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Created by: eyw305
Initial Creation Date: Jul 23, 2021
Published: Jul 23 at 10:23
Team: 2021-22 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
Eichel off to Anaheim to get him out of the conference.

Rhino adds offense to a Flyers roster looking to take it further in the playoffs next season. The value here was tricky and I'm fairly certain picks might need to be involved, but for simplicity's sake, I kept it players only.

Risto to Montreal given their Shea Weber news. Montreal has an abundance of picks this year. Buffalo takes Tampa's 2nd round pick from Montreal.

I shored up the RFA defense contracts with favorable contracts and brought back McCabe, who becomes the team captain. Okposo and Girgensons will be the alternates.

The UFA market for Buffalo is a short list. I brought back Pysyk as a bottom pairing defender for two seasons, as well as Jonathan Bernier to mentor UPL until he's ready to take over the starting job.

Listen, this is a super-young group of players with a lot of upside. They're barely above the cap floor. I have no idea what happens from here. Maybe the Stanley Cup but probably Shane Wright and Connor Bedard.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Reinhart, Sam6$6,000,000
Jokiharju, Henri4$4,500,000
Mittelstadt, Casey3$3,500,000
Asplund, Rasmus3$1,100,000
Dahlin, Rasmus7$7,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
McCabe, Jake5$5,000,000
Bernier, Jonathan3$3,000,000
Pysyk, Mark2$950,000
Trades
BUF
  1. Farabee, Joel
  2. Frost, Morgan
PHI
  1. Reinhart, Sam
  2. Eakin, Cody
BUF
  1. 2022 2nd round pick (MTL)
MTL
  1. Ristolainen, Rasmus
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2022
BUF
BUF
MTL
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
2023
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
2024
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
19$81,500,000$66,427,500$0$1,532,500$15,072,500
Left WingCenterRight Wing
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$3,050,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
BUF
Cozens, Dylan
$894,167
C, LW
RFA - 2
BUF
Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 6
BUF
Bjork, Anders
$1,600,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
PHI
Frost, Morgan
$863,333
C
RFA - 1
PHI
Farabee, Joel
$925,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Asplund, Rasmus
$1,100,000
C, LW
RFA - 2
BUF
Mittelstadt, Casey
$3,500,000
C
RFA - 3
BUF
Thompson, Tage
$1,400,000
RW
RFA - 2
BUF
Girgensons, Zemgus
$2,200,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
BUF
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 2
BUF
Eichel, Jack
$10,000,000
C
UFA - 5
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$7,000,000
LD
RFA - 3
BUF
Jokiharju, Henri
$4,500,000
RD
RFA - 3
Bernier, Jonathan
$3,000,000
G
UFA - 2
BUF
McCabe, Jake
$5,000,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 4
BUF
Miller, Colin
$3,875,000
RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
$778,333
G
RFA - 1
Pysyk, Mark
$950,000
RD, RW
UFA - 1

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Jul 23 at 10:26
#1
Stripes77
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 273
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Sabres want this years draft pick not next years from the Ducks, not enough for Reinhart but like you said a pick or two can even it out
Jul 23 at 10:26
#2
Joined: Apr 2021
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Ducks decline.

You aren't getting Comtois, 3OA and Drysdale.
Jul 23 at 10:30
#3
Thread Starter
Joined: Apr 2021
Posts: 8
Likes: 2
Quoting: Stripes77
Sabres want this years draft pick not next years from the Ducks, not enough for Reinhart but like you said a pick or two can even it out


It's weird. I can't choose this year's 1st round pick. Possibly because it's draft day?

Quoting: TZ11
Ducks decline.

You aren't getting Comtois, 3OA and Drysdale.


Well, it's not Zegras. Maybe swap Drysdale with Mahura?
Jul 23 at 10:32
#4
Dawn for GM imo
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 1,048
Likes: 408
Quoting: TZ11
Ducks decline.

You aren't getting Comtois, 3OA and Drysdale.


Perhaps not, but if ducks want Jack they gotta do something quick. Minnesota seems like the favorite currently and if he isn't moved at the draft he won't be moved this offseason imo
Jul 23 at 10:33
#5
Stripes77
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 273
Likes: 130
Quoting: TZ11
Ducks decline.

You aren't getting Comtois, 3OA and Drysdale.


Then you're not getting Eichel...it's pretty simple here, give up one of your top two prospects plus a first and a roster player or you're not getting Eichel. But I don't think the Ducks are good trade partners here, the pieces needed to get Eichel are pieces they need to help their rebuild
Jul 23 at 10:36
#6
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 1,021
Likes: 354
Philly isn't trading Farabee. Reinhart's value right now is a 1st and a top prospect.
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Jul 23 at 10:38
#7
Thread Starter
Joined: Apr 2021
Posts: 8
Likes: 2
Quoting: HikinenNisti
Philly isn't trading Farabee. Reinhart's value right now is a 1st and a top prospect.


Rhino for Frost and a 1st?

It's not terrible...

Could you take Eakin as a sign of good faith?
Jul 23 at 10:53
#8
Shibbal18
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 18,311
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Quoting: Stripes77
Then you're not getting Eichel...it's pretty simple here, give up one of your top two prospects plus a first and a roster player or you're not getting Eichel. But I don't think the Ducks are good trade partners here, the pieces needed to get Eichel are pieces they need to help their rebuild


They need to add but not Drysdale, Sabres dont need him anyway
Jul 23 at 11:01
#9
Stripes77
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 273
Likes: 130
Quoting: Shibbal18
They need to add but not Drysdale, Sabres dont need him anyway


the Sabres are very weak with RHD, Drysdale would be a huge get for Buffalo, especially if they trade Risto
Jul 23 at 11:05
#10
Thread Starter
Joined: Apr 2021
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Quoting: Shibbal18
They need to add but not Drysdale, Sabres dont need him anyway


Not a bad replacement for Borgen. I don't know if Fitzgerald or Samuelsson are ready. Maybe Bryson, but I like Drysdale as a comparable insert.
Jul 23 at 11:15
#11
Joined: Apr 2021
Posts: 477
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Quoting: Stripes77
Then you're not getting Eichel...it's pretty simple here, give up one of your top two prospects plus a first and a roster player or you're not getting Eichel. But I don't think the Ducks are good trade partners here, the pieces needed to get Eichel are pieces they need to help their rebuild


Yes, our team is too far from playoff contention to trade for Eichel tbh. We'd still be a Bottom 5 team. I really like Eichel but his price tag is too high for the Ducks imo.

Quoting: Shibbal18
They need to add but not Drysdale, Sabres dont need him anyway


I know. Two Prospects (Perreault, Tracey, Groulx, etc.) and Henrique would probably have to be added.
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Jul 23 at 11:26
#12
Joined: Dec 2020
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Quoting: eyw305
Rhino for Frost and a 1st?

It's not terrible...

Could you take Eakin as a sign of good faith?


Frost and a 1st sounds fair to me, but BUF would have to take some salary back like Voracek or JVR so Philly could sign him.
Jul 23 at 11:38
#13
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 1,230
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Quoting: HikinenNisti
Frost and a 1st sounds fair to me, but BUF would have to take some salary back like Voracek or JVR so Philly could sign him.


I agree with this and feel like that Philly would need to add a pick for them to take JVR even though he has value I feel like a trade could look like Frost, JVR, 13th, and a 3rd for Reinhart
Jul 23 at 12:10
#14
Shibbal18
Joined: Jan 2016
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Quoting: Stripes77
the Sabres are very weak with RHD, Drysdale would be a huge get for Buffalo, especially if they trade Risto

Quoting: eyw305
Not a bad replacement for Borgen. I don't know if Fitzgerald or Samuelsson are ready. Maybe Bryson, but I like Drysdale as a comparable insert.


Drysdale isnt stepping in to replace Risto immediately, if they take Power they can and should move Dahlin to RD where here played in Sweden, At that point you have Dahlin, Jokiharju then 7 other Dmen under 24 fighting to fill in a 3rd pair D spot, theyre better off signing a vet thats solid in his own end
 
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