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Team: 2023-24 Columbus Blue Jackets
Initial Creation Date: Feb. 5, 2024
Published: Feb. 5, 2024
Salary Cap Mode: Basic
Trades
1.
CBJ
  1. Kotkaniemi, Jesperi
  2. 2024 1st round pick (CAR)
  3. 2024 3rd round pick (CAR)
Additional Details:
Trade deadline
2.
CBJ
  1. Hämeenaho, Lenni [Reserve List]
  2. 2024 3rd round pick (NJD)
Additional Details:
trade deadline
3.
CBJ
  1. 2024 2nd round pick (NYR)
Additional Details:
trade deadline
NYR
  1. Roslovic, Jack ($2,000,000 retained)
  2. 2024 5th round pick (CBJ)
4.
CBJ
  1. Toews, Devon
Additional Details:
before draft
COL
  1. Del Bel Belluz, Luca
  2. 2024 1st round pick (CAR)
  3. 2024 2nd round pick (NYR)
5.
BOS
  1. Dumais, Jordan
  2. Tarasov, Daniil
  3. 2024 3rd round pick (CAR)
  4. 2024 3rd round pick (LAK)
  5. 2025 1st round pick (CBJ)
Additional Details:
top 7 protected
6.
CBJ
  1. Foligno, Marcus
Additional Details:
free agency
MIN
7.
VGK
  1. Bemström, Emil
  2. 2024 3rd round pick (NJD)
  3. 2025 4th round pick (CBJ)
Buyouts
Retained Salary Transactions
DraftRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7
2024
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2025
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2026
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
24$87,500,000$81,765,816$0$7,750,000$5,734,184
Left WingCentreRight Wing
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$9,750,000$9,750,000
LW
NMC
UFA - 6
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$950,000$950,000 (Performance Bonus$3,200,000$3M)
C
RFA - 3
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$925,000$925,000 (Performance Bonus$850,000$850K)
RW
RFA - 1
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$925,000$925,000 (Performance Bonus$1,850,000$2M)
LW, C
RFA - 1
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$4,820,000$4,820,000
C
UFA - 7
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$8,700,000$8,700,000
C, RW, LW
M-NTC
UFA - 3
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$925,000$925,000
LW, C, RW
RFA - 2
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$925,000$925,000 (Performance Bonus$850,000$850K)
C
RFA - 1
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$800,000$800,000
RW, LW
RFA - 1
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$1,525,000$1,525,000
LW, C, RW
RFA - 1
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$2,500,000$2,500,000
C, LW
M-NTC
UFA - 2
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$3,100,000$3,100,000
RW, LW
NMC
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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$9,583,333$9,583,333
LD
NMC
UFA - 5
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$918,333$918,333 (Performance Bonus$1,000,000$1M)
RD
RFA - 3
Logo of the Boston Bruins
$3,475,000$3,475,000
G
RFA - 1
Logo of the Colorado Avalanche
$4,100,000$4,100,000
LD
UFA - 1
Logo of the Columbus Blue Jackets
$6,250,000$6,250,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 8
Logo of the Columbus Blue Jackets
$5,400,000$5,400,000
G
M-NTC
UFA - 4
Logo of the Vegas Golden Knights
$2,294,150$2,294,150
LD
RFA - 2
Logo of the Columbus Blue Jackets
$4,000,000$4,000,000
RD
M-NTC
UFA - 3
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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$1,100,000$1,100,000
RW
UFA - 2
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$2,750,000$2,750,000
RD
UFA - 3
Logo of the Columbus Blue Jackets
$2,600,000$2,600,000
RD
RFA - 2
Logo of the Columbus Blue Jackets
$2,333,333$2,333,333
LD/RD
RFA - 1
Logo of the Columbus Blue Jackets
$975,000$975,000
RW, C
UFA - 1

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Feb. 5 at 4:41 p.m.
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Avs just extended Toews they aren't trading him before it even kicks in
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Feb. 5 at 4:43 p.m.
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Bruins aren't moving Swayman for that, especially if the best asset coming to them is top 7 protected
Feb. 5 at 4:45 p.m.
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I'm not sure I understand CBJ, offering trades to Cup Contenders, to exchange roster players for picks and lesser players.

Why would COL send you our 2nd best D, Boston send their 1B G and VGK, send a regular D-man? These 3 teams are fighting for the Cup!
I completely understand how this helps CBJ but it's quite unrealistic for the other teams.
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Feb. 5 at 4:46 p.m.
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swayman isn't eligible to be traded this season, and if he were, this isn't close to enough. the top team in the east isn't trading their #1 goalie.
Feb. 5 at 4:47 p.m.
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Quoting: CoachJoseph
I'm not sure I understand CBJ, offering trades to Cup Contenders, to exchange roster players for picks and lesser players.

Why would COL send you our 2nd best D, Boston send their 1B G and VGK, send a regular D-man? These 3 teams are fighting for the Cup!
I completely understand how this helps CBJ but it's quite unrealistic for the other teams.


forgot to mention but those trades would happen during summer
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Feb. 5 at 4:55 p.m.
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Devils probably pass on Provorov…especially at that price.
Feb. 5 at 4:55 p.m.
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The Bruins are at a different stage of their roster. I just don’t see them trading Swayman who fits the timeline with Pasta and McAvoy quite well.
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Feb. 5 at 5:02 p.m.
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Canes easily pass. Jenner isn’t an upgrade on KK, and the Canes certainly aren’t adding picks to downgrade.
Feb. 5 at 5:11 p.m.
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Take Hämeenaho out and the Devils might consider given the injuries they’re dealing with in their blue line. Provorov really isn’t a very good defender at the NHL level however and Kekkäläinen trading for him reads like a big mistake to me.
Feb. 5 at 5:12 p.m.
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Easy no. Nothing there to make them move Sway.
Feb. 5 at 5:17 p.m.
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Quoting: Celtics21
The Bruins are at a different stage of their roster. I just don’t see them trading Swayman who fits the timeline with Pasta and McAvoy quite well.


I just don't see you guys being able to compete long-term... you guys don't have a good prospect pools and you guys don't have a true 1 or 2C
Feb. 5 at 5:29 p.m.
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I just don't see you guys being able to compete long-term... you guys don't have a good prospect pools and you guys don't have a true 1 or 2C


Eventually people will realize that prospect pools as rated by the Athletic is just a subtle grift. While no one was looking, Swayman ended up being a top shelf goalie and Trent Frederic has developed into a solid PF. As Lysell, Poitras, and Lonrei get more time … I’m comfortable that all three will fall under the “we should’ve rated them higher”.

Late firsts and seconds usually don’t end up as stars, but build up prospect ratings. Bad teams remain bad because they think they’ve drafted a star and instead have picked up an average prospect in the top 15.

Thankfully, Boston already has its stars in Pasta, McAvoy, and I assume Swayman going into the future so it is about developing complementary pieces.

While I think there is a big drop off after 3, I also think that the team is drafting for role players in the later rounds and have a pretty good track record of identifying them
Feb. 5 at 5:49 p.m.
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Quoting: Celtics21
Eventually people will realize that prospect pools as rated by the Athletic is just a subtle grift. While no one was looking, Swayman ended up being a top shelf goalie and Trent Frederic has developed into a solid PF. As Lysell, Poitras, and Lonrei get more time … I’m comfortable that all three will fall under the “we should’ve rated them higher”.

Late firsts and seconds usually don’t end up as stars, but build up prospect ratings. Bad teams remain bad because they think they’ve drafted a star and instead have picked up an average prospect in the top 15.

Thankfully, Boston already has its stars in Pasta, McAvoy, and I assume Swayman going into the future so it is about developing complementary pieces.

While I think there is a big drop off after 3, I also think that the team is drafting for role players in the later rounds and have a pretty good track record of identifying them


I'm not just talking about the Athletic rankings... there's not really the high-end talent in your pool the way there is for other contenders (the Hurricanes, and the Stars come to mind)

"Thankfully, Boston already has its stars in Pasta, McAvoy, and I assume Swayman going into the future so it is about developing complementary pieces."- There are some glaring holes on your roster and I do not see anybody in the prospect pipeline that will fix those issues
Feb. 5 at 5:54 p.m.
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Quoting: seanrushton
I'm not just talking about the Athletic rankings... there's not really the high-end talent in your pool the way there is for other contenders (the Hurricanes, and the Stars come to mind)

"Thankfully, Boston already has its stars in Pasta, McAvoy, and I assume Swayman going into the future so it is about developing complementary pieces."- There are some glaring holes on your roster and I do not see anybody in the prospect pipeline that will fix those issues


To be blunt, I don’t believe there is high end talent in most pools. The reason the same teams are in last place year after year are the players that are supposed to develop into stars don’t have the ability to do so. Every top 10 pick is supposed to develop into the next big thing only to develop into a solid top 9 piece a good portion of the time. How many star potential players do you see in Columbus’s talent pool? I see 1 and a bunch of players not living up to their press clippings at the NHL level. Maybe another can develop into one, but the probability isn’t super high

Finding a star player is hard to do and the Bruins have two of them who are in their mid 20s and likely one on the way if Swayman keeps on playing the way he is.

The Bruins were supposed to regress but are still among the best teams in the league. Why? Because last year was as much about the younger players emerging into bonafide great players as much as it was about Bergeron and Krejci coming back for cheap salaries
Feb. 5 at 5:58 p.m.
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To be blunt, I don’t believe there is high end talent in most pools. The reason the same teams are in last place year after year are the players that are supposed to develop into stars don’t have the ability to do so.

Every top 10 pick is supposed to develop into the next big thing only to develop into a solid top 9 piece a good portion of the time.

Finding a star player is hard to do and the Bruins have two of them who are in their mid 20s and likely one on the way.

The Bruins were supposed to regress but are still among the best teams in the league. Why? Because last year was as much about the younger players emerging into bonafide great players as much as it was about Bergeron and Krejci coming back for cheap salaries


"To be blunt, I don’t believe there is high end talent in most pools."- I fervently disagree with you on that point

"Finding a star player is hard to do and the Bruins have two of them who are in their mid 20s and likely one on the way. "- But overall your on-ice metrics are indicative more of a middling team fighting for a wild card (50.09 xGF%, 50.47 SCF%, 48.59 SF%). I'm saying this is a team that isn't going to be competitive for a while because you don't have any more top-6 talent coming down the pipeline to replace Marchand after he inevitability falls off after not having two top-6 centers.
Feb. 5 at 6:08 p.m.
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"To be blunt, I don’t believe there is high end talent in most pools."- I fervently disagree with you on that point

"Finding a star player is hard to do and the Bruins have two of them who are in their mid 20s and likely one on the way. "- But overall your on-ice metrics are indicative more of a middling team fighting for a wild card (50.09 xGF%, 50.47 SCF%, 48.59 SF%)


Our goal differential per 60 is second in the league. That’s a sign of great goaltending and some talented players that score above their expected goals for.

It’s funny, I normally rate the quality of an individual player by looking at values above expected. Doing it for a team gets lost in a ton of noise. Performances of a few often outweigh the performances of the aggregate team

You do realize they have the #1 record in the league and won the president’s trophy last year as well. Go ahead an root for your prospect ranking smile
Feb. 5 at 6:28 p.m.
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Quoting: Celtics21
Our goal differential per 60 is second in the league. That’s a sign of great goaltending and some talented players that score above their expected goals for.

It’s funny, I normally rate the quality of an individual player by looking at values above expected. Doing it for a team gets lost in a ton of noise. Performances of a few often outweigh the performances of the aggregate team

You do realize they have the #1 record in the league and won the president’s trophy last year as well. Go ahead an root for your prospect ranking smile


"Our goal differential per 60 is second in the league. That’s a sign of great goaltending and some talented players that score above their expected goals for"- You can't just rely on good goaltending and elite shooting bailing out your inability to control play and lack of pieces needed to go far

"You do realize they have the #1 record in the league and won the president’s trophy last year as well. Go ahead an root for your prospect ranking smile"- You guys still don't have the pieces to go far in the playoffs and you guys are looking a pretty major rebuild soon
Feb. 5 at 6:38 p.m.
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Quoting: Konkarsson
forgot to mention but those trades would happen during summer


Not sure who the GM will be this summer but CMac tells him no.
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Feb. 5 at 6:55 p.m.
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Quoting: seanrushton
"Our goal differential per 60 is second in the league. That’s a sign of great goaltending and some talented players that score above their expected goals for"- You can't just rely on good goaltending and elite shooting bailing out your inability to control play and lack of pieces needed to go far

"You do realize they have the #1 record in the league and won the president’s trophy last year as well. Go ahead an root for your prospect ranking smile"- You guys still don't have the pieces to go far in the playoffs and you guys are looking a pretty major rebuild soon


When I start to see us struggle, I’ll believe it. Right now, I’ve been hearing Boston is going to regress for a while now and they keep on winning at a high level.
Feb. 5 at 7:10 p.m.
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Quoting: Celtics21
When I start to see us struggle, I’ll believe it. Right now, I’ve been hearing Boston is going to regress for a while now and they keep on winning at a high level.


It comes for every franchise eventually or we’d be talking about the Red Wings making the playoffs for the thirty-third straight year. Ask Pens and Caps fans how it feels right now.
Feb. 5 at 7:35 p.m.
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It comes for every franchise eventually or we’d be talking about the Red Wings making the playoffs for the thirty-third straight year. Ask Pens and Caps fans how it feels right now.


With our top 2 being 27 and 26 respectively, I don’t expect it will be as soon as being implied. Crosby and Ovi are 36 and 38 respectively
Feb. 5 at 7:43 p.m.
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Oh please a late 1st an AHLer and a 2nd for a top 12 dman in the league. You could make the pick unprotected this year and next and COL still doesn’t do it. But hey thanks for letting COL over pay for Roslivic in the same ACGM. Hilariously bad.
Feb. 5 at 7:47 p.m.
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Quoting: Konkarsson
forgot to mention but those trades would happen during summer


Fair enough but speaking as an Avs fan. That'll be a big fat no from us. We are in the Cup window for the next 3-5 years and we need Toews on the back end WAAAAY more then we need draft picks.
Toews and Makar is in the Top D pairings in the league (Number 1 in my book but I'm biased), so splitting that up would be a HUGE mistake.... unless Bo Byram takes a huge step and Toews takes a HUGE step back...
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Feb. 5 at 9:14 p.m.
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Absolutely easy pass for the Avs......and probably every other team not called Columbus.
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Feb. 6 at 12:03 p.m.
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18 lotteries, 0 wins
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Canes easily pass. Jenner isn’t an upgrade on KK, and the Canes certainly aren’t adding picks to downgrade.


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