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My Armchair GM

Trades:

Bruins acquire: 2020 4th round pick. Florida acquires: Rights to Krug.

Bruins acquire: 2021 3rd round pick. Edmonton acquires: Anders Bjork

Signings:

RFA's:

Jake Debrusk- 2 years, $3,500,000 per

Matt Grzelcyk: 2 years, $3,750,000 per

Karson Kuhlman: 1 year $900,000 per

Jakub Zboril: 1 year $800,000 per

Zach Senyshyn: 1 year $750,000 per

UFA's:

Zdeno Chara- 1 year, $1,000,000

Taylor Hall- 1 year, $7,500,000

Waivers:

Par Lindholm, John Moore, Zach Senyshyn, and Anton Blidh.

Lines:

Marchand-Bergeron-Kase

Hall-Krejci-Pastrnak

DeBrusk-Coyle-Studnicka

Ritchie-Kuraly-Wagner

13th forward: Kuhlman

Zboril-McAvoy

Grzelcyk-Carlo

Chara-Clifton

7th D: Lauzon

Rask

Halak

3rd Goalie: Vladar

Salary cap:$81,500,000

Cap hit:$81,063,203

Thought process:

I'm fine with bringing in Hall, but we need to shake up the lines to get the most out of him. Hall has hit 30 goals once, but he routinely hits 30+ assists. Playing him with Krejci/Kase isn't going to keep those assist numbers up. Dropping Pasta down would help keep those assist numbers high.

DeBrusk isn't going anywhere. The Bruins can essentially force him to take whatever, and they've shown a willingness to be patient with RFA negotiations. Pastrnak, McAvoy and Carlo were all signed in September. (Not sure what the equivalent will be for this year)

Bjork is a cap dump. Ritchie isn't going anywhere because we need the heart/grit/60 he brings. (I kid) The Bruins aren't going to dump someone they recently acquired and spent valuable assets to acquire.

Defense is suspect for sure, but I think we really underestimate how good Charlie McAvoy is. One of the best defensemen in the league last year playing alongside 43 year old Zdeno Chara. He will be fine with Zboril/Vaakanainen/whoever on his side.

Grzelcyk is with Carlo because he is the best left handed puck mover on the backend. Chara plays penalty kill minutes but Is limited 5 on 5. Clifton plays over Lauzon because he is more mobile.

Moore is waived, because he creates cap space. Lindholm goes through waivers, because he and Blidh are less likely to be claimed than Kuhlman. Senyshyn doesn't make the team. Maybe they dump one of these guys for a late pick.

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