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burstnbloom

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Time to start filling out the bottom six. Vet who can fill it an center in a pinch and is on a conveniently expiring contract. RW Craig Smith

Svechnikov - Seguin - Kucherov
Nyquist - Cirelli - R Smith
----------------- - Nelson - C Smith

Josi - Ellis
Ekholm - Nurse
Brannström - ----------------

Blackwood


Cap picture:
Seguin ($9.85m)
Kucherov ($9.5m)
Ellis ($6.25m)
Nelson ($6.0m)
Nyquist ($5.5m)
R Smith ($5.0m)
C Smith ($4.25m)
Josi ($4.0m this year, then $9.059m)
Ekholm ($3.75m)
Nurse ($3.2m this year, then $5.6m)
Svechnikov ($0.925m)
Brännström ($0.863m)
Cirelli ($0.728m)
Blackwood ($0.695m)

Total cap hit: $60.5m this year, growing to at least $67.9m
ahh dammit. Nice pick.
 

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SoSH's Doug Neidermeyer
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He's having a down year, but he's been pretty consistent throughout his career to date otherwise.

I'm going to pair with him Necas (which is where he's playing this year in Carolina and started to see some success before the season ended) and hope he can figure it out.

Ryan Dzingle, LW, CAR
 

RIFan

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This guy has had an off year after being traded in the off season. No fines and no suspensions during the season is not what we've come to expect from him. We'll assume that the season being cut back by Covid just denied him a chance to face the wheel of justice and he'll get back to his "gritty" ways. The Cup Checks select Radko Gudas, D

Marchand - Crosby - Wilson
M Tkachuk - Coleman - Z Kassian
E Kane - Frederic - XXX
Lucic -XXX- XXX

Edmundson - Doughty
Klefbom-Fabbro
XXX-Gudas

Price
XXX
 

thehitcat

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Shot blocker extraordinaire Ilya Nikolaevich Lyubushkin is half of our third pairing on defense. A Moscow boy Ilya is well known to Vladimir.

vechkin-Malkin-Kovalchuk
Tarasenko-Kuznetsov-Radulov
Prokhorkin -Anisimov-Namestnikov
OPEN-OPEN-OPEN

Kulikov-Zaitsev
Zadorov-Gavrikov
OPEN-Lyubushkin

Bobrovsky
OPEN
 

veritas

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One of the more underrated players in the league, with A+ hair game, Matthieu Perreault, LW, WPG.

Panarin / Backstrom / Voracek
Landeskog / W. Karlsson / Rakell
Perreault / R. Johansen / Zuccarello
? / Roope / ?

Hanifin / Dougie
? / Burns
? / Moritz Seider

Frederik Andersen / ?
 

burstnbloom

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My team is quickly becoming filled with post-hype sleepers. That will either lead to 100 cups or total failure. Who knows. I'm taking a 4th line center with some serious upside. Last year he put up 37 points as an 18 year old and put up insanely good advanced stats for his age (though sheltered as only a Julien could do). He's big, skates well, is defensively conscientious. So why is he available? Well...the wheels really came off this year. He struggled mightily and got sent back to Laval but did so with a good attitude and put up a PPG before hitting the IR with an enlarged spleen. His coach had said he had turned a corner before the injury. This is a win/win - either I get a great player for a 15th round price, or the Habs blew a 3rd overall pick. I think its probably the former.

C - Jesperi Kotkaniemi - Montreal Canadiens

Fiala (3.0)-Barkov (5.9)-Meier (6.0)
Kreider (4.6)-Larkin (6.1)-Reinhart (3.65)
Farabee (.925) -Schmaltz (5.8)-Saad ($6)
Xxx-Kotkaniemi (.925)-xxx

Hedman (7.87) - Spurgeon ($7.57)
Reilly (5.0)-Dumba (6)
Xxx-xxx

Carter Hart (.730)
Xxx

Cap number - $70.07
remaining space - $11.43
Roster spots remaining - 5
Avg cap hit remaining - $2.29
 

burstnbloom

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Another upside pick who can play a role on the fourth line even if hes not quite what he has been in the past. He should be back in playing shape in about 2 months after a shoulder injury that ruined his whole season. He can skate, he can hit, he used to be able to score. If he returns to last year's form he could play RW on any of these lines. If not, he's a possession driving forechecker on the fourth line. He can play ES in a defensive posture, he can PK and he can play the power play....when he's right which he isn't now. Here's hoping.

RW - Josh Anderson- Columbus Blue Jackets

Fiala (3.0)-Barkov (5.9)-Meier (6.0)
Kreider (4.6)-Larkin (6.1)-Reinhart (3.65)
Farabee (.925) -Schmaltz (5.8)-Saad ($6)
Xxx-Kotkaniemi (.925)-Anderson ($1.85)

Hedman (7.87) - Spurgeon ($7.57)
Reilly (5.0)-Dumba (6)
Xxx-xxx

Carter Hart (.730)
Xxx

Cap number - $71.92
remaining space - $9.58
Roster spots remaining - 4
Avg cap hit remaining - $2.40
 

veritas

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My team is badly in need of someone who can defend and provide leadership. This guy can do both of those things and has a sweet mullet. Hoping this year is an aberration and he's not past his prime at 30. Chris Tanev, D, VAN.
 

thehitcat

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Some people may say we've been going to the Yaroslavl well too often. Putin's Secret Stash tells those people that they are under surveillance and that they should have minded their own damn business before they were marked for drone strikes...anyway PSS selects 24 year old Yaroslavl native Alexander Yelesin to complete their bottom pair.

Ovechkin-Malkin-Kovalchuk
Tarasenko-Kuznetsov-Radulov
Prokhorkin -Anisimov-Namestnikov
OPEN-OPEN-OPEN

Kulikov-Zaitsev
Zadorov-Gavrikov
Yelesin-Lyubushkin

Bobrovsky
OPEN
 

RIFan

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I searched for this players name 4 times because I was surprised he was still available. Guy was just traded for a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round pick and is still available. Hope someone doesn't burst my bubble by saying he as taken. He fits well on a team that is going to require a guy strong on the dot in the DZone and ready to kill the many, many PK's my team will have. Breaking out with a career year as he enters his prime, he also adds some scoring punch. This pushes Frederic to the 4th line and solidifies the 3rd line. The Cup Checks select Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C

Marchand - Crosby - Wilson
M Tkachuk - Coleman - Z Kassian
E Kane - Pageau - XXX
Lucic -Frederic- XXX

Edmundson - Doughty
Klefbom-Fabbro
XXX-Gudas

Price
XXX
 

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SoSH's Doug Neidermeyer
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How is this kid still available?

23 year old LW from the New York Islanders. 39 points in 68 games. Would have been a 20/30 guy in a full season this year (maybe).

Anthony Beauvillier, LW, NYI

He and Rob Thomas are going to make a pretty elite 4th line, so far. I'm also way under the cap needing only 3 spots left to fill, so I can take on some bigger contracts for veteran depth to round out my team and not sacrifice the future of my team cap wise.

Alex Debrincat (5.1) / Elias Pettersson (925) / Mitch Marner (10.893)
Max Domi (3.150) / Charlie Coyle (5.25) / Jake Virtanen (1.250)
Ryan Dzingle (3.375) / Martin Necas (863)
Anthony Beauvillier (2.1) / Rob Thomas (894)

Brandon Carlo (2.85) / Thomas Chabot (8.0)
Hampus Lindholm (5.205) / Esa Lindell (5.8)
Tyson Barrie (5.5)

Igor Shesterkin (925)
 

LogansDad

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Gotta start building the 3rd pair Defense, and we're going to start with someone who can play a lot of minutes, and whose coaches trust him in the defensive zone, with a dZS% over 55% for each of the last 2 seasons, even though, to be honest, I know almost nothing about him other than that.

D, Damon Severson, NJD
 

PedroSpecialK

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Dec 12, 2004
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Building the forward lines out a little more, need another responsible 15-20 goal guy on line 3 to fill in at LW and can also take draws.

The PSKs select LW Scott Laughton

Svechnikov - Seguin - Kucherov
Nyquist - Cirelli - R Smith
Laughton - Nelson - C Smith

Josi - Ellis
Ekholm - Nurse
Brannström - ----------------

Blackwood


Cap picture:
Seguin ($9.85m)
Kucherov ($9.5m)
Ellis ($6.25m)
Nelson ($6.0m)
Nyquist ($5.5m)
R Smith ($5.0m)
C Smith ($4.25m)
Josi ($4.0m this year, then $9.059m)
Ekholm ($3.75m)
Nurse ($3.2m this year, then $5.6m)
Laughton ($2.3m)
Svechnikov ($0.925m)
Brännström ($0.863m)
Cirelli ($0.728m)
Blackwood ($0.695m)

Total cap hit: $62.8m this year, growing to at least $70.2m
 

Dummy Hoy

Angry Pissbum
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Jul 22, 2006
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Martin Kaut, RW for Colorado. He's buddies with Pasta, has first round pedigree, is ony 20, and has the full support of Joe Sakic who likes his ability to score on the rush and play in his end.

Lee (29) - Barzal (22) - Koneckny (23)
Ehlers (24) - Horvat (25) – Yamamoto (21)
Sanford (25) – Statsny (34) – Kaut (20)
Foegele (24) - XXX - XXX

Yandle (33) - Makar (21)
Dunn (23) – Cernak (22)
XXX – Boqvist (19)

Gibson (26)
XXX
 

cshea

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Nov 15, 2006
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Need a goalie. Probably could wait a bit longer, but we'll take Ilya Samsonov, G, Washington. Plus I was a big fan of Sammy Samsonov so I like the name.

Gaudreau - Eichel - Stone
DeBrusk - Dubois - Monahan
Kaako - Schenn - Kase
XXX - Bemstrom - XXX

Heiskanen - Jones
Girard - Shattenkirk
Bjornfot -

Samsonov
 

NYCSox

chris hansen of goats
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Some of you guys have completely overlooked defensive play and board work. Well not us. We start our fourth line with a grinder who checks well, takes the body, kills penalties, helps control possession and can chip in 25-30 points a season. Plus at 30 he adds a veteran presence.

Matt Calvert, LW/RW

Kyle Connor (23) - Leon Draisaitl (24) - Brock Boeser (23)
Filip Forsberg (25) - Tomas Hertl (26) - Viktor Arvidsson (27)
Dylan Strome (23) - Boone Jenner (26) - Kevin Labanc (24)
Open - Open - Matt Calvert (30)

Zach Werenski (22) - Ryan Pulock (25)
Josh Morrissey (25) - Brett Pesce (25)
Jonas Brodin (26) - Open

Darcy Kuemper (29)
Open

Salary limit - $81.50 million
Total so far - $66.046 million
Remaining balance - $15.454 million for four slots and raises.
 
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Dope
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Dec 10, 2007
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Yeah I got nothing. Let’s pick a 4th line center from the best team in hockey.

SEAN KURALY, C, BOSTON BRUINS
 

Scoops Bolling

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When it comes to a fourth line center, I wanted someone who was used to starting in his own zone, won the majority of their faceoffs, could contribute on the PK, and who could finish on their own in the offensive zone because they probably wouldn't be playing with the greatest playmakers in the world. So, Nick Bonino C was about as perfect a fit as I could hope for. In his three years with Nashville, he's started 65% of his shifts in the defensive zone and yet his team has scored almost 1.5 goals for every goal allowed. He wins the bulk of his faceoffs, plays a ton of PK minutes, and he even pots 15% of his shots. Not bad for a 4th liner!

Evgenii Dadonov (31) - Nate MacKinnon (24) - Victor Olofsson (24)
Jakub Vrana (24) - Sean Couturier (27) - Bryan Rust (27)
Zach Hyman (27) - Elias Lindholm (25) - Nick Suzuki (20)
Open - Nick Bonino (31) - Open

Rasmus Dahlin (20) - Nate Schmidt (28)
Marcus Pettersson (24) - John Marino (22)
Open - Filip Hronek (22)

Connor Hellebuyck (26)
Open

PK1:
Couturier-Bonino
Open-Marino

PK2:
Lindholm-Hyman
Pettersson-Hronek

PP1:
Dadonov-MacKinnon-Olofsson
Dahlin-Schmidt

PP2
Vrana-Couturier-Rust
Lindholm-Hronek

Cap Situation:
Nate MacKinnon $6.3 million (2022-23)
Connor Hellebuyck $6.167 million (2023-24)
Nate Schmidt $5.95 million (2024-25)
Elias Lindholm $4.85 million (2023-24)
Sean Couturier $4.33 million (2021-22)
Nick Bonino $4.1 million (2020-21)
Marcus Pettersson $4.02 million (2024-25)
Evgenii Dadonov $4.00 million (2019-20)
Bryan Rust $3.5 million (2021-22)
Jakub Vrana $3.35 million (2020-21)
Zach Hyman $2.25 million (2020-21)
Rasmus Dahlin $0.925 million (2020-21)
John Marino $0.925 million (2020-21)
Nick Suzuki $0.863 (2021-22)
Victor Olofsson $0.768 (2019-20)
Filip Hronek $0.714 million (2020-21)

Total: $54.012 million
Limit: $81.5 million
Space: $28.308 million
 

kenneycb

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Andrew Copp, C. He's young-ish at 26 tomorrow. Wins faceoffs at a good clip and can play up and down the lineup. Plays the PK and can play the PP if needed.

Huberdeau - McDavid - Mantha
Nylander - Danault - Mikheyev
Zucker - K. Hayes - xxx
Nichuskin - Copp - xxx

Klingberg - Pietrangelo
Sanheim - Ekblad
xxx - Fox

Saros
xxx
 

Haunted

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Aug 23, 2006
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Sorry, work has been batshit insane (major cyber attack last week). Picks coming tonight.
 

Haunted

The Man in the Box
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Without even further delay, MikeMikeMike! selects:

Mike Green, D. Yep. Him.
Michael Grabner. RW

Mike Hoffman - Mika Zibanejad - Mikael Granlund
Michael Frolik - Mikko Koivu - Michael Rasmussen
Michael McCarron - Mikael Backlund - Mikkel Boedker
Open - Michael Amadio - Michael Grabner

Mikhail Sergachev - Michal Kempny
Michael Del Zotto - Mike Reilly
Mike Green - Open

Mikko Koskinen
Open
 

Over Guapo Grande

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Nov 29, 2005
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/Colin Wilson C


GUENTZEL- KADRI - VAN RIEMSDYK
ZADINA - CALLAHAN - TUCH
SOBOTKA
- SHAW - RW
NYGARD - WILSON - RW

CHYCHRUN - DEKEYSER
GUDBRANSON
- PELECH
BOUWMEESTER SEABROOK

Grubauer

G
 

kenneycb

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Robin Lehner, G. Like most of my other roster to date, so giving myself a 1A and 1B for my goalies. Had a rough start to his career but got sober and has really turned it around.

Huberdeau - McDavid - Mantha
Nylander - Danault - Mikheyev
Zucker - K. Hayes - xxx
Nichuskin - Copp - xxx

Klingberg - Pietrangelo
Sanheim - Ekblad
xxx - Fox

Saros
Lehner
 

Scoops Bolling

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While there were a few candidates I considered for my final defenseman spot, this guy was my #2 target behind Brodin. In looking for a partner with Hronek, I wanted a defensive defenseman who played a heavy game, controlled and created space, and was used to playing heavy D-zone minutes including lots of PK time. Brayden McNabb, D, is a perfect fit. Perhaps the best hip checker in the NHL today, McNabb is a tough, physical defenseman who has consistently been asked to play against opposing team's #1 line, and has consistently helped shut them down. He's good on his stick and disrupts passing lanes, and uses his 6'4 212 lb frame to physically control his half of the ice. While McNabb doesn't have the skating and puck moving skills of the rest of the Penny Pincher defense core, he provides a lockdown element better than anyone but Schmidt, with whom he'll probably be paired situationally (i.e. close and late draws in the D-zone against the opponent's top line). Just as he has done with Schmidt in Vegas, McNabb will give Hronek room to operate, and he'll allow Hronek to simplify some of his defensive responsibilities in his own end, without getting in the way of Hronek's development as a primary muck mover and transition iniator from the back end. Plus, his contract is a peach at $2.5 million for the next two seasons.

Evgenii Dadonov (31) - Nate MacKinnon (24) - Victor Olofsson (24)
Jakub Vrana (24) - Sean Couturier (27) - Bryan Rust (27)
Zach Hyman (27) - Elias Lindholm (25) - Nick Suzuki (20)
Open - Nick Bonino (31) - Open

Rasmus Dahlin (20) - Nate Schmidt (28)
Marcus Pettersson (24) - John Marino (22)
Brayden McNabb (29) - Filip Hronek (22)

Connor Hellebuyck (26)
Open

PK1:
Couturier-Bonino
McNabb-Marino

PK2:
Lindholm-Hyman
Pettersson-Hronek

PP1:
Dadonov-MacKinnon-Olofsson
Dahlin-Schmidt

PP2
Vrana-Couturier-Rust
Lindholm-Hronek

Cap Situation:
Nate MacKinnon $6.3 million (2022-23)
Connor Hellebuyck $6.167 million (2023-24)
Nate Schmidt $5.95 million (2024-25)
Elias Lindholm $4.85 million (2023-24)
Sean Couturier $4.33 million (2021-22)
Nick Bonino $4.1 million (2020-21)
Marcus Pettersson $4.02 million (2024-25)
Evgenii Dadonov $4.00 million (2019-20)
Bryan Rust $3.5 million (2021-22)
Jakub Vrana $3.35 million (2020-21)
Brayden McNabb $2.5 million (2021-22)
Zach Hyman $2.25 million (2020-21)
Rasmus Dahlin $0.925 million (2020-21)
John Marino $0.925 million (2020-21)
Nick Suzuki $0.863 (2021-22)
Victor Olofsson $0.768 (2019-20)
Filip Hronek $0.714 million (2020-21)

Total: $56.512 million
Limit: $81.5 million
Space: $25.808 million
 

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Dope
Dope
Dec 10, 2007
18,394
I'm officially running out of steam here. I need a goalie, was going to pick Lehner but that plan is gone. Let's take a backup with potential starting ability.

ANTON KHUDOBIN, G, DALLAS

Skinner (27) - Giroux (32) - Pastrnak (23)
Wheeler (33) - Kopitar (32) - Atkinson (30)
Bratt (21) - Duchene (29) - Johansson (29)
XXX - Kuraly (27) - XXX

Hughes (20) - Trouba (26)
Dumoulin (28) - Suter (35)
Orlov (28) - DeAngelo (24)

Khudobin (33)
XXX
 

NYCSox

chris hansen of goats
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I think we found quite the diamond in the rough in this round. A 22 year old center who is already defensively responsible and kills penalties. Despite having 57% D zone draws this season he put up 28 ES points in just 63 games. He's a huge get for our fourth line with the potential to work up the lineup in due course. He's on the last year of he's ELC so thankfully we have plenty of dry powder to deal with his upcoming raise.

Luke Kunin, C

Kyle Connor (23) - Leon Draisaitl (24) - Brock Boeser (23)
Filip Forsberg (25) - Tomas Hertl (26) - Viktor Arvidsson (27)
Dylan Strome (23) - Boone Jenner (26) - Kevin Labanc (24)
Open - Luke Kunin (22) - Matt Calvert (30)

Zach Werenski (22) - Ryan Pulock (25)
Josh Morrissey (25) - Brett Pesce (25)
Jonas Brodin (26) - Open

Darcy Kuemper (29)
Open

Salary limit - $81.50 million
Total so far - $66.971 million
Remaining balance - $14.529 million for three slots and upcoming raises.
 

The Napkin

wise ass al kaprielian
Dope
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Jul 13, 2002
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right here
I guess I'll need a goalie too

Tristan Jarry, G

Tristan. Seriously? That's an actual name? But ...
11th in GAA and GA%-?
13th in GSAA?
14th in save %?
18th in QS%?
Only 24?
Sold!