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GM - BOTs possibly GM MVP of the off-Season. We got Skinner for a depth prospect and a bag of magic beans. Proven vs prospect we'll have to see how that plays out but high risk. PU may only pan out to be a 2-4th line winger or Career AHL but I think he'll be in NHL for sure. Very solid, tough to lose him but that's the price.
Yep, Buffalo is in a bad position to sign him now with all they gave up to get him. Likely overpay, (Sabres are in a bad bargain position) but hope not. Worst case, if contract talks don't look good, trade at deadline may get some assets back. Likely a first rounder after lightning it up with #9 or Mitts.
The only Red Flag is after reading just a little research is that Canes don't like his defensive game, I hope that doesn't continue in Buffalo . Defense is so critical for this team to improve, having said that we also need to score. Overall Sabres win for today on this trade but won't know for 3-5 years on the prospects. Gotta be honest though, I think Carolina got fleeced.
Sabres are better now than they were yesterday. I think like the other poster there is a good chance to make the playoffs. (Not just Skinner but the whole off-Season)
At least there is hope again in Buffalo.
Summary: Sabres traded for a stud (1st or 2nd line) winger for a hot flaming bag of PU & a bag of magic beans (late picks) left on Carolina's doorstep. BOT's rang the doorbell and ran down the street laughing all the way........possibly to the playoffs.