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Question for every fan and ACGM of the Buffalo Sabres

Created by: sensonfire
Initial Creation Date: Apr 13, 2021
Published: Apr 13 at 9:43
Team: 2020-21 Buffalo Sabres
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According to tankathon, you have an 18.5% chance of getting 1st overall, but a 65% of getting 3rd overall.

Let's say Buffalo is picking 3rd overall.

I say that because it is ridiculous for any rational thinker and even the craziest hockey fan to believe that an 18.5% chance in the draft lottery guarantees any team the 1st overall pick.

It's why I think the behaviour of many people sympathetic to the Detroit Red Wings and the Ottawa Senators last year basically amounted to one big collective temper tantrum :(

It's like saying 18.5% = 100% or that 25% = 100%.

Complete and utter nonsense.

Losing draft lotteries happen every year and it's a fact of life for most teams, including my own :)

Anyhow, let's say Buffalo is picking 3rd overall this year, Kevyn Adams is thinking about trading Jack Eichel away this summer and Dylan Cozens is not the player needed to fill Eichel's shoes.

That probably means Buffalo needs a #1 centerman.

The best centerman in the draft is Matthew Beniers.

The next best centerman likely won't be drafted until at least 8th overall, which is a pretty big drop from 3rd overall.

What are the odds Matthew Beniers will still be available at 3rd overall?

At your discretion, you can name the two other teams that will pick 1st and 2nd overall respectively.

If you don't like Beniers, who would you like to see the Sabres draft at 3rd overall?

Let me know in the comments :D
Free Agent Signings
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Beniers, Matthew3$925,000
Trades
BUF
  1. Byfield, Quinton
  2. Turcotte, Alex
Additional Details:
Please ignore this trade :D
LAK
  1. Eichel, Jack
Additional Details:
What are the odds Matthew Beniers will still be available at 3rd overall?

At your discretion, you can name the two other teams that will pick 1st and 2nd overall respectively.

If you don't like Beniers, who would you like to see the Sabres draft at 3rd overall?

Let me know in the comments :D
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Eric Staal: $1,625,000 (50%)
  • Taylor Hall: $4,000,000 (50%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2021
BUF
BUF
BOS
FLA
MTL
BUF
MTL
BUF
COL
BUF
2022
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
2023
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
24$81,500,000$65,670,791$1,487,500$4,337,500$15,829,209
Left WingCenterRight Wing
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$3,050,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
LAK
Byfield, Quinton
$925,000
C
RFA - 4
BUF
Reinhart, Sam
$5,200,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Cozens, Dylan
$894,167
C, LW
RFA - 3
Beniers, Matthew
$925,000
BUF
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 3
BUF
Bjork, Anders
$1,600,000
LW, RW
RFA - 3
LAK
Turcotte, Alex
$925,000
C
RFA - 4
BUF
Thompson, Tage
$1,400,000
RW
RFA - 3
BUF
Asplund, Rasmus
$845,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
BUF
Eakin, Cody
$2,250,000
C
UFA - 2
BUF
Rieder, Tobias
$700,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
BUF
Ristolainen, Rasmus
$5,400,000
RD
UFA - 2
BUF
Hutton, Carter
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 1
BUF
Bryson, Jacob
$889,166
LD
RFA - 2
BUF
Miller, Colin
$3,875,000
RD
UFA - 2
BUF
Ullmark, Linus
$2,600,000
G
UFA - 1
BUF
Irwin, Matt
$700,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Jokiharju, Henri
$925,000
RD
RFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
BUF
Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 7
BUF
McCabe, Jake
$2,850,000
LD
UFA - 1
BUF
Girgensons, Zemgus
$2,200,000
C, LW
UFA - 3
BUF
Mittelstadt, Casey
$874,125
C
RFA - 1
BUF
Borgen, William
$864,166
RD
RFA - 1
BUF
Sheahan, Riley
$700,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
BUF
Caggiula, Drake
$700,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
Taxi Squad
BUF
Ruotsalainen, Arttu
$925,000 ($0)
C, LW
RFA - 2
BUF
Tokarski, Dustin
$725,000 ($0)
G
UFA - 2
BUF
Houser, Michael
$700,000 ($0)
G
UFA - 1
BUF
Dea, Jean-Sébastien
$700,000 ($0)
C
UFA - 1
BUF
Smith, C.J.
$700,000 ($0)
LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Davidson, Brandon
$700,000 ($0)
LD
UFA - 1

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Apr 13 at 9:47
#1
KFTW
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 23,451
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William Eklund imo.
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Apr 13 at 9:51
#2
CGY
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 4,695
Likes: 1,602
If Beniers is gone, the Sabres likely look at Hughes or Power, whichever is still on the board. Eklund is another option, little bit like Stutzle
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Apr 13 at 10:12
#3
Emotionally in 2018
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 8,658
Likes: 2,883
If Eichel is being traded, you're essentially starting over. Even though Dahlin is there still, I'm taking the best player available, period. Hughes and Power are my 1-2, so if one of them are available, I'm running the pick to the podium. If not, I'm looking at Beniers, Clarke and Guenther.
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Apr 13 at 10:14
#4
Shibbal18
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 18,219
Likes: 5,386
Sabres pick 3, Eichel stays, and I want them to trade back and get multiple assest than force themselves to pick some mediocre players just because theyre more NHL ready but have a lower possible ceiling
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Apr 14 at 12:28
#5
Joined: Mar 2021
Posts: 51
Likes: 4
Depends, if Eichel is traded, then Hughes. If not, then Beniers.
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