Unfortunately there isn't much to talk about with this team. Management has taken a massive gamble with last season Cup winning owner SNAKE_-_PLISSKIN with a fat $9M signing. Recent studies show Snake has limited interest in playing much defense for Season 17 and the honeymoon effect after last season should be a concern for the Canadiens to the point where expectation of availability and focus will come into question.
Results: Bottom 5 in the league. Mooner2014 will be able to steal big wins against top tier teams, that will boost morale in the locker room. Overall consistency and long term endurance just isn't there at this point in time.
This team lost everything from last season.The top line from that season 16 team split into a million little pieces and spread across the world (Fig. 4). There is a major gap offensively in finesse and individual skill. With the duo of defensemen Fumancheezy_ and goaltender proxolol the lack of standout firepower outside of their own zone to support these two top players will be noticeable immediately. The lack of cap space freedom also gives concern for the possibility for strong improvement. Focus on a team defense system based on puck possession and space management is recommended.
Results: Bottom 5 in the league. Trading up offensively would improve the team overall, but they need to come soon than later. If there is nothing substantial within the first 2 weeks then they will likely end up in last place.
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Figure 4. Everything great from the Preds in season 16, blasting off to different teams. :(
Con. Everything else. The contracts are easy to move mainly do to the lack of value we see in our extensive calculations. The science doesn't back any possible long term winning success with the current team composition. The 'go with who you know' bidding strategy used by this team will be a major factor for this division, packed with a lack of stronger team development and synergy between both ends of the bench (meaning F & D for you incels that don't understand).
Results: Bottom 3 in the division. The team system and play style being used will deter some that would cause locker room issues in several simulations. The availability of Scarcella will begin the downward spiral of this team.
Unfortunately this team is lacking the balance and depth they'll need to really compete with the top team in this division. Dumping most of the cap into BossRoss_FD for defense and Xx___Scoop___xX for centre and more defense options, however Scoop seems to be a best suited as this teams forward anchor. The franchise promotions of past season's farm team, paired with their rookie and returning depth players is interesting but will be hard to rely on long term. This team just doesn't end up becoming strong enough for the demand of the Metro as it stands right now.
Results: Lower tier Eastern team. Bottom 3 in the division. Will be just short of really competing for a wildcard seed. 1 issue we found with the team is mainly the irregularity in player availability among the forwards. Additionally the defensive support for Bossross without sacrificing optimal offensive optimization just isn't there at the moment.
The big focus that we notice is the signing of Kingbling647 at 9M. A top quality dynamic forward that will end up being the make or break for this team (spoiler, it's break) in a few ways. There is also a lot of personality to this team, and none of it really meshes. The skill is on this roster, minus maybe needing some more defense but trades are extremely likely, there are strong pieces of the Sharks to remain in the discussion for the post season.
Results: Wildcard team. The Sharks will struggle to find their own identity with a play style they can focus on. Their wins will come from pure individual skill that won't end up working consistently against more structured rosters with comparably proficient skaters.
This team ended up having a surprising outcome in lab tests. Good draft picks, and good signings on their 500k players. 1 of the 3 non-500K'ers signed is at a favourable price of 7.5M for rharmer3. The other 2 5+M players are the major 'oof' for their price compared to the rest on the roster. Offensively the pressure will be on their rookies Hockeygab_20 & marvinfarmer1981 who proved to be quality dynamic forwards in the AHL last season to flank the 7.5M twoway centre (hopefully). It should be also known that Rharmer may choose to main defense, this would completely uproot this team's potential offensively with such a gap up the middle. Additional defensive upgrades are recommended regardless.
Results: Mid tier divisional team, could complete for top 3rd seed. This is reliant that availability for the top line in our analysis is amazing, and if the rookies can rise to the occasion. Upgrades to the blueline was also taken into account when running final simulations. However the original predictions without these stipulations we're looking at a result of bottom 5 team looking to push for high draft stock.
Solid team on paper. We all know how instrumental Canadas__Game416 was in building last season's President Trophy winning team. With this roster composition we get several red flags on availability that makes testing this team difficult. The top line of Goostav_12, DeathClown27, & Rivnasty should concern any sub 1200 CR sandbagging pylon. Outside of these three and ChobanLacot the offense looks weak in comparison which emphasizes the need for these 3 to play a much as Game can get them on the ice. The back end is less of a concern with the owner anchoring the blueline with their franchise player Rbcressor.
Results: Top 3 in the division. There is an overabundant slew of skilled thumbs, game experience, & rat-ish potential from the 'Nucks. The plan will be to try and out finesse other teams with mind games full of cute memes, and screenshots of true Skill defining CR, and stats from other leagues.
There are several players on this team we like. But all of them on the same team just aint it chief. The highlights are obviously miguelzetterberg, Red_sox92, and Burns-34, with additional depth from the others. SiDD_05 was a one of the last effective depth forwards to go in bidding, and will probably be slotted into the top 4. Luckily management built this team for overall longevity to limit the amount of needed ECUs and reschedules. This team would of been better severed with utilizing the remaining cap combined with a lower roster size with focus on a top centre and another starting defender that can commit to at least 65 games for the season.
Results: Bottom 3 in the division. Not enough balance on the team to compete with the top end of the division.