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11-24-2012, 07:14 PM
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A team of non-playoff players

How far would a team of players who total 0 playoff games in their careers go? Playoff contender? Cup contender?

Right now my lineup is:

Benn - Tavares - Eberle
Moulson - Hall - Landeskog
Skinner - RNH - Clutterbuck
Kulemin - Little - E. Kane

Bouwmeester - Bogosian
Enstrom - E. Johnson
Gunnarson - Smid

Pavelec
Riemer

*Tried to use players with NHL experience, hence the omission of Yakupov

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11-24-2012, 07:43 PM
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That's a very good team, but unfair to say if they'd be a contender since it's probably over the cap

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11-24-2012, 08:01 PM
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That's a very good team, but unfair to say if they'd be a contender since it's probably over the cap
FORWARDS
Taylor Hall ($3.750m) / John Tavares ($5.500m) / Jordan Eberle ($1.158m)
Gabriel Landeskog ($3.575m) / Ryan N.-Hopkins ($3.775m) / Evander Kane ($5.250m)
Jeff Skinner ($1.400m) / Benn (RFA/~5M) / Nikolai Kulemin ($2.800m)
Matt Moulson ($3.133m) /Bryan Little ($2.383m) / Cal Clutterbuck ($1.400m)

DEFENSEMEN
Jay Bouwmeester ($6.680m) / Zach Bogosian ($2.500m)
Tobias Enstrom ($3.750m) / Erik Johnson ($3.750m)
Carl Gunnarsson ($1.325m) / Ladislav Smid ($2.250m)

GOALTENDERS
Ondrej Pavelec ($3.900m)
James Reimer ($1.800m)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
SALARY CAP: $70,200,000;
CAP PAYROLL: $60,080,000; + 5M (for Benn)
BONUSES: $9,162,500
CAP SPACE (19-man roster): $10,120,000 = 5M (after Benn signing)

..So under the cap.

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11-24-2012, 08:12 PM
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FORWARDS
Taylor Hall ($3.750m) / John Tavares ($5.500m) / Jordan Eberle ($1.158m)
Gabriel Landeskog ($3.575m) / Ryan N.-Hopkins ($3.775m) / Evander Kane ($5.250m)
Jeff Skinner ($1.400m) / Benn (RFA/~5M) / Nikolai Kulemin ($2.800m)
Matt Moulson ($3.133m) /Bryan Little ($2.383m) / Cal Clutterbuck ($1.400m)

DEFENSEMEN
Jay Bouwmeester ($6.680m) / Zach Bogosian ($2.500m)
Tobias Enstrom ($3.750m) / Erik Johnson ($3.750m)
Carl Gunnarsson ($1.325m) / Ladislav Smid ($2.250m)

GOALTENDERS
Ondrej Pavelec ($3.900m)
James Reimer ($1.800m)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
SALARY CAP: $70,200,000;
CAP PAYROLL: $60,080,000; + 5M (for Benn)
BONUSES: $9,162,500
CAP SPACE (19-man roster): $10,120,000 = 5M (after Benn signing)

..So under the cap.
Until Skinner's contract kicks in and Eberle gets more cash.

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11-24-2012, 08:36 PM
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Until Skinner's contract kicks in and Eberle gets more cash.
Not a sustainable roster by any means.

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Fine. Let's say that this roster was intact for one season, injury-free. How far can they go in the postseason?

I'm thinking this team loses in the conference finals.

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11-24-2012, 09:19 PM
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Fine. Let's say that this roster was intact for one season, injury-free. How far can they go in the postseason?
This team, even with average goaltending, would dominate. The forwards are just too good.

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11-24-2012, 09:24 PM
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FORWARDS
Taylor Hall ($3.750m) / John Tavares ($5.500m) / Jordan Eberle ($1.158m)
Gabriel Landeskog ($3.575m) / Ryan N.-Hopkins ($3.775m) / Evander Kane ($5.250m)
Jeff Skinner ($1.400m) / Benn (RFA/~5M) / Nikolai Kulemin ($2.800m)
Matt Moulson ($3.133m) /Bryan Little ($2.383m) / Cal Clutterbuck ($1.400m)

DEFENSEMEN
Jay Bouwmeester ($6.680m) / Zach Bogosian ($2.500m)
Tobias Enstrom ($3.750m) / Erik Johnson ($3.750m)
Carl Gunnarsson ($1.325m) / Ladislav Smid ($2.250m)

GOALTENDERS
Ondrej Pavelec ($3.900m)
James Reimer ($1.800m)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
SALARY CAP: $70,200,000;
CAP PAYROLL: $60,080,000; + 5M (for Benn)
BONUSES: $9,162,500
CAP SPACE (19-man roster): $10,120,000 = 5M (after Benn signing)

..So under the cap.
Petry is better than Smid, is a natural RHD and is actually cheaper for the next two years.

Goaltending would be the weakness but with a little luck they'd be solid contenders for the cup.

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11-24-2012, 09:28 PM
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Pavelec is so under rated, he's solid, goal tending is not an issue.

That's a beast team that could dominate any club in a 7 game series.

Look at that C depth. You have a high end 1st line C on all three scoring lines. With 5 first line wingers.

imo you should Drop Moulson for someone with more grit, and same goes for Little. But a beast team.

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Maybe a guy like Justin Faulk instead of Gunnarsson on D?

Solid team nonetheless.

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That's one hell of a team. I don't know how far they'd go, but they would put up a crapload of goals. They'd be quite fast too. It would really come down to the opponents.

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Playoffs? Yes. Contenders? No, not quite.

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11-25-2012, 01:21 AM
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A solid team like LA would shut them down easily.

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Playoffs? Yes. Contenders? No, not quite.
Why?

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That would be one hell of a team IMO. Lots of leadership and young guys that are very hungry to win it all. The leadership on that club with Landeskog and Hall would be through the roof.

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11-25-2012, 04:48 AM
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Judging by his name I assume OP's lack of Ducks is deliberate?

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Really great team there, especially those top 6 forwards (Hall, Tavares and Eberle would be a sick 1st line).

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Seeing how teams without a goalie did last playoffs, I say first round exit.

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Not a sustainable roster by any means.
Then make a "sustainable" roster, geez. The older a player gets the more likely he'll have made the playoffs at least once so obviously the team would be largely made of young guns.

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FORWARDS
Taylor Hall ($3.750m) / John Tavares ($5.500m) / Jordan Eberle ($1.158m)
Gabriel Landeskog ($3.575m) / Ryan N.-Hopkins ($3.775m) / Evander Kane ($5.250m)
Jeff Skinner ($1.400m) / Benn (RFA/~5M) / Nikolai Kulemin ($2.800m)
Matt Moulson ($3.133m) /Bryan Little ($2.383m) / Cal Clutterbuck ($1.400m)

DEFENSEMEN
Jay Bouwmeester ($6.680m) / Zach Bogosian ($2.500m)
Tobias Enstrom ($3.750m) / Erik Johnson ($3.750m)
Carl Gunnarsson ($1.325m) / Ladislav Smid ($2.250m)

GOALTENDERS
Ondrej Pavelec ($3.900m)
James Reimer ($1.800m)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
SALARY CAP: $70,200,000;
CAP PAYROLL: $60,080,000; + 5M (for Benn)
BONUSES: $9,162,500
CAP SPACE (19-man roster): $10,120,000 = 5M (after Benn signing)

..So under the cap.
Fair enough then. That's definitely a playoff team that gets past the first round. They'd score a ton of goals but apart from Landeskog you don't have good defensive forwards

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Judging by his name I assume OP's lack of Ducks is deliberate?
Who is there from the Ducks that's worth mentioning?

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Fair enough then. That's definitely a playoff team that gets past the first round. They'd score a ton of goals but apart from Landeskog you don't have good defensive forwards
I don't know about you, but I'd rather have Jamie Benn and Jeff Skinner on the third line than some good defensive forwards. Benn is a great two-way forward, and so is Kulemin. That team is stacked, they would definitely be contenders.

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