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Initial Creation Date: May 2, 2021
Published: May 2 at 8:21
Team: 2021-22 Buffalo Sabres
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Asplund, Rasmus3$1,000,000
Borgen, William2$800,000
Dahlin, Rasmus2$4,250,000
Jokiharju, Henri3$2,000,000
Mittelstadt, Casey2$1,875,000
Reinhart, Sam6$7,500,000
Patrick, Nolan2$1,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Caggiula, Drake1$750,000
Sheahan, Riley1$750,000
Ullmark, Linus3$4,500,000
Larsson, Adam3$5,000,000
Gabriel, Kurtis1$800,000
Trades
BUF
  1. Nichushkin, Valeri
Additional Details:
Colorado protects: Mackinnon, Rantanen, Landeskog, Kadri, Burakovsky, Jost, Donskoi. Trades Nichushkin instead of risking losing him for free.
COL
  1. 2021 3rd round pick (MTL)
  2. 2021 6th round pick (COL)
whichever third is better (montreal of florida)
BUF
  1. Khudobin, Anton
DAL
  1. 2021 3rd round pick (FLA)
whichever 3rd Colorado doesn't take. With Ullmarks injury history, Khudobin is essentially a 1B in buffalo. Dallas rolls with Oettinger and Bishop
BUF
  1. Patrick, Nolan [RFA Rights]
  2. Gostisbehere, Shayne
PHI
  1. Girgensons, Zemgus
  2. Ristolainen, Rasmus ($900,000 retained)
  3. 2021 2nd round pick (BOS)
Additional Details:
Risto for Ghost (equal salary, ghost one more year) and girgensons and a 2nd for patrick
BUF
  1. 2022 4th round pick (VAN)
  2. 2023 6th round pick (VAN)
VAN
  1. Miller, Colin
Additional Details:
any team looking for a RHD. He has an expiring contract. Would be willing to retain for a slightly better return
BUF
    Sabres protect: Eichel, Reinhart, Olofsson, Mittelstadt, Nichushkin, Patrick, Bjork, Asplund (skinner waives), dahlin, jokiharju, borgen.
    SEA
    1. Thompson, Tage
    Buyouts
    • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
    • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
    • Cody Eakin: $583,334
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Rasmus Ristolainen: $900,000 (16.67%)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    MTL
    BUF
    BUF
    2022
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    VAN
    BUF
    BUF
    2023
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    VAN
    BUF
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$81,500,000$70,116,667$0$850,000$11,383,333

    Roster

    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    BUF
    Skinner, Jeff
    $9,000,000
    LW, RW
    NMC
    UFA - 6
    BUF
    Eichel, Jack
    $10,000,000
    C
    UFA - 5
    BUF
    Bjork, Anders
    $1,600,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 2
    BUF
    Olofsson, Victor
    $3,050,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 1
    BUF
    Reinhart, Sam
    $7,500,000
    C, RW
    UFA - 3
    BUF
    Mittelstadt, Casey
    $1,875,000
    C
    RFA - 3
    COL
    Nichushkin, Valeri
    $2,500,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 1
    BUF
    Cozens, Dylan
    $894,167
    C, LW
    RFA - 2
    BUF
    Ruotsalainen, Arttu
    $925,000
    C, LW
    RFA - 1
    BUF
    Asplund, Rasmus
    $1,000,000
    C, LW
    RFA - 2
    Patrick, Nolan
    $1,000,000
    C, RW
    RFA - 2
    BUF
    Caggiula, Drake
    $750,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 1
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    BUF
    Dahlin, Rasmus
    $4,250,000
    LD
    RFA - 3
    BUF
    Jokiharju, Henri
    $2,000,000
    RD
    RFA - 3
    BUF
    Ullmark, Linus
    $4,500,000
    G
    NMC
    UFA - 4
    BUF
    Samuelsson, Mattias
    $925,000
    LD
    RFA - 2
    Larsson, Adam
    $5,000,000
    RD
    NTC
    UFA - 4
    DAL
    Khudobin, Anton
    $3,333,333
    G
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    PHI
    Gostisbehere, Shayne
    $4,500,000
    LD
    UFA - 2
    BUF
    Borgen, William
    $800,000
    RD
    RFA - 2
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    Gabriel, Kurtis
    $800,000
    RW
    UFA - 1
    BUF
    Okposo, Kyle
    $6,000,000
    RW
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    BUF
    Sheahan, Riley
    $750,000
    LW, C
    UFA - 1
    BUF
    Bryson, Jacob
    $889,166
    LD
    RFA - 1

    Special Teams

    Power Play 1
    Ruotsalainen, A.
    Eichel, J.
    Reinhart, S.
    Dahlin, R.
    Olofsson, V.
    Power Play 2
    Skinner, J.
    Cozens, D.
    Nichushkin, V.
    Gostisbehere, S.
    Mittelstadt, C.
    Penalty Kill 1
    Asplund, R.
    Patrick, N.
    Samuelsson, M.
    Larsson, A.
    Penalty Kill 2
    Mittelstadt, C.
    Bjork, A.
    Gostisbehere, S.
    Borgen, W.

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    May 2 at 8:34
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    Philly accepts
    May 2 at 9:11
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    I guess Colorado would rather protect Nichushkin over Jost
    May 2 at 9:32
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    Quoting: SheaWeber6
    I guess Colorado would rather protect Nichushkin over Jost


    Probably not, jost is younger and cheaper and has become a 3c for them

    I think they protect nuke over donskoi to ensure they lose a 3m salary
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    May 2 at 9:34
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    Avs won’t trade someone for draft picks in fear of losing them for nothing

    We have gone over this, they are losing someone good no matter what, so losing a guy in the draft and trading a guy for draft picks only hurts their roster,

    If you want nuke after the draft, a hockey trade can be had. Not these middling draft pick deals
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    May 2 at 9:47
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    Quoting: coga16
    Probably not, jost is younger and cheaper and has become a 3c for them

    I think they protect nuke over donskoi to ensure they lose a 3m salary


    I tried this with donskoi thr other day and you had a meltdown
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    May 2 at 9:48
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    Quoting: coga16
    Avs won’t trade someone for draft picks in fear of losing them for nothing

    We have gone over this, they are losing someone good no matter what, so losing a guy in the draft and trading a guy for draft picks only hurts their roster,

    If you want nuke after the draft, a hockey trade can be had. Not these middling draft pick deals


    Yes, we have been over this and no one else agreed with you
    May 2 at 9:51
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    Quoting: littlejerryseinfeld
    Yes, we have been over this and no one else agreed with you


    Or every avs fans agrees with this and you just have your head in the sand
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    May 2 at 9:52
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    Quoting: littlejerryseinfeld
    I tried this with donskoi thr other day and you had a meltdown

    Having a rational conversations, and you not believing me then going out of your way to create a roster In an attempt to disprove me but actually proved my point was having a melt down?

    Might want it look in the mirror on that one
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    May 2 at 9:59
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    Quoting: coga16
    Having a rational conversations, and you not believing me then going out of your way to create a roster In an attempt to disprove me but actually proved my point was having a melt down?

    Might want it look in the mirror on that one


    The roster I created was over the cap and had a ton of minor leaguers (in addition to good prospects) like half the team was making 900k or less. And that was accounting for your rosy contracts for rfas and ufas
    May 2 at 10:01
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    Edited May 2 at 10:18
    Quoting: littlejerryseinfeld
    The roster I created was over the cap and had a ton of minor leaguers (in addition to good prospects) like half the team was making 900k or less. And that was accounting for your rosy contracts for rfas and ufas


    It was over by a few 100k and I told you that Avs carry 22 man rosters not 23 bc they use the eagles down the road for call ups that easily that they dont need to always have a 23 man roster. Also mentioned that there are still unknown about the severity of Erik Johnson and Francouz injuries, there is no indications yet they they will be healthy to start next year and very much could be LTIR candidates at this rate, their injuries are just unknowns

    plus I asked you the rebuttal of what if the values arent as high as mentioned due to a flat cap and pandemic holding over the league ro the next 3 years, no response

    Now who is having the meltdown already going on the offensive accepting with passive aggressive comments. And before you start going overboard with you assuming im saying Donskoi or Nichushkin are untoubale nonsense, After the draft come with. hockey trades for their players, they can easily be moved for additional cap relief. But in this case a 3rd round pick does 0 for the Avs cup window as they can not replace Nuke in UFA or internally for less than his current cap hit is
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    May 2 at 11:00
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    Let’s try something different here than the “lose a guy for nothing trade scenarios”. Every team outside of VGK has to lose ONE player. If there is one thing the league learned in the expansion draft is that making bad trades to prevent the loss of a player is a significantly worse decision than just accepting the loss of a single player. COL won’t be making any trades BEFORE the XD that are discounted trades. Nichushkin is a suppression monster on a good contract, the last thing COL is going to do is trade him for picks in a draft that they have actively been shipping them out. Somewhere this whole trade guys for a discount or lose them for free gained traction when it is one of the worst approaches ANY gm could take.
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    May 2 at 11:04
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    Quoting: littlejerryseinfeld
    Yes, we have been over this and no one else agreed with you

    Well I’m part of no one and I completely agree with @coga16. Making bad trades out of fear is a good way for a GM to eventually get fired. Look at those guys making awful XD trades in FLA and MIN, they gone.
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    May 2 at 1:57
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    There’s no reason to give away Miller for throwaway draft picks. You sell him to Seattle with a draft pick if necessary to ensure they don’t take someone else you actually would rather keep. Thompson started to play better in the last month and while I would not hate losing him, I would rather hang onto him and lose Miller.
    May 2 at 2:13
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    Quoting: Tjm220
    There’s no reason to give away Miller for throwaway draft picks. You sell him to Seattle with a draft pick if necessary to ensure they don’t take someone else you actually would rather keep. Thompson started to play better in the last month and while I would not hate losing him, I would rather hang onto him and lose Miller.


    I'm happy to lose both and upgrade both spots
    May 2 at 2:34
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    Quoting: littlejerryseinfeld
    I'm happy to lose both and upgrade both spots

    I like the Khudobin pick up, and the idea of bringing in Nolan Patrick, but I don’t think I would give up Girgensons to do it. The organization gave him a three-year contract because they see him as a key piece of the core. I don’t think they’ve changed their mind in one season just because he got injured and didn’t get to play. Mittelstadt has finally started to thrive as a third line center, I would try Patrick as a right wing in the top six if we can bring him in. Particularly if they are marrying themselves to the idea that Reinhart is also a Center now, Cozens would also be a RW.
    May 2 at 2:59
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    Quoting: Tjm220
    I like the Khudobin pick up, and the idea of bringing in Nolan Patrick, but I don’t think I would give up Girgensons to do it. The organization gave him a three-year contract because they see him as a key piece of the core. I don’t think they’ve changed their mind in one season just because he got injured and didn’t get to play. Mittelstadt has finally started to thrive as a third line center, I would try Patrick as a right wing in the top six if we can bring him in. Particularly if they are marrying themselves to the idea that Reinhart is also a Center now, Cozens would also be a RW.


    I prefer cozens at center and mittelstadts emergence started while he was still on the wing.

    Oh well
    May 2 at 5:18
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    Quoting: Xqb15a
    Well I’m part of no one and I completely agree with coga16. Making bad trades out of fear is a good way for a GM to eventually get fired. Look at those guys making awful XD trades in FLA and MIN, they gone.


    I'm also part of no one.....is this gonna get to be like 'I'm Spartacus'?
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