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Rebuild

Created by: jksc0831
Initial Creation Date: Feb 25, 2021
Published: Feb 25 at 10:23
Team: 2020-21 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
Taking on bad contracts for the next 3 years since we got Skinner and Okposo in dead money. No contest for the next three years, but more of a prospect showcase. Compete in 23-24 season. Not just getting picks, but also fully restocking the cupboard on prospects with upside. Funny to think about who BUF would protect in the expansion draft in this crazy rebuild!
Trades
BUF
  1. Kerfoot, Alexander
  2. Mikheyev, Ilya
  3. Engvall, Pierre
  4. Der-Arguchintsev, Semyon
  5. Brooks, Adam
  6. 2021 1st round pick (TOR)
  7. 2021 2nd round pick (TOR)
TOR
  1. Montour, Brandon
  2. Hall, Taylor ($4,000,000 retained)
  3. Sheahan, Riley
  4. Rieder, Tobias
  5. Lazar, Curtis
BUF
  1. Gustafsson, Erik
  2. Laughton, Scott
  3. Raffl, Michael
  4. Foerster, Tyson
  5. 2021 1st round pick (PHI)
PHI
  1. Ristolainen, Rasmus
  2. Dea, Jean-Sébastien
  3. Fogarty, Steven
  4. Smith, C.J.
BUF
  1. Duchene, Matt
  2. Johansen, Ryan
  3. Fabbro, Dante
  4. Afanasyev, Egor
  5. Tomasino, Philip
  6. 2021 1st round pick (NSH)
  7. 2021 2nd round pick (NSH)
  8. 2022 2nd round pick (NSH)
  9. 2021 3rd round pick (NSH)
NSH
  1. Eichel, Jack
  2. Eakin, Cody
  3. Mikheyev, Ilya
  4. Engvall, Pierre
BUF
  1. Neal, James
  2. Turris, Kyle
  3. McLeod, Ryan
  4. Lavoie, Raphael
  5. 2021 1st round pick (EDM)
EDM
  1. Staal, Eric
  2. Miller, Colin
  3. Irwin, Matt
  4. Oglevie, Andrew
BUF
  1. Deangelo, Anthony
  2. 2021 4th round pick (OTT)
NYR
  1. Girgensons, Zemgus
  2. Turris, Kyle
BUF
  1. Francouz, Pavel
  2. Pateryn, Greg
  3. 2021 1st round pick (COL)
COL
  1. Ullmark, Linus
  2. Raffl, Michael
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Taylor Hall: $4,000,000 (100%)
  • Eric Staal: $1,625,000 (50%)
  • Taylor Hall: $4,000,000 (50%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
BUF
TOR
PHI
NSH
EDM
COL
BUF
TOR
NSH
NSH
BUF
OTT
BUF
BUF
2022
BUF
BUF
NSH
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
2023
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
21$81,500,000$86,392,458$1,487,500$4,337,500-$4,892,458
Left WingCenterRight Wing
TOR
Kerfoot, Alexander
$3,500,000
C, LW
UFA - 3
NSH
Duchene, Matt
$8,000,000
C, LW
UFA - 6
BUF
Reinhart, Sam
$5,200,000
RW, C
RFA - 1
BUF
Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 7
NSH
Johansen, Ryan
$8,000,000
C, RW
UFA - 5
BUF
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 3
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$3,050,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
BUF
Mittelstadt, Casey
$874,125
C
RFA - 1
BUF
Thompson, Tage
$1,400,000
C, RW
RFA - 3
PHI
Laughton, Scott
$2,300,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
TOR
Brooks, Adam
$725,000
C
RFA - 2
EDM
Neal, James
$5,750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
NSH
Fabbro, Dante
$925,000
RD
RFA - 1
BUF
Hutton, Carter
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 1
PHI
Gustafsson, Erik
$3,000,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
NYR
Deangelo, Anthony
$4,800,000
RD
RFA - 2
BUF
Johansson, Jonas
$700,000
G
RFA - 1
BUF
Davidson, Brandon
$700,000
LD
UFA - 1
COL
Pateryn, Greg
$2,250,000
RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Jokiharju, Henri
$925,000
RD
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
BUF
McCabe, Jake
$2,850,000
LD
UFA - 1
COL
Francouz, Pavel
$2,000,000
G
UFA - 2
BUF
Borgen, William
$864,166
RD
RFA - 1
Taxi Squad
BUF
Cozens, Dylan
$894,167 ($0)
C, LW
RFA - 3
BUF
Asplund, Rasmus
$845,000 ($0)
C, LW
RFA - 1
BUF
Biro, Brandon
$925,000 ($0)
LW
RFA - 2
BUF
Ruotsalainen, Arttu
$925,000 ($0)
C, LW
RFA - 2
BUF
Bryson, Jacob
$889,166 ($0)
LD
RFA - 2

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Feb 25 at 10:37
#1
Shibbal18
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Feb 25 at 10:49
#2
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This is the exact opposite of a rebuild.
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Feb 25 at 11:10
#3
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oh wow, the leafs gut their depth to replace it with worse depth and get 15 games of a player they dont need.
Feb 26 at 12:31
#4
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Quoting: Shibbal18
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Makes more sense now
Feb 26 at 12:57
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Thread Starter
Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 19
Likes: 2
The reason BUF has failed is because they sign bad contracts when they shouldn't, and they draft players that will be "ready" at different intervals (which results in them trading away good prospects for "ready" NHLers). I'm biased more towards my third favorite team here, which are the Nashville Predators, and arguably, that's the worst trade for this rebuild. But the focus here is to take on expensive bad contracts. Why? Because you'll get tons of picks back for nothing, and compared to cheap bad contracts, they don't take up as many roster spots, so that the kids get a chance to play. All the prospects I'm accumulating will be ready in 2-3 years time, and during that time, their contracts are cheap, which balances out the bad contracts to fit under the cap. By years 2 and 3, the kids should be playing on the top lines, and the bad contracts traded away if they have a rebound season (Johansen, Duchene). What will suck is that the "cheap years" of your current prospects are essentially wasted, but that's also why you're loading up on 2021 and 2022 draft picks.
 
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