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Sabres final surgery leads to playoffs

Created by: rktkt66
Initial Creation Date: Aug 23, 2019
Published: Aug 23 at 1:21 am
Team: 2019-20 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
KINGS-SABRES: LA adds much needed experience to top 4 defense; Sabres add proven 2-way RW for Eichel's line (risk of Toffoli's expiring contract is mitigated by draft picks and odds of him rebounding this year playing close to home)

WILD-SABRES: Guerin adds Cup winner in winger he knows without losing speed in top 6 and 2 prospects; Sabres add top 6 winger with speed and scoring ability.

DUCKS-SABRES: Ducks add depth on RHD; Sabres shed cap space and acquire low draft pick in the process.

CANADIENS-SABRES: Habs add veteran depth to bottom pairing with hometown appeal; Sabres shed some cap space and free up logjam on defense for a mid-round draft pick.

Bogosian and Okposo become the spare roster players.
Trades
BUF
  1. Toffoli, Tyler
  2. 2020 4th round pick (LAK)
  3. 2021 2nd round pick (LAK)
Additional Details:
2020 4th round pick becomes 2nd round pick if Toffoli does not re-sign with Sabres prior to July 1st
LAK
  1. Ristolainen, Rasmus
  2. 2021 5th round pick (BUF)
BUF
  1. Zucker, Jason
  2. 2021 3rd round pick (MIN)
MIN
  1. Sheary, Conor
  2. Smith, C.J.
  3. Hickey, Brandon
BUF
  1. 2021 5th round pick (ANA)
ANA
  1. Nelson, Casey
BUF
  1. 2020 4th round pick (WPG)
MTL
  1. Scandella, Marco ($1,000,000 retained)
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
  • Ville Leino: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Marco Scandella: $1,000,000 (25%)
Buried
  • Vladimír Sobotka: $2,425,000 ($3,500,000)
  • Matt Hunwick: $1,175,000 ($2,250,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
BUF
BUF
BUF
LAK
WPG
BUF
BUF
DAL
2021
BUF
BUF
LAK
MIN
BUF
ANA
BUF
BUF
2022
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$79,864,524$0$4,682,500$1,635,476

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
BUF
Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 8
BUF
Eichel, Jack
$10,000,000
C
UFA - 7
LAK
Toffoli, Tyler
$4,600,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
MIN
Zucker, Jason
$5,500,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 4
BUF
Johansson, Marcus
$4,500,000
C, LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
BUF
Reinhart, Sam
$3,650,000
RW, C
RFA - 1
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$767,500
LW, RW
RFA - 1
BUF
Mittelstadt, Casey
$925,000
C
RFA - 1
BUF
Vesey, Jimmy
$2,275,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Girgensons, Zemgus
$1,600,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Larsson, Johan
$1,550,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Rodrigues, Evan
$2,000,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
BUF
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 4
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$925,000
LD
RFA - 2
BUF
Miller, Colin
$3,875,000
RD
UFA - 3
BUF
Hutton, Carter
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 2
BUF
McCabe, Jake
$2,850,000
LD
UFA - 2
BUF
Montour, Brandon
$3,387,500
RD
RFA - 1
BUF
Ullmark, Linus
$1,325,000
G
RFA - 1
BUF
Pilut, Lawrence
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
BUF
Jokiharju, Henri
$925,000
RD
RFA - 2
BUF
Bogosian, Zach
$5,142,857
RD
UFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Skinner, J.
Eichel, J.
Toffoli, T.
Dahlin, R.
Montour, B.
Power Play 2
Zucker, J.
Johansson, M.
Reinhart, S.
Olofsson, V.
Jokiharju, H.
Penalty Kill 1
Larsson, J.
Rodrigues, E.
Dahlin, R.
Miller, C.
Penalty Kill 2
Girgensons, Z.
Toffoli, T.
McCabe, J.
Jokiharju, H.

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Aug 23 at 1:40
#1
#MiroTheHero
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 1,300
Likes: 422
Flip the picks in the Buffalo-Los Angeles trade and you're closer. Toffoli is the better player in the trade; Los Angeles should at least be getting the better draft pick package in return.
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Aug 23 at 6:24
#2
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 60
Likes: 20
Quoting: Heiskanen4Vezina
Flip the picks in the Buffalo-Los Angeles trade and you're closer. Toffoli is the better player in the trade; Los Angeles should at least be getting the better draft pick package in return.


Agreed, I think though that LA will hang onto Toffoli till the deadline and trade him with 50% cap retained probably returning a 1st and a top prospect maybe few other pieces too.
Aug 23 at 9:06
#3
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 253
Likes: 100
Quoting: Heiskanen4Vezina
Flip the picks in the Buffalo-Los Angeles trade and you're closer. Toffoli is the better player in the trade; Los Angeles should at least be getting the better draft pick package in return.


Hard disagree. Risto has plenty of warts but he's outscored Toffoli in 2 out of the last 3 years as a "D-man". Also Toffoli is on an expiring contract. The picks should remain as is.
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Aug 23 at 9:31
#4
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,834
Likes: 575
I would be fine with the last 3. Not interested in the kings one, toffoli is probably a rental for us. That means we give ristolainen away for a second and one season of toffoli in a year where we dont make the playoffs, with or without him. Nah.
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Aug 23 at 9:45
#5
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 761
Likes: 165
Quoting: corsiagainst
Hard disagree. Risto has plenty of warts but he's outscored Toffoli in 2 out of the last 3 years as a "D-man". Also Toffoli is on an expiring contract. The picks should remain as is.

Exactly, I am tired of watching people post Ristolainen trades for 30 pt forwards and Buffalo has to add. To put this trade into perspective, Sheary has more goals and pts but played less games than Toffoli over the last 3 years. Who say Buffalo would need to add in a trade for Sheary? You presented a fair trade (IMO not enough for Ristolainen) yet people think the 2nd should go the other way.
Quoting: sabres89
I would be fine with the last 3. Not interested in the kings one, toffoli is probably a rental for us. That means we give ristolainen away for a second and one season of toffoli in a year where we dont make the playoffs, with or without him. Nah.

I agree, Toffoli really is not a top 3 winger, I would want someone significantly better than he if I a trading Ristolainen.
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Aug 23 at 9:47
#6
Old Timer
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 677
Likes: 235
The draft is in late June, before free agency starts. So if it is the 2020 pick that is conditional, you won't know for sure if the Sabres will resign Toffoli before the pick has to be used.
 
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