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Here's a dynasty I'm currently playing in trying to see what damage I can do to the BJ's.

I've gone through season 1 and I'll post a little summary here. (some of you may recognise this from another forum, so I've skipped the multiple posts and gone straight to the End/Season one) I'll post semi-regularly updates on Season 2 and beyond.



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2013/14 SEASON
END OF SEASON UPDATE
NOW: 10th JUNE 2014
RECORD: 82-49-29-4 (4th East), 102pts, 274GF(3rd), 243GA(17th)
51PPG, 20.2%(13th), 49PPG A, 82.1%(11th)

PLAYOFFS
Rd1: vs. MTL L 3-4

STANLEY CUP FINAL: LA vs. TOR W 4-2

LEAGUE LEADERS:
Bergeron, 5th FO%
Lucic, 2nd Hits
Gazdic, 4th FM Won
Gazdic, 4th PIM
Rask, 5th Wins

Aug 22 - S. Bobrovsky & 5th Rnd Pick, 2014 to BOS for Tuukka Rask
Aug 23 - J. Audy-Marchessault & 3rd Rnd pick, 2014 to EDM for Luke Gazdic
Aug 27 - W. Weber, A. Wennberg & 7th Rnd pick, 2014 to PHI for Scott Laughton
Sep 4 - R.J. Umberger, J. Anderson & 3rd Rnd Pick, 2015 to STL for Vladimir Tarasenko
Sep 22 - F. Tyutin & 2nd Rnd Pick, 2016 to ANA for Cam Fowler
Nov 18 - C. McElhinney to CAR for Anton Khubodin
Nov 28 - 1st & 2nd to BOS for Dougie Hamilton
Nov 29 - 1st & 2nd to PHI for Wayne Simmonds
Nov 30 - 1st & 2nd to SJ for Darnell Nurse
Dec 4 - B. Dubinsky & 3rd Rd Pick to BOS for Patrice Bergeron
DEc 12 - Ryan Craig to BOS for Tyler Randell
Jan 29 - Cam Fowler & 4th Rnd to NSH for Seth Jones
Jan 31 - J. Wisnieswki, 3rd Rnd, 5th Rnd to NYR for Ryan McDonagh
Feb 22 - R. Johansen & 1st Rnd to COL for Nathan MacKinnon
Feb 22 - M. Letestu & C. Goloubef to STL for Chris Stewart
Feb 22 - N. Horton & pick to BOS for Milan Lucic
Feb 25 - J. Smith & pick to LAK for Martin Jones

TEAM LEADERS (* Indicates season total, not just CMB):
Tarasenko 80-37-37-74 (leads goals, pts)
MacKinnon 82-30-38-68 (leads assists)*
Hamilton +25*
Gazdic 137PIM
Lucic 229 Hits*
Gazdic 16/17 FM's (leads Fights won and total)
Rask 2.70GAA, .909Sv%, 4 SO (leads all)

END OF SEASON UPDATE
NOW: 10th JUNE 2014
RECORD: 82-49-29-4 (4th East), 102pts, 274GF(3rd), 243GA(17th)
51PPG, 20.2%(13th), 49PPG A, 82.1%(11th)

PLAYOFFS
Rd1: vs. MTL L 3-4

STANLEY CUP FINAL: LA vs. TOR W 4-2

LEAGUE LEADERS:
Bergeron, 5th FO%
Lucic, 2nd Hits
Gazdic, 4th FM Won
Gazdic, 4th PIM
Rask, 5th Wins



TRADES:
N/A

SEASON SUMMARY:
A strong season by the Blue Jackets in Madball's first year at the helm. The team made the playoffs for only the 2nd time in history and came back from a 3-0 deficit to stretch the series against MTL to 7 games.
The season will be best remembered for the high player turnover as new GM Madball worked tiressly to shape the team into a team he would be happy to ice each game.
NHL Rookie Nathan MacKinnon was one of these trades and looks to have a huge career after a 68pt campaign split between COL and CMB.
GM has stated that he intends on working the phones just as much once trades are open again to solidify his lineup stating that he wants better defence out of his team next season.
Although re-signed it's expected that Marian Gaborik will be used as trade bait to do this in the near future with Marian unhappy with his ice time during the season.


TEAM LEADERS (* Indicates season total, not just CMB):
Tarasenko 80-37-37-74 (leads goals, pts)
MacKinnon 82-30-38-68 (leads assists)*
Hamilton +25*
Gazdic 137PIM
Lucic 229 Hits*
Gazdic 16/17 FM's (leads Fights won and total)
Rask 2.70GAA, .909Sv%, 4 SO (leads all)

Recent trades, stats comparison, players of interest:
Simmonds has scored 38-15-14-29-22PIM since joining CMB. Had 24-10-9-19-14 w/PHI.
Hamilton 38-7-15-22 w/CMB, 25-6-12-18 w/BOS
Bergeron 27-6-8-14 w/CMB, 27-7-4-11 w/BOS
Horton has slowed down of recent, 29-6-10-16 in total
Gazdic has 55-4-6-10 to go with his PIMs/FMs, despite limited to 4th line duties
Stewart 5-0-2-2 w/CMB, 24-10-12-22 w/STL
MacKinnon 5-3-4-7 w/CMB, 58-20-28-48 w/COL
Lucic 5-0-3-3-9PIM w/CMB, 57-18-15-33-52 w/BOS
Jones 10-1-3-4 w/CMB, 55-5-18-23 w/NSH



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2014/15 TRADE DEADLINE UPDATE

TEAM: 61-37-20-4-78-198(6th)-179(13th) 2nd East

Lucic 194hits, 1st
Gazdic 12 FW, 1st
Rask 31Win, 3rd


Madball treats being a GM like he's playing a video game.
CMB have made several big moves which some insiders are calling misjudged, especially for a team sitting

2nd in the East.
It started early Feb when Patrice Bergeron (14/15:45GP-13G-18A-31Pts-0PIM CMB history: 99-25-39-64-6) was

traded with a 2nd Rnd pick to CHI for Jonathan Toews, who was immediately signed to a 6yr/$7.4M contract.
Madball stated, "Whilst they're pretty much the same player I feel that Toews is slightly better and can

bring the same game and qualities to our team that Pat did."
One week later young defender Ryan Murray was sent to LAK for Jake Muzzin. Muzzin is a littler older, a

little better defensively but is also a pending free agent.
On Feb 21 another big and controversial move was made where Anisimov, along with prospect D. Hetherington

were sent to ANA for 21yo Richard Rakell.

 



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Big moves. Looking good

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2014/15 END OF REGULAR SEASON UPDATE
TEAM: 82-49-29-4-102(4th)-261(8th)-235(E-7th)
PP: 20.6% (17th) PK: 82.0% (3rd)

LEAGUE LEADERS
Lucic 253hits, 1st
Clifford 14 FW, 2nd
Gazdic 13 FW, 3rd
Jenner 142PIM, 1st
Rask 39win, E-1st
Rask 2.71GAA, 5th

TEAM LEADERS (* Indicates season total, not just CMB):
Rakell 84-30-44-74* (G,A,Pts) (24-8-11-19 w/CMB)
Jones +17
Jenner 142PIM
Clifford 14/15FM

* Scott Laughton won MVP & Pts Award in AHL

PLAYOFFS:
vs. TB L 3-4

 

STANLEY CUP: DET d. SJS 4-2

 

2014/15 RECONTRACTS
Tarasenko $6.1M/5yr
Hamilton $4.9M/6yr
Clifford $1.6M/4yr
Svedberg $800k/1yr
Toews $7.4M/6yr

Muzzin $5.1M/3yr

SUMMARY:
After holding a spot in the top two of the conference for most of the season, CMB saw a bit of a fall in March and ended up heading to the playoffs in 4th position. They fought back from a 3-1 deficit in their series vs TB, but eventually went down 4-3.
Tarasenko lead CMB with 7-4-5-9 playoff scoring, Rask had 3.04GAA, 0.909%
This marked the second year in a row the team fell short in the divisional semifinals. GM madball stated that although he was proud of the fightback, the team should've been able to put TB away in a short series. With players like Toews, Jones, Johnson, Lucic, Rask et al this team shouldn't be losing a first round series. This has sparked some conversation that HC Ted Nolan may be losing his job, a fact backed up by three changes in Asst Coach ranks already.
This season's additions did play strongly however with Rakell scoring 24-9-10-19, Muzzin 24-3-16-19,
Toews 26-7-5-12.

Expected Free Agents: M.Jones, J. Muzzin, S. Vatanen, B. Olson, N. Foligno, D. Smith, M. Chaput, D. MacKenzie, C. Atkinson, T. Randell, C. Stewart

It'll be an interesting couple of weeks as Jones has rejected a 2yr/$1.55M offer, Muzzin wants a raise from $1M to $5.5M+, Vatanen has rejected a 5yr/$1.4M offer, and these are young players that are part of CMB plans for the future.
Foligno and Stewart are expected to walk unless they're willing to take pay cuts.
THe remaining players are depth/AHL players and likely won't fall into CMB plans one way or the other.



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CMB manage to trade up with ARZ and get the #1 pick. Connor MacDavid is selected and immediately offered a contract.

The Next One will be a Blue Jacket.



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2014/15 OFF-SEASON TRANSACTIONS
Jun 26 - A. Ekblad $925/3yr
Jun 28 - C. McDavid $925/3yr
Jul 1 - Signed Nathan Walker $925/92,3yr
        Signed David Wolf $650/75, 2yr
Jul 2 - Re-signed Martin Jones $1.2M/2yr
Jul 2 - K. Kanzig $925/100, 3yr



Jul 3 - M. Friberg $925k/99, 2yrs
Jul 5 - K. Etchegary $550/69, 3yrs (prospect E/L)
Jul 5 - N. Moutrey $855/89, 3yrs
Jul 6 - Lucic re-signs $6.85M/6yrs
      - Jenner re-signs $4.99M/4yrs
      - Gazdic re-signs $1.36M/3yrs
      - MacKinnon re-signs $6.16M/3yrs
      - Jones re-signs $5.2M/2yrs
Jul 7 - B. Lemieux signed $785/79, 3yrs (prospect E/L)

OFF-SEASON SUMMARY
This off-season was about re-signing key upcoming free agents and signing prospects for CMB. Recent

draftee Connor McDavid was signed along with last year's 1st Rd pick Aaron Ekblad, both players who will

be present on CMB's opening night roster.
Australian player Nathan Walker became the first Aussie to sign an NHL contract in history and although

he will start the season in Springfield there is a lot of talk that he could be a 3rd/4th line player for

CMB in the coming seasons.
German tough guy David Wolf was signed to a 2yr deal and will be CMB's 13th fwd on opening night.
Highly touted youngster Keegan Kanzig was signed to an entry level deal and will play for SPR, he is a

tough, stay-at-home defenceman who projects to CMB's 3rd D-pairing in the coming seasons.
Previous draftees Moutrey, Etchegary and Lemieux were all signed to Entry-Level deals and will start the

season in SPR.
Young player Max Friberg was signed as a depth player from free agency and will also play in SPR.
A big concern for CMB fans is the contracts of some of the recent re-signee's as many of CMB's young guns

have been given big, big raises. However GM Madball stated, "Our budget still accomodates re-signing

players like Lucic, MacKinnon and Jones to $5M+ contracts, all of which are earned contracts. We will

cross budget or salary cap issues when they arise but for now I'm trying to build a young, hard-working

team that can win now and in the future."

Opening Night Roster/Predicted Lines:
Lucic-McDavid-Tarasenko
Jenner-Rakell-MacKinnon
Clifford-Toews-Simmonds
Gazdic-Laughton-Sutter

McDonagh-Hamilton
Johnson-Jones
Muzzin-Ekblad

Rask-Jones

Scratch: Wolf, Miller
          






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