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Draft Day Deals trading pick 4, Moving ROR, and moving back into the top ten fro

Created by: DickFoligno
Initial Creation Date: Apr 23, 2018
Published: Apr 23, 2018 at 10:48
Team: 2017-18 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
Buffalo will likely be interested in Brady Tkachuk or Svechnikov is they lose out on Dahlin. I think both will go top three leaving Zadina.

***** I did not finish filling out the actual roster

Bouchard and Oettinger are there just to show they are in the system, not actually on the opening day roster
Free Agent Signings
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Oettinger, Jake3$925,000
Bouchard, Evan3$925,000
Trades
BUF
  1. Hanifin, Noah
  2. 2018 2nd round pick (CAR)
Additional Details:
Buffalo gets an under 22 defenseman who provides more immediate help on D. Likely jumps right in on the top pair in Buffalo.

Carolina replaces Hanifin with Jake McCabe in the short term as a serviceable, cheap #4-5 defenseman....BUT....the long term plan will be Jake Bean.

Carolina reunites Filip Zadina with Martin Necas long term. Many have O'Reilly going to Carolina, however, I don't think it will happen because of Martin Necas. Necas is the future center they need.

42nd overall
CAR
  1. McCabe, Jake
  2. 2018 1st round pick (BUF)
Additional Details:
fourth overall pick
BUF
  1. Ennis, Tyler
  2. 2018 1st round pick (MIN)
Additional Details:
Buffalo reacquires Tyler Ennis, to move back into the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft (24th overall). Ennis is likely buried in the minors with Moulson here....BUT.....he will at worst compete for a roster spot

This is a cap dump for Minnesota
MIN
  1. 2018 2nd round pick (BUF)
  2. 2018 4th round pick (BUF)
BUF
  1. Lindell, Esa
  2. Spezza, Jason
  3. 2018 1st round pick (DAL)
  4. 2018 4th round pick (CHI)
Additional Details:
13th overall
Rights to prospect G Jake Oettinger

Jason Spezza waives is NTC for Buffalo as he agrees to be bought out and thus made a free agent
DAL
  1. O'Reilly, Ryan
  2. 2018 1st round pick (MIN)
Additional Details:
24th overall (from Minnesota)
BUF
  1. 2018 1st round pick (CHI)
  2. 2018 3rd round pick (TOR)
8th overall pick

Chicago receives an additional higher draft asset.

Buffalo selects RHD Evan Bouchard from the London Knights
CHI
  1. 2018 1st round pick (DAL)
  2. 2018 2nd round pick (CAR)
13th overall (from Dallas)
43rd overall (from Carolina)

RFA rights to Viktor Antipin (he may not come back anyways)
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $41,667
  • Ville Leino: $0
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
  • Jason Spezza: $2,500,000
Buried
  • Josh Gorges: $2,875,000 ($3,900,000)
  • Matt Moulson: $3,975,000 ($5,000,000)
  • Benoit Pouliot: $125,000 ($1,150,000)
  • Nathan Beaulieu: $1,375,000 ($2,400,000)
  • Robin Lehner: $2,975,000 ($4,000,000)
  • Chad Johnson: $1,475,000 ($2,500,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2018
CHI
TOR
MIN
CHI
BUF
BUF
BUF
2019
BUF
BUF
SJS
BUF
BUF
SJS
BUF
BUF
2020
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
21$75,000,000$58,951,191$0$6,607,500$16,048,809
Left WingCenterRight Wing
Rodrigues, Evan
$650,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
Eichel, Jack
$925,000
C
UFA - 1
Reinhart, Sam
$894,167
RW, C
RFA - 1
Wilson, Scott
$625,000
LW
UFA - 1
Mittelstadt, Casey
$925,000
C
RFA - 3
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NMC
UFA - 6
Girgensons, Zemgus
$1,600,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
Larsson, Johan
$1,475,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
Pominville, Jason
$5,600,000
RW
NMC NTC
UFA - 2
Ennis, Tyler
$4,600,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 2
Josefson, Jacob
$700,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Hanifin, Noah
$925,000
LD
UFA - 1
Ristolainen, Rasmus
$5,400,000
RD
UFA - 5
Ullmark, Linus
$750,000
G
UFA - 2
Scandella, Marco
$2,000,000
LD
UFA - 3
Lindell, Esa
$2,200,000
LD
UFA - 2
Oettinger, Jake
$925,000
Guhle, Brendan
$697,500
LD
RFA - 3
Bogosian, Zach
$5,142,857
RD
UFA - 3
Bouchard, Evan
$925,000
Nelson, Casey
$650,000
RD
UFA - 1

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Apr 23, 2018 at 10:57
#1
buffalofan
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 1,055
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Bouchard is a RHD. also at least put someone in 4th center role heck sign a new guy if you dont like whats available. or just bring up CJ and shift ennis to center.
Apr 23, 2018 at 11:35
#2
GOAT Uniform
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 1,902
Likes: 691
I still don't understand why it seems like all Sabres fans want to get rid of O'Reilly. He's 27 years old, and he was 2nd on the team in points, only had 2 PIM's all year, he led the entire NHL in faceoffs taken (and faceoffs won), and he was on ice more than any other forward y'all had.

I mean, I didn't follow the Sabres much this year, but why would a team want to get rid of that kind of production?
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Apr 24, 2018 at 12:37
#3
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 493
Likes: 188
There's a pretty strong consensus that Dahlin, Svechnikov, and Zadina are the top three players in this draft. Guys like Tkachuk, Hughes, and Boqvist are in the next tier down, and we'd likely be choosing from them if we pick fourth.

Additionally... If you're proposing to get your top pairing defenseman without trading ROR, why not just keep him? I'd rather have a great workhorse 2 way center than a second pairing defenseman and an unproven goalie prospect, especially with the center depth in that lineup.
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Apr 24, 2018 at 8:00
#4
letsgobuffalo
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
I like the moves within the draft, but none of these transactions add anything up-front. "We want to get faster up front" - GMJB, so I think make some moves to add some better forwards into the lineup and this is 5 stars
 
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