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Created by: Sabres923
Initial Creation Date: Nov 21, 2020
Published: Nov 21, 2020 at 9:53
Team: 2021-22 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
Eakin goes to Seattle.
Hopefully Ristolainen is traded.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Dahlin, Rasmus8$8,500,000
Jokiharju, Henri3$3,900,000
Reinhart, Sam5$7,000,000
Borgen, William1$900,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Hyman, Zach3$5,000,000
Staal, Eric1$3,000,000
McCabe, Jake2$2,900,000
Ullmark, Linus3$3,400,000
Raanta, Antti1$2,500,000
Nelson, Casey1$750,000
Ryan, Derek1$2,000,000
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
22$81,500,000$79,675,000$0$850,000$1,825,000
Left WingCenterRight Wing
BUF
Ruotsalainen, Arttu
$925,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
BUF
Eichel, Jack
$10,000,000
C
UFA - 5
BUF
Reinhart, Sam
$7,000,000
RW, C
RFA
BUF
Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 6
BUF
Staal, Eric
$3,000,000
C
UFA
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$3,050,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
Hyman, Zach
$5,000,000
LW, RW
UFA
BUF
Cozens, Dylan
$894,167
C, LW
RFA - 2
BUF
Thompson, Tage
$1,400,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
BUF
Girgensons, Zemgus
$2,200,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
Ryan, Derek
$2,000,000
RW, C
UFA
BUF
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$8,500,000
LD
RFA
BUF
Miller, Colin
$3,875,000
RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Ullmark, Linus
$3,400,000
G
UFA
BUF
McCabe, Jake
$2,900,000
LD
UFA
BUF
Jokiharju, Henri
$3,900,000
RD
RFA
Raanta, Antti
$2,500,000
G
UFA
BUF
Bryson, Jacob
$889,166
LD
RFA - 1
BUF
Borgen, William
$900,000
RD
RFA
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
BUF
Nelson, Casey
$750,000
RD
UFA
BUF
Ristolainen, Rasmus
$5,400,000
RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Lazar, Curtis
$800,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Eakin, Cody
$2,250,000
C
UFA - 1

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Nov 21, 2020 at 9:59
#1
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Dahlin is not an 8 million dollar player just yet. He has all the potential in the world to be that guy, but he hasnt shown it just yet

I would give him a 2-3 year 5 million dollar deal similar to McAvoy to let him prove himself and then sign him to a monster contract
Nov 21, 2020 at 10:01
#2
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Why do sabers fans hate risto so much? I don't get it.
Nov 21, 2020 at 10:04
#3
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Quoting: deys3232
Dahlin is not an 8 million dollar player just yet. He has all the potential in the world to be that guy, but he hasnt shown it just yet

I would give him a 2-3 year 5 million dollar deal similar to McAvoy to let him prove himself and then sign him to a monster contract


I understand where you are coming from and I agree. Dahlin was better in his rookie year when he was aloud to play his offensive game rushing the puck. Krueger didn’t really let him do that hopefully that changes. But Eichel didn’t deserve at 10x8 after two decent seasons now that contract looks pretty good. The reason behind it would be banking on his high potential.
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Nov 21, 2020 at 10:04
#4
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Quoting: HabsFan77
Why do sabers fans hate risto so much? I don't get it.


He isn’t the best defenseman.
Nov 21, 2020 at 10:09
#5
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Quoting: HabsFan77
Why do sabers fans hate risto so much? I don't get it.


Because he sucks
Nov 21, 2020 at 10:13
#6
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Quoting: Sabres923
I understand where you are coming from and I agree. Dahlin was better in his rookie year when he was aloud to play his offensive game rushing the puck. Krueger didn’t really let him do that hopefully that changes. But Eichel didn’t deserve at 10x8 after two decent seasons now that contract looks pretty good. The reason behind it would be banking on his high potential.


Yeah, but is it really worth it to take that risk? What if Dahlin doesnt pan out and the Sabres are stuck with a bad contract. Its a lot safer to give him a bridge deal and let him prove himself

But yes, Dahlin had one of the best seasons by an 18 year old defenseman we have seen in a long time and kinda regressed a bit this year. He should pan out, but I wouldnt take that risk
Nov 21, 2020 at 10:15
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Quoting: deys3232
Yeah, but is it really worth it to take that risk? What if Dahlin doesnt pan out and the Sabres are stuck with a bad contract. Its a lot safer to give him a bridge deal and let him prove himself

But yes, Dahlin had one of the best seasons by an 18 year old defenseman we have seen in a long time and kinda regressed a bit this year. He should pan out, but I wouldnt take that risk

Yeah you don’t want a Clayton Keller contract.. that’s why I think it’s a good idea to wait until next offseason to see if he deserves a big contract.
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Nov 21, 2020 at 10:42
#8
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Quoting: deys3232
Because he sucks


why does he suck??? Does he only think about offense or something or is a puckhog or what??
Nov 21, 2020 at 11:05
#9
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Quoting: HabsFan77
why does he suck??? Does he only think about offense or something or is a puckhog or what??

His offense is fine. His defense is pretty bad due to a low hockey IQ. Hes great in 3v3 overtime though.
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Nov 21, 2020 at 11:07
#10
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Quoting: HabsFan77
why does he suck??? Does he only think about offense or something or is a puckhog or what??


He puts up a decent amount of points, but none of them are generated by himself. His defense is awful, hes got super low IQ. Hes a decent skater who likes to carry the puck but isnt actually good
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Nov 22, 2020 at 12:06
#11
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Quoting: deys3232
He puts up a decent amount of points, but none of them are generated by himself. His defense is awful, hes got super low IQ. Hes a decent skater who likes to carry the puck but isnt actually good


all tools no toolbox ...same thing with nurse + Matheson. Very few defenseman are talented enough to have a positive impact with low IQ.
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Nov 22, 2020 at 1:42
#12
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Ristolinen is actually a pretty damn good defenseman. hes just more of a ofencivly minded one
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Nov 22, 2020 at 10:17
#13
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Quoting: HabsFan77
why does he suck??? Does he only think about offense or something or is a puckhog or what??


Quoting: Sabres923
His offense is fine. His defense is pretty bad due to a low hockey IQ. Hes great in 3v3 overtime though.


Quoting: Isles777
all tools no toolbox ...same thing with nurse + Matheson. Very few defenseman are talented enough to have a positive impact with low IQ.


Quoting: habsfan00
Ristolinen is actually a pretty damn good defenseman. hes just more of a ofencivly minded one


IDK why people "think" he sucks.
Too many people read and not watch.
He makes errors but all defensemen make mistakes, did anyone watch Brad May score on Ray Bourque?
At least four HC played him more than any other defenseman.
While one could argue when he first came to the NHL he was the ONLY NHL defenseman on the team.
That is not the case any more, Dahlin, Montour, are both top pairing defensemen and Miller, McCabe and Jokiharju are very solid.
Because the team has more defenseman depth, his ice time has been dramatically reduced.
He still plays against the other teams best lines, but his +/- was reduce from -41 last year to just -2 this past year.
He hits, plays in every situation, scores pts and seems to enjoy his role.
Let me add, big players take longer to develop, look at Chara's +/- early in his career.
He was rushed into the NHL.
He has flaws but over all he brings a lot to the game.
I would only trade him unless the return is remarkable.
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Nov 22, 2020 at 6:11
#14
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Quoting: gretzkyghosts
IDK why people "think" he sucks.
Too many people read and not watch.
He makes errors but all defensemen make mistakes, did anyone watch Brad May score on Ray Bourque?
At least four HC played him more than any other defenseman.
While one could argue when he first came to the NHL he was the ONLY NHL defenseman on the team.
That is not the case any more, Dahlin, Montour, are both top pairing defensemen and Miller, McCabe and Jokiharju are very solid.
Because the team has more defenseman depth, his ice time has been dramatically reduced.
He still plays against the other teams best lines, but his +/- was reduce from -41 last year to just -2 this past year.
He hits, plays in every situation, scores pts and seems to enjoy his role.
Let me add, big players take longer to develop, look at Chara's +/- early in his career.
He was rushed into the NHL.
He has flaws but over all he brings a lot to the game.
I would only trade him unless the return is remarkable.


... +/- is a horrible stat. That literally has nothing to do with how good he is
 
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