After the Freeze

Initial Creation Date: Jul. 20, 2021
Published: Jul. 20, 2021
Team: 2021-22 Buffalo Sabres
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
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McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
-Captain McCabe - Alternates Miller and Haula
-Based on reports, sounds like owner wants UPL up in Buffalo, so it wouldnt surprise me if UPL is in Buffalo for 2021. I dont think it is the right move, but nonetheless, it is what it is.
-Roll with the youth at center. When Granato took over, Mittelstadt looked like a different player. These lines are really labeled 1-4. I would wager it would almost be even TOI, with line duties changing each night, depending on the opponent.
-Sabres Draft Eklund (I know they will most likely take Power) and Johnson
Some new mocks do have Eklund as high as 2 now. He has been my number 1 prospect since January, was hoping we would lose the lottery, so we would take Eklund. Link below to Eklund at 2 by the sporting news.

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nhl/news/nhl-mock-draft-2021-final-edition-sabres-power-kraken-hughes-brothers/eowxrrlfqmhq1qdcmmgwgqwuu
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Asplund, Rasmus1$975,000
Jokiharju, Henri2$2,750,000
Dahlin, Rasmus3$4,750,000
Mittelstadt, Casey2$1,400,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Haula, Erik3$3,333,333
Bernier, Jonathan2$3,750,000
Hamonic, Travis2$3,000,000
Hakanpää, Jani1$975,000
McCabe, Jake3$4,250,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Eklund, William3$975,000
Johnson, Kent3$975,000
Trades
1.
BUF
    Expansion Draft Selection
    SEA
    1. Borgen, William [RFA Rights]
    Additional Details:
    This is a forgone conclusion. Sabres fans hoping it will be Miller, or girgensons, come on now
    2.
    BUF
    1. Drouin, Jonathan
    Additional Details:
    I've seen this several times by Habs fans. I like it. its a done deal.
    MTL
    1. Ristolainen, Rasmus
    3.
    BUF
    1. DiPietro, Michael
    2. Roussel, Antoine
    3. 2021 1st round pick (VAN)
    Additional Details:
    Roussel Done to help cap, and to build value for acquiring DiPietro
    VAN
    1. Reinhart, Sam [RFA Rights]
    Additional Details:
    Extension is agreed upon before trade, and announced with trade (a la Stone, Max Pac, and so on)
    4.
    BUF
    1. Rossi, Marco
    2. Greenway, Jordan
    3. Rask, Victor
    4. 2021 2nd round pick (MIN)
    5. 2022 1st round pick (MIN)
    Additional Details:
    I think Minnesota is the best partner for Buffalo. I believe the trade will be something like this. Maybe a little different, maybe Buffalo kicks in a Pick or a player (like Thompson) but value should be somewhere around here.
    MIN
    1. Eichel, Jack
    Additional Details:
    Fuck You Eichel
    Buyouts
    • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
    • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
    Buried
    • Cody Eakin: $1,125,000 ($2,250,000)
    • Zemgus Girgensons: $1,075,000 ($2,200,000)
    • Victor Rask: $875,000 ($2,000,000)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
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    2022
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    2023
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    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$81,500,000$69,103,083$113,916$1,732,500$12,396,917
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
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    Greenway, Jordan
    $2,100,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 1
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    Mittelstadt, Casey
    $1,400,000
    C
    RFA - 3
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    Thompson, Tage
    $1,400,000
    C, RW
    RFA - 2
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    Drouin, Jonathan
    $5,500,000
    LW, RW, C
    NTC
    UFA - 2
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    Cozens, Dylan
    $894,167
    C, LW
    RFA - 2
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    Bjork, Anders
    $1,600,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 2
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    Asplund, Rasmus
    $975,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 2
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    Rossi, Marco
    $894,167
    C
    RFA - 3
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    Olofsson, Victor
    $3,050,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 1
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    Ruotsalainen, Arttu
    $925,000
    C, LW
    RFA - 1
    Haula, Erik
    $3,333,333
    C, LW
    UFA - 2
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    Skinner, Jeff
    $9,000,000
    LW, RW
    NMC
    UFA - 6
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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    Dahlin, Rasmus
    $4,750,000
    LD/RD
    RFA - 3
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    Jokiharju, Henri
    $2,750,000
    RD
    RFA - 3
    Bernier, Jonathan
    $3,750,000
    G
    UFA - 2
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    McCabe, Jake
    $4,250,000
    LD/RD
    NTC
    UFA - 4
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    Miller, Colin
    $3,875,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
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    DiPietro, Michael
    $811,667
    G
    RFA - 1
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    Bryson, Jacob
    $889,166
    LD/RD
    RFA - 1
    Hamonic, Travis
    $3,000,000
    RD
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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    Okposo, Kyle
    $6,000,000
    RW
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    Eklund, William
    $975,000
    Hakanpää, Jani
    $975,000
    RD
    UFA - 3
    Johnson, Kent
    $975,000
    Logo of the VAN
    Roussel, Antoine
    $3,000,000
    LW
    NTC
    UFA - 1

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    Top Comments

    Jul. 20, 2021 at 4:42 p.m.
    #1
    SadCanucksEnthusiast
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    This can only happen during the draft. If what the Canucks want at the draft is no longer available, Canucks accept.
    Jul. 20, 2021 at 4:43 p.m.
    #2
    dad
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    The Minnesota and Vancouver trades make sense, Montreal not so much I'm pretty sure Drouins health is uncertain. Haula signing a bit questionable but otherwise looks great.
    Jul. 20, 2021 at 4:48 p.m.
    #3
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    Montreal accepts this trade.
    Jul. 20, 2021 at 4:50 p.m.
    #4
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    Vancouver can't afford Reinhart's cap hit.
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