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Created by: Shibbal18
Team: 2022-23 Buffalo Sabres
Initial Creation Date: May 16, 2022
Published: May 16, 2022
Salary Cap Mode: Basic
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
2$750,000
3$1,475,000
2$1,050,000
2$1,000,000
4$4,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
2$1,000,000
2$750,000
1$750,000
1$750,000
1$750,000
1$750,000
3$2,850,000
1$850,000
Trades
1.
NSH
  1. Johnson, Ryan [Reserve List]
  2. Portillo, Erik [Reserve List]
  3. 2022 1st round pick (VGK)
2.
3.
BUF
  1. Little, Bryan
  2. 2023 3rd round pick (WSH)
ARI
Buyouts
Buried
DraftRound 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$63,501,667$0$3,120,000$18,998,333
Left WingCentreRight Wing
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$9,000,000$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 5
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$1,400,000$1,400,000
C
UFA - 1
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$4,750,000$4,750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
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$825,000$825,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
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$863,333$863,333 (Performance Bonus$412,500$412K)
C, LW
RFA - 2
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$4,000,000$4,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
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$855,833$855,833 (Performance Bonus$82,500$82K)
LW, RW
RFA - 3
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$894,167$894,167 (Performance Bonus$850,000$850K)
C, LW
UFA - 1
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$863,333$863,333 (Performance Bonus$850,000$850K)
RW, LW
RFA - 3
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$2,200,000$2,200,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
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$6,000,000$6,000,000
RW
M-NTC
UFA - 1
$2,850,000$2,850,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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$925,000$925,000
LD
UFA - 1
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$6,000,000$6,000,000
LD/RD
UFA - 2
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$5,000,000$5,000,000
G
UFA - 3
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$916,667$916,667 (Performance Bonus$925,000$925K)
LD/RD
UFA - 2
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$1,450,000$1,450,000
RD
UFA - 1
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$1,050,000$1,050,000
G
RFA - 2
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$2,500,000$2,500,000
RD
RFA - 2
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$1,475,000$1,475,000
LD/RD
RFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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$1,000,000$1,000,000
RD
UFA - 1
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$5,291,667$5,291,667
C, RW
M-NTC
UFA - 2
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$1,600,000$1,600,000
LW, RW
UFA - 1
$750,000$750,000
LD
UFA - 2

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May 16, 2022 at 5:20 p.m.
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nashville says no
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May 16, 2022 at 5:21 p.m.
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That doesn't get Saros' autograph. Islander's probably decline too
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May 16, 2022 at 5:23 p.m.
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Quoting: Ledge_And_Dairy
That doesn't get Saros' autograph


Insanely hyperbolic. Thats 16 overall, a top 4 Dman, and another NHL caliber goalie. They just signed Askarov so its not like theyre downgrading
May 16, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.
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Insanely hyperbolic. Thats 16 overall, a top 4 Dman, and another NHL caliber goalie. They just signed Askarov so its not like theyre downgrading


16OA and two guys who are UFAs at the end of this year is not enough for a top 5 goalie in the league on an incredible contract. even with assurance that both guys will sign it's not enough but without it it's not even close
May 16, 2022 at 5:33 p.m.
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16OA and two guys who are UFAs at the end of this year is not enough for a top 5 goalie in the league on an incredible contract. even with assurance that both guys will sign it's not enough but without it it's not even close


Portillo isnt a ufa at the end of this year. Goalies dont have that much value and i can not remember a trade where a goalie brought in more
May 16, 2022 at 5:36 p.m.
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Lmao why would Nashville trade a top 5 goalie in the league for that.

It does nothing for them
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May 16, 2022 at 5:37 p.m.
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Portillo isnt a ufa at the end of this year


yes he is
May 16, 2022 at 5:37 p.m.
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Lmao why would Nashville trade a top 5 goalie in the league for that.

It does nothing for them


Their entire team is on the wrong end of 30
May 16, 2022 at 5:37 p.m.
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Insanely hyperbolic. Thats 16 overall, a top 4 Dman, and another NHL caliber goalie. They just signed Askarov so its not like theyre downgrading


NSH is deep in LD and goalie prospects. This leaves them without a starting goalie and doesn't address any organizational needs. Even if NSH were receiving enough value-wise here, they're not getting prospects that are of much value to them.
May 16, 2022 at 5:39 p.m.
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yes he is


No he isnt
The fact you would go to twitter for your info, than the site you were already on that exists to answer these questions, is hilarious
May 16, 2022 at 5:39 p.m.
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Their entire team is on the wrong end of 30


So f*cking what? They're not going to throw away one of the best goalies in the league on a steal of a contract for that package.
May 16, 2022 at 5:42 p.m.
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Insanely hyperbolic. Thats 16 overall, a top 4 Dman, and another NHL caliber goalie. They just signed Askarov so its not like theyre downgrading


A top 4 d-man and an NHL caliber goalie.....that have never played in the AHL let alone the NHL.

Bruh what.
May 16, 2022 at 5:44 p.m.
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NSH is deep in LD and goalie prospects. This leaves them without a starting goalie and doesn't address any organizational needs. Even if NSH were receiving enough value-wise here, they're not getting prospects that are of much value to them.


Not LD prospects, they have Askarov, and they can get a good forward prospect with the pick. It hits literally everything
May 16, 2022 at 5:45 p.m.
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A top 4 d-man and an NHL caliber goalie.....that have never played in the AHL let alone the NHL.

Bruh what.


Oh yeah, no player has ever made it too the nhl from college...
May 16, 2022 at 5:51 p.m.
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No he isnt
The fact you would go to twitter for your info, than the site you were already on that exists to answer these questions, is hilarious


bro bc capfriendly is wrong (or at least not fully right) on this one, it's been extensively reported on. if portillo chooses to leave school after his junior season, because he played a post-draft year prior to starting in the ncaa, he is a UFA. the sabres retain his rights if he returns to school for his senior year, and he's a UFA after that. it's the exact same situation as cal peterson.
May 16, 2022 at 5:52 p.m.
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You're going to have to give up much more for Saros. Ryan Johnson is a ufa in less than a year, he doesn't have near the trade value you're saying he does.
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May 16, 2022 at 5:56 p.m.
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Insanely hyperbolic. Thats 16 overall, a top 4 Dman, and another NHL caliber goalie. They just signed Askarov so its not like theyre downgrading


You know when they signed Saros? June of 2015. Did they trade Rinne back then? No they let Saros develop for years even after an outstanding rookie season in the AHL.
Askarov isn't even 20, it will be 3 years from now before he has a full time NHL position at the earliest, and even then will likely take a few years before he is a legitimate starter.

Johnson has zero professional experience, i wpuld hardly call him a top 4 defensemen
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May 16, 2022 at 5:58 p.m.
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Oh yeah, no player has ever made it too the nhl from college...


Yeah um....ideally a player demonstrates they can play in the NHL level before you proclaim they're NHL caliber players.
May 16, 2022 at 6:01 p.m.
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Yeah um....ideally a player demonstrates they can play in the NHL level before you proclaim they're NHL caliber players.


Scouts must just be guessing then
May 16, 2022 at 7:09 p.m.
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Not LD prospects, they have Askarov, and they can get a good forward prospect with the pick. It hits literally everything


With Farrance, Davies, Del Gaizo, Wilsby, Stastney, Chistyakov, Olsson they're going to run out of room for their LD prospects. Don't forget Josi and Ekholm have a lot of term, so there's not much room for any of them in NSH anytime soon. It's RD prospects NSH lacks, and BUF doesn't have any notable ones.

Yes NSH has Askarov - a goalie prospect considered to be better than the one you're offering - but they have Ingram and Haider too, who are both crushing their development. NSH is one of the few teams that has a better goaltending future than BUF.

When a mid 1st in a weak draft is the most enticing piece you're offering, you're probably not going to land the young Vezina candidate on a bargain contract you're chasing.

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Their entire team is on the wrong end of 30


FWIW, this isn't accurate either. 9th youngest team in the NHL this season.
 
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