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Created by: mikeyscav
Initial Creation Date: Mar. 9, 2022
Published: Mar. 10, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
Letters:
C: Alex Tuch
A: Kyle Okposo
A: Rasmus Dahlin

1st Rounders:
BUF: Brad Lambert C
VGK/FLA: Seamus Casey RHD
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Power, Owen3$925,000
McBain, Jack2$925,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka1$900,000
Biro, Brandon1$800,000
Murray, Brett1$800,000
Ruotsalainen, Arttu1$800,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Braun, Justin1$3,000,000
Forsberg, Anton2$2,000,000
Perron, David1$5,000,000
Jankowski, Mark1$900,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Lambert, Brad3$925,000
Casey, Seamus3$925,000
Trades
1.
BUF
  1. 2022 2nd round pick (PHI)
  2. 2022 4th round pick (ARI)
  3. 2023 4th round pick (ARI)
  4. 2023 5th round pick (ARI)
ARI
    Picks from 22 TDL
    2.
    BUF
    1. McBain, Jack [Reserve List]
    MIN
    1. 2022 4th round pick (BUF)
    Guaranteed nhl role enticing?
    3.
    BUF
    1. Comtois, Maxime
    ANA
    1. Olofsson, Victor [RFA Rights]
    4.
    BUF
    1. Girard, Samuel
    COL
    1. Mittelstadt, Casey
    2. Bryson, Jacob [RFA Rights]
    3. 2022 1st round pick (VGK)
    Additional Details:
    Higher of FLA/VGK picks
    5.
    BUF
    1. Bishop, Ben
    2. 2023 6th round pick (DAL)
    DAL
      Cap/Money dump
      Buyouts
      • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
      • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
      Buried
      • Anders Bjork: $475,000 ($1,600,000)
      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
      23$82,500,000$64,641,667$0$3,887,500$17,858,333

      Roster

      Left WingCenterRight Wing
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      Skinner, Jeff
      $9,000,000
      LW, RW
      NMC
      UFA - 5
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      Thompson, Tage
      $1,400,000
      C, RW
      RFA - 1
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      Tuch, Alex
      $4,750,000
      RW, LW
      UFA - 4
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      Comtois, Maxime
      $2,037,500
      LW
      RFA - 1
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      Krebs, Peyton
      $863,333
      C, LW
      RFA - 2
      Perron, David
      $5,000,000
      RW, LW
      UFA
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      Quinn, Jack
      $863,333
      RW
      RFA - 3
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      Cozens, Dylan
      $894,167
      C, LW
      RFA - 1
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      Okposo, Kyle
      $6,000,000
      RW
      NTC
      UFA - 1
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      Girgensons, Zemgus
      $2,200,000
      C, LW
      UFA - 1
      McBain, Jack
      $925,000
      C
      RFA - 1
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      Asplund, Rasmus
      $825,000
      LW, RW
      RFA - 1
      Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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      Dahlin, Rasmus
      $6,000,000
      LD/RD
      RFA - 2
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      Girard, Samuel
      $5,000,000
      LD/RD
      UFA - 5
      Forsberg, Anton
      $2,000,000
      G
      UFA - 3
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      Power, Owen
      $925,000
      LD
      RFA - 2
      Braun, Justin
      $3,000,000
      RD
      UFA
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      Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
      $900,000
      G
      RFA
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      Samuelsson, Mattias
      $925,000
      LD
      RFA - 1
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      Jokiharju, Henri
      $2,500,000
      RD
      RFA - 2
      ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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      Biro, Brandon
      $800,000
      LW
      RFA
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      Bishop, Ben
      $4,916,667
      G
      NMC NTC
      UFA - 1
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      Jankowski, Mark
      $900,000
      LW, C
      UFA
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      Fitzgerald, Casey
      $750,000
      RD
      RFA - 1

      Special Teams

      Power Play 1
      Perron, D.
      Cozens, D.
      Krebs, P.
      Quinn, J.
      Dahlin, R.
      Power Play 2
      Tuch, A.
      Skinner, J.
      Okposo, K.
      Thompson, T.
      Power, O.

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      Mar. 10 at 4:05 p.m.
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      Terrible Anaheim trade man

      No reason for Anaheim to get rid of Comtois
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      Mar. 10 at 4:05 p.m.
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      It's going to be a 2nd that gets you McBain. Reportedly 24 teams have called on him so a 4th is really underwhelming
      Mar. 10 at 4:08 p.m.
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      Anaheim won't be selling Comtois cheaply and Colorado won't be selling Girard at all
      Mar. 10 at 4:49 p.m.
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      Come on why would COL do that? Mittlestadt is worth nothing to COL they have their own better version of him in Tyson Jost. A d prospect is about the last thing COL needs, and a late 1st rd pick, for a 23yr old top pairing capable guy locked up for the next half decade on a sweetheart deal. I mean you slid him right in there in the top pairing. A Girard to BUF starts with Tuch and BUF adding, but if BUF doesn’t want to do that fine, COL will just keep Girard.
      Mar. 10 at 5:32 p.m.
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      Come on why would COL do that? Mittlestadt is worth nothing to COL they have their own better version of him in Tyson Jost. A d prospect is about the last thing COL needs, and a late 1st rd pick, for a 23yr old top pairing capable guy locked up for the next half decade on a sweetheart deal. I mean you slid him right in there in the top pairing. A Girard to BUF starts with Tuch and BUF adding, but if BUF doesn’t want to do that fine, COL will just keep Girard.


      I mean that's just ridiculous man.
      Girards best quality is his contract which is nice but he is a solid middle pairing dude that could play up on younger/less talented roster.
      But Girard on your top pair is meh.
      Mar. 10 at 5:44 p.m.
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      Quoting: RoyalBlueSabres
      I mean that's just ridiculous man.
      Girards best quality is his contract which is nice but he is a solid middle pairing dude that could play up on younger/less talented roster.
      But Girard on your top pair is meh.


      So a 23yr old guy that eats 20+ minutes scores 30pts a season with zero PP1 time on one of the best teams is just solid? What do you think those numbers turn into if he got qb a PP1 for an entire season? Just because he is stuck behind two absolutely elite #1’s doesn’t diminish his abilities. Everybody is entitled to their opinion but the proposed trade is an absolute joke, and there is no way COL trades him to BUF without Tuch + going back.
      Mar. 10 at 6:21 p.m.
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      Quoting: Xqb15a
      So a 23yr old guy that eats 20+ minutes scores 30pts a season with zero PP1 time on one of the best teams is just solid? What do you think those numbers turn into if he got qb a PP1 for an entire season? Just because he is stuck behind two absolutely elite #1’s doesn’t diminish his abilities. Everybody is entitled to their opinion but the proposed trade is an absolute joke, and there is no way COL trades him to BUF without Tuch + going back.

      You can’t really tell me that no one on the roster has their numbers inflated by the immense amount of talent around them. When a second or third pairing defender has 30 points in 2/3 of a season you can probably cut those points in half if you take him off that team, even if he gets more minutes on another team. And admittedly I don’t know enough about him, but I don’t see him as the kind of defender the Sabres are looking for. They want someone defensively responsible to pair with a partner who takes more risks. Understand that Alex Tuch is likely off the table in just about any trade. If the asking price for the kind of player they want is too high from Colorado there are plenty of other teams they can call. Since nobody has any cap space and Buffalo has all of it, eventually somebody has to take less than a guy is worth because there is no one else to deal with.
      Mar. 10 at 6:25 p.m.
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      avs decline this instantly, not at all what they would want if they wanted to move Girard
      Mar. 11 at 9:35 a.m.
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      Quoting: Tjm220
      You can’t really tell me that no one on the roster has their numbers inflated by the immense amount of talent around them. When a second or third pairing defender has 30 points in 2/3 of a season you can probably cut those points in half if you take him off that team, even if he gets more minutes on another team. And admittedly I don’t know enough about him, but I don’t see him as the kind of defender the Sabres are looking for. They want someone defensively responsible to pair with a partner who takes more risks. Understand that Alex Tuch is likely off the table in just about any trade. If the asking price for the kind of player they want is too high from Colorado there are plenty of other teams they can call. Since nobody has any cap space and Buffalo has all of it, eventually somebody has to take less than a guy is worth because there is no one else to deal with.


      You can’t tell me his numbers are inflated. He has been roughly a 30pt player his whole career. And what statistical factors can you point to other than the “this is what I think” factor would indicate a decrease in production? That is justifiably the asking price. Girard is the poster child for there is a size bias that exists in real life and on CF, it doesn’t matter how good he is people try and diminish it because he is smaller because you haven’t been watching if you think Girard isn’t defensively responsible, he just plays defense with positioning, stick work, and the ability to get to the puck first. If you think Tuch is so valuable fine, but in regards to him, tell me how many 60pt seasons has he had? How many teams have said you know what we can part with him, not as a prospect but as an NHL player?
      Mar. 11 at 1:09 p.m.
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      Quoting: Xqb15a
      You can’t tell me his numbers are inflated. He has been roughly a 30pt player his whole career. And what statistical factors can you point to other than the “this is what I think” factor would indicate a decrease in production? That is justifiably the asking price. Girard is the poster child for there is a size bias that exists in real life and on CF, it doesn’t matter how good he is people try and diminish it because he is smaller because you haven’t been watching if you think Girard isn’t defensively responsible, he just plays defense with positioning, stick work, and the ability to get to the puck first. If you think Tuch is so valuable fine, but in regards to him, tell me how many 60pt seasons has he had? How many teams have said you know what we can part with him, not as a prospect but as an NHL player?


      When you have a top nine forwards that would be top six forwards on any other team, and an offense that can’t be stopped most nights defenders pile up a lot of assists. That’s how his numbers get inflated, like playing on the wing with a superstar Center would inflate anyone’s opportunities and therefore conversion rate. Place him with inevitably lesser talent and he will have to do more things himself. As I mentioned I don’t know Girard’s game very well, he could be a very defensively responsible player but I don’t know that much about him. He appears to be a very offensive minded defenseman, but I don’t watch very many Colorado games.

      Plenty of smaller defenseman can be very valuable, plenty of bigger guys aren’t that great. I understand you have to pay quality to get quality. But Alex Tuch is likely the next captain of the Sabres. It’s very unlikely, especially since he wants to be here that they would even consider trading him for anyone. Minnesota was stupid to give him away to Vegas, I don’t think anyone disputes that now. Vegas was only willing to trade him because the Sabres specifically demanded he be in the Jack Eichel trade or he’d have gone elsewhere. They felt giving up a premiere power forward on a good contract in addition to their top prospect and next year‘s first round pick was worth picking up a 25 year old number one Center with a contract in place. It’s a gamble they were willing to make because players like Jack Eichel are not usually available. It looks like the trade will pay off for both teams. It’s already seemingly paying dividends in Buffalo.
      Mar. 11 at 6:43 p.m.
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      When you have a top nine forwards that would be top six forwards on any other team, and an offense that can’t be stopped most nights defenders pile up a lot of assists. That’s how his numbers get inflated, like playing on the wing with a superstar Center would inflate anyone’s opportunities and therefore conversion rate. Place him with inevitably lesser talent and he will have to do more things himself. As I mentioned I don’t know Girard’s game very well, he could be a very defensively responsible player but I don’t know that much about him. He appears to be a very offensive minded defenseman, but I don’t watch very many Colorado games.

      Plenty of smaller defenseman can be very valuable, plenty of bigger guys aren’t that great. I understand you have to pay quality to get quality. But Alex Tuch is likely the next captain of the Sabres. It’s very unlikely, especially since he wants to be here that they would even consider trading him for anyone. Minnesota was stupid to give him away to Vegas, I don’t think anyone disputes that now. Vegas was only willing to trade him because the Sabres specifically demanded he be in the Jack Eichel trade or he’d have gone elsewhere. They felt giving up a premiere power forward on a good contract in addition to their top prospect and next year‘s first round pick was worth picking up a 25 year old number one Center with a contract in place. It’s a gamble they were willing to make because players like Jack Eichel are not usually available. It looks like the trade will pay off for both teams. It’s already seemingly paying dividends in Buffalo.


      Let’s be a little realistic here. Newhook is the only guy on the 3rd line that would be a regular top 6 guy (depth scoring is something COL needs more of) Girard gets #3 dman minutes and they are big minutes 21:44 this year, But if you think he is getting rich getting secondary assists playing with the MacKinnon line that is reserved for Makar and Toews. I mean his 2 most common d partners are Jack and Eric Johnson who combined have fewer points than him. He has great vision and is a really good passer If he Qb’d the Avs power play he would be a 50pt guy. Regardless, if BUF wouldn’t do Tuch so be it. My point from the beginning is a sad package of a late 1st, a d prospect and forward COL wouldn’t want doesn’t remotely get the job done. Dmen that can log big minutes play both sides and contribute offensively are extremely valuable, 23yr old dmen like that locked up for half a decade doubly so. Good chat.
       
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