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Created by: Shibbal18
Initial Creation Date: May 17, 2022
Published: May 17, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Buffalo Sabres
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Biro, Brandon1$750,000
Bryson, Jacob3$1,475,000
Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka2$1,050,000
Murray, Brett2$1,000,000
Olofsson, Victor4$4,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Hayden, John1$750,000
Jankowski, Mark1$750,000
Schuldt, Jimmy1$750,000
Subban, Malcolm1$750,000
Pysyk, Mark2$1,000,000
Cole, Ian3$3,000,000
Lindgren, Charlie2$950,000
Husso, Ville3$5,750,000
Bischoff, Jake1$750,000
Trades
1.
BUF
  1. Kane, Patrick
CHI
  1. Rosén, Isak [Reserve List]
  2. Mittelstadt, Casey
  3. 2022 1st round pick (FLA)
  4. 2023 2nd round pick (PHI)
2.
BUF
  1. Johnson, Erik
COL
  1. 2022 4th round pick (BUF)
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$82,500,000$73,160,000$0$3,120,000$9,340,000
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
UFA - 1
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Kane, Patrick
$10,500,000
RW
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UFA - 1
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Tuch, Alex
$4,750,000
RW, LW
UFA - 4
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Cozens, Dylan
$894,167
C, LW
RFA - 1
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Quinn, Jack
$863,333
LW, RW
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Peterka, John-Jason
$855,833
RW, LW
RFA - 3
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Krebs, Peyton
$863,333
C, LW
RFA - 2
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Olofsson, Victor
$4,000,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
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Asplund, Rasmus
$825,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
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Girgensons, Zemgus
$2,200,000
C, LW
UFA - 1
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Okposo, Kyle
$6,000,000
RW
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UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Samuelsson, Mattias
$925,000
LD
UFA - 1
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Dahlin, Rasmus
$6,000,000
LD/RD
RFA - 2
Husso, Ville
$5,750,000
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NTC
UFA - 3
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Power, Owen
$916,667
LD/RD
RFA - 2
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Johnson, Erik
$6,000,000
RD
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
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Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
$1,050,000
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RFA - 2
Cole, Ian
$3,000,000
LD/RD
UFA - 1
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Jokiharju, Henri
$2,500,000
RD
RFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Bryson, Jacob
$1,475,000
LD/RD
RFA - 2
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Pysyk, Mark
$1,000,000
RD, RW
UFA - 1
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Bjork, Anders
$1,600,000
LW, RW
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May 18 at 12:03 a.m.
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Try:
JJ Peterka
Mittelstadt
2022 VGK 1st
2023 BUF 2nd
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May 18 at 12:07 a.m.
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Quoting: jwg314
Try:
JJ Peterka
Mittelstadt
2022 VGK 1st
2023 BUF 2nd


Not that I think you should, but have to imagine CHI will want Reichel's linemate
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May 18 at 12:09 a.m.
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Edited May 18 at 12:19 a.m.
Yeah peterka or Quinn prob would have to be added
Not bad offer though
Husso is given too much for too long . 2 years @ 5m is max I'd give him, MAYBE 3 years, but not worth it tho
He's gonna be a 1 year wonder
May 18 at 12:16 a.m.
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Quoting: jwg314
Try:
JJ Peterka
Mittelstadt
2022 VGK 1st
2023 BUF 2nd

Quoting: DucharmetheDOMinator
Yeah oeterka or Quinn prob would have to be added
Not bad offer though
Husso is given too much for too long . 2 years 5m is max I'd give him, MAYBE 3 years, but not worth it tho
He's gonna be a 1 year wonder


Rofl maybe 5 years ago. 0 chance Chicago is getting an NHL ready top 6 prospect. Sorry. Rosen is the type of prospect you're going to get
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May 18 at 12:22 a.m.
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Rofl maybe 5 years ago. 0 chance Chicago is getting an NHL ready top 6 prospect. Sorry. Rosen is the type of prospect you're going to get


Kane hasn't declined at all, He still puts up great numbers, not only is Buffalo getting a superstar on the ice, Ownership is going to make a ton of money. Kane sells, he sells in merchandise, jerseys, and most importantly tickets. A late 1st, a bust, and a meh prospect isn't getting Kane. When a Blues fan (@jwg314) tells you it's a bad trade, that saying something.
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May 18 at 1:08 a.m.
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Rosen is 5'11'' and listed as 156 lbs? The guy is about 30 lbs too small...
May 18 at 2:20 a.m.
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Quoting: Beetlejuice
Kane hasn't declined at all, He still puts up great numbers, not only is Buffalo getting a superstar on the ice, Ownership is going to make a ton of money. Kane sells, he sells in merchandise, jerseys, and most importantly tickets. A late 1st, a bust, and a meh prospect isn't getting Kane. When a Blues fan (jwg314) tells you it's a bad trade, that saying something.


It doesn't matter if he's declining or not, he's a 34 year old pending UFA, who probably will walk from a rebuilding Chicago. Chicago is not getting an NHL ready top 6 forward, even in a 1 for 1. You're delusional. Not a single team will give that to Chicago. Also if Mitts is a bust, Dach is a bust
May 18 at 2:21 a.m.
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Rosen is 5'11'' and listed as 156 lbs? The guy is about 30 lbs too small...


Isn't that what they said about Debrincat
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May 18 at 3:47 a.m.
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Isn't that what they said about Debrincat


Debrincat is listed as 5'7'' and 165 lbs. He weights 10 more pounds and is 4 inches shorter.
May 18 at 5:31 a.m.
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Quoting: Jco5ta5
Debrincat is listed as 5'7'' and 165 lbs. He weights 10 more pounds and is 4 inches shorter.


Rosen is a kid that will fill out his frame as he matures. Besides that I don't want Kane on this team, the Sabres should be past that thought.
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May 18 at 7:02 a.m.
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Waste of assets, if Kane even wants to come back here, sign him next year.
May 18 at 12:05 p.m.
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A young NHL ready prospect like Peterka, Mittelstadt who is a good bottom 6 forward/poor top 6 forward, and a mid to late 1st is not a lot to ask for Patrick Kane who is still a difference maker at 34 years old and will play into his 40's. If you want to make excuses for not paying the price then you shouldn't even be thinking about trading for him. He is worth more to CHI helping with prospect development and teaching them how to be a pro, than he would be with anything less than that.
May 18 at 12:09 p.m.
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Quoting: Garak
A young NHL ready prospect like Peterka, Mittelstadt who is a good bottom 6 forward/poor top 6 forward, and a mid to late 1st is not a lot to ask for Patrick Kane who is still a difference maker at 34 years old and will play into his 40's. If you want to make excuses for not paying the price then you shouldn't even be thinking about trading for him. He is worth more to CHI helping with prospect development and teaching them how to be a pro, than he would be with anything less than that.


It doesnt matter who Kane is, hes 34 and has no contract. NHL ready Top 6 prospects are not an option. There is not a single team in the league that will give them that. Theres not a team in the league that would match this offer. Chicago is about to watch him walk away for nothing
May 18 at 12:36 p.m.
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It doesnt matter who Kane is, hes 34 and has no contract. NHL ready Top 6 prospects are not an option. There is not a single team in the league that will give them that. Theres not a team in the league that would match this offer. Chicago is about to watch him walk away for nothing


Ok. If that is out of the question, then Buffalo can't afford him. Its that simple. But there are lots of teams that would beat what you are offering. And they are teams that actually win and plan to keep winning. Also, Davidson is not going to "just watch him walk away". I wouldn't be surprised if Kane and Toews have new contracts before the start of next season.
May 18 at 12:43 p.m.
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Ok. If that is out of the question, then Buffalo can't afford him. Its that simple. But there are lots of teams that would beat what you are offering. And they are teams that actually win and plan to keep winning. Also, Davidson is not going to "just watch him walk away". I wouldn't be surprised if Kane and Toews have new contracts before the start of next season.

Who, what?
Why would Kane want to come back?
May 18 at 12:54 p.m.
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Who, what?
Why would Kane want to come back?


Come back to CHI? Plenty of reasons. He made a home for himself in Chicago. He feels like he can still be around long enough to win in CHI again. He feels like he can help the rebuild. He wants to finish his career on one team. He still has more milestones and records to break on the Blackhawks. He has also expressed a lot of interest in analytics and team management and maybe becoming a Hockey executive some day when his career is over. What better time to learn about all that stuff more in depth than in a rebuild? The hawks being bad obviously hasn't taken a toll on his production. It's all about just changing the mentality from "win now" to helping young players and worrying about developing a system and chemistry and all that stuff. Kane, Toews, GM Davidson, and Pres. and CEO Danny Wirtz have all talked pretty openly about this stuff over the last few months, if you just look into it a bit.
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