Eichel Kuznetsov flip rebuild

Created by: Eli
Initial Creation Date: May 10, 2021
Published: May 10 at 8:01
Team: 2021-22 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
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Reinhart, Sam4$6,000,000
Dahlin, Rasmus8$7,000,000
Jokiharju, Henri2$1,500,000
Mittelstadt, Casey2$1,500,000
Asplund, Rasmus2$1,500,000
Borgen, William2$1,000,000
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi3$4,000,000
Fleury, Cale2$800,000
Nardella, Bobby2$950,000
Samsonov, Ilya2$2,500,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Demers, Jason1$1,000,000
Ullmark, Linus2$3,500,000
Trades
BUF
  1. Kuznetsov, Evgeny
  2. Lapierre, Hendrix
  3. Hagelin, Carl
  4. Samsonov, Ilya [RFA Rights]
  5. Nardella, Bobby [RFA Rights]
  6. 2022 1st round pick (WSH)
Additional Details:
80 point center in his prime, top center prospect, PK specialist, future starting goalie, skilled LHD prospect who just got back from Sweden
WSH
  1. Eichel, Jack
  2. Girgensons, Zemgus
Additional Details:
80 point center in his prime, PK specialist
BUF
  1. Kotkaniemi, Jesperi [RFA Rights]
  2. Kulak, Brett
  3. Fleury, Cale [RFA Rights]
  4. 2021 1st round pick (MTL)
MTL
  1. Kuznetsov, Evgeny
  2. Miller, Colin
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
BUF
MTL
BUF
BOS
FLA
MTL
BUF
MTL
BUF
COL
BUF
2022
BUF
WSH
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
2023
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$67,025,000$0$850,000$14,475,000
Left WingCenterRight Wing
BUF
Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 6
Kotkaniemi, Jesperi
$4,000,000
C, LW
RFA
BUF
Reinhart, Sam
$6,000,000
C, RW
RFA
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$3,050,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
BUF
Cozens, Dylan
$894,167
C, LW
RFA - 2
BUF
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 2
BUF
Ruotsalainen, Arttu
$925,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
BUF
Mittelstadt, Casey
$1,500,000
C
RFA
BUF
Thompson, Tage
$1,400,000
RW
RFA - 2
WSH
Hagelin, Carl
$2,750,000
LW
UFA - 2
BUF
Asplund, Rasmus
$1,500,000
C, LW
RFA
BUF
Bjork, Anders
$1,600,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
BUF
Eakin, Cody
$2,250,000
C
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$7,000,000
LD
RFA
BUF
Jokiharju, Henri
$1,500,000
RD
RFA
BUF
Ullmark, Linus
$3,500,000
G
UFA
BUF
Bryson, Jacob
$889,166
LD
RFA - 1
BUF
Ristolainen, Rasmus
$5,400,000
RD
UFA - 1
Samsonov, Ilya
$2,500,000
G
RFA
MTL
Kulak, Brett
$1,850,000
LD
UFA - 1
BUF
Borgen, William
$1,000,000
RD
RFA
BUF
Tokarski, Dustin
$725,000
G
UFA - 1
Demers, Jason
$1,000,000
RD
UFA
Taxi Squad
Nardella, Bobby
$950,000 ($0)
LD
UFA - 2
WSH
Lapierre, Hendrix
$894,167 ($0)
C
RFA - 3
Fleury, Cale
$800,000 ($0)
RD
RFA

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May 10 at 8:04
#1
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 131
Likes: 50
Bro what are you smoking these trades make no sense.
May 10 at 8:06
#2
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 17,089
Likes: 8,280
Caps fan, shocker
May 10 at 8:14
#3
Who adds what?
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 13,131
Likes: 2,563
Quoting: Ramus_Dahlin44
Bro what are you smoking these trades make no sense.


In five years, the odds are about even on whether Buffalo ends up with the best center in one of these deals. Right now Eichel>Kuznetsov>Kotkaniemi>Lapierre. But for how long?

Samsonov and two firsts are padding. Miller for Kulak and Fleury gets Buffalo's defense younger (Fleury) and gets MTL to bite on Kuznetsov by giving them a little more offense so they feel they can make the playoffs and it's worth adding a top center.

Hagelin for Girgensons is about even, but Hags is Swedish and has a Cup ring from Pitt, so the intangibles fit Buffalo better in terms of leadership and language on a young team with a lot of Swedish kids.

Guys in taxi squad are new top prospects.
May 10 at 8:14
#4
Who adds what?
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 13,131
Likes: 2,563
Quoting: Ledge_And_Dairy
Caps fan, shocker


Short memory. Shocker.

eta: I think we've had like a dozen conversations. You're usually polite and somewhat informed. Here, I'm not sure what's happening? You okay?
May 10 at 8:22
#5
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 9,852
Likes: 3,741
How does Montreal afford that?
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