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Forum: Armchair-GMMay 22, 2020 at 1:03
Forum: Armchair-GMMay 21, 2020 at 8:01
This all looks pretty good. One of the best I've seen on here. Now my break down:

You are short on roster player and they almost always carry 8 defense.

Zboril and Senyshen both require waivers. I don't believe they will risk losing them for free. Senyshen gets Kuhlman's spot and Zboril is the 7/8 D.

Frederic won't be there opening night but will be first call up when injuries happen. He has one more year of waiver exemption and the Bruins will use it. Lindholm is very responsible.

Kühnhackl and Ebert are exactly the kind of moves this management team do. These two would be as good as any. Good job.

Tough spot if the Bruins sign Krug. They would have 10 NHL defenseman requiring waivers. In that scenario I see Kampfer and Clifton sent down.

I'll throw out one of my more controversial takes...... That the Bruins will resign B Ritchie and he'll start in the AHL. He's a big body and a RW with a decent skating ability he's a unicorn if he puts it together. Trading for his brother, who will need a new contract next summer and training hard together, we might just get some bash brothers for the bottom six.

I like that you resigned Gaunce, I think he still can be an NHLer its just that Boston loves their depth. Sweeneely didn't have depth when they played and it cost them. They are trying their best to give the current players that.

I don't think they can hold off Studnicka any longer. He will be on the team at some point. My only hesitations are he doesn't require waivers and they have very good centers. Bruins need him to play center, may take an injury but he will be with the big club by the end of the year with Frederic.
Forum: Armchair-GMApr 23, 2020 at 2:47
Forum: Armchair-GMApr 23, 2020 at 2:28
Forum: Armchair-GMApr 23, 2020 at 1:45
Forum: Armchair-GMJan 8, 2020 at 12:17
Forum: Armchair-GMJan 1, 2020 at 9:34
Thread: Bruins 2RW
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Gofnut999</b></div><div>Was not putting words in your mouth.

So you want right shot and cheap. You just eliminated 80% of the list. Nucks would not move Virtanen when he stunk. Now that he is showing signs of life i doubt they’d move him. That leaves Fischer and Anderson. Neither team has any reason to move them other than they have been disappointments. Fischer would be cheap. He’s also been terrible. Anderson, who knows. He’s the one that best fits the bill of what you are looking for. Maybe switching teams would revitalize him. But outside of last year he was never really that good either. More of a 3rd liner. He could thrive on Boston’s 2nd line. Or he could ? the bed and be just another on the list of failed RW2 over the last 4 years. I’d feel better if he was being acquired for the 3rd line.

Toffoli was the guy i wanted last year (well Eric Staal was, TT was 2nd choice) along with Coyle, still want him. I think he would do well on 2nd line. Was more attractive with term then as a rental. Cap space is a huge problem though. If LA is retaining and/or taking salary back to make it work it will push the price up further.

A few more options might pop up as teams fall out of the race. But this year is a lot thinner than last years market.

The other route is get a 3rd center and move Coyle to RW2. Probably where he will be next year with Studnicka taking 3C. That is another option, in house. But i think a 3rd line of Stud centering Heinen and Bjork would get eaten up in the playoffs.

They need some beef, or at least someone to drop the gloves and protect the lineup as well as a RW2.</div></div>

I see it much the way you are here. TT seems like the best fit that is probably available, maybe Kase, not sure about Kovalchuk. Unfortunately we don't get any inside info and I have doubts that guys like Virtanen, Anderson, Rakell are even realistically available. My first choice is Anderson.

Agreed that a 3c may be the best option. Who that is I haven't a clue, Sweeney plays his cards tight. The best option might be in house with Stud and Senyshen.

To clarify what my thought of cheap would be a 2nd, 4th and someone like Heinen, Cehlarik or Zboril. Salary needs to be sub $4.5-2.5 for 1-2 years.
Forum: Armchair-GMDec 31, 2019 at 7:46
Thread: Bruins 2RW
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Gofnut999</b></div><div>You willing to bet the season on it? Trying to catch lightning in a bottle. Which one? Knuble was an in house option that was thrown into a significant role. Throw him on the wall see if he sticks. If it did not work they’d try someone else or trade for someone. It did. Brett Ritchie? Karson Kuhlman? They didn’t.

Thanks but i’ll pass. If i’m trading for someone mid-season I’ll take the established guy. You play the lottery. We’ll see who turns out better.</div></div>

First off I didn't say which player I preferred outside of a right shot, so please refrain from putting words in my mouth. Now you have changed the tone of the entire thread. I'll continue in the interest of conversation.

I think you are wrong in the assumption that a player like Palmieri is automatically a much better option then say Bennett for a Bruins playoff run. What many people don't realize is that Palmieri gets almost half his points on the PP. He's not getting PP time in any significant amount in Boston let alone he might not even be available. Who here prognosticaticated MoJo last year? He worked out well, didn't cost a lot to acquire and wasn't lighting the world on fire before he got to Boston.

Even strength scoring, ideally a cheaper right shot Brandon Saad that won't break the bank. That's what I want. Signed for two years max. I created this thread to try start a conversation and find players that I'm not familiar with that could be options. Not for posters to say there are only two guys that will work.

Edit: Yes that last line is hyperbole. Cheers.