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Kaako for Beniers

Created by: Devil1122
Initial Creation Date: May 3, 2021
Published: May 3 at 12:37
Team: 2020-21 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
I know people will hate this
Trades
BUF
  1. Kakko, Kaapo
Additional Details:
Rangers - They trade a player with a higher ceiling but a position they don't need for a player with a lower ceiling but a position they do need. On top of that, Beniers is on ELC for the next 3 years
NYR
  1. 2021 1st round pick (BUF)
Sabres - They lose the lottery and can't select Owen Power. Next best player available is Matthew Beniers who they don't need with Eichel and Cozens as their centers.
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
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
25$81,500,000$71,849,124$1,487,500$7,120,000$9,650,876
Left WingCenterRight Wing
BUF
Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 7
BUF
Eichel, Jack
$10,000,000
C
UFA - 6
NYR
Kakko, Kaapo
$925,000
RW
RFA - 2
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$3,050,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
BUF
Cozens, Dylan
$894,167
C, LW
RFA - 3
BUF
Reinhart, Sam
$5,200,000
C, RW
RFA - 1
BUF
Asplund, Rasmus
$845,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
BUF
Mittelstadt, Casey
$874,125
C
RFA - 1
BUF
Bjork, Anders
$1,600,000
LW, RW
RFA - 3
BUF
Caggiula, Drake
$700,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Ruotsalainen, Arttu
$925,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
BUF
Thompson, Tage
$1,400,000
RW
RFA - 3
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
Samuelsson, Mattias
$925,000
LD
RFA - 3
BUF
Miller, Colin
$3,875,000
RD
UFA - 2
BUF
Ullmark, Linus
$2,600,000
G
UFA - 1
BUF
Bryson, Jacob
$889,166
LD
RFA - 2
BUF
Jokiharju, Henri
$925,000
RD
RFA - 1
BUF
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
$778,333
G
RFA - 2
BUF
Tokarski, Dustin
$725,000
G
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
BUF
Borgen, William
$864,166
RD
RFA - 1
BUF
Girgensons, Zemgus
$2,200,000
C, LW
UFA - 3
BUF
Eakin, Cody
$2,250,000
C
UFA - 2
BUF
McCabe, Jake
$2,850,000
LD
UFA - 1
BUF
Rieder, Tobias
$700,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
Taxi Squad
BUF
Houser, Michael
$700,000 ($0)
G
UFA - 1
BUF
Irwin, Matt
$700,000 ($0)
LD/RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000 ($4,925,000)
RW
NTC
UFA - 3
BUF
Fogarty, Steven
$700,000 ($0)
C, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Sheahan, Riley
$700,000 ($0)
LW, C
UFA - 1
BUF
Dea, Jean-Sébastien
$700,000 ($0)
C
UFA - 1
BUF
Davidson, Brandon
$700,000 ($0)
LD
UFA - 1

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May 3 at 12:38
#1
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Might be kinda smart for buffalo to draft a center, don’t ya think?
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May 3 at 12:38
#2
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Guaranteed Buffalo fans complain here.
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May 3 at 12:40
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Quoting: HOCKEYBOY448
Guaranteed Buffalo fans complain here.


If Beniers can start first year in the NHL I will complain if he has to sit a year you do the deal no questions asked.
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May 3 at 12:40
#4
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That's an interesting trade but Kakko still has higher upside then anyone in the 2021 draft so I think the Rangers say no
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May 3 at 12:41
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Quoting: CMcAvoy73
Might be kinda smart for buffalo to draft a center, don’t ya think?


I disagree. Eichel and Cozens are a good enough centers. If Eichel requests a trade, they can get a center back in a trade. If they dont get a center back in an Eichel trade, they could draft a center in 2022 with a loaded draft class
May 3 at 12:42
#6
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Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
If Beniers can start first year in the NHL I will complain if he has to sit a year you do the deal no questions asked.


Beniers is committed to Michigan I think so I doubt he starts year one.
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May 3 at 12:43
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Quoting: Leafsleaks123
That's an interesting trade but Kakko still has higher upside then anyone in the 2021 draft so I think the Rangers say no


Centers>Wingers

Kaako does have higher upside but Beniers is a center which the Rangers need more. In that case, the value evens out
May 3 at 12:43
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Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
If Beniers can start first year in the NHL I will complain if he has to sit a year you do the deal no questions asked.


Really? With the way everyone calls him a bust I’m shocked? I’m pretty confident Berniers is gonna play one more year in college.
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May 3 at 12:43
#9
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Eichel #1c
Beniers #2c

Would be hard for Sabres to pass on that.
I think NYR would have to add their 1st
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May 3 at 12:45
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Quoting: Devil1122
Beniers is committed to Michigan I think so I doubt he starts year one.


Ok, so I'd do it I mean we lose 2 years of ELC so that sucks maybe they pay like a third for that but yea I don't hate it. Personally I would trade this pick before I drafted someone because there isn't really a lock in this draft to be a super star talent. Like Lafrenire or Wright and Lambert next year
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May 3 at 12:45
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Quoting: Devil1122
I disagree. Eichel and Cozens are a good enough centers. If Eichel requests a trade, they can get a center back in a trade. If they dont get a center back in an Eichel trade, they could draft a center in 2022 with a loaded draft class


Cmon. Eichel is not there long term.
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May 3 at 12:46
#12
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Quoting: NHLfan10506
Eichel #1c
Beniers #2c

Would be hard for Sabres to pass on that.
I think NYR would have to add their 1st


Cozens #2 C is better than Beniers for me IMO.
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May 3 at 12:47
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Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
Cozens #2 C is better than Beniers for me IMO.


I thought they wanted him at wing.
In that case, go with Guenther - still, more upside than Kakko.
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May 3 at 12:48
#14
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Quoting: NHLfan10506
Eichel #1c
Beniers #2c

Would be hard for Sabres to pass on that.
I think NYR would have to add their 1st


Cozens #2 Center over Beniers imo
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May 3 at 12:48
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Quoting: NHLfan10506
I thought they wanted him at wing.
In that case, go with Guenther - still, more upside than Kakko.


No, he has been playing center this whole year, even centered a line with Eric Staal for a bit
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May 3 at 12:48
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Quoting: Devil1122
Cozens #2 Center over Beniers imo
I beat u there hehe
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May 3 at 12:49
#17
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Quoting: CMcAvoy73
Cmon. Eichel is not there long term.


I think so too. If he does get traded, they will most likely get a center back like Rossi, Byfield, or Turcotte to replace Eichel. That's why they don't need to draft Beniers
May 3 at 12:59
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Quoting: Devil1122
I think so too. If he does get traded, they will most likely get a center back like Rossi, Byfield, or Turcotte to replace Eichel. That's why they don't need to draft Beniers


If they get LAK best package...could put together an interesting group of kids.

Kent Johnson / Byfield / Guenther
Peterka / Cozens / Kaliyev
Asplund / Mittelstadt / Quinn
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May 3 at 1:21
#19
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Quoting: NHLfan10506
If they get LAK best package...could put together an interesting group of kids.

Kent Johnson / Byfield / Guenther
Peterka / Cozens / Kaliyev
Asplund / Mittelstadt / Quinn


Or this. They trade Eichel to Minnesota for Rossi, Boldy + and tank in 2022 for Shane Wright

Boldy-Wright-Kaako
Rossi-Cozens-Quinn
Olofsson-Middlestadt-Reinhart
May 3 at 1:44
#20
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I may be in the minority now but I have no faith in Kaapo Kakko. Give me the young talented center, and let him develop for a year or two. When he’s ready there will be a spot for him anyway.
May 3 at 1:45
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Rangers accept
 
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