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these guys are good scary good

Created by: Sicksi
Initial Creation Date: Oct. 21, 2021
Published: Oct. 21, 2021
Team: 2021-22 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
craig anderson vezina trophy candidate 2022
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2022
BUF
FLA
BUF
BUF
BUF
NJD
BUF
BUF
2023
BUF
BUF
PHI
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
2024
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
BUF
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
20$81,500,000$53,411,680$113,916$850,000$28,088,320
Left WingCenterRight Wing
BUF
Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 6
BUF
Cozens, Dylan
$894,167
C, LW
RFA - 2
BUF
Hinostroza, Vinnie
$1,050,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
BUF
Asplund, Rasmus
$825,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
BUF
Thompson, Tage
$1,400,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
BUF
Olofsson, Victor
$3,050,000
LW, RW
RFA - 1
BUF
Girgensons, Zemgus
$2,200,000
C, LW
UFA - 2
BUF
Eakin, Cody
$2,250,000
C
UFA - 1
BUF
Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 2
BUF
Caggiula, Drake
$750,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
BUF
Ruotsalainen, Arttu
$925,000
C, LW
RFA - 1
BUF
Bjork, Anders
$1,600,000
LW, RW
RFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
BUF
Dahlin, Rasmus
$6,000,000
LD
RFA - 3
BUF
Miller, Colin
$3,875,000
RD
UFA - 1
BUF
Anderson, Craig
$750,000
G
UFA - 1
BUF
Bryson, Jacob
$889,166
LD
RFA - 1
BUF
Butcher, Will
$2,822,764
LD
UFA - 1
BUF
Tokarski, Dustin
$725,000
G
UFA - 1
BUF
Hägg, Robert
$1,600,000
LD
UFA - 1
BUF
Pysyk, Mark
$900,000
RD, RW
UFA - 1
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
BUF
Mittelstadt, Casey
$2,500,000
C
RFA - 3
BUF
Eichel, Jack
$10,000,000
C
UFA - 5
BUF
Jokiharju, Henri
$2,500,000
RD
RFA - 3

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Oct. 21 at 8:00 a.m.
#1
Lenny7
Joined: Jan. 2017
Posts: 8,650
Likes: 6,064
Sabres fans probably deserve a bit of "nice" in their lives after the past while, and I love seeing Anderson play well, but let's not forget that they've played the Habs (Who most would consider as a non-playoff team), the Yotes (who most would consider as the team that will battle with Buffalo for worst in the league), and the Canucks (who are also pretty bad).
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Oct. 21 at 8:06 a.m.
#2
Biased Opinion
Joined: Mar. 2019
Posts: 2,622
Likes: 1,913
If the plan isn't to tank Buffalo should invest in a chef for Craig Anderson
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Oct. 21 at 8:18 a.m.
#3
Joined: Jun. 2020
Posts: 6,449
Likes: 2,867
Remove the biggest distraction and by removing eichel also remove expectations on being better it just allows the players to go out and play their game it’s paying off. This is why I’ve said countless times the return they get for eichel doesn’t need to be massive to improve this team just removing that big black cloud he’s caused will have a very positive effect. I’m not suggesting give eichel away but temper expectations on the return as your already seeing some of it. They will likely stink again in the very near future but I could see multiple little steaks like this threwout the year and that should be seen as progress.
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Oct. 21 at 10:38 a.m.
#4
Joined: Apr. 2019
Posts: 983
Likes: 505
Quoting: Lenny7
Sabres fans probably deserve a bit of "nice" in their lives after the past while, and I love seeing Anderson play well, but let's not forget that they've played the Habs (Who most would consider as a non-playoff team), the Yotes (who most would consider as the team that will battle with Buffalo for worst in the league), and the Canucks (who are also pretty bad).


I've seen the argument a lot that we beat lower tier teams but honestly, doing that is something that we've struggled with over the past few years. So beating teams that maybe we "should" beat is a nice improvement
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Oct. 21 at 11:23 a.m.
#5
Lenny7
Joined: Jan. 2017
Posts: 8,650
Likes: 6,064
Quoting: CrossFireX33
I've seen the argument a lot that we beat lower tier teams but honestly, doing that is something that we've struggled with over the past few years. So beating teams that maybe we "should" beat is a nice improvement


For sure. It's a good start. Nice to see Anderson do well to start, guy is a gem.
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Oct. 22 at 3:42 p.m.
#6
Joined: Apr. 2018
Posts: 2,758
Likes: 2,109
Quoting: Lenny7
Sabres fans probably deserve a bit of "nice" in their lives...
Quoting: Barbs
If the plan isn't to tank Buffalo should invest in a chef for Craig Anderson
Quoting: Timmah007
Remove the biggest distraction...
Quoting: CrossFireX33
...So beating teams that maybe we "should" beat is a nice improvement
They certainly seem to be enjoying playing hockey again.
While we can all site the competition for being 3-0 let's look at the many positives as well.
Can you imagine the defense is so deep a 26 yo who averages 37 pts in an 82 game season is the SEVENTH D-MAN.
The PK is 3-0, three games no goals against.
If the PK faltered in the Yotes game they lose instead of winning OT.
Skinner scored from his knees, do I need to say more?
They won 53.7% of the FO and have the 8th best % in the league.
They seem to be having fun. Let's remember we play hockey.
How about a head coach who has a sister who is the better hockey player, LOL
I wonder what would happen if we could get Phil the Thrill Kessel?
He carried his line in Pittsburgh, imagine him on a line with Skinner!
Move Hinostroza down two lines so Bjork can play on his natural LW, replacing Caggiula.
Let's buckle our seatbelts because I think it will be a wild ride the rest of the season.
BTW here is a dirty little secret:
In the last 28 games with Eichel in the line up the Sabres are 7-18-3 with 4 shut outs and one game scoring more than 5 goals
In the last 25 games the Sabres without Eichel in the line they are 12-11-2 with 2 shut outs and 7 games scoring more than 5 goals
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