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Can Buffalo Be Pressured to Move the 7th OA pick

Created by: Vermathex
Initial Creation Date: May 28, 2020
Published: May 28 at 3:26 pm
Team: 2019-20 Buffalo Sabres
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Get rid of it now to help keep eichel happy?
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  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Ville Leino: $0
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
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BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
DAL
2021
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
2022
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
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25$81,500,000$77,596,667$0$7,107,500$3,903,333
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
Frolík, Michael
$4,300,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 1
BUF
Johansson, Marcus
$4,500,000
C, LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 2
BUF
Simmonds, Wayne
$2,500,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
BUF
Sobotka, Vladimír
$3,500,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
BUF
Girgensons, Zemgus
$1,600,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Reinhart, Sam
$3,650,000
RW, C
RFA - 1
BUF
Vesey, Jimmy
$2,275,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Larsson, Johan
$1,550,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Kahun, Dominik
$925,000
LW, RW, C
RFA - 1
BUF
Thompson, Tage
$925,000
C, RW
RFA - 1
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$767,500
LW, RW
RFA - 1
BUF
Lazar, Curtis
$700,000
C, RW
RFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BUF
McCabe, Jake
$2,850,000
LD
UFA - 2
BUF
Ristolainen, Rasmus
$5,400,000
RD
UFA - 3
BUF
Hutton, Carter
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 2
BUF
Hunwick, Matt
$2,250,000
LD
UFA - 1
BUF
Miller, Colin
$3,875,000
RD
UFA - 3
BUF
Ullmark, Linus
$1,325,000
G
RFA - 1
BUF
Pilut, Lawrence
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
BUF
Montour, Brandon
$3,387,500
RD
RFA - 1
BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$925,000
LD
RFA - 2
BUF
Jokiharju, Henri
$925,000
RD
RFA - 2

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May 28 at 3:28
#1
BuFfaLoFan
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For who...
May 28 at 3:30
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Thread Starter
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Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
For who...


im not too sure but do you think they would take less than market value to get a better 2c or winger
May 28 at 3:36
#3
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Sure. Everything should be available. Some much more expensive than others...
May 28 at 3:38
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Bandwagon fairweathe
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I don’t follow buffalo much, but what is the need and upgrade in net, secondary scoring and or better blueline or some of all of the above. They are rather close to cap for missing a 24 expanded playoffs year
May 28 at 3:39
#5
burn the pegulas
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if it’s going to get us a legitimate 2C then yes they should move it
May 28 at 3:41
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Quoting: chloewoj
if it’s going to get us a legitimate 2C then yes they should move it


would you do 13OA and ryan strome for 7th OA?
May 28 at 3:44
#7
Let'sGoBlues | WPGv4
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Small detail, but there is no way they move their pick until draft day if it's something they would consider at all. Gotta see the lotto, then see who's on the board at their pick, then see what can help them immediately. I wouldn't trade the pick tbh. Maybe in a typical draft year, but this top 10 is loaded with top-line upside.

FWIW I'm sure Jack would understand that the draft is the best way to find impact players, especially considering how quickly a top-10 pick can come in and have an impact these days. If I were him, I'd trust the mgmt less if they were willing to move the pick just to get a (likely fading) talent that some other team would be fine giving up.
May 28 at 3:45
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Quoting: A_K
Small detail, but there is no way they move their pick until draft day if it's something they would consider at all. Gotta see the lotto, then see who's on the board at their pick, then see what can help them immediately. I wouldn't trade the pick tbh. Maybe in a typical draft year, but this top 10 is loaded with top-line upside.

FWIW I'm sure Jack would understand that the draft is the best way to find impact players, especially considering how quickly a top-10 pick can come in and have an impact these days. I'd trust the mgmt less if they were willing to move the pick just to get a (likely fading) talent that some other team would be fine giving up.


i guess it just depends on Eichel and if he wants to make the playoffs next year or he's done.
May 28 at 3:55
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Let'sGoBlues | WPGv4
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Quoting: Vermathex
i guess it just depends on Eichel and if he wants to make the playoffs next year or he's done.


At the end of the day, he is getting 80 million bucks to be the captain of the Sabres. He hates losing just like everyone else, but being short-sighted never really works out. Maybe they can make some moves that don't implicate the 2020 1st if they want to show him that they are fed up too. But as the GM, you can't afford to miss out on drafting a star player because you had to go out and get, say, the age 32-38 years of Logan Couture to keep someone happy.
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May 28 at 3:58
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Quoting: A_K
At the end of the day, he is getting 80 million bucks to be the captain of the Sabres. He hates losing just like everyone else, but being short-sighted never really works out. Maybe they can make some moves that don't implicate the 2020 1st if they want to show him that they are fed up too. But as the GM, you can't afford to miss out on drafting a star player because you had to go out and get, say, the age 32-38 years of Logan Couture to keep someone happy.


it did for ryan o' riley. But i agree with you it would be smarter long term to keep the pick
May 28 at 4:02
#11
burn the pegulas
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Quoting: Vermathex
would you do 13OA and ryan strome for 7th OA?


i don’t hate that trade but i think i’d rather use the pick on a higher end 2C like cirelli for mittelstadt and the 7OA pick
May 28 at 5:26
#12
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Quoting: Vermathex
would you do 13OA and ryan strome for 7th OA?


No we would not
May 28 at 5:30
#13
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To be fair, we have a terrible gm, that is also a lame duck gm, so this year's first, next year's first, prospects that our development team haven't already ruined- they're all in play.
 
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