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Cheap players to target

Created by: Sabres923
Initial Creation Date: Sep 12, 2020
Published: Sep 12, 2020 at 8:28
Team: 2020-21 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
Team needs.
2nd line center or a center that can play big minutes to shelter Cozens/Mittlestadt.(like Johan Larsson did)
3 line RW.
4th line LW
1 LHD.

Stepan is only getting paid 2 million this year. But has a 6.5 cap hit.
* players with a cheap cap hit
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Joseph, Mathieu1$1,400,000
Verhaeghe, Carter1$1,439,000
Bracco, Jeremy1$990,000
Stephens, Mitchell1$1,000,000
Fischer, Christian1$1,400,000
Jost, Tyson2$1,900,000
Offer Sheets
Offer sheet annual average (AAV) is calculated by dividing the contract value by the lower of: 1. The contract length, or 2. Five years
PLAYERAAVCOMPENSATION
Verhaeghe, Carter$1,439,000No Compensation
Fischer, Christian$1,400,000No Compensation
Stephens, Mitchell$1,000,000No Compensation
Bracco, Jeremy$990,000No Compensation
Joseph, Mathieu$1,400,000No Compensation
Trades
BUF
  1. Laughton, Scott
PHI
    BUF
    1. Stepan, Derek
    ARI
      BUF
      1. Ritchie, Nick
      BOS
        BUF
        1. Kempný, Michal
        WSH
          BUF
          1. Paquette, Cédric
          TBL
            BUF
            1. Cole, Ian
            2. Jost, Tyson [RFA Rights]
            COL
              Buyouts
              • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
              • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
              DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
              2021
              BUF
              BUF
              BUF
              BUF
              BUF
              2022
              BUF
              BUF
              BUF
              BUF
              BUF
              BUF
              2023
              BUF
              BUF
              BUF
              BUF
              BUF
              BUF
              BUF
              ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
              12$81,500,000$28,307,092$1,487,500$0$53,192,908
              Left WingCenterRight Wing
              Joseph, Mathieu
              $1,400,000
              LW, C
              RFA - 2
              PHI
              Laughton, Scott
              $2,300,000
              LW, C
              UFA - 1
              Bracco, Jeremy
              $990,000
              RW
              UFA - 1
              Verhaeghe, Carter
              $1,439,000
              C, LW
              RFA - 2
              ARI
              Stepan, Derek
              $6,500,000
              C
              UFA - 1
              Fischer, Christian
              $1,400,000
              RW
              RFA - 2
              BOS
              Ritchie, Nick
              $1,498,925
              LW
              RFA - 1
              TBL
              Paquette, Cédric
              $1,650,000
              C, LW
              UFA - 1
              Jost, Tyson
              $1,900,000
              C, LW, RW
              RFA - 1
              Stephens, Mitchell
              $1,000,000
              C
              RFA - 2
              Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
              WSH
              Kempný, Michal
              $2,500,000
              LD
              UFA - 2
              COL
              Cole, Ian
              $3,450,000
              LD/RD
              UFA - 1
              ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
              BUF
              Hutton, Carter
              $2,750,000
              G
              UFA - 1
              BUF
              Skinner, Jeff
              $9,000,000
              LW, RW
              NMC
              UFA - 7
              BUF
              Eichel, Jack
              $10,000,000
              C
              UFA - 6
              BUF
              Dahlin, Rasmus
              $925,000
              LD
              RFA - 1
              BUF
              Okposo, Kyle
              $6,000,000
              RW
              NTC
              UFA - 3
              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
              Johansson, Marcus
              $4,500,000
              C, LW, RW
              NTC
              UFA - 1

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              Sep 12, 2020 at 8:30
              #1
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              Boston fans will drive Nick Ritchie to the airport in order to get rid of him
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              Sep 12, 2020 at 8:32
              #2
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              Quoting: KakkoForMauriceRichardAward
              Boston fans will drive Nick Ritchie to the airport in order to get rid of him


              He’s a good player, with penalty issues. If he settled down with the stupid penalties he would be a valuable player in Buffalo.
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              Sep 12, 2020 at 8:41
              #3
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              Jesse Puljujarvi
              Mitchell Stephens
              Jack Roslovic
              Henrik Borgstrom
              Jordan Greenway
              Tyson Jost
              Christian Fischer
              Jeremy Bracco
              Andreas Johnsson
              Yanni Gourde
              Tyler Bozak
              Derek Ryan
              Miles Wood
              Ryan Donato
              Garnet Hathaway
              Kieffer Bellows
              Boris Katchouk
              Taylor Raddysh
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              Sep 12, 2020 at 9:01
              #4
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              Travis Dermott
              Haydn Fleury
              Jimmy Schuldt
              Sami Niku
              Sebastian Aho (Islanders)
              Oliver Kylington
              Ian Cole
              Patrik Nemeth
              Markus Nutivaara
              Nicolas Hague
              Dean Kukan
              Olli Juolevi
              Sep 12, 2020 at 9:18
              #5
              Sabres are elite
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              2nd line center
              3 line RW.
              4th line LW (don't think we need this)
              1 LHD.
              (I'd add backup goalie too)

              Best quality for our needs
              Danault
              Fast/Virtanen
              Asplund
              Zadorov/Bean
              Raanta/Georgiev

              Cheapest solutions
              Faska
              8th OA pick
              Asplund
              Dermott/Mete
              UFA
              Sep 12, 2020 at 9:19
              #6
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              We’ll give you Weal for free. He’s pretty good at passing the puck and winning faceoffs, but bad at pretty much everything else.
              Sep 12, 2020 at 9:23
              #7
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              Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
              We’ll give you Weal for free. He’s pretty good at passing the puck and winning faceoffs, but bad at pretty much everything else.


              How’s his defensive game?
              Sep 12, 2020 at 9:26
              #8
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              Quoting: Sabres923
              How’s his defensive game?


              Atrocious. That’s the main reason he’s been a healthy scratch often, and why I want to get rid of him. He won’t impact the team as negatively if he plays on the wing, but you’re going to want to him to be a playmaker, and nothing else.
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              Sep 12, 2020 at 9:27
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              Don’t think Laughton would come cheap. Fletcher at the deadline said his phone was buzzing for him including a first rounder on the table and they had no intentions of moving him at all. Stepan is probably a good gamble to take on for a year with your need at Center and Arizona wanting to clear cap.
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              Sep 12, 2020 at 9:31
              #10
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              Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
              Atrocious. That’s the main reason he’s been a healthy scratch often, and why I want to get rid of him. He won’t impact the team as negatively if he plays on the wing, but you’re going to want to him to be a playmaker, and nothing else.


              Good to know. Off the board for me then!
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              Sep 12, 2020 at 9:33
              #11
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              Quoting: Jaycee
              Don’t think Laughton would come cheap. Fletcher at the deadline said his phone was buzzing for him including a first rounder on the table and they had no intentions of moving him at all. Stepan is probably a good gamble to take on for a year with your need at Center and Arizona wanting to clear cap.


              I didn’t know that. I was hoping his value would be lower due to being a healthy scratch in a couple playoff games.
              Sep 12, 2020 at 9:51
              #12
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              Quoting: Sabres923
              I didn’t know that. I was hoping his value would be lower due to being a healthy scratch in a couple playoff games.

              Was only scratched for a game bc AV was having his love affair with Grant and Thompson and overplaying then for some reason. But yeah I was surprised he was getting that much buzz at the deadline. Guess you could make the comparable to what Blake Coleman netted at the deadline bc both are very similar players and basically the same contract.
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              Sep 13, 2020 at 6:46
              #13
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              Quoting: Sabres923
              He’s a good player, with penalty issues. If he settled down with the stupid penalties he would be a valuable player in Buffalo.


              you can have Ritchie for free. Guy is not a good player at all. He's out of shape and moves like he got cement in his skates. He's more times than not behind the play and on multiple occasions I watched him lose board battles to guys much smaller than him. Guy is a former 10OA pick and the definition of a bust.

              Honestly take him and if you want we'll throw in his equally useless brother.
              Sep 13, 2020 at 7:39
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              Quoting: Sabres923
              He’s a good player, with penalty issues. If he settled down with the stupid penalties he would be a valuable player in Buffalo.


              I know it wouldn't cost much but he's another Kaletta who never learned.
               
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