Hardcore Sabres fan
Joined: Jul 2016
My side of the Lehner/Beauvillier trade is this
This trade was based on positional needs, I need LW and raif needs a goalie. RAIF likes Beaulieu and sees upside which I also see, he was much better during the 2nd half of 2017-18, he also saw an opportunity to add to his defense. Let's not blow this out of proportion. Beauvillier had 36 points in his sophomore year on a really offensive team that the big downfall was their goalie, it's not like we are talking about a 50 point rookie, he had 36 points in his sophomore year
In the last 3 seasons with Buffalo, Lehner has posted .920 save percentage or better 2 times while playing behind one of the worst defense corps in NHL history. Lehner is an RFA so he can be locked up for years on a decent salary, it's not like RAIF gets one year of Lehner and then he's gone.
RAIF likes the trade, I like the trade, and I've heard 2 people say that there have been a few worse deals than this one already in V3.
This was way overblown