Missing Pieces

Created by: AudioCats
Initial Creation Date: Feb 26, 2019
Published: Feb 26, 2019 at 2:26
Team: 2019-20 Buffalo Sabres
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
Edmonton Oilers
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
Or Top-6 needs a couple pieces that I think we can find in Free Agency (especially with the rental trades that just happened). If we can't lose Okposo's contract then Nyquist doesn't get signed.

Even with deals looming for Pilut, Montour, Mittelstadt, Olofsson, and Reinhart, we should have a ballpark of 8.5m to sign Dahlin with, and more if we lose Sheary/Bogosian.
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Laaksonen, Oskari3$750,000
Weissbach, Linus3$750,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Girgensons, Zemgus1$1,600,000
Larsson, Johan2$1,500,000
McCabe, Jake3$2,300,000
Rodrigues, Evan2$1,800,000
Ullmark, Linus2$1,750,000
Smith, C.J.2$950,000
Elie, Remi1$750,000
Cornel, Eric1$750,000
Martin, Brycen1$750,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Skinner, Jeff8$8,500,000
Hayes, Kevin5$5,500,000
Nyquist, Gustav5$5,500,000
Leier, Taylor1$750,000
O'Regan, Danny1$900,000
Trades
BUF
  1. 2019 2nd round pick (FLA)
OTT
  1. Okposo, Kyle
  2. Thompson, Tage
Additional Details:
They get to the floor with a veteran to help the rebuild and a prospect that can play now in the NHL
BUF
  1. 2019 3rd round pick (COL)
COL
  1. Scandella, Marco
Additional Details:
Colorado's D prospects are a year, maybe two away, and Scandella needs a change in scenery despite his good first year in Buffalo. If he doesn't work out then his contract is up soon. The Jensen trade makes the price for this kinda hard to tell though.
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Ville Leino: $0
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
Buried
  • Matt Hunwick: $1,175,000 ($2,250,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
1
2
2019
FLA
COL
2020
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
DAL
2021
BUF
BUF
STL
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
2022
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
24$83,000,000$74,902,024$0$4,257,500$8,097,976

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
BUF
Skinner, Jeff
$8,500,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 8
BUF
Eichel, Jack
$10,000,000
C
UFA - 7
Nyquist, Gustav
$5,500,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
BUF
Rodrigues, Evan
$1,800,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
Hayes, Kevin
$5,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 7
BUF
Reinhart, Sam
$3,650,000
RW, C
RFA - 1
BUF
Sheary, Conor
$3,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Mittelstadt, Casey
$925,000
C
RFA - 1
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$767,500
LW, RW
RFA - 1
BUF
Wilson, Scott
$1,050,000
LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Larsson, Johan
$1,500,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Girgensons, Zemgus
$1,600,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BUF
Pilut, Lawrence
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
BUF
Ristolainen, Rasmus
$5,400,000
RD
UFA - 3
BUF
Hutton, Carter
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 2
BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$925,000
LD
RFA - 2
BUF
Bogosian, Zach
$5,142,857
RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Ullmark, Linus
$1,750,000
G
UFA - 1
BUF
McCabe, Jake
$2,300,000
LD
UFA - 2
BUF
Bogosian, Zach
$1,300,000
RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Montour, Brandon
$3,387,500
LD/RD
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
BUF
Nelson, Casey
$812,500
RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Sobotka, Vladimír
$3,500,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
BUF
Smith, C.J.
$950,000
LW
RFA - 2

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Skinner, J.
Eichel, J.
Nyquist, G.
Dahlin, R.
Reinhart, S.
Power Play 2
Rodrigues, E.
Mittelstadt, C.
Olofsson, V.
Pilut, L.
Ristolainen, R.
Penalty Kill 1
Larsson, J.
Girgensons, Z.
McCabe, J.
Bogosian, Z.
Penalty Kill 2
Rodrigues, E.
Wilson, S.
Ristolainen, R.
Montour, B.

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Top Comments

Feb 26, 2019 at 2:31
#1
Shibbal18
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 13,708
Likes: 3,691
Id rather sign Spezza for cheaper and a shorter contract. More experience and they arent stuck with him when he doesnt pan out. Hayes doesnt fit in Buffalo
Feb 26, 2019 at 2:44
#2
Ryan Miller Is God
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 178
Likes: 88
Quoting: Shibbal18
Id rather sign Spezza for cheaper and a shorter contract. More experience and they arent stuck with him when he doesnt pan out. Hayes doesnt fit in Buffalo


Spezza would've been good a couple years ago. Now he's slow, getting slower still, and doesn't provide any more offense than our other forwards. For a team that's trying to be modern, fast, and dangerous, he's a worse fit than Hayes. Hayes gives us a boost of grit and legitimate secondary scoring that we don't have. His contract comes off at 32 when players like him usually start to decline, and if he doesn't pan out, there will always be a market for 2C's like him.
Feb 26, 2019 at 3:02
#3
Shibbal18
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 13,708
Likes: 3,691
Quoting: AudioCats
Spezza would've been good a couple years ago. Now he's slow, getting slower still, and doesn't provide any more offense than our other forwards. For a team that's trying to be modern, fast, and dangerous, he's a worse fit than Hayes. Hayes gives us a boost of grit and legitimate secondary scoring that we don't have. His contract comes off at 32 when players like him usually start to decline, and if he doesn't pan out, there will always be a market for 2C's like him.


As you admit, this team is supposed to be modern and fast. Hayes aint that. Spezza could beat him in a foot race. His experience is more important. On the 3rd line he'll be fine
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