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eichel moved

Created by: Sabrebluehs
Initial Creation Date: May 3, 2021
Published: May 3 at 9:43
Team: 2021-22 Buffalo Sabres
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Asplund, Rasmus2$950,000
Borgen, William2$950,000
Dahlin, Rasmus3$4,750,000
Jokiharju, Henri2$1,250,000
Mittelstadt, Casey3$2,750,000
Zadorov, Nikita4$3,750,000
Reinhart, Sam5$7,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Ullmark, Linus3$4,500,000
Driedger, Chris2$2,500,000
Trades
BUF
  1. Rakell, Rickard
  2. Zegras, Trevor
  3. Drysdale, Jamie
  4. Henrique, Adam ($750,000 retained)
  5. 2022 1st round pick (ANA)
ANA
  1. Eichel, Jack
  2. Eakin, Cody
BUF
  1. Zadorov, Nikita [RFA Rights]
  2. 2021 2nd round pick (VGK)
CHI
  1. Olofsson, Victor
  2. 2021 4th round pick (BUF)
BUF
    SEA
    1. Skinner, Jeff ($3,000,000 retained)
    2. 2021 2nd round pick (BOS)
    3. 2021 2nd round pick (VGK)
    Buyouts
    • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
    • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Jeff Skinner: $3,000,000 (33.33%)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
    BUF
    BUF
    FLA
    MTL
    MTL
    BUF
    COL
    BUF
    2022
    BUF
    ANA
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    2023
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    22$81,500,000$66,089,444$0$2,550,000$15,410,556
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    ANA
    Rakell, Rickard
    $3,789,444
    RW, LW
    UFA - 1
    BUF
    Cozens, Dylan
    $894,167
    C, LW
    RFA - 2
    BUF
    Reinhart, Sam
    $7,000,000
    C, RW
    RFA
    ANA
    Zegras, Trevor
    $925,000
    C
    RFA - 2
    BUF
    Mittelstadt, Casey
    $2,750,000
    C
    RFA
    BUF
    Thompson, Tage
    $1,400,000
    RW, C
    RFA - 2
    BUF
    Bjork, Anders
    $1,600,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 2
    ANA
    Henrique, Adam
    $5,075,000
    C
    NTC
    UFA - 3
    BUF
    Ruotsalainen, Arttu
    $925,000
    C, LW
    RFA - 1
    BUF
    Girgensons, Zemgus
    $2,200,000
    C, LW
    UFA - 2
    BUF
    Asplund, Rasmus
    $950,000
    C, LW
    RFA
    BUF
    Okposo, Kyle
    $6,000,000
    RW
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    BUF
    Dahlin, Rasmus
    $4,750,000
    LD
    RFA
    BUF
    Jokiharju, Henri
    $1,250,000
    RD
    RFA
    BUF
    Ullmark, Linus
    $4,500,000
    G
    UFA
    Zadorov, Nikita
    $3,750,000
    LD/RD
    RFA
    BUF
    Ristolainen, Rasmus
    $5,400,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    Driedger, Chris
    $2,500,000
    G
    UFA
    BUF
    Bryson, Jacob
    $889,166
    LD
    RFA - 1
    BUF
    Borgen, William
    $950,000
    RD
    RFA
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    BUF
    Miller, Colin
    $3,875,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    ANA
    Drysdale, Jamie
    $925,000
    RD
    RFA - 2

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    May 3 at 9:46
    #1
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    Why would ANA make that trade they are awful and need more young talent not to trade it away.
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    May 3 at 9:49
    #2
    Joined: Feb 2017
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    That is a haul for eichel. Yes.
    May 3 at 9:50
    #3
    Joined: Apr 2021
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    Lmao nice try. Ducks block your number. Zegras is the best prospect in the league. Drysdale is 19 and is playing like our best defenseman. Go waste someone else’s time.
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    May 3 at 10:13
    #4
    Shibbal18
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    Moved by that Houser performance tonight maybe
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    May 3 at 10:21
    #5
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    Quoting: QuackAttack
    Lmao nice try. Ducks block your number. Zegras is the best prospect in the league. Drysdale is 19 and is playing like our best defenseman. Go waste someone else’s time.


    Zegras is almost 20 and well when Eich was 20 he was a captain and one of the best players in the league...stuff like that matters.
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    May 3 at 10:36
    #6
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    Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
    Zegras is almost 20 and well when Eich was 20 he was a captain and one of the best players in the league...stuff like that matters.


    Doesn’t mean Anaheim does the trade. This trade makes them far worse in the long term and leaves them with nothing to build around but Eichel essentially turning into a Buffalo situation for him all over again.
    Cecifornorristrophy, VijayPatel11, OldNYIfan and 1 other person liked this.
    May 3 at 10:55
    #7
    Jah1722
    Joined: Jan 2018
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    Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
    Zegras is almost 20 and well when Eich was 20 he was a captain and one of the best players in the league...stuff like that matters.


    How’s that turned out?
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    May 3 at 11:14
    #8
    Joined: May 2019
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    This is why an Eichel trade is very unlikely - there are few win win situations - I've seen a couple with LAK and one with the jets - most teams don't have the assets
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    May 3 at 11:32
    #9
    Joined: Jun 2018
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    You guys really have to lower your expectations. You know this is a definite no from Anaheim so why post it?

    I generally feel bad for the fans of this fan base. It sucks.
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    May 3 at 11:35
    #10
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    Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
    Zegras is almost 20 and well when Eich was 20 he was a captain and one of the best players in the league...stuff like that matters.

    To his defense Getzlaf is their captain. BUF doesn’t have a Getzlaf so it’s pretty easy to name a young kid that is their current franchise player captain at the time.
    May 4 at 12:11
    #11
    Joined: Sep 2020
    Posts: 342
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    I do not think this is a good idea. The Eichel trade doesn't make the team better.
    The return of Zadorov.....
    AND we're paying some one to take a 6mil skinner? So we can have 3mil in dead cap.... With henriques 5.8 and rakell as our top left wing.
    May 4 at 12:27
    #12
    Joined: Apr 2021
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    Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
    Zegras is almost 20 and well when Eich was 20 he was a captain and one of the best players in the league...stuff like that matters.


    Okay cool. That doesn’t matter to the Ducks. They aren’t trading Zegras and Drysdale. Nobody is going to pay that much for Eichel.
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    May 4 at 12:37
    #13
    Joined: Jun 2018
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    Quoting: QuackAttack
    Okay cool. That doesn’t matter to the Ducks. They aren’t trading Zegras and Drysdale. Nobody is going to pay that much for Eichel.

    They aren’t trading either one of them. I hate that the ducks have both of them. Kings made their choices and can’t fault them. But looking at zegras they may have made a mistake in taking Turcotte BUT we haven’t seen Turcotte yet in NHL but I doubt he’ll have the start zegras did cause that’s the kings luck
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    May 4 at 7:12
    #14
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    Quoting: KINGS67
    You guys really have to lower your expectations. You know this is a definite no from Anaheim so why post it?

    I generally feel bad for the fans of this fan base. It sucks.


    All of the Eichel trades we see from Buffalo fans are symptomatic of the ailment: their fanbase recognizes that their team in its current form is hopeless, and exchanging one elite player for three or four is their only way to imagine a return to relevance. But the sad fact is that no other team is going to strip itself of most or all of its top prospects for Jack Eichel. Anaheim isn't giving up Zegras or Drysdale, let alone both; Los Angeles isn't giving up Byfield; Montreal isn't giving up Caufield or Suzuki; Rangers aren't giving up Lafreniere or Kakko, and so on.
    May 4 at 8:55
    #15
    Shibbal18
    Joined: Jan 2016
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    Quoting: Jah1722
    How’s that turned out?


    Eichel has been fantastic, so pretty well for him
    May 4 at 8:57
    #16
    Shibbal18
    Joined: Jan 2016
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    Quoting: OldNYIfan
    All of the Eichel trades we see from Buffalo fans are symptomatic of the ailment: their fanbase recognizes that their team in its current form is hopeless, and exchanging one elite player for three or four is their only way to imagine a return to relevance. But the sad fact is that no other team is going to strip itself of most or all of its top prospects for Jack Eichel. Anaheim isn't giving up Zegras or Drysdale, let alone both; Los Angeles isn't giving up Byfield; Montreal isn't giving up Caufield or Suzuki; Rangers aren't giving up Lafreniere or Kakko, and so on.


    Sabres fans in this thread said this deal was too much. They also arent moving him for depth pieces and firsts to fill out the value like everyone else wants. Teams are going to have to give up a top prospect.
    May 4 at 10:40
    #17
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    Quoting: HOCKEYBOY448
    Doesn’t mean Anaheim does the trade. This trade makes them far worse in the long term and leaves them with nothing to build around but Eichel essentially turning into a Buffalo situation for him all over again.


    I agree that's why Anaheim shouldn't be an option as a place to trade2 but that's what the cost should be.
    May 4 at 10:41
    #18
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    Quoting: OldNYIfan
    All of the Eichel trades we see from Buffalo fans are symptomatic of the ailment: their fanbase recognizes that their team in its current form is hopeless, and exchanging one elite player for three or four is their only way to imagine a return to relevance. But the sad fact is that no other team is going to strip itself of most or all of its top prospects for Jack Eichel. Anaheim isn't giving up Zegras or Drysdale, let alone both; Los Angeles isn't giving up Byfield; Montreal isn't giving up Caufield or Suzuki; Rangers aren't giving up Lafreniere or Kakko, and so on.


    He just won't be moved. Cup or bust 2024
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    May 4 at 10:44
    #19
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    Quoting: Jah1722
    How’s that turned out?


    Looks like Eichel will be much better than zegras could dream of being. Zegras will become a elite player but he isn't on track to rival with the Likes of Mackinnon, Matthews, Eichel, Barkov...
     
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