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Eichel and lines

Created by: DennisReynolds
Initial Creation Date: Oct. 12, 2021
Published: Oct. 12, 2021
Team: 2021-22 Buffalo Sabres
Trades
1.
BUF
  1. Perreault, Jacob
  2. Dostal, Lukas
  3. Jones, Max
  4. Henrique, Adam
  5. 2022 1st round pick (ANA)
  6. 2023 1st round pick (ANA)
Additional Details:
Conditional 2022 and 2023 first round picks if Eichel plays in 80% of games following his return in winter. This selection is top five protected. This pick can be deferred to 2023 by Buffalo, and is also top five protected. If the 2022 pick is deferred for any reason, the Sabres receive picks in 2023 and 2024, however if Eichel is not healthy for 2022-23 season and does not play in 75% of games, the 2023 first will convert to a 2023 second round pick, and Buffalo will receive an unprotected 2024 first round pick.

2023 first is top five protected. 2024 is unprotected. Buffalo can defer both picks to 2024 and 2025 if the pick is outside of the top 3.

If conditions fail to be met for 2023 first, the picks defer to 2024 and 2025. If Eichel fails to meet conditions from this point out, 2024 first turns into a 2024 second, and if Eichel is not healthy for 2024-25, Anaheim sends a 2025 second round pick.
ANA
  1. Eichel, Jack ($800,000 retained)
  2. Dell, Aaron
Additional Details:
Realistically, I think Buffalo is going to want mostly futures and almost established roster players like for example guys like Comtois or Rakell, even though Comtois is only 23. I do have Max Jones here but he’s still developing and still has upside, and the Sabres do need some size. Established is simply not what Buffalo wants right now. But they probably want guys who are young and developing on an NHL roster and/or close to NHL ready or has tremendous upside.

And the team trading for Eichel likely wants the same. They also likely do not want to give up established roster players, especially since Eichel will not be available for months and has question marks. There will be a lot of conditions. I have Buffalo retaining a small amount of salary here. I have Dell going over to Anaheim as well in an AHL move for both teams. Dostal will likely be first call up ahead of UPL
2.
BUF
  1. Rask, Victor
  2. 2022 3rd round pick (MIN)
MIN
  1. Henrique, Adam ($2,900,000 retained)
Additional Details:
Henrique is a lot more appealing if a team retains 50% of his salary and Minnesota could use another centerman. Rask coming back helps Buffalo get to the cap floor
3.
BUF
  1. Borgen, William
SEA
    Waiver claim
    Buyouts
    • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
    • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Jack Eichel: $800,000 (8%)
    • Adam Henrique: $2,900,000 (49.79%)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2022
    BUF
    FLA
    ANA
    BUF
    BUF
    MIN
    BUF
    NJD
    BUF
    BUF
    2023
    BUF
    ANA
    BUF
    PHI
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    2024
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    BUF
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$81,500,000$61,492,514$113,916$850,000$20,007,486
    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    BUF
    Skinner, Jeff
    $9,000,000
    LW, RW
    NMC
    UFA - 6
    BUF
    Mittelstadt, Casey
    $2,500,000
    C
    RFA - 3
    BUF
    Hinostroza, Vinnie
    $1,050,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 1
    ANA
    Jones, Max
    $1,295,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 3
    BUF
    Cozens, Dylan
    $894,167
    C, LW
    RFA - 2
    BUF
    Olofsson, Victor
    $3,050,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 1
    BUF
    Girgensons, Zemgus
    $2,200,000
    C, LW
    UFA - 2
    BUF
    Thompson, Tage
    $1,400,000
    C, RW
    RFA - 2
    BUF
    Bjork, Anders
    $1,600,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 2
    MIN
    Rask, Victor
    $4,000,000
    C
    UFA - 1
    BUF
    Eakin, Cody
    $2,250,000
    C
    UFA - 1
    BUF
    Asplund, Rasmus
    $825,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 2
    BUF
    Caggiula, Drake
    $750,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 1
    BUF
    Okposo, Kyle
    $6,000,000
    RW
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    BUF
    Dahlin, Rasmus
    $6,000,000
    LD
    RFA - 3
    BUF
    Jokiharju, Henri
    $2,500,000
    RD
    RFA - 3
    BUF
    Tokarski, Dustin
    $725,000
    G
    UFA - 1
    BUF
    Butcher, Will
    $2,822,764
    LD
    UFA - 1
    BUF
    Miller, Colin
    $3,875,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    BUF
    Anderson, Craig
    $750,000
    G
    UFA - 1
    BUF
    Hägg, Robert
    $1,600,000
    LD
    UFA - 1
    SEA
    Borgen, William
    $900,000
    RD
    RFA - 2
    BUF
    Pysyk, Mark
    $900,000
    RD, RW
    UFA - 1
    Taxi Squad
    BUF
    Hayden, John
    $750,000 ($0)
    C, RW
    UFA - 1

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    Oct. 12 at 11:38 p.m.
    #1
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    Oct. 12 at 11:40 p.m.
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    Realistically, the Sabres should absolutely not want rookies at an NHL Level, and frankly, it's the biggest failure of the franchise going into this season (Eichel situation aside) that like 25% of their line-up is made of rookies. Regardless of whether they are ready or not, sticking them up in the NHL is a guaranteed way for them to get shelled every night and develop bad habits. Leave them in the AHL for another year or two. This franchise never learns. This is just another way to rush a rebuild and completely mess everything up doing it.
    Oct. 12 at 11:55 p.m.
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    Quoting: JackAce91
    Realistically, the Sabres should absolutely not want rookies at an NHL Level, and frankly, it's the biggest failure of the franchise going into this season (Eichel situation aside) that like 25% of their line-up is made of rookies. Regardless of whether they are ready or not, sticking them up in the NHL is a guaranteed way for them to get shelled every night and develop bad habits. Leave them in the AHL for another year or two. This franchise never learns. This is just another way to rush a rebuild and completely mess everything up doing it.

    They have one rookie, but he’s 23 and has played 4 pro seasons in Finland and dominated the past 2 years. Having rookies isn’t a problem.
    Oct. 13 at 12:08 a.m.
    #4
    Shibbal18
    Joined: Jan. 2016
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    Sabres arent trading Eichel for a goalie when they have 3 goalie prospects that have similar potential already
    Oct. 13 at 9:24 a.m.
    #5
    PLM
    Joined: Sep. 2021
    Posts: 495
    Likes: 227
    If Zegras and Drysdale are REALLY off the table, how about

    Comtois
    Perreault
    Henrique
    2022 1st (with conditions)
    2023 2nd

    Crappy deal, but I'd love Comtois.
     
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