,000
C
UFA
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Lehkonen, Artturi
$1,150,000
LW, RW
RFA
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Burakovsky, André
$4,900,000
LW, RW
UFA
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Newhook, Alex
$908,333
C
RFA - 1
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Compher, J.T.
$3,500,000
RW, LW, C
UFA - 1
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Cogliano, Andrew
$750,000
LW
UFA
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Helm, Darren
$1,000,000
C, LW, RW
UFA
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O'Connor, Logan
$1,050,000
RW, LW
UFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Toews, Devon
$4,100,000
LD
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Makar, Cale
$9,000,000
RD
UFA - 5
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Kuemper, Darcy
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G
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Byram, Bowen
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LD
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Johnson, Erik
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RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
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Francouz, Pavel
$2,000,000
G
UFA - 2
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Johnson, Jack
$750,000
LD
UFA
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Manson, Josh
$2,050,000
RD
UFA
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Sturm, Nico
$750,000
C
UFA
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Girard, Samuel
$5,000,000
LD/RD
UFA - 5
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Aubé-Kubel, Nicolas
$1,075,000
RW
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MacDermid, Kurtis
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Murray, Ryan
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Special Teams

Power Play 1
Landeskog, G.
Kadri, N.
Rantanen, M.
MacKinnon, N.
Makar, C.
Power Play 2
Compher, J.
Newhook, A.
Burakovsky, A.
Byram, B.
Toews, D.
Penalty Kill 1
Nichushkin, V.
Lehkonen, A.
Toews, D.
Makar, C.
Penalty Kill 2
Helm, D.
Cogliano, A.
Johnson, E.
Manson, J.

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May 27 at 11:40 p.m.
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When Edm is home they will play McDavid vs MacKinnon and Draisaitl will be on a second line if the they get dominated. Col's depth and defensers (with their shots from the point) might be the difference.
May 27 at 11:48 p.m.
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blues lost frown(( GO AVS GO
May 28 at 12:47 a.m.
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I think Murray gets in place of JJ.
May 28 at 6:19 p.m.
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Quoting: Xqb15a
I think Murray gets in place of JJ.


IDK, Bednar doesn't seem to like Murray and he doesn't really have anything on JJ plus he hasn't played in a good long while. I guess if JJ gets lit up, maybe Murray gets in but we'd probably see a lot of pair shuffling before it got to that point.
May 28 at 8:20 p.m.
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IDK, Bednar doesn't seem to like Murray and he doesn't really have anything on JJ plus he hasn't played in a good long while. I guess if JJ gets lit up, maybe Murray gets in but we'd probably see a lot of pair shuffling before it got to that point.


Just going by JJ playing I believe 1 shift after the massive gaffe that lead to a goal just 9:19
 
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