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Building on Young Core (Conservative)

Created by: mikeyscav
Initial Creation Date: Feb 27, 2018
Published: Mar 13, 2018 at 1:08
Team: 2018-19 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
Looked to build the organization this offseason with draft picks and college free agents I feel are feasible for Buffalo to land. A UFA signing in Maroon is also added to bring in a stop-gap LW till prospects are ready. This also keeps Rochester stacked for (hopefully another) Calder Cup run

LHD Daniel Brickley is a big defender with big offensive upside. Brickley has 72 points in 101 career games and owns a great +47. A former teammate of Casey Nelson and having attended the Sabres development camp, I see it as a decent chance.

Andy Sturtz is a undersized RW that has 37 points in 33 games this year. I believe he could sign in Buffalo since he is a buffalo native, played for the Jr. Sabres, and was in the Penguins development camp when Jason Botterill was there.

The one deal I make with LA is to help them clear cap while also getting younger. LA with the addition of Phaneuf has 4 high salary defenders with a MASSIVE contract coming to Doughty next offseason. Buffalo takes on who I believe could be the odd man out in Martinez who is a solid puck moving veteran on a pretty friendly deal. Buffalo sends LA a young cost-controlled LHD in McCabe and a young speedy winger. We could send another decent prospect/Pick their way.

Moulson and Beaulieu are buried in the AHL this year. Cap space is tight this season, but Moulson, Pominville, and Beaulieu come off the books for about $13 million of salary cap opened up and a potential buyout of Bogosian could add even more. This will be needed for contract extensions in the coming seasons of young forwards.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Reinhart, Sam2$3,000,000
Wilson, Scott2$850,000
Bailey, Justin1$725,000
Lehner, Robin4$4,750,000
Antipin, Victor1$1,000,000
Griffith, Seth1$700,000
Fasching, Hudson1$925,000
Malone, Sean2$925,000
O'Regan, Danny2$925,000
Smith, C.J.1$925,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Nelson, Casey1$950,000
Maroon, Patrick3$3,750,000
Falk, Justin1$700,000
Wilcox, Adam1$815,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Mittelstadt, Casey3$925,000
Svechnikov, Andrei3$925,000
Sturtz, Andy1$925,000
Brickley, Daniel1$925,000
Trades
BUF
  1. Martinez, Alec
LAK
  1. McCabe, Jake
Additional Details:
Rights to Nick Baptiste
BUF
  1. 2019 1st round pick (SJS)
SJS
  1. 2019 2nd round pick (SJS)
Evander Kane re-signs in San Jose
Buyouts
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
  • Ville Leino: $0
  • Cody Hodgson: -$458,333
Buried
  • Matt Moulson: $3,975,000 ($5,000,000)
  • Nathan Beaulieu: $1,375,000 ($2,400,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2019
BUF
SJS
BUF
BUF
BUF
SJS
BUF
BUF
2020
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
2021
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$78,000,000$72,582,024$0$182,500$5,417,976

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
Maroon, Patrick
$3,750,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
Eichel, Jack
$10,000,000
C
UFA - 8
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 5
Svechnikov, Andrei
$925,000
O'Reilly, Ryan
$7,500,000
C
UFA - 5
Reinhart, Sam
$3,000,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
Rodrigues, Evan
$650,000
RW, C
UFA - 1
Mittelstadt, Casey
$925,000
Pominville, Jason
$5,600,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
Wilson, Scott
$850,000
LW
UFA - 2
Larsson, Johan
$1,475,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
Bailey, Justin
$725,000
RW
UFA - 1
Girgensons, Zemgus
$1,600,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Scandella, Marco
$2,000,000
LD
UFA - 2
Ristolainen, Rasmus
$5,400,000
RD
UFA - 4
Lehner, Robin
$4,750,000
G
UFA - 1
Guhle, Brendan
$697,500
LD
RFA - 2
Martinez, Alec
$4,000,000
LD
UFA - 3
Ullmark, Linus
$750,000
G
UFA - 1
Antipin, Victor
$1,000,000
LD
UFA
Nelson, Casey
$950,000
RD
UFA - 2
Bogosian, Zach
$5,142,857
RD
UFA - 2

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Reinhart, S.
O'Reilly, R.
Okposo, K.
Eichel, J.
Ristolainen, R.
Power Play 2
Maroon, P.
Mittelstadt, C.
Svechnikov, A.
Guhle, B.
Martinez, A.

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Mar 13, 2018 at 1:09
#1
Joined: Nov 2017
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I like the Alec trade GREAT!
Mar 13, 2018 at 1:30
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Shibbal18
Joined: Jan 2016
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I dont know if its cost controlled when he has just 1 year left. He's just got at cheap cap hit.
Mar 13, 2018 at 9:39
#3
Sabres are elite
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 5,331
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Give up two decent young players for one old one?
Mar 13, 2018 at 10:25
#4
Thread Starter
I like Eich
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 2,477
Likes: 308
Quoting: Shibbal18
I dont know if its cost controlled when he has just 1 year left. He's just got at cheap cap hit.


Well unless he goes to LA and lights it up this season I don’t see him getting that big of a raise. Maybe if he has a good season 2.75 mill?
Mar 13, 2018 at 10:27
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Thread Starter
I like Eich
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 2,477
Likes: 308
Quoting: Skyraider112
Give up two decent young players for one old one?

Two young decent players for a 30 year old bonafide top-4 defender locked into a team-friendly deal? I’ll take that every day of the week if I’m Buffalo
 
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