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Blockbuster deal with Flames

Created by: JakobBickle
Initial Creation Date: Jul 28, 2019
Published: Jul 28 at 5:04 pm
Team: 2019-20 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
tell me how far from reality I am with this one lol

-Let Elie walk after arb hearing
-Sign Ullmark to 1 yr $1.2M prove it deal
-Bury sobotka in AHL (give him an option to pick a location he wants similar to Matt moulson)
-Pilut starts year on IR, moves to 3rd pair LD with Jokiharju, Nelson 7th D.
-Hunwick can stay a healthy scratch through the yr
-Wilson and smith can rotate depending on play, okposo can work into the lineup occasionally or with an injury
-Thompson starts with Amerks, can earn a roster spot with play through the year

Explanation of trades:
-Scandella: Stars defense depth is lacking, can hope for a bounce back yr for a player who was effective 2-way d-man for wild. Price is a 4th in 2021, with a 6th coming back (low risk) + 50% salary retained.
-McCabe: Florida could use a reliable, defensive defenseman. After arbitration. Trade him for a pair of 3rd round picks. (I'm assuming his arb comes in somewhere near his QO which is 1 yr $1.775M)
-Ristolainen: Flames have shown desire to get more physical with recent deals, Risto certainly will address that. Hanifin may have been underwhelming compared to expectations, and adding a RHD could help balance the flames D corps. Taking Frolik helps the Flames cap situation so they can sign Tkachuk, and sending Girgensons to them at 800k cap hit provides valuable depth at a low cost. 2nd for 3rd swap as well as the 2 prospects added to balance the trade. Constructive criticism on this is certainly welcomed!

Sabres fans, let's get excited to cheer for something other than the draft lottery for once!
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
McCabe, Jake1$1,775,000
Ullmark, Linus1$1,200,000
Trades
BUF
  1. Frolík, Michael
  2. Hanifin, Noah
  3. 2021 3rd round pick (CGY)
  4. 2020 6th round pick (CGY)
CGY
  1. Ristolainen, Rasmus
  2. Girgensons, Zemgus ($800,000 retained)
  3. Murray, Brett [Reserve List]
  4. Nyberg, Philip [Reserve List]
  5. 2020 2nd round pick (BUF)
BUF
  1. 2020 3rd round pick (FLA)
  2. 2020 3rd round pick (COL)
FLA
  1. McCabe, Jake
  2. 2020 7th round pick (DAL)
BUF
  1. 2021 4th round pick (DAL)
DAL
  1. Scandella, Marco ($2,000,000 retained)
  2. 2021 6th round pick (BUF)
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
  • Ville Leino: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Zemgus Girgensons: $800,000 (50%)
  • Marco Scandella: $2,000,000 (50%)
Buried
  • Vladimír Sobotka: $2,425,000 ($3,500,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
BUF
FLA
COL
BUF
BUF
CGY
BUF
2021
BUF
BUF
CGY
BUF
DAL
BUF
BUF
2022
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$77,734,167$0$4,682,500$3,765,833
Left WingCenterRight Wing
BUF
Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 8
BUF
Eichel, Jack
$10,000,000
C
UFA - 7
CGY
Frolík, Michael
$4,300,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$767,500
LW, RW
RFA - 1
BUF
Mittelstadt, Casey
$925,000
C
RFA - 1
BUF
Reinhart, Sam
$3,650,000
RW, C
RFA - 1
BUF
Vesey, Jimmy
$2,275,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Johansson, Marcus
$4,500,000
C, LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
BUF
Sheary, Conor
$3,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Smith, C.J.
$700,000
LW
RFA - 2
BUF
Larsson, Johan
$1,550,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Rodrigues, Evan
$2,000,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
CGY
Hanifin, Noah
$4,950,000
LD
UFA - 5
BUF
Montour, Brandon
$3,387,500
RD
RFA - 1
BUF
Hutton, Carter
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 2
BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$925,000
LD
RFA - 2
BUF
Miller, Colin
$3,875,000
RD
UFA - 3
BUF
Ullmark, Linus
$1,200,000
G
RFA - 1
BUF
Nelson, Casey
$812,500
RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Jokiharju, Henri
$925,000
RD
RFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
BUF
Hunwick, Matt
$2,250,000
LD
UFA - 1
BUF
Pilut, Lawrence
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
BUF
Bogosian, Zach
$5,142,857
RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
BUF
Wilson, Scott
$1,050,000
LW
UFA - 1

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Jul 28 at 5:09
#1
get off my lawn...
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That is a sure fire no from Calgary. Hanafin stays.
Jul 28 at 5:11
#2
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 223
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I really like the general idea of this but I have two minor complaints:
1) you will have to add a little more to the Calgary trade. Maybe make the 2nd a 1st or something like that. I think it’s close but a little more from Buffalo would make it perfect.
2) play Frolík on the second line. It would give two young kids a veteran to look up to on their line and would let Reinhart play with Eichel where he did very well last year.
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Jul 28 at 5:13
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Thread Starter
Jakob
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 39
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Quoting: Jamiepo
That is a sure fire no from Calgary. Hanafin stays.


Seems likely, but he didn't necessarily have a great first year with them. I know it's a longshot but an interesting idea
Jul 28 at 5:19
#4
Thread Starter
Jakob
Joined: Jun 2015
Posts: 39
Likes: 7
Quoting: BruinsFan35
I really like the general idea of this but I have two minor complaints:
1) you will have to add a little more to the Calgary trade. Maybe make the 2nd a 1st or something like that. I think it’s close but a little more from Buffalo would make it perfect.
2) play Frolík on the second line. It would give two young kids a veteran to look up to on their line and would let Reinhart play with Eichel where he did very well last year.


I agree it's probably wishful thinking, maybe take out the 3rd I had the Flames sending back and add a prospect (Samuelsson maybe) to the Flames to sweeten the deal. I think the general idea of the trade isn't ridiculously farfetched though.

On the lineup, the reason I had Eichel + Reinhart split is because Reinhart has shown an ability to drive his own line, and I believe him driving a line with Casey can help his development and cushion him in defensive situations. Frolik I dont think can really drive a line, and Mittelstadt isn't ready to either. I definitely understand your point there though!
Jul 28 at 5:33
#5
get off my lawn...
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Quoting: JakobBickle
Seems likely, but he didn't necessarily have a great first year with them. I know it's a longshot but an interesting idea


Hanifin was fine, career high in points and +18. Think he fits well in the structure of their Dcore.
Jul 28 at 6:42
#6
Club de Hockey 1909
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 1,396
Likes: 276
My suggestions for the Ristolainen trade. Take out Nyberg, Murray, the 6th, and the 3rd. Add in Davidsson/Samuelsson or change the 2nd to a 1st. Fewer pieces moved around, more needs addressed, and the same general idea.
Jul 28 at 11:10
#7
rktkt66
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 193
Likes: 53
If the Flames move out a defenseman, it's been widely reported that it would first be Brodie and then Hamonic. There's no way they're giving up Hanafin who Treliving has often said is part of the Flames' core.

I also don't see Frolik as a player that fills any holes other than overall depth for bottom 9 - and the Sabres already have a logjam now on LW.
 
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