Cannot imagine they will be out on Eichel

Created by: NHLfan10506
Initial Creation Date: May 13, 2021
Published: May 13 at 10:41
Team: 2020-21 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
Fantastic trade or lousy trade?

(I am fan of neither team)
Trades
BUF
  1. Coyle, Charlie
  2. DeBrusk, Jake
  3. Lauko, Jakub
  4. Berglund, Victor
  5. 2021 1st round pick (BOS)
  6. 2022 1st round pick (BOS)
Additional Details:
Package appears underwhelming but salary fits. What else would work here?

I know Sabres fans will want Byfield, Lafreniere, Lundell level of player, but I don't think those guys would be moved (certainly not before Eichel sees the ice post-surgery). The value here would come from the prospects and picks.

I know Coyle has NTC and is in no way a 1C but is not 3RW either. Only works is if he waived to be top-6 center. He could be stabilizing piece in Sabres lineup. Debrusk, if they are counting on rebound. Maybe Studnicka if not. Lauko and Berglund are two guys that will be NHLers next year. Maybe Lohrei instead of Berglund.

Would also probably mean Krejci days in Boston are likely over.
BOS
  1. Eichel, Jack
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Eric Staal: $1,625,000 (50%)
  • Taylor Hall: $4,000,000 (50%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
BUF
BOS
BUF
BOS
FLA
MTL
BUF
MTL
BUF
COL
BUF
2022
BUF
BOS
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
2023
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
30$81,500,000$76,531,624$1,487,500$4,602,500$4,968,376
Left WingCenterRight Wing
BUF
Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 7
BUF
Eakin, Cody
$2,250,000
C
UFA - 2
BUF
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 3
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$3,050,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
BUF
Thompson, Tage
$1,400,000
RW
RFA - 3
BUF
Reinhart, Sam
$5,200,000
C, RW
RFA - 1
BUF
Bjork, Anders
$1,600,000
LW, RW
RFA - 3
BUF
Ruotsalainen, Arttu
$925,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
BUF
Rieder, Tobias
$700,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Caggiula, Drake
$700,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Cozens, Dylan
$894,167
C, LW
RFA - 3
BUF
Sheahan, Riley
$700,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
BUF
Mittelstadt, Casey
$874,125
C
RFA - 1
BOS
DeBrusk, Jake
$3,675,000
LW
RFA - 2
BUF
Asplund, Rasmus
$845,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
BOS
Coyle, Charlie
$5,250,000
C, RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 6
BOS
Lauko, Jakub
$764,167
C, LW
RFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
BUF
Ristolainen, Rasmus
$5,400,000
RD
UFA - 2
BUF
Hutton, Carter
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 1
BUF
Bryson, Jacob
$889,166
LD
RFA - 2
BUF
Miller, Colin
$3,875,000
RD
UFA - 2
BUF
Ullmark, Linus
$2,600,000
G
UFA - 1
BUF
Irwin, Matt
$700,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Jokiharju, Henri
$925,000
RD
RFA - 1
BUF
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
$778,333
G
RFA - 2
BOS
Berglund, Victor
$818,333
RD
RFA - 3
BUF
Borgen, William
$864,166
RD
RFA - 1
BUF
Tokarski, Dustin
$725,000
G
UFA - 2
BUF
Lekkas, Stefanos
$700,000
G
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
BUF
McCabe, Jake
$2,850,000
LD
UFA - 1
BUF
Girgensons, Zemgus
$2,200,000
C, LW
UFA - 3
Taxi Squad
BUF
Davidson, Brandon
$700,000 ($0)
LD
UFA - 1

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May 13 at 10:46
#1
Lenny7
Joined: Jan 2017
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If the first thought in your head is "This seems underwhelming", it's probably because it is.

The "Laf/Byfield" asks seem like a long shot, but if you're Buffalo, you've gotta be getting back a really, really solid prospect/young NHLer at the bare minimum+whatever.
May 13 at 10:46
#2
LongtimeLeafsufferer
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 38,407
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Don't mind the trade value...but please that is the worse reason why Coyle would waive his NTC....it ain't happening.
May 13 at 10:47
#3
Joined: Aug 2019
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for that offer they would be
May 13 at 10:48
#4
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 17,974
Likes: 5,319
Boston would and should be in on Eichel. However they simply wouldn't be able to offer something more enticing than any other team would. Their picks are too high in the draft. Their prospects aren't good enough to be considered cornerstone pieces and the roster players they'd be willing to give up are not the players Buffalo would want in a trade for Eichel. NOT to mention Boston is a divisional rival which means they would have to pay higher than LAK for example.

It would be cool to see Eichel go home but I just can't see it.
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May 13 at 10:56
#5
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 3,508
Likes: 1,588
Just dont think they have the pieces. Coyle and DeBrusk have been underwhelming this season and guys like Studnicka/Vlader/Vaak/Lohrei are all decent pieces but easily get beat by other teams.
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