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My Lines for Game 2 Plus Game 1 Thoughts

Created by: Claesson4Norris
Initial Creation Date: Sep. 24, 2022
Published: Sep. 24, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Ottawa Senators
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Thoughts on game one:

-Sanderson was Ottawa's top skater. Tried to do too much with the puck a couple of times, but he looked great defensively. Hamonic looked pretty good as well. Guennette was the only other Dman I have good things to say about.

-Stützle-Debrincat-Giroux all shows touches of their great talent individually, but chemistry is still a work in progress. They weren't on the same page, and definitely looked like guys who played on three different teams last year. Still have high hopes.

-Brassard wasn't amazing or anything, but he looked solid. Thought he looked better than Gambrell. Would be more confident with him on the PK than Gambrell. Still rather Kastelic over either.

- team had no defensive structure at all. If they couldn't stop the entry it was utter chaos, they just collapse in like a house of cards. The same story we've seen to start throughout the DJ Smith era. I still don't think he's the guy. Sens have a fairly weak defensive personnel, and I don't think DJ brings the defensive structure to over come it tbh. They need another good Dman.

-Talbot let in all three goals, but he got no help on any of them. Thought he looked great. Mando also impressed me.
Buyouts
  • Bobby Ryan: $1,833,333
  • Colin White: $875,000
  • Michael Del Zotto: $500,000
  • Dion Phaneuf: $354,167
  • Claude Giroux: $1,666,667
  • Alex DeBrincat: -$1,100,000
  • Nikita Zaitsev: $2,833,333
  • Travis Hamonic: $1,666,667
  • Austin Watson: $500,000
  • Nick Holden: $433,334
  • Dylan Gambrell: $158,334
  • Tim Stützle: $231,250
  • Jake Sanderson: $231,250
  • Erik Brännström: $150,000
  • Parker Kelly: $139,583
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Matt Murray: $1,562,500 (25%)
Buried
  • Cam Talbot: $2,541,667 ($3,666,667)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2023
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2024
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2025
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
20$82,500,000$63,281,966$0$1,950,000$19,218,034
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Tkachuk, Brady
$8,205,714
LW, C
UFA - 6
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Norris, Joshua
$7,950,000
C
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Batherson, Drake
$4,975,000
RW
UFA - 5
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Motte, Tyler
$1,350,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
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Pinto, Shane
$925,000
C
RFA - 1
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Joseph, Mathieu
$2,950,000
LW, RW, C
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Crookshank, Angus
$838,333
LW
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Kastelic, Mark
$821,667
C
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Hawryluk, Jayce
$750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
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Sabourin, Scott
$750,000
RW
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Chartier, Rourke
$750,000
C
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Boucher, Tyler
$894,167
RW
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Chabot, Thomas
$8,000,000
LD
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Zub, Artem
$2,500,000
RD
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Forsberg, Anton
$2,750,000
G
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Larsson, Jacob
$750,000
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RFA - 1
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Bernard-Docker, Jacob
$925,000
RD
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Søgaard, Mads
$925,000
G
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Donovan, Jorian
$831,667
LD
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Thomson, Lassi
$863,333
RD
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Sep. 24 at 5:10 p.m.
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This team needs to find a way to get something like:

Chabot-Severson
Sanderson-Zub
Soucy-Hamonic
Holden
Sep. 24 at 8:17 p.m.
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D.J Smith was the defense coach in Windsor when the Spits won consecutive Memorial Cups. They had structure and were rock solid because they had good players with EXPERIENCE.

Another good defenseman or two along with one- or two more-years' experience for the good young ones already in place and this team will be Cup contenders. Right now be happy with being playoff contenders.
Sep. 24 at 8:49 p.m.
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Quoting: BruinsCharlies
D.J Smith was the defense coach in Windsor when the Spits won consecutive Memorial Cups. They had structure and were rock solid because they had good players with EXPERIENCE.

Another good defenseman or two along with one- or two more-years' experience for the good young ones already in place and this team will be Cup contenders. Right now be happy with being playoff contenders.


I don't really care what kind of assistant coach he was in the OHL. I've watched every game he's coached as an NHL head coach, and so far his defensive systems seem to include a lot of puck watching and scrambling. It's not just a lack of quality personnel (though it certainly exaggerates the problem), you can play with structure without a great roster.
Sep. 25 at 12:08 p.m.
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I like DJ and would like him to be an associated coach, Jacques Martin would be the other one.
 
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