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Apr 29, 2016
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>nalzugaray12</b></div><div>Gotcha. Thanks for the overall feedback though. I'm actually really happy you noticed the Gaunce signing. He actually looked solid during that one game with Boston. Obviously it's a really small sample size, but I've read about how solid of a player he was for Providence. I think with them letting Nordstrom go, he could be a serious darkhorse for that 4th line spot.
In regards to Studnicka, I really think they want to give Bjork another look. He had an up and down season this year, but he overall improved his game this season. We want more out of him because he's shown flashes, but I think they'll give him one more chance next season. If he doesn't reach expectations, then you can start giving guys like Studnicka, Senyshyn, etc opportunities. It's just a tough situation because while this team lacks totally high end prospects, they have a ton of depth and that depth seems close to being ready</div></div>
Lots of moving parts. Depth at almost every position except RD. Really depends who shows up to training camp in shape and wants the spot the most. They have enough depth for six forward lines, four defense pairs and two starting goalies and not be terrible, nice problem to have. They will lose a good winger or LD to expansion but it won't even matter.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>bhavikp27</b></div><div>I'm not sure what kind of deal the Bruins want to do with Grzelcyk.
He signed his 2Y ELC, became regular second year. Then he signed a two-year, $1,4M deal (bridge deal?) that ends this year. He's 26. If he signs another two-year deal, he'll be UFA at the end of it. I know cap is probably staying flat and Bruins don't have much space but I would try to with a long-term deal, personally.
He already signed a bridge deal two years ago.</div></div>
True, he did already sign a bridge. I like Grizz, I can appreciate what he brings but it is limited. Best case scenario he's a Jared Spurgeon only left handed. There is a huge premium on RH D. There are also so many 5' nothing LD (this coming from a 5' nothing athlete). He hasn't done enough to differentiate himself. Even with Krug we are trying to figure out how to justify keeping him at a reasonable number and he is an elite PP guy.
Grizz within in the term of his next contract (2-4 years) he will have to fend off Zboril, Lauzon, Vaak, Achan, Zech, Moore plus who knows who else. In my mind anything over $3m seems like a mistake.
<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.