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Perennial Powerhouse

Created by: Zach
Initial Creation Date: Aug 10, 2019
Published: Aug 10 at 11:32 pm
Team: 2021-22 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
Sabres take goaltender Yaroslav Askarov 11th overall in 2020 and proceed to have the best goalie tandem in the leauge for the next 10-15 years
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Johnson, Ryan3$775,000
Laaksonen, Oskari3$775,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Mittelstadt, Casey6$6,500,000
Jokiharju, Henri6$5,500,000
Pilut, Lawrence4$4,000,000
Rodrigues, Evan3$3,000,000
Asplund, Rasmus2$875,000
Olofsson, Victor4$3,875,000
Smith, C.J.2$875,000
Thompson, Tage2$1,575,000
Montour, Brandon3$4,350,000
Dahlin, Rasmus8$11,000,000
Reinhart, Sam6$8,000,000
Borgen, William2$800,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Vesey, Jimmy2$2,500,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Askarov, Yaroslav3$925,000
Trades
BUF
  1. Heponiemi, Aleksi
FLA
  1. Ristolainen, Rasmus
BUF
    Lost in Seattle expansion
    VGK
    1. Miller, Colin
    Buyouts
    • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
    • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
    • Kyle Okposo: $5,000,000
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2020
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    DAL
    2021
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    2022
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    21$87,500,000$82,648,333$0$1,915,000$4,851,667

    Roster

    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    BUF
    Skinner, Jeff
    $9,000,000
    LW, RW
    NMC
    UFA - 6
    BUF
    Eichel, Jack
    $10,000,000
    C
    UFA - 5
    BUF
    Cozens, Dylan
    $925,000
    C
    RFA - 1
    BUF
    Olofsson, Victor
    $3,875,000
    LW, RW
    RFA
    BUF
    Mittelstadt, Casey
    $6,500,000
    C
    RFA
    BUF
    Reinhart, Sam
    $8,000,000
    RW, C
    RFA
    BUF
    Vesey, Jimmy
    $2,500,000
    LW, RW
    UFA
    FLA
    Heponiemi, Aleksi
    $925,000
    C
    RFA - 1
    BUF
    Thompson, Tage
    $1,575,000
    C, RW
    RFA
    BUF
    Rodrigues, Evan
    $3,000,000
    C, LW
    RFA
    BUF
    Asplund, Rasmus
    $875,000
    C, LW
    RFA
    BUF
    Pekar, Matej
    $778,333
    C, RW
    RFA - 1
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    BUF
    Dahlin, Rasmus
    $11,000,000
    LD
    RFA
    BUF
    Jokiharju, Henri
    $5,500,000
    RD
    RFA
    Askarov, Yaroslav
    $925,000
    BUF
    Pilut, Lawrence
    $4,000,000
    LD
    RFA
    BUF
    Montour, Brandon
    $4,350,000
    RD
    RFA
    BUF
    Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
    $778,333
    G
    RFA - 1
    BUF
    Johnson, Ryan
    $775,000
    LD
    RFA
    BUF
    Laaksonen, Oskari
    $775,000
    D
    RFA
    BUF
    Borgen, William
    $800,000
    RD
    RFA

    Special Teams

    Power Play 1
    Skinner, J.
    Eichel, J.
    Olofsson, V.
    Dahlin, R.
    Laaksonen, O.
    Power Play 2
    Heponiemi, A.
    Cozens, D.
    , .
    Pilut, L.
    Jokiharju, H.

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    Aug 10 at 11:41
    #1
    Joined: Feb 2017
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    If the sabres take a goalie 11oa im buying a leafs jersey. Also, the will have to trade back to 11 is my guess.
    Aug 11 at 12:41
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    Joined: Jul 2016
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    Quoting: sabres89
    If the sabres take a goalie 11oa im buying a leafs jersey. Also, the will have to trade back to 11 is my guess.


    Askarov has legitimate potential to be a top 5 goaltender in the world within 2-3 years.

    Imagine being confident every game because both of your goalies are elite, the game of hockey is easy when you only have to score 2 goals to win on most nights.

    I know the Sabres offense in 2018-19 was pretty awful, but the additions of Cozens, Olofsson, and Heponiemi should really help + Reinhart, Dahlin, Mittelstadt, and Eichel are all still getting better as time goes on.

    You build contenders from the back end up.

    Botterill has greatly improved the defense, offense is looking semi dangerous for the 1st time in awhile, but the only spot that has been neglected is goaltending, Luukkonen will be ready by 2020-21 and Askarov will be 2021-22 at the latest.

    Franchise C + Generational D + Franchise G = success for many many seasons.
    Aug 11 at 2:40
    #3
    Joined: May 2018
    Posts: 1,192
    Likes: 380
    Quoting: Zach
    Askarov has legitimate potential to be a top 5 goaltender in the world within 2-3 years.

    Imagine being confident every game because both of your goalies are elite, the game of hockey is easy when you only have to score 2 goals to win on most nights.

    I know the Sabres offense in 2018-19 was pretty awful, but the additions of Cozens, Olofsson, and Heponiemi should really help + Reinhart, Dahlin, Mittelstadt, and Eichel are all still getting better as time goes on.

    You build contenders from the back end up.

    Botterill has greatly improved the defense, offense is looking semi dangerous for the 1st time in awhile, but the only spot that has been neglected is goaltending, Luukkonen will be ready by 2020-21 and Askarov will be 2021-22 at the latest.

    Franchise C + Generational D + Franchise G = success for many many seasons.


    Getting rid of Ristolainen will.help.the goaltending..
    Aug 11 at 6:29
    #4
    BuFfaLoFan
    Joined: Jul 2019
    Posts: 1,883
    Likes: 542
    Quoting: Zach
    Askarov has legitimate potential to be a top 5 goaltender in the world within 2-3 years.

    Imagine being confident every game because both of your goalies are elite, the game of hockey is easy when you only have to score 2 goals to win on most nights.

    I know the Sabres offense in 2018-19 was pretty awful, but the additions of Cozens, Olofsson, and Heponiemi should really help + Reinhart, Dahlin, Mittelstadt, and Eichel are all still getting better as time goes on.

    You build contenders from the back end up.

    Botterill has greatly improved the defense, offense is looking semi dangerous for the 1st time in awhile, but the only spot that has been neglected is goaltending, Luukkonen will be ready by 2020-21 and Askarov will be 2021-22 at the latest.

    Franchise C + Generational D + Franchise G = success for many many seasons.


    Love the idea and the thought, my only concern would be that the Sabres won't have the cap to sign both of those goalies long term. I hope that Dahlin will take a 8x 7-9m deal to try and make the team good. I think he is one of the best if not going to be the best defensemen in the next 2-3 years so I'm not afraid to pay him 11-13m
     
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