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Players to target and players to stay away from

Created by: Sabres923
Initial Creation Date: Jul 19, 2020
Published: Jul 19, 2020 at 2:00
Team: 2020-21 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
In the lineup good idea
Scratches for the right price
IR stay away.
Feel free to leave some more!
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Cirelli, Anthony5$5,000,000
Domi, Max3$5,000,000
Virtanen, Jake2$2,995,995
Gaudette, Adam2$2,800,000
Murray, Matt2$4,225,225
Jarry, Tristan2$3,500,000
McCann, Jared2$3,225,225
Strome, Dylan2$3,225,225
Strome, Ryan3$5,900,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Haula, Erik2$4,125,125
Fast, Jesper2$3,000,000
Leivo, Josh2$2,970,000
Holtby, Braden5$8,500,000
Brassard, Derick1$1,900,000
Trades
BUF
  1. Cirelli, Anthony [RFA Rights]
TBL
    BUF
    1. Domi, Max [RFA Rights]
    MTL
      BUF
      1. Johansen, Ryan
      NSH
        BUF
        1. Johnsson, Andreas
        TOR
          BUF
          1. Kerfoot, Alexander
          TOR
            BUF
            1. Virtanen, Jake [RFA Rights]
            VAN
              BUF
              1. Gaudette, Adam [RFA Rights]
              VAN
                BUF
                1. Tuch, Alex
                VGK
                  BUF
                  1. Murray, Matt [RFA Rights]
                  2. Pavlychev, Nikita [Reserve List]
                  PIT
                    BUF
                    1. Jarry, Tristan [RFA Rights]
                    PIT
                      BUF
                      1. Bjugstad, Nick
                      PIT
                        BUF
                        1. McCann, Jared [RFA Rights]
                        PIT
                          BUF
                          1. Kempný, Michal
                          WSH
                            BUF
                            1. Laughton, Scott
                            PHI
                              BUF
                              1. Strome, Ryan [RFA Rights]
                              NYR
                                BUF
                                1. Strome, Dylan [RFA Rights]
                                CHI
                                  BUF
                                  1. Beauvillier, Anthony
                                  NYI
                                    Buyouts
                                    • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
                                    • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
                                    Retained Salary Transactions
                                    • Eric Staal: $1,625,000 (50%)
                                    • Taylor Hall: $4,000,000 (50%)
                                    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
                                    2020
                                    BUF
                                    BUF
                                    BUF
                                    BUF
                                    BUF
                                    DAL
                                    2021
                                    BUF
                                    BUF
                                    BUF
                                    BUF
                                    BUF
                                    2022
                                    BUF
                                    BUF
                                    BUF
                                    BUF
                                    BUF
                                    BUF
                                    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
                                    16$81,500,000$92,870,962$1,487,500$0-$11,370,962
                                    Left WingCenterRight Wing
                                    TOR
                                    Johnsson, Andreas
                                    $3,400,000
                                    LW, RW
                                    UFA - 3
                                    Cirelli, Anthony
                                    $5,000,000
                                    C
                                    RFA - 3
                                    Leivo, Josh
                                    $2,970,000
                                    RW, LW
                                    UFA - 1
                                    McCann, Jared
                                    $3,225,225
                                    LW, C
                                    RFA - 2
                                    Gaudette, Adam
                                    $2,800,000
                                    C
                                    RFA - 1
                                    Virtanen, Jake
                                    $2,995,995
                                    RW, LW
                                    RFA - 2
                                    NYI
                                    Beauvillier, Anthony
                                    $2,100,000
                                    LW
                                    RFA - 1
                                    PHI
                                    Laughton, Scott
                                    $2,300,000
                                    LW, C
                                    UFA - 1
                                    Fast, Jesper
                                    $3,000,000
                                    RW
                                    UFA - 3
                                    TOR
                                    Kerfoot, Alexander
                                    $3,500,000
                                    C, LW
                                    UFA - 3
                                    Brassard, Derick
                                    $1,900,000
                                    LW, C
                                    UFA - 1
                                    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
                                    WSH
                                    Kempný, Michal
                                    $2,500,000
                                    LD
                                    UFA - 2
                                    Jarry, Tristan
                                    $3,500,000
                                    G
                                    UFA - 3
                                    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
                                    Haula, Erik
                                    $4,125,125
                                    C, LW
                                    UFA - 1
                                    VGK
                                    Tuch, Alex
                                    $4,750,000
                                    RW, LW
                                    UFA - 6
                                    BUF
                                    Skinner, Jeff
                                    $9,000,000
                                    LW, RW
                                    NMC
                                    UFA - 7
                                    Strome, Dylan
                                    $3,225,225
                                    C, LW
                                    RFA - 2
                                    NSH
                                    Johansen, Ryan
                                    $8,000,000
                                    C, RW
                                    UFA - 5
                                    BUF
                                    Dahlin, Rasmus
                                    $925,000
                                    LD
                                    RFA - 1
                                    Domi, Max
                                    $5,000,000
                                    C, LW
                                    UFA - 2
                                    Murray, Matt
                                    $4,225,225
                                    G
                                    UFA - 4
                                    BUF
                                    Okposo, Kyle
                                    $6,000,000
                                    RW
                                    NTC
                                    UFA - 3
                                    Holtby, Braden
                                    $8,500,000
                                    G
                                    NTC
                                    UFA - 2
                                    BUF
                                    Hutton, Carter
                                    $2,750,000
                                    G
                                    UFA - 1
                                    PIT
                                    Bjugstad, Nick
                                    $2,050,000
                                    C, RW
                                    UFA - 1
                                    BUF
                                    Johansson, Marcus
                                    $4,500,000
                                    C, LW, RW
                                    NTC
                                    UFA - 1
                                    Strome, Ryan
                                    $5,900,000
                                    C, RW
                                    UFA - 2
                                    BUF
                                    McCabe, Jake
                                    $2,850,000
                                    LD
                                    UFA - 1
                                    BUF
                                    Ristolainen, Rasmus
                                    $5,400,000
                                    RD
                                    UFA - 2
                                    BUF
                                    Miller, Colin
                                    $3,875,000
                                    RD
                                    UFA - 2
                                    BUF
                                    Jokiharju, Henri
                                    $925,000
                                    RD
                                    RFA - 1
                                    BUF
                                    Eichel, Jack
                                    $10,000,000
                                    C
                                    UFA - 6

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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 2:08
                                    #1
                                    Mangler
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                                    Yep, I like some of them
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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 2:14
                                    #2
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                                    1. Stay away from Bjugstad. Understand why he's traded in every Pitt ACGM.
                                    2. If the new GM offers Holtby 5x8.5 I miss the old GM.
                                    3. Kerfoot?? Depends on what else For adds. Isn't Johansson the same player??
                                    4. I probably like Cirelli more than most. You probably can't get him without trading pick #8. Or take Johnson with him and give up less.
                                    5. I'd take Tuch if Vegas is giving him away to re-sign Lehner...
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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 2:20
                                    #3
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                                    VAN is not moving Virtanen or Gaudette.
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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 2:23
                                    #4
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                                    Quoting: brocklesnar
                                    VAN is not moving Virtanen or Gaudette.


                                    They could be packaged in with a cap dump.
                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 2:24
                                    #5
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                                    Quoting: Riley816
                                    1. Stay away from Bjugstad. Understand why he's traded in every Pitt ACGM.
                                    2. If the new GM offers Holtby 5x8.5 I miss the old GM.
                                    3. Kerfoot?? Depends on what else For adds. Isn't Johansson the same player??
                                    4. I probably like Cirelli more than most. You probably can't get him without trading pick #8. Or take Johnson with him and give up less.
                                    5. I'd take Tuch if Vegas is giving him away to re-sign Lehner...


                                    I’m just not a huge fan on Tuch he was injured this year, and underperformed plus he has 6 more years left on his contract.
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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 2:26
                                    #6
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                                    Edited Jul 19, 2020 at 2:34
                                    You could probably add Miles Wood to the players to stay away from. Don't know why some fans really want him.
                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 2:29
                                    #7
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                                    Quoting: LindyRuffRider
                                    You could probably add Miles Wood. Don't know why some fans really want him.


                                    They need to add skill players before they add toughness.
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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 2:32
                                    #8
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                                    Quoting: Sabres923
                                    I’m just not a huge fan on Tuch he was injured this year, and underperformed plus he has 6 more years left on his contract.


                                    Better than trading pick #8 for most of the other guys.

                                    His 'underperforming ' would have been 6th on the Sabres forwards, .4 ppg, ahead of Skinner.

                                    If he has a meh season Seattle probably takes him...
                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 2:40
                                    #9
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                                    If I’m BUF I clean up the cap, get a solid goal tender, don’t trade prospects for guys that aren’t really going to improve them like the Kerfoot and Strome’s of the world who would perpetuate the mediocrity, do whatever they can to get Skinner back on track and do not rush Cozen’s if he isn’t ready. I know it sounds cliched but BUF has some serious pieces to work with in Eichel, Dahlin, Reinhart, Jokiharju, Cozens and the 8th pick.
                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 2:57
                                    #10
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                                    Quoting: Xqb15
                                    If I’m BUF I clean up the cap, get a solid goal tender, don’t trade prospects for guys that aren’t really going to improve them like the Kerfoot and Strome’s of the world who would perpetuate the mediocrity, do whatever they can to get Skinner back on track and do not rush Cozen’s if he isn’t ready. I know it sounds cliched but BUF has some serious pieces to work with in Eichel, Dahlin, Reinhart, Jokiharju, Cozens and the 8th pick.

                                    Ullmark had a .915 save percentage he was playing really well than he got injured when they were 6 points out on January 31st. They need a better 1b/backup. Free agency will be hard because Sabres are tight in terms of cap space due to the Pegulas lost revenue. They have some pieces, but are thin on depth prospects and draft picks.
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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 2:59
                                    #11
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                                    Quoting: Riley816
                                    Better than trading pick #8 for most of the other guys.

                                    His 'underperforming ' would have been 6th on the Sabres forwards, .4 ppg, ahead of Skinner.

                                    If he has a meh season Seattle probably takes him...


                                    Yeah trading 8th overall for like Max Domi is the worst outcome that Kevyn Adams could do.
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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 3:04
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                                    Quoting: Sabres923
                                    Yeah trading 8th overall for like Max Domi is the worst outcome that Kevyn Adams could do.


                                    No. Signing Holtby for 5x8.5 would be the worst outcome.

                                    Sabres have very little, outside the core 6, Olofsson, that Montreal really wants/needs...
                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 3:05
                                    #13
                                    Zuke is the goat
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                                    Quoting: Sabres923
                                    Yeah trading 8th overall for like Max Domi is the worst outcome that Kevyn Adams could do.

                                    Lol Max Domi would become your second best forward right away
                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 3:08
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                                    Quoting: math731
                                    Lol Max Domi would become your second best forward right away

                                    No. Reinhart is better and Olofsson was better this year. He’s not worth 8th overall.
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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 3:10
                                    #15
                                    Zuke is the goat
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                                    Quoting: Sabres923
                                    No. Reinhart is better Olofsson was better this year.

                                    They both played with a top 5 C in the league... Domi played with Lehkonen and Armia for 70% of the year while playing with Weal and some bottom 6 players the remaining of the year.
                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 3:17
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                                    Quoting: math731
                                    They both played with a top 5 C in the league... Domi played with Lehkonen and Armia for 70% of the year while playing with Weal and some bottom 6 players the remaining of the year.

                                    That’s great he’s still not worth 8th overall in my opinion. Maybe a 2021 first. like the Jt Miller trade
                                    Domi’s stats this year on pace for 51 points

                                    Miller In 18-19 47 points in 75 games 51 point pace.
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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 3:21
                                    #17
                                    Zuke is the goat
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                                    Quoting: Sabres923
                                    That’s great he’s still not worth 8th overall in my opinion. Maybe a 2021 first. like the Jt Miller trade
                                    Domi’s stats this year on pace for 51 points

                                    Miller In 18-19 47 points in 75 games 51 point pace.

                                    We ll see... I think hes an amazingly skilled and sppedy player but he wants to play C and we dont the space for him... I dont think wed trade him for any other reason
                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 3:24
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                                    Quoting: math731
                                    We ll see... I think hes an amazingly skilled and sppedy player but he wants to play C and we dont the space for him... I dont think wed trade him for any other reason

                                    He’s a good player I would love to have him, but Buffalo doesn’t have a lot of good prospects they need to draft a young forward in this years draft.
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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 3:27
                                    #19
                                    Zuke is the goat
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                                    Quoting: Sabres923
                                    He’s a good player I would love to have him, but Buffalo doesn’t have a lot of good prospects they need to draft a young forward in this years draft.


                                    That is true... But can your team suck next year once again? I doubt it. Plus youve had a similar top pick many times these past years... Are any of those guys (not named Eich or Dahlin) better than Domi? I dont think so.
                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 3:29
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                                    Quoting: math731
                                    That is true... But can your team suck next year once again? I doubt it. Plus youve had a similar top pick many times these past years... Are any of those guys (not named Eich or Dahlin) better than Domi? I dont think so.


                                    Dylan Cozens probably needs one year playing 2nd line RW or 3rd line center, so they could just sign someone like Haula to get 40-50 points without trading assets this draft class is really good too they should keep it the pick.
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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 3:31
                                    #21
                                    Zuke is the goat
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                                    Quoting: Sabres923
                                    This draft class is stacked, Dylan Cozens probably needs one year playing 2nd line RW or 3rd line center, this draft class is really good too they should keep it.


                                    I respect your opinion. Im excited for this draft, I feel like many trades might happen
                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 3:34
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                                    Quoting: math731
                                    I respect your opinion. Im excited for this draft, I feel like many trades might happen


                                    Hopefully! People always say there will be trades at the draft, but it hasn’t really happened. It’s always exciting to hear Bettman announce a trade.
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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 7:41
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                                    Honestly think Buffalos situation on the ice gets blown out of proportion.

                                    Ullmark wasnt bad, get a guy who can play 20-30 games behind him though.

                                    The biggest thing they need IMO, is a bottom 6 shut down line. Get some guys like Marcus Foligno or Sam Bennette for cheap and have a bottom 6 with purpose. This will let Cozens take his time and let the team be properly balanced.

                                    Doeant have to be huge moves to the top 6, now if Skinner doesnt come back to his normal self, you may have to address the top 6 core but you would have to wait and see about that.

                                    The executive staff though, that's where Buffalos real troubles lay.
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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 7:56
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                                    Disagree on Kerfoot
                                    Agree BIG TIME on Ryan Johansen
                                    Good job for the most part imo

                                    Why no interest in Tuch?
                                    With their cap issues, i think we could get him very cheap
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                                    Jul 19, 2020 at 1:28
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                                    Quoting: Riley816
                                    Kerfoot?? Depends on what else (T)or adds. Isn't Johansson the same player??


                                    Kerfoot is young and signed for three years; Johansson is on his last legs and signed for one. Plus, Kerfoot is a perfectly good center and Johansson isn't.
                                     
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