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Offseason changes

Created by: phipunkt
Initial Creation Date: Mar. 24, 2022
Published: Mar. 24, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
FA-Singings:
Buffalo has the luxury to sign Kadri without sacrificing much cap flexibility in the next couple years. For this reason a deal that is a year too long for ~1 million too much will only bite them if all young guys hit their ceiling earlier as expected. And that would be a nice problem to have as this definetly means playoffs with some guys still on their ELC. And bridging one or two of them till Kadris contract is up is the way to go then.
The reason why he comes here is a big payrise on an up and coming team that has the chance to make a serious push while he is here.

Hinostroza and Pysyk have earned their comback at reasonable contracts. And ich would keep them around for two years right when the young guns contracts needed to be sorted out.
Olofsson gets a proof me contract after a injury riddled season at two years for the same reason. 24/25 is the season where the though desicions with contract extensions needed to be made, and the flexiblity is needed. If Buffalo is on track an extension can be worked out even with him being UFA.

I like what i see from Bryson and take a bit of a gamble for 3 years.
The goalie situation is rather shaky but I don't like any of the goalies in UFA or available in trades, so I bet on Koskinen beeing a good enough filler till the young guys take over or we have to make a trade. I wouldn't mind Anderson back but I think in a better supported defensive system than the Oilers Koskinen can be fine enough. I'm not sure if the money is fitting for Koskinen, but a million more if needed won't change anything.


Trades
Trading for Petry IF he wants to come here AND he plays strong till the end of the offseason. The price might seem steep but mind a 1.250.000 retention for 3 years is quite big and taking Bjork that is an okay warm body we won't need and probably would want to lose if Quinn and Peterka are fully ready is a plus to me. Pilut as a sweetener we have no use for and might want to come back to north America with everything happen in Europe. Petry is there to stabilise the right side and be a learning partner for Power, Dahlin and the other young guys.


Outlook
The target is to fight for a playoffspot next year and hopefully make it as a wildcard-team. The year after is the target to make the playoffs and make some noise and gain experience although I don't think they will be a serious contender in any way by then.
The year after is the year the contention-window should open.

I didn't put much effort into putting the guys into the right lines as these things will change from season to season too much with the new guys. The line-up should be really balanced in ice time with no real 14-20 minutes to each of the forwards and rather equal ES time on defence depending on daily performance.
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Johnson, Ryan3$850,000
Levi, Devon3$850,000
Portillo, Erik3$850,000
Power, Owen3$925,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Bryson, Jacob3$1,950,000
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka2$1,250,000
Murray, Brett1$925,000
Olofsson, Victor2$4,250,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Hinostroza, Vinnie2$2,750,000
Jankowski, Mark1$800,000
Houser, Michael1$800,000
Pysyk, Mark2$1,175,000
Russell, Kris1$900,000
Koskinen, Mikko2$2,750,000
Kadri, Nazem4$8,750,000
Trades
1.
BUF
  1. Petry, Jeff ($1,250,000 retained)
  2. 2022 4th round pick (TBL)
MTL
  1. Bjork, Anders
  2. Laaksonen, Oskari
  3. Pilut, Lawrence [Reserve List]
  4. 2022 1st round pick (FLA)
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
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$81,500,000$69,168,333$0$3,120,000$12,331,667

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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Olofsson, Victor
$4,250,000
LW, RW
RFA
Kadri, Nazem
$8,750,000
C
UFA
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Quinn, Jack
$863,333
RW
RFA - 3
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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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Hinostroza, Vinnie
$2,750,000
RW, LW
UFA
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Peterka, John-Jason
$855,833
RW, LW
RFA - 3
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Mittelstadt, Casey
$2,500,000
C
RFA - 2
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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
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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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Bryson, Jacob
$1,950,000
LD/RD
RFA
Koskinen, Mikko
$2,750,000
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UFA
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Power, Owen
$925,000
LD
RFA - 2
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Petry, Jeff
$5,000,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 3
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Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
$1,250,000
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RFA
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Samuelsson, Mattias
$925,000
LD
RFA - 1
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Jokiharju, Henri
$2,500,000
RD
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Pysyk, Mark
$1,175,000
RD, RW
UFA

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Skinner, J.
Thompson, T.
Tuch, A.
Olofsson, V.
Dahlin, R.
Power Play 2
Okposo, K.
Kadri, N.
Quinn, J.
Power, O.
Petry, J.
Penalty Kill 1
Kadri, N.
Okposo, K.
Samuelsson, M.
Jokiharju, H.
Penalty Kill 2
Cozens, D.
Thompson, T.
Dahlin, R.
Petry, J.

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Mar. 24 at 8:20 a.m.
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LongtimeLeafsufferer
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Like your offer for Kadri. Four years is about the max years that he should be get. You've really overpaid for Petry for a guy that wants out. For 5m for sign a UFA or there will other willing NHL teams who are cap strapped who will have better offers for the Sabres.
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Mar. 24 at 8:41 a.m.
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HABS will take that deal but would not retain salary, so this would be a 3 way trade with either Arizona or Seattle to take the retention for a draft pick that the HABS would send
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Mar. 24 at 8:48 a.m.
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Quoting: palhal
Like your offer for Kadri. Four years is about the max years that he should be get. You've really overpaid for Petry for a guy that wants out. For 5m for sign a UFA or there will other willing NHL teams who are cap strapped who will have better offers for the Sabres.


There’s Klingberg this offseason, after it falls to Manson & Colin Miller

So Petry would be the ideal candidate RHD Top 4 to be traded if a team miss on Klingberg
Mar. 24 at 10:47 a.m.
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Buffalo pass, too much for Petry. I don't see how Adams does it.
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