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This would be a contender wouldnt it

Created by: csick
Initial Creation Date: Mar 28, 2020
Published: Mar 28 at 3:56 pm
Team: 2020-21 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
Really depends how Cozens plays. I was trying to find a good trade partner for a 2C or UFA option but it’s hard so I looked internally.

I really like the look of that 1st line.

If the Ranta trade is an overpay, just pay a bit less
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Reinhart, Sam7$7,250,000
Stephenson, Chandler3$2,250,000
Olofsson, Victor5$6,000,000
Kahun, Dominik5$3,500,000
Mittelstadt, Casey2$1,500,000
Pilut, Lawrence1$950,000
Thompson, Tage2$950,000
Ullmark, Linus2$2,750,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Girgensons, Zemgus1$2,000,000
Larsson, Johan1$1,750,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Holtz, Alex3$925,000
Trades
BUF
  1. Stephenson, Chandler [RFA Rights]
  2. Tuch, Alex
  3. 2020 3rd round pick (VGK)
VGK
  1. Montour, Brandon [RFA Rights]
  2. Asplund, Rasmus
  3. 2020 4th round pick (BUF)
BUF
    CBO
    VGK
    1. Okposo, Kyle
    BUF
    1. Raanta, Antti
    Additional Details:
    Arizona saves cap to re-sign guys
    ARI
    1. Hutton, Carter
    2. 2021 2nd round pick (BUF)
    Buyouts
    • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
    • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2020
    BUF
    BUF
    VGK
    BUF
    BUF
    DAL
    2021
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    2022
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    22$81,500,000$77,705,833$0$4,337,500$3,794,167
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    BUF
    Olofsson, Victor
    $6,000,000
    LW, RW
    RFA
    BUF
    Eichel, Jack
    $10,000,000
    C
    UFA - 6
    VGK
    Tuch, Alex
    $4,750,000
    RW
    UFA - 6
    BUF
    Skinner, Jeff
    $9,000,000
    LW, RW
    NMC
    UFA - 7
    BUF
    Cozens, Dylan
    $925,000
    C
    RFA - 2
    BUF
    Reinhart, Sam
    $7,250,000
    RW, C
    RFA
    BUF
    Kahun, Dominik
    $3,500,000
    LW, RW, C
    RFA
    BUF
    Mittelstadt, Casey
    $1,500,000
    C
    RFA
    BUF
    Johansson, Marcus
    $4,500,000
    C, LW, RW
    NTC
    UFA - 1
    Stephenson, Chandler
    $2,250,000
    LW, C
    RFA
    BUF
    Larsson, Johan
    $1,750,000
    C, LW
    UFA
    BUF
    Girgensons, Zemgus
    $2,000,000
    C, LW
    UFA
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    BUF
    Dahlin, Rasmus
    $925,000
    LD
    RFA - 1
    BUF
    Miller, Colin
    $3,875,000
    RD
    UFA - 2
    BUF
    Ullmark, Linus
    $2,750,000
    G
    RFA
    BUF
    Pilut, Lawrence
    $950,000
    LD
    RFA
    BUF
    Ristolainen, Rasmus
    $5,400,000
    RD
    UFA - 2
    ARI
    Raanta, Antti
    $4,250,000
    G
    UFA - 1
    BUF
    McCabe, Jake
    $2,850,000
    LD
    UFA - 1
    BUF
    Jokiharju, Henri
    $925,000
    RD
    RFA - 1
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    BUF
    Smith, C.J.
    $700,000
    LW
    RFA - 1
    BUF
    Borgen, William
    $864,166
    RD
    RFA - 1

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    Mar 28 at 4:17
    #1
    Jah1722
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    If by contender you mean for a wildcard than sure. That Dcore is still poor and the center depth after Eichel is worse. Yes Cozens is a very good prospect but it’s hard to rely on a rookie C to make the kind of impact this team would need to be any more than a wild card team.
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    Mar 28 at 4:19
    #2
    Sabres are elite
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    Quoting: Jah1722
    If by contender you mean for a wildcard than sure. That Dcore is still poor and the center depth after Eichel is worse. Yes Cozens is a very good prospect but it’s hard to rely on a rookie C to make the kind of impact this team would need to be any more than a wild card team.


    Definitely agree. We need more center depth to become more than a wild card team. Unless Eichel drives the team through 82 games we don't finish top 3 in the atlantic
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    Mar 28 at 4:23
    #3
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    KFTW
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    It’s really hard to find a top 6 centre externally, there’s none in free agency and there’s not enough going around for teams to consider trading their own.

    Lowkey trade for Cirelli as the 2C, Cozens as the 3C (assuming you trade Mitt + for Cirelli) and sign someone like Dillon and I think that team could finish 2nd or 3rd in the division
    Mar 28 at 4:28
    #4
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    This team would be about an 85 point team. You haven't improved the center position and ristolainen is still somehow playing big minutes.
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    Mar 28 at 4:29
    #5
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    No. MAYBE for the last wildcard.
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    Mar 28 at 4:29
    #6
    First NY Then LA
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    I don't know why you think Las Vegas would have to give up the better pick. Tuch is more valuable than Montour, especially to Buffalo, and Stephenson is a proven (if bottom-6) NHLer and Asplund isn't even that.
    Mar 28 at 4:57
    #7
    Go Wings Go
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    Yeah maybe for the last wild cup, But cup contender no way. And you're not getting Tuch in any deal for Montour.
    Mar 28 at 5:23
    #8
    MisstheWhalers
    Joined: Jan 2019
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    Quoting: csick
    It’s really hard to find a top 6 centre externally, there’s none in free agency and there’s not enough going around for teams to consider trading their own.

    Lowkey trade for Cirelli as the 2C, Cozens as the 3C (assuming you trade Mitt + for Cirelli) and sign someone like Dillon and I think that team could finish 2nd or 3rd in the division


    Sign Haula, he's the closest thing to a 2C available in free agency, he's about the only stopgap available till Cozens or Middlestadt are ready for the job.
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    Mar 28 at 5:56
    #9
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    We need a middle 6 center desperately. I need a vet that knows how to play the position. Kahun should get a look as well. Ive seen several reports that gush over cozens, but many still suggest he may be a winger in the nhl. Mittelstadt isnt exactly kicking the door down either, and the door was left unlocked, cracked open, with a welcome mat in front of it. The smart play here has gotta be to get at least one legit vet center in here, and then see what you have with kahun and cozens.
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    Mar 28 at 6:01
    #10
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    KFTW
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    Quoting: sabres89
    We need a middle 6 center desperately. I need a vet that knows how to play the position. Kahun should get a look as well. Ive seen several reports that gush over cozens, but many still suggest he may be a winger in the nhl. Mittelstadt isnt exactly kicking the door down either, and the door was left unlocked, cracked open, with a welcome mat in front of it. The smart play here has gotta be to get at least one legit vet center in here, and then see what you have with kahun and cozens.


    Draft Lundell, he has been playing against older players and posting a real good Corsi and possession stats, I could see him being ready right away. And then move Cozens to wing
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    Mar 28 at 8:29
    #11
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    Playoffs, yes

    Cup contender, nope
    Not until Mitts, Cozens, Dahlin, etc develop into really good players
    Still would be a tier behind teams like the Caps, Tampa, etc


    I think moves like the ones u made are pretty reasonable though
    Mar 29 at 12:54
    #12
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    Quoting: csick
    Draft Lundell, he has been playing against older players and posting a real good Corsi and possession stats, I could see him being ready right away. And then move Cozens to wing


    I might be mixing up prospects, but i think when i read his scouting report, i thought "thats the last guy i wanna draft at 7". A 2 way center that probably tops out at 50 points- thats a guy i wanna take in the second round, rather grab a winger to help with our nonexistent scoring with that high of a pick. Take girgensons for instance, when we drafted him in the middle of the first round, it seemed like a reach for a solid 2 way center who didnt score a ton. And it was. Take the star player if hes there. Beggars being choosers and all.
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