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More Realistic Risto Trade NO WPG TB ANA

Created by: AudioCats
Initial Creation Date: Aug 8, 2019
Published: Aug 8 at 4:02 pm
Team: 2019-20 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
Dallas needs help on the right side.

Risto is not THAT great so realistically I think if we do decide to move him, this is something close to reasonable. The dream of Rakell/Ehlers/Cirelli is totally unrealistic.

But CapFriendly can be cancer sometimes so I expect the worst.
Trades
BUF
  1. Gurianov, Denis
  2. Faksa, Radek
  3. 2021 2nd round pick (DAL)
Additional Details:
Faksa is a solid 3C who can, I suppose, deputize at 2C for a bit while Mitts works on his game on the third line. Gurianov is definitely a boom-bust option, but arguably the highest upside besides their untouchables (Hintz/Robertson/Delleandrea). Both non-essential pieces if they want to attempt to improve their blueline.
DAL
  1. Ristolainen, Rasmus
Additional Details:
He's a perfectly fine 2RHD IF his partner can hit exit passes (having such exceptions means he'll never be a 1RHD in my mind). I reckon most people here don't really watch him as much as they claim to. His play along side Pilut is significantly better than how it was next to Scandella most of the season.
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
  • Ville Leino: $0
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
DAL
2021
BUF
BUF
DAL
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
2022
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
25$81,500,000$80,253,690$0$4,550,000$1,246,310
Left WingCenterRight Wing
BUF
Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 8
BUF
Eichel, Jack
$10,000,000
C
UFA - 7
BUF
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
BUF
Sobotka, Vladimír
$3,500,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
BUF
Johansson, Marcus
$4,500,000
C, LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
BUF
Reinhart, Sam
$3,650,000
RW, C
RFA - 1
BUF
Sheary, Conor
$3,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Rodrigues, Evan
$2,000,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
BUF
Vesey, Jimmy
$2,275,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Girgensons, Zemgus
$1,600,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Wilson, Scott
$1,050,000
LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Larsson, Johan
$1,550,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
DAL
Gurianov, Denis
$894,166
LW
RFA - 1
BUF
Mittelstadt, Casey
$925,000
C
RFA - 1
DAL
Faksa, Radek
$2,200,000
C
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BUF
Scandella, Marco
$4,000,000
LD
UFA - 1
BUF
Bogosian, Zach
$5,142,857
RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Hutton, Carter
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 2
BUF
McCabe, Jake
$2,850,000
LD
UFA - 2
BUF
Miller, Colin
$3,875,000
RD
UFA - 3
BUF
Ullmark, Linus
$1,325,000
G
RFA - 1
BUF
Hunwick, Matt
$2,250,000
LD
UFA - 1
BUF
Montour, Brandon
$3,387,500
RD
RFA - 1
BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$925,000
LD
RFA - 2
BUF
Nelson, Casey
$812,500
RD
UFA - 1

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Aug 8 at 4:11
#1
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finally an actual half decent trade involving risto
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Aug 8 at 4:20
#2
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Buffalo will just keep risto and hope to improve his value not playing him 10000 minutes a night against very hard competition.

His value is lower right now, but hes not being given away
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Aug 8 at 5:00
#3
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Quoting: littlejerryseinfeld
Buffalo will just keep risto and hope to improve his value not playing him 10000 minutes a night against very hard competition.

His value is lower right now, but hes not being given away


Im actually starting to think hes just staying. Its fair to say botterill expected to move him, i mean he acquired 3 nhl rhd in like 3 months, but theres no way he can sell this low, watch him go to a team with a #1 d, a coach, and a system, and turn into a vital piece on a winner. Botterill will not only be fired but he may never get a front office job again.
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Aug 8 at 5:06
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Quoting: sabres89
Im actually starting to think hes just staying. Its fair to say botterill expected to move him, i mean he acquired 3 nhl rhd in like 3 months, but theres no way he can sell this low, watch him go to a team with a #1 d, a coach, and a system, and turn into a vital piece on a winner. Botterill will not only be fired but he may never get a front office job again.


I can see this and I'd be okay with this. I made this trade just as putting a price to his valuation this summer. The amount of Rakell/Cirelli trades I saw were just too much.

I think that the best course of action is to play him this season, and assess at the deadline. If he turns out to be thriving in a lesser role, I think we keep him around. If he doesn't, or even if he's just pretty good, then I think we should trade him when teams can be desperate for a high-powered offensive option going into the playoffs.
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Aug 8 at 6:53
#5
First NY Then LA
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Really well thought out. Kudos. Would have given you six stars . . .
Aug 8 at 6:56
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First NY Then LA
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Quoting: AudioCats
I can see this and I'd be okay with this. I made this trade just as putting a price to his valuation this summer. The amount of Rakell/Cirelli trades I saw were just too much.

I think that the best course of action is to play him this season, and assess at the deadline. If he turns out to be thriving in a lesser role, I think we keep him around. If he doesn't, or even if he's just pretty good, then I think we should trade him when teams can be desperate for a high-powered offensive option going into the playoffs.


I think that you're absolutely right believing that his value will be higher at the trade deadline. Particularly if he spends most of the season opposite Pilut once he comes off the IR.
Aug 9 at 10:25
#7
future lamentation
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 4,514
Likes: 2,372
Dallas will say no unless they can move some cap.
We will all be surprised by Betterall. Vesey, Miller, Jokiharju, Johansson for 2nd, 3rd, Nylander and pixie dust I presume.
Buffalo does not need to move Ristolainen, Jokiharju can stay in the minors, Bogosian could be on LTIR for some time, if Hunwick an Sobotka are sent to Rochester the team will have over $1,000,000 of space even after Bogosian comes off of LTIR.
I cannot see Betterall making this trade for a center who's best year is 33 pts.

Quoting: hanson493
finally an actual half decent trade involving risto


Quoting: littlejerryseinfeld
Buffalo will just keep risto and hope to improve his value not playing him 10000 minutes a night against very hard competition.

His value is lower right now, but hes not being given away


Quoting: sabres89
Im actually starting to think hes just staying. Its fair to say botterill expected to move him, i mean he acquired 3 nhl rhd in like 3 months, but theres no way he can sell this low, watch him go to a team with a #1 d, a coach, and a system, and turn into a vital piece on a winner. Botterill will not only be fired but he may never get a front office job again.


Quoting: OldNYIfan
Really well thought out. Kudos. Would have given you six stars . . .
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