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The Purge- Offseason

Created by: sabrespain
Initial Creation Date: Apr 10, 2021
Published: Apr 10 at 1:12
Team: 2021-22 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
I don't know what to do with all these young guys in the lineup...
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Johnson, Ryan3$925,000
Peterka, John-Jason3$925,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Mittelstadt, Casey2$3,000,000
Asplund, Rasmus1$1,000,000
Borgen, William2$1,000,000
Bellows, Kieffer2$1,500,000
Yamamoto, Kailer3$4,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Iafallo, Alex3$6,000,000
Alzner, Karl3$4,500,000
Benn, Jordie1$5,000,000
Falk, Justin1$5,000,000
Andersen, Frederik1$9,000,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Hughes, Luke1$750,000
Trades
BUF
  1. 2022 1st round pick (FLA)
  2. 2022 2nd round pick (FLA)
1st, top 10 protected
FLA
  1. 2021 4th round pick (BUF)
  2. 2021 6th round pick (COL)
TDL with Hall and Montour
BUF
  1. Bellows, Kieffer [RFA Rights]
  2. Holmström, Simon
  3. Ladd, Andrew
  4. Boychuk, Johnny
  5. 2023 1st round pick (NYI)
NYI
  1. Reinhart, Sam [RFA Rights]
  2. Jokiharju, Henri [RFA Rights]
  3. Davidsson, Marcus [Reserve List]
BUF
  1. Bouchard, Evan
  2. Yamamoto, Kailer [RFA Rights]
  3. 2022 1st round pick (EDM)
  4. 2023 1st round pick (EDM)
Additional Details:
Both picks top 10 protected
EDM
  1. Dahlin, Rasmus [RFA Rights]
  2. Thompson, Tage
BUF
  1. Rees, Jamieson
  2. 2023 2nd round pick (CAR)
CAR
  1. Ristolainen, Rasmus
  2. Olofsson, Victor
BUF
  1. Turcotte, Alex
  2. Madden, Tyler
  3. Kupari, Rasmus
  4. Quick, Jonathan
  5. 2022 2nd round pick (LAK)
LAK
  1. Eichel, Jack
  2. Bryson, Jacob
BUF
    Seattle
    ARI
    1. Miller, Colin
    BUF
      Seattle
      ARI
      1. Skinner, Jeff
      2. 2022 1st round pick (FLA)
      3. 2023 1st round pick (NYI)
      4. 2022 2nd round pick (FLA)
      5. 2023 2nd round pick (CAR)
      6. 2023 3rd round pick (BUF)
      7. 2022 4th round pick (BUF)
      Additional Details:
      The most expensive cap dump of all time
      Buyouts
      • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
      • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
      DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
      2021
      BUF
      BUF
      MTL
      MTL
      BUF
      BUF
      2022
      BUF
      EDM
      BUF
      LAK
      BUF
      BUF
      BUF
      2023
      BUF
      EDM
      BUF
      BUF
      BUF
      BUF
      BUF
      ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
      24$81,500,000$75,431,667$0$3,462,500$6,068,333
      Left WingCenterRight Wing
      Bellows, Kieffer
      $1,500,000
      C, LW
      RFA
      BUF
      Girgensons, Zemgus
      $2,200,000
      C, LW
      UFA - 2
      BUF
      Okposo, Kyle
      $6,000,000
      RW
      NTC
      UFA - 2
      BUF
      Mittelstadt, Casey
      $3,000,000
      C
      RFA - 3
      BUF
      Cozens, Dylan
      $894,167
      C, LW
      RFA - 2
      Yamamoto, Kailer
      $4,000,000
      RW, C
      RFA - 1
      Iafallo, Alex
      $6,000,000
      LW, C
      UFA - 4
      LAK
      Turcotte, Alex
      $894,167
      C
      RFA - 3
      LAK
      Kupari, Rasmus
      $863,333
      C, LW, RW
      RFA - 2
      BUF
      Asplund, Rasmus
      $1,000,000
      C, LW
      RFA - 2
      LAK
      Madden, Tyler
      $925,000
      C
      RFA - 2
      BUF
      Lazar, Curtis
      $800,000
      C, RW
      UFA - 1
      NYI
      Ladd, Andrew
      $5,500,000
      LW
      NTC
      UFA - 2
      BUF
      Eakin, Cody
      $2,250,000
      C
      UFA - 1
      BUF
      Ruotsalainen, Arttu
      $925,000
      C, LW
      RFA - 1
      Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
      Alzner, Karl
      $4,500,000
      LD
      UFA
      NYI
      Boychuk, Johnny
      $6,000,000
      RD
      NTC
      UFA - 1
      Andersen, Frederik
      $9,000,000
      G
      NTC
      UFA - 2
      Benn, Jordie
      $5,000,000
      LD/RD
      UFA - 1
      EDM
      Bouchard, Evan
      $863,333
      RD
      RFA - 2
      LAK
      Quick, Jonathan
      $5,800,000
      G
      UFA - 2
      Falk, Justin
      $5,000,000
      LD
      UFA
      BUF
      Borgen, William
      $1,000,000
      RD
      RFA - 2
      BUF
      Tokarski, Dustin
      $725,000
      G
      UFA - 1

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      Apr 10 at 1:16
      #1
      Pistol Pete
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      Yamo is too important to Draisaitl and having an actual second line. Edmonton isn’t trading 1st round picks and especially for defensemen. Edmonton needs forwards not defence.
      Apr 10 at 1:26
      #2
      Joined: Jun 2019
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      Let's make buffalo bad forever! That'll teach em
      Apr 10 at 1:52
      #3
      Sabres fan
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      So much **** no, so little sense.
      Apr 10 at 1:55
      #4
      Thread Starter
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      Quoting: RoyalBlueSabres
      Let's make buffalo bad forever! That'll teach em


      Yeah, I'm just acquiring a bunch of nobodies.
      Apr 10 at 1:56
      #5
      Thread Starter
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      Quoting: Tjm220
      So much **** no, so little sense.


      Which ones?
      Apr 10 at 2:00
      #6
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      Quoting: sabrespain
      Yeah, I'm just acquiring a bunch of nobodies.


      In all seriousness can you state one area where the sabres are better after this?
      You traded all the high end young talent for draft picks and cap dumps to trade another cap dump for all the draft picks. So they are left with less immediate talent and not a lot to look forward to either?
      Apr 10 at 2:07
      #7
      Sabres fan
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      Quoting: sabrespain
      Which ones?

      All of it. Everything is awful for the Sabres. Are you secretly Jason Botterill?
      Apr 10 at 2:25
      #8
      Thread Starter
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      Quoting: RoyalBlueSabres
      In all seriousness can you state one area where the sabres are better after this?
      You traded all the high end young talent for draft picks and cap dumps to trade another cap dump for all the draft picks. So they are left with less immediate talent and not a lot to look forward to either?


      Still have two 1sts in 22 and 23, two 2nds in 22, our own 2nd in 23. I'm at a loss when you said not a lot to look forward to. Do you know any prospects? Like at all?
      Apr 10 at 2:26
      #9
      Thread Starter
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      Quoting: Tjm220
      All of it. Everything is awful for the Sabres. Are you secretly Jason Botterill?


      You can maybe argue the Dahlin trade and maybe the amount of picks given up to get rid of Skinner, but how is the rest of the trades awful? You must way overvalue our own players.
      Apr 10 at 2:30
      #10
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      Quoting: sabrespain
      You can maybe argue the Dahlin trade and maybe the amount of picks given up to get rid of Skinner, but how is the rest of the trades awful? You must way overvalue our own players.

      You’re out of your mind if you think any of those trades are good for Buffalo. Or you’re Jason Botterill. I really think you are.
      Apr 10 at 3:02
      #11
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      Quoting: Tjm220
      You’re out of your mind if you think any of those trades are good for Buffalo. Or you’re Jason Botterill. I really think you are.


      Who do you think Buffalo would get for Eichel? McDavid? What about Reinhart? Matthews?
      Apr 10 at 3:39
      #12
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      Quoting: sabrespain
      Still have two 1sts in 22 and 23, two 2nds in 22, our own 2nd in 23. I'm at a loss when you said not a lot to look forward to. Do you know any prospects? Like at all?


      I would like to thinkni am pretty knowledgeable. I can't guarantee that nothing you brought in will be anything close to eichel or dahlin and honestly maybe not even Reinhart.
      Plus you shipped out olofsson Thompson jokijarhu Bryson.
      But honestly the most laughable aspect of your post is you took on quick and paid 9mil for Anderson lmao.
      Apr 10 at 3:41
      #13
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      Honestly man I keep looking at this and I am trying to figure out where you looked at this and thought I am gonna post this to show people how the sabres can be good lmao!
      Look at that defense and goaltending. Like cmon
      Apr 10 at 4:09
      #14
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      Quoting: sabrespain
      Who do you think Buffalo would get for Eichel? McDavid? What about Reinhart? Matthews?

      I don’t think they would get enough to call it fair value, so he wouldn’t be traded. Reinhart has proven to be too valuable to be traded either, because he doesn’t need Eichel to be productive. You’ve given away Olofsson as well. You are Jason Botterill, go away like he did.
      Apr 10 at 5:44
      #15
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      Quoting: RoyalBlueSabres
      I would like to thinkni am pretty knowledgeable. I can't guarantee that nothing you brought in will be anything close to eichel or dahlin and honestly maybe not even Reinhart.
      Plus you shipped out olofsson Thompson jokijarhu Bryson.
      But honestly the most laughable aspect of your post is you took on quick and paid 9mil for Anderson lmao.


      I'm not expecting those players to be the next Eichel or Dahlin. Many of these prospects will be better than Reinhart. Olofsson is a PP specialist, doesn't do much of anything 5v5, Thompson is meh, Joker is meh, and Bryson doesn't fit in this timeline with Samuelsson and Johnson coming.

      In case you haven't realized, this team would be in rebuild mode, I had to get to the cap floor which is why I signed Andersen to a 9 million dollar contract, but only for one year. Quick has 2 years left as well.

      This team would be bad the first year.
      Apr 10 at 5:44
      #16
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      Quoting: RoyalBlueSabres
      Honestly man I keep looking at this and I am trying to figure out where you looked at this and thought I am gonna post this to show people how the sabres can be good lmao!
      Look at that defense and goaltending. Like cmon


      It's called a rebuilding team, where they're not expected to be good.
      Apr 10 at 5:46
      #17
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      Quoting: Tjm220
      I don’t think they would get enough to call it fair value, so he wouldn’t be traded. Reinhart has proven to be too valuable to be traded either, because he doesn’t need Eichel to be productive. You’ve given away Olofsson as well. You are Jason Botterill, go away like he did.


      You seriously wouldn't take a 1st and a A prospect for Reinhart? He's probably going to sign a 1 year deal so he can be a UFA the following offseason and bolt. Eichel is going to demand a trade because they're not making the playoffs next season. I don't know what's so amazing about Olofsson as well.
      Apr 10 at 6:08
      #18
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      Quoting: sabrespain
      You seriously wouldn't take a 1st and a A prospect for Reinhart? He's probably going to sign a 1 year deal so he can be a UFA the following offseason and bolt. Eichel is going to demand a trade because they're not making the playoffs next season. I don't know what's so amazing about Olofsson as well.

      You’re an unbelievable pessimist. Who says no one wants to play here? Reinhart is a top six player on any team in the league, and good for 50 to 60 points in a full season. A late first round pick and what amounts to a lottery ticket isn’t necessarily going to make up for what we lose if Reinhart gets traded. Olofsson is a 20-30 goal man with a healthy Eichel passing him the puck. Jack wasn’t healthy at all this year.

      You’re diluted if you think they can’t get better next year. Trading Bryson is a backwards move. Seattle takes someone, but they can use one of the extra draft picks they collect at deadline this year to bribe them to take Colin Miller instead of someone they would rather keep. I also think that McCabe might stay because the injury limits his free agent offers.
      Apr 10 at 10:16
      #19
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      Quoting: sabrespain
      I'm not expecting those players to be the next Eichel or Dahlin. Many of these prospects will be better than Reinhart. Olofsson is a PP specialist, doesn't do much of anything 5v5, Thompson is meh, Joker is meh, and Bryson doesn't fit in this timeline with Samuelsson and Johnson coming.

      In case you haven't realized, this team would be in rebuild mode, I had to get to the cap floor which is why I signed Andersen to a 9 million dollar contract, but only for one year. Quick has 2 years left as well.

      This team would be bad the first year.


      Where is the part they get good? You depleted their young players and have only gained an extra 1st for the next 2 years? Critical thinking is tough
      Apr 10 at 11:51
      #20
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      Quoting: Tjm220
      You’re an unbelievable pessimist. Who says no one wants to play here? Reinhart is a top six player on any team in the league, and good for 50 to 60 points in a full season. A late first round pick and what amounts to a lottery ticket isn’t necessarily going to make up for what we lose if Reinhart gets traded. Olofsson is a 20-30 goal man with a healthy Eichel passing him the puck. Jack wasn’t healthy at all this year.

      You’re diluted if you think they can’t get better next year. Trading Bryson is a backwards move. Seattle takes someone, but they can use one of the extra draft picks they collect at deadline this year to bribe them to take Colin Miller instead of someone they would rather keep. I also think that McCabe might stay because the injury limits his free agent offers.


      The team has not finished outside the top 10 since 2013. I can't imagine Eichel and Reinhart having much patience left. If the Sabres aren't going to make the playoffs within 2 seasons, there is no reason for either of them to stay. Why would the top free agents come to Buffalo other than an overpay? Do the Sabres have a shot for the playoffs next season with Tampa, Toronto, Boston, Florida, Montreal, and even Ottawa in the division next season?
      Apr 10 at 11:53
      #21
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      Quoting: RoyalBlueSabres
      Where is the part they get good? You depleted their young players and have only gained an extra 1st for the next 2 years? Critical thinking is tough


      Wow you're dumb. Just ignore the prospects why don't you.
      Apr 11 at 1:16
      #22
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      Quoting: sabrespain
      The team has not finished outside the top 10 since 2013. I can't imagine Eichel and Reinhart having much patience left. If the Sabres aren't going to make the playoffs within 2 seasons, there is no reason for either of them to stay. Why would the top free agents come to Buffalo other than an overpay? Do the Sabres have a shot for the playoffs next season with Tampa, Toronto, Boston, Florida, Montreal, and even Ottawa in the division next season?

      You have to believe every season is a chance for someone to surprise you. It’s no secret the Canadian division is dog crap. No one plays defense, that’s why there’s 10 goals a game. And half of that division is the Northeast division. I have to believe with a few smart moves the Sabres could be competitive and at very least challenge for playoff spot. If you really think they’re never going to get any better you’re not really a fan. A fully healthy Jack Eichel combined with a good coaching hire, hanging onto Ullmark, and finding a competent NHL back up goaltender would already go a long way.
      Apr 11 at 7:41
      #23
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      Quoting: sabrespain
      Wow you're dumb. Just ignore the prospects why don't you.


      What prospects make them better. Holmstrom and bellows won't be as good as Reinhart. Both are B prospects.
      Bouchard isn't as good as Joki. Yamamoto is pretty good but but is just a top 6 winger.
      I'm not even counting ress as a viable prospect
      Turcotte your hoping to be a 1c madden and kupari are ok but for a trading eichel I would expect much better.
      So your prospects are less than the players you shipped out which are all young. So you creates a blackhole of ineptitude and failure
       
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