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Next Year

Initial Creation Date: Nov. 25, 2021
Published: Nov. 25, 2021
Team: 2022-23 Buffalo Sabres
Description
Feels like we have 4 middle 6 lines. Will be an interesting year to see who rises to the top.

Hard to set up the line up if you assume Krebs, Quinn and Peterka all make the jump. I will not tolerate anyone telling me to put asplund on the 4th line.

The Tyler Johnson trade is a cap floor trade.

This will be an important developmental year to see who our next core will be. Still plenty of depth in the system and three firsts.
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Cederqvist, Filip3$800,000
Johnson, Ryan2$925,000
Portillo, Erik2$925,000
Power, Owen2$925,000
Levi, Devon3$925,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Bryson, Jacob3$2,000,000
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka2$800,000
Murray, Brett2$800,000
Olofsson, Victor5$5,500,000
Ruotsalainen, Arttu2$825,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Pysyk, Mark1$1,500,000
Holtby, Braden1$4,000,000
Trades
BUF
  1. Johnson, Tyler
  2. 2022 3rd round pick (TOR)
  3. 2023 2nd round pick (CHI)
CHI
  1. Biro, Brandon [RFA Rights]
  2. Bjork, Anders
Additional Details:
sabres get a 2nd plus 3rd for trading 1.6 million for 10 million and toss in a good AHLer
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
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2022
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2023
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2024
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
23$82,500,000$61,668,333$0$2,195,000$20,831,667

Roster

Left WingCentreRight Wing
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Skinner, Jeff
$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 5
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Mittelstadt, Casey
$2,500,000
LW, C
RFA - 2
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Tuch, Alex
$4,750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
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Olofsson, Victor
$5,500,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
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Thompson, Tage
$1,400,000
C, RW
UFA - 1
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Asplund, Rasmus
$825,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
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Krebs, Peyton
$863,333
C, LW
RFA - 2
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Cozens, Dylan
$894,167
C, LW
RFA - 1
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Quinn, Jack
$863,333
RW, LW
RFA - 3
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Peterka, John-Jason
$855,833
LW, RW
RFA - 3
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Girgensons, Zemgus
$2,200,000
LW, C
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Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
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UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Dahlin, Rasmus
$6,000,000
LD/RD
RFA - 2
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Pysyk, Mark
$1,500,000
RD
UFA - 1
Holtby, Braden
$4,000,000
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UFA
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Bryson, Jacob
$2,000,000
LD/RD
RFA - 2
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Jokiharju, Henri
$2,500,000
RD
RFA - 2
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Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
$800,000
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Power, Owen
$925,000
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Samuelsson, Mattias
$925,000
LD
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Johnson, Tyler
$5,000,000
RW, C, LW
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UFA - 2
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Ruotsalainen, Arttu
$825,000
C, LW
RFA
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Fitzgerald, Casey
$750,000
RD
RFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Quinn, J.
Mittelstadt, C.
Tuch, A.
Dahlin, R.
Olofsson, V.
Power Play 2
Skinner, J.
Cozens, D.
Thompson, T.
Bryson, J.
Krebs, P.
Penalty Kill 1
Girgensons, Z.
Okposo, K.
Samuelsson, M.
Pysyk, M.
Penalty Kill 2
Cozens, D.
Asplund, R.
Power, O.
Dahlin, R.

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Nov. 25, 2021 at 9:46 a.m.
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I agree that Asplund should not play with Zemgus and Okposo, but Peterka too, he is not a checker, but a creative player, not an easy task.
Nov. 25, 2021 at 9:58 a.m.
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I agree that Asplund should not play with Zemgus and Okposo, but Peterka too, he is not a checker, but a creative player, not an easy task.


Yea. It'll be interesting
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Nov. 25, 2021 at 10:26 a.m.
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Hawks got a 2nd for taking him with 3 years left, so I doubt we pay more when he has 2 years left
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Nov. 25, 2021 at 10:46 a.m.
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I think ruotsalainen might be gone. I was looking forward to seeing what kind of offense he could bring, after having seen how he produced in europe and the ahl. If his current usage is any indication, hes not going to get a chance. I dont think theres much point to putting a 5'5" scoring forward on your 4th line for 10 minutes a game, but thats where we are. And with guys like tuch, krebs, quinn, and/or peterka all gunning for those top 9 spots...i just dont see mutual interest. You could make the point that our centers are an area of concern, and i would agree, but ruotsalainen hasnt claimed a center spot yet, and you have mittelstadt and possibly our 22 first round pick that might be competing for ice time too. He has the rest of the season to make the most of his opportunities, but its not trending the right way now.
 
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