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(BUF/MTL) - Staal for 2021 3rd and 5th RD picks

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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:33 p.m.
#1
Trade confirmed: Buffalo Sabres - Montreal Canadiens
Trade Details
Buffalo Sabres Acquire:
Buffalo Sabres
2021 3rd round pick (MTL - #95 - Josh Bloom)
2021 5th round pick (MTL - #159 - Viljami Marjala)
Sum: $0$0$0
Change: -$1,625,000
Change: -$1,625,000
Change: +$147,000,000
Montreal Canadiens Acquire:
Montreal Canadiens
Eric Staal ($1,625,000 retained - 50%) · $1,625,000$1,625,000$0
Sum: $1,625,000$1,625,000$0
Change: +$1,625,000
Change: +$1,625,000
Change: -$147,000,000
Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:35 p.m.
#2
Buljujarvi
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Great value especially for 50%. Surprised Carolina couldn’t throw something together.
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:35 p.m.
#3
Marner Kermit Fetish
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every contender is mad they didnt do this
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:35 p.m.
#4
Hakuna Matata
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Dont understand why they did this as they already had Danault, Suzuki, KK, guess he replaces Evans
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:36 p.m.
#5
Hakuna Matata
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Quoting: Hurricanes73
every contender is mad they didnt do this


some MTL fans aren't really happy they did this u should see their twitter. Most going why we get this slow old guy when we had 4 good centers.
Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:36 p.m.
#6
JARVY SZN
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If he was that cheap, I don't understand why we couldn't get him.
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:37 p.m.
#7
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Happy that MTL prefered Staal to a 4th line center that has 0 offense like Glendening


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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:37 p.m.
#8
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Sounds pretty fair. You can never have too much depth down the middle in the playoffs. But, he's depth at this point.
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:39 p.m.
#9
LoveHate the Oilers
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That’s awesome. He’ll be a great 4C, and he can easily play 3C if Kotkaniemi is out with COVID.
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:40 p.m.
#10
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Seems like a pretty fair trade to me.

One thing I find interesting is literally the day after Kevyn Adams coached the Sabres, he traded someone away.
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:40 p.m.
#11
NoCupsForCanada
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Quoting: pinslack
Happy that MTL prefered Staal to a 4th line center that has 0 offense like Glendening




Yep, no idea why would you want a 4th line center on an expiring deal who leads the league in face-off wins and who can also kill penalties
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:40 p.m.
#12
v5 CBJ GM
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Montreal fleeced the Sabres, but i guess they took the best offer since he wasn't coming back but real winner is Eric Staal for getting out of the H*llhole that,s Buffalo
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:40 p.m.
#13
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Good trade for the Habs. Still have 2 picks in both rounds they traded away too
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:42 p.m.
#14
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I think MB is all in this season. Giving up a 3rd and 5th isn't that big of a risk and the upside is there, at least in theory. If Staal produces at a .5 ppg pace, this is a win for MTL. And I don't think that's a big stretch.
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:43 p.m.
#15
Best gm
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Excellent trade . We needed someone with experience considering we have kk and Suzuki for top 6. Now, we only need an upgrade at LHD.
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:46 p.m.
#16
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This Should Be a fair Deal, The only difference is that it the Sabers, the Picks will turn out to be a AHLer and an ECHLer unless traded
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:47 p.m.
#17
worst poster
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Habs probably hoping for Minnesota Staal instead of New York state Staal. Decent depth piece.
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:51 p.m.
#18
Pain for Shane
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Habs another step closer to their dream of icing 12 third line forwards at once
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:52 p.m.
#19
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Quoting: mondo
Habs probably hoping for Minnesota Staal instead of New York state Staal. Decent depth piece.


Or Carolina Stall
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 3:54 p.m.
#20
JARVY SZN
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Quoting: TheNorthStar
Seems like a pretty fair trade to me.

One thing I find interesting is literally the day after Kevyn Adams coached the Sabres, he traded someone away.


Milbury era alert.
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 4:04 p.m.
#21
addicted to pain
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Ther must be something more going on with with Montreal FWs to justify this.
Mar. 26, 2021 at 4:06 p.m.
#22
LoveHate the Oilers
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Quoting: Trickster
Ther must be something more going on with with Montreal FWs to justify this.


I don’t know what FW means, but Montréal traded for Staal so they could have a better 4C. It’s not complicated.
Mar. 26, 2021 at 4:06 p.m.
#23
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The big winner in this trade is Eric Staal because now he has a chance of winning a game again and making the playoffs
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 4:06 p.m.
#24
addicted to pain
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Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
I don’t know what FW means, but Montréal traded for Staal so they could have a better 4C. It’s not complicated.


Forwards
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Mar. 26, 2021 at 4:07 p.m.
#25
LoveHate the Oilers
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Quoting: AndrewLadd
Habs another step closer to their dream of icing 12 third line forwards at once


When healthy Montréal probably has 3 2nd lines and a 3rd line this year.
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