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Cap Down to 80 Million with 1 Free Buyout

Created by: Chapee44
Initial Creation Date: Mar 16, 2020
Published: Mar 17 at 3:42 pm
Team: 2020-21 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
Okposo buyout on LTIR.
Round 1-Marco Rossi
Round 2-Tyson Foerster
Round 4-Owen Pederson

Set up expansion draft so Seattle takes Ullmark since UPL should be ready to take over.
If UPL isn't ready to take over then you likely lose one of Miller, Edmundson, Anderson, Kahun.
In that "worst case" you should have Cozens, Rossi, Pekar, Bryson, Fitzgerald to step up.
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Davidsson, Marcus3$700,000
Laaksonen, Oskari3$750,000
Weissbach, Linus3$800,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Anderson, Josh2$1,000,000
Hickey, Brandon1$925,000
Kahun, Dominik2$1,200,000
Lazar, Curtis2$1,000,000
Oglevie, Andrew1$970,000
Olofsson, Victor5$4,000,000
Pilut, Lawrence2$1,000,000
Reinhart, Sam6$6,500,000
Spencer, Matthew1$700,000
Leier, Taylor1$700,000
Ullmark, Linus1$2,800,000
Strome, Dylan5$4,500,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Edmundson, Joel4$4,000,000
Simmonds, Wayne1$1,500,000
Girgensons, Zemgus1$1,500,000
Hammond, Andrew1$700,000
Khudobin, Anton2$2,000,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Rossi, Marco4$925,000
Foerster, Tyson4$925,000
Pederson, Owen4$925,000
Trades
BUF
  1. Anderson, Josh [RFA Rights]
  2. Atkinson, Cam
CBJ
  1. Montour, Brandon [RFA Rights]
  2. Thompson, Tage [RFA Rights]
  3. Johansson, Jonas [RFA Rights]
  4. 2020 7th round pick (DAL)
BUF
  1. Strome, Dylan [RFA Rights]
CHI
  1. Mittelstadt, Casey [RFA Rights]
  2. Samuelsson, Mattias [Reserve List]
  3. 2021 2nd round pick (BUF)
BUF
  1. 2020 6th round pick (STL)
OTT
  1. Hutton, Carter
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
STL
BUF
2021
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
2022
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$80,000,000$76,850,833$0$3,487,500$3,149,167

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
BUF
Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 7
BUF
Eichel, Jack
$10,000,000
C
UFA - 6
CBJ
Atkinson, Cam
$5,875,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 5
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$4,000,000
LW, RW
RFA
Strome, Dylan
$4,500,000
C
RFA
BUF
Reinhart, Sam
$6,500,000
RW, C
RFA
BUF
Kahun, Dominik
$1,200,000
LW, RW, C
RFA
BUF
Johansson, Marcus
$4,500,000
C, LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
Anderson, Josh
$1,000,000
RW
RFA
BUF
Girgensons, Zemgus
$1,500,000
C, LW
UFA
BUF
Lazar, Curtis
$1,000,000
C, RW
RFA
BUF
Simmonds, Wayne
$1,500,000
RW, LW
UFA
BUF
Asplund, Rasmus
$845,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
BUF
Miller, Colin
$3,875,000
RD
UFA - 2
BUF
Ullmark, Linus
$2,800,000
G
RFA
Edmundson, Joel
$4,000,000
LD
UFA
BUF
Ristolainen, Rasmus
$5,400,000
RD
UFA - 2
Khudobin, Anton
$2,000,000
G
UFA
BUF
McCabe, Jake
$2,850,000
LD
UFA - 1
BUF
Jokiharju, Henri
$925,000
RD
RFA - 1
BUF
Pilut, Lawrence
$1,000,000
LD
RFA
BUF
Borgen, William
$864,166
RD
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
BUF
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 3

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Reinhart, S.
Eichel, J.
Skinner, J.
Dahlin, R.
Olofsson, V.
Power Play 2
Atkinson, C.
Strome, D.
Anderson, J.
Ristolainen, R.
Kahun, D.
Penalty Kill 1
Girgensons, Z.
Lazar, C.
Edmundson, J.
Miller, C.
Penalty Kill 2
Johansson, M.
Anderson, J.
McCabe, J.
Jokiharju, H.

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Mar 17 at 3:47
#1
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I dont know anything about Johansson but buffalo isnt giving enough up in the CBJ trade.

Edmundson isnt good
Mar 17 at 3:50
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Quoting: Jack_
I dont know anything about Johansson but buffalo isnt giving enough up in the CBJ trade.

Edmundson isnt good


I always thought Edmundson was a decent stay at home defenseman... Someone who could help stabilize Risto... If not then I'd find a different person there... Atkinson has had a disastrous year and Anderson, although marred by injuries has been worse... I thought it would be fair but I know you think less than dirt of Montour and Thompson so I assumed I'd get a comment from you
Mar 17 at 4:25
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Quoting: Chapee44
I always thought Edmundson was a decent stay at home defenseman... Someone who could help stabilize Risto... If not then I'd find a different person there... Atkinson has had a disastrous year and Anderson, although marred by injuries has been worse... I thought it would be fair but I know you think less than dirt of Montour and Thompson so I assumed I'd get a comment from you


I've looked into Thompson lately and hes an alright prospect. I dont see him on the powerplay when you have dahlin, reinhart, Mojo, Eichel, olofsson, ristolainen and a bunch of other guys. At his best hes probably a josh Anderson type of guy. I legitimately dont think montour is any good. His xGAR is extremely low and his GAR is pretty middle of the pack except for the fact that hes been on the ice for a ton of goals for. Hes not pushing play in the right direction and hes generally useless unless hes got the puck on his stick in the defensive or neutral zone. The big difference in his xGAR and his GAR shows that hes been extremely lucky. Based off his results hes never been very good and neither have his underlying numbers. Before people thought it was Caralyle's fault but he hasn't been good in buffalo either.
Mar 17 at 5:41
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Are we confident Buffalo would buy out Okposo 6x 3 18 million over Skinner's 9 x 7 63 million? I know there's hope in a Skinner bounce back but really Skinner has always been a 25 goal 50 pt player
Mar 17 at 5:47
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Quoting: Boomer125
Are we confident Buffalo would buy out Okposo 6x 3 18 million over Skinner's 9 x 7 63 million? I know there's hope in a Skinner bounce back but really Skinner has always been a 25 goal 50 pt player


Absolutely. I personally doubt we ever see Skinner without Eichel ever again and that should lead to much better production. They left him on an island this year and they know it. Skinner is probably overpaid by 2 million dollars a year. Okposo is overpaid by 5-6 million dollars a year. Relative production per dollar says buyout Okposo.
Mar 17 at 5:58
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Quoting: Chapee44
Absolutely. I personally doubt we ever see Skinner without Eichel ever again and that should lead to much better production. They left him on an island this year and they know it. Skinner is probably overpaid by 2 million dollars a year. Okposo is overpaid by 5-6 million dollars a year. Relative production per dollar says buyout Okposo.


How anyone thought Skinner could drive his own line is beyond my comprehension.
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Mar 17 at 6:29
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If Mitts’ value is so low that we gotta add Samuelsson AND a 2nd, then maybe we should just keep Mitts?

Gotta give Cbus another piece
They’re trying to win now it seems
And idk if they’d wanna “sell low” on both Atkinson & Anderson
Mar 17 at 6:38
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Quoting: Chapee44
Absolutely. I personally doubt we ever see Skinner without Eichel ever again and that should lead to much better production. They left him on an island this year and they know it. Skinner is probably overpaid by 2 million dollars a year. Okposo is overpaid by 5-6 million dollars a year. Relative production per dollar says buyout Okposo.


Quoting: oneX
How anyone thought Skinner could drive his own line is beyond my comprehension.


You are both correct, unfortunately Skinner is paid to drive a line, I'm just looking at the long-term cap scenerio of 6 million dead cap in Okposo for 3 years vs 9 million of Skinner for 7 the long game suggests get out from under Skinner but that's just my pov
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Mar 17 at 6:40
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Quoting: Jdfitz77
If Mitts’ value is so low that we gotta add Samuelsson AND a 2nd, then maybe we should just keep Mitts?

Gotta give Cbus another piece
They’re trying to win now it seems
And idk if they’d wanna “sell low” on both Atkinson & Anderson


Mitts value shouldn't be any where near that low, he's a kid yet and with proper development should still become a productive 3 C at minimum or 2 C if all goes well
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Mar 17 at 9:21
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Quoting: Boomer125
You are both correct, unfortunately Skinner is paid to drive a line, I'm just looking at the long-term cap scenerio of 6 million dead cap in Okposo for 3 years vs 9 million of Skinner for 7 the long game suggests get out from under Skinner but that's just my pov


Its an interesting idea, okposo or skinner. Keep in mind that management did skinner absolutely no favors this year- last time i looked his 2 most common linemates were johansson and sheary, and johansson not being a center is hard to overlook. Olofsson was on pace for 30 before injuries bit him, but he looks just fine with eichel. So if you put skinner on eichels left and drop olofsson down, its the same problem, except now you can more easily make the case that skinner deserves the money because the numbers are better. I admit that skinner is overpaid, by 2 million at least, and i am anxiously awaiting a new gm so that we dont give reinhart the same deal. I would buy out okposo unless the cap crunch was so bad that we had to buy out skinner. At the end of the day i think a solid #2 center gets skinner to the point where hes producing but overpaid, and its not ideal, but that happens sometimes.
Mar 18 at 1:35
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Quoting: sabres89
Its an interesting idea, okposo or skinner. Keep in mind that management did skinner absolutely no favors this year- last time i looked his 2 most common linemates were johansson and sheary, and johansson not being a center is hard to overlook. Olofsson was on pace for 30 before injuries bit him, but he looks just fine with eichel. So if you put skinner on eichels left and drop olofsson down, its the same problem, except now you can more easily make the case that skinner deserves the money because the numbers are better. I admit that skinner is overpaid, by 2 million at least, and i am anxiously awaiting a new gm so that we dont give reinhart the same deal. I would buy out okposo unless the cap crunch was so bad that we had to buy out skinner. At the end of the day i think a solid #2 center gets skinner to the point where hes producing but overpaid, and its not ideal, but that happens sometimes.


Mostly agree with what you've said. I'll add tho that any player who has success in Buffalo will probably get overpaid for Buffalo to keep said player.

It's just not as desirable a place to be as other NHL cities.
 
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