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Weaponizing the cap space

Created by: GenW
Initial Creation Date: Jul. 26, 2021
Published: Jul. 27, 2021
Team: 2021-22 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
Johnson, Okposo, Burns, Girgensons, Hagg, Kuemper, and Koskinen off the roster at the end of their contracts. Frees up a ton of cap when the rookies need new deals. Retention on Eichel only lasts 1 year after that. Skinner contract gone an additional year after that(assuming there's no buyout later on).
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Johnson, Ryan3$850,000
Power, Owen3$850,000
Rosén, Isak3$850,000
Kisakov, Alexander3$850,000
Poltapov, Prokhor3$850,000
Bloom, Josh3$850,000
Portillo, Erik3$850,000
Sardarian, Stiven3$850,000
Huglen, Aaron3$850,000
Konecny, Jakub3$850,000
Levi, Devon3$850,000
von Barnekow Løfberg, William3$850,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Mittelstadt, Casey4$3,250,000
Asplund, Rasmus2$1,000,000
Dahlin, Rasmus6$5,250,000
Jokiharju, Henri6$3,250,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Burroughs, Kyle3$2,250,000
Trades
1.
BUF
  1. Koskinen, Mikko
  2. 2022 5th round pick (EDM)
EDM
  1. 2022 6th round pick (BUF)
2.
BUF
  1. Johnson, Tyler
  2. 2022 1st round pick (TBL)
TBL
  1. 2022 4th round pick (BUF)
3.
BUF
  1. Boldy, Matthew
  2. Greenway, Jordan
  3. Rossi, Marco
  4. 2022 1st round pick (MIN)
MIN
  1. Eichel, Jack ($2,000,000 retained)
Additional Details:
Used to think retaining on Jack was a no go. Thinking about it though, with this team not competing any time soon, it makes sense to retain probably up to 3 million to get the better deal.
4.
BUF
  1. Burns, Brent
  2. 2022 1st round pick (SJS)
SJS
  1. Miller, Colin ($1,937,500 retained)
Additional Details:
Saves the sharks 6 million and gets them younger, in return Buffalo gets draft capital and a roster player
5.
BUF
  1. Kuemper, Darcy
ARI
  1. 2023 3rd round pick (BUF)
  2. 2022 1st round pick (TBL)
6.
BUF
  1. 2022 1st round pick (TOR)
TOR
  1. Kuemper, Darcy ($2,250,000 retained)
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
  • Cody Eakin: $583,334
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Jack Eichel: $2,000,000 (20%)
  • Colin Miller: $1,937,500 (50%)
  • Darcy Kuemper: $2,250,000 (64.29%)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2022
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2023
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2024
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
25$81,500,000$74,833,084$113,916$1,097,500$6,666,916
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 6
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Johnson, Tyler
$5,000,000
RW, C
NTC
UFA - 3
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Olofsson, Victor
$3,050,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
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Greenway, Jordan
$2,100,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
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Mittelstadt, Casey
$3,250,000
C
RFA - 3
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Cozens, Dylan
$894,167
C, LW
RFA - 2
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Ruotsalainen, Arttu
$925,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
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Asplund, Rasmus
$1,000,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
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Peterka, John-Jason
$886,667
RW, LW
RFA - 3
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Bjork, Anders
$1,600,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
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Girgensons, Zemgus
$2,200,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
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Thompson, Tage
$1,400,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Dahlin, Rasmus
$5,250,000
LD/RD
RFA - 3
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Burns, Brent
$8,000,000
RD
NTC
UFA - 4
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Koskinen, Mikko
$4,500,000
G
NTC
UFA - 1
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Samuelsson, Mattias
$925,000
LD
RFA - 2
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Jokiharju, Henri
$3,250,000
RD
RFA - 3
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Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
$778,333
G
RFA - 1
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Hägg, Robert
$1,600,000
LD
UFA - 1
Burroughs, Kyle
$2,250,000
LD/RD
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 2
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Murray, Brett
$775,000
LW
RFA - 1
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Weissbach, Linus
$842,500
LW, RW
RFA - 2
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von Barnekow Løfberg, William
$850,000
LW, RW
RFA
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Rousek, Lukas
$830,000
RW
RFA - 2

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Jul. 27, 2021 at 6:08 a.m.
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I think the sabres should be using cap space for picks but I'd try to keep the term as short as possible - I think 3 years is about the limit they should go
Jul. 27, 2021 at 6:16 a.m.
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Burns still has positive value so we’re basically paying a 1st for Collin Miller here.

Needless to say, that’s not a good deal for us.
Jul. 27, 2021 at 6:35 a.m.
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Quoting: FunMustBeAlways
Burns still has positive value so we’re basically paying a 1st for Collin Miller here.

Needless to say, that’s not a good deal for us.


Honestly wasnt sure, ive seen sharks fan say his contract is horrible and they want it gone. What would you do here? grin
Jul. 27, 2021 at 7:21 a.m.
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Quoting: GenW
Honestly wasnt sure, ive seen sharks fan say his contract is horrible and they want it gone. What would you do here? grin


I think the bigger problem is he has a NTC which I doubt he'd waive for Buffalo.
Jul. 27, 2021 at 7:55 a.m.
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EDM accepts
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
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Oilers accept and will match the Kuemper deal and add a mid tier prospect with that much salary retained in the deal
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Jul. 27, 2021 at 8:06 a.m.
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I think the bigger problem is he has a NTC which I doubt he'd waive for Buffalo.


Likely. Both teams blow but at least he lives in SJ
Jul. 27, 2021 at 9:26 a.m.
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Wild decline easily for quite a few reasons
1) only one of boldy, or Rossi are being offered
2) cap
3) not taking on cap dump like Rask and also greenway will not be added, it will be Kevin fiala for cap purposes
Jul. 27, 2021 at 9:41 a.m.
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Oilers accept and will match the Kuemper deal and add a mid tier prospect with that much salary retained in the deal


I doubt they'd do that. Kuemper is a rental and they just signed Smith - why would you spend a 1st + on a rental goalie who is going to play <50% of the games?
Jul. 27, 2021 at 9:43 a.m.
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Quoting: GenW
Honestly wasnt sure, ive seen sharks fan say his contract is horrible and they want it gone. What would you do here? grin


Sharks can probably find a much better deal for their first cause this is pitiful
if we're moving a bad defense contract it's going to be Vlasic, not Burns who is still a pretty strong offensive dman.
 
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