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Sabres

Created by: Shibbal18
Initial Creation Date: Jun. 27, 2022
Published: Jun. 27, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Buffalo Sabres
Free Agent Signings
RESERVE LISTYEARSCAP HIT
Pilut, Lawrence2$1,000,000
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Ruotsalainen, Arttu2$1,000,000
Bryson, Jacob3$1,475,000
Olofsson, Victor4$4,000,000
Biro, Brandon2$750,000
Murray, Brett2$1,000,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Pysyk, Mark2$1,000,000
Wedgewood, Scott2$1,300,000
Lindgren, Charlie1$900,000
Subban, Malcolm1$750,000
Schuldt, Jimmy1$750,000
Jankowski, Mark1$750,000
Malone, Sean1$750,000
Trades
1.
BUF
  1. Gibson, John
ANA
  1. Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka [RFA Rights]
  2. Laaksonen, Oskari
  3. 2022 1st round pick (FLA)
  4. 2022 2nd round pick (BUF)
2.
BUF
  1. Johnson, Erik
COL
  1. 2022 4th round pick (BUF)
3.
BUF
  1. Maroon, Patrick
  2. Seabrook, Brent
  3. 2024 2nd round pick (TBL)
TBL
  1. Mittelstadt, Casey
4.
BUF
    Waivers
    ARI
    1. Bjork, Anders
    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$61,960,000$0$3,120,000$20,540,000
    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
    RFA - 1
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    Tuch, Alex
    $4,750,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 4
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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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    Olofsson, Victor
    $4,000,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 2
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    Asplund, Rasmus
    $825,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 1
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    Krebs, Peyton
    $863,333
    C, LW
    RFA - 2
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    Peterka, John-Jason
    $855,833
    RW, LW
    RFA - 3
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    Maroon, Patrick
    $1,000,000
    LW, RW
    NTC
    UFA - 2
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    Girgensons, Zemgus
    $2,200,000
    C, LW
    UFA - 1
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    Okposo, Kyle
    $6,000,000
    RW
    NTC
    UFA - 1
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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    Samuelsson, Mattias
    $925,000
    LD
    RFA - 1
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    Dahlin, Rasmus
    $6,000,000
    LD/RD
    RFA - 2
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    Gibson, John
    $6,400,000
    G
    NTC
    UFA - 5
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    Power, Owen
    $916,667
    LD
    RFA - 2
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    Johnson, Erik
    $6,000,000
    RD
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 1
    Wedgewood, Scott
    $1,300,000
    G
    UFA - 2
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    Bryson, Jacob
    $1,475,000
    LD/RD
    RFA - 2
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    Jokiharju, Henri
    $2,500,000
    RD
    RFA - 2
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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    Pilut, Lawrence
    $1,000,000
    LD
    UFA - 1
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    Bishop, Ben
    $4,916,667
    G
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 1
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    Pysyk, Mark
    $1,000,000
    RD, RW
    UFA - 1
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    Seabrook, Brent
    $6,875,000
    RD
    NTC
    UFA - 2
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    Ruotsalainen, Arttu
    $1,000,000
    C, LW
    RFA

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    Jun. 27 at 2:11 p.m.
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    That's a fair Gibson trade imo but you just guaranteed that Levi will not sign with us by acquiring a starting goalie with term.

    Why would you dump Mittelstadt for a 2024 2nd and Maroon, who absolutely will not waive to leave Tampa under any circumstance?
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    Jun. 27 at 2:17 p.m.
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    Quoting: Skyraider112
    That's a fair Gibson trade imo but you just guaranteed that Levi will not sign with us by acquiring a starting goalie with term.

    Why would you dump Mittelstadt for a 2024 2nd and Maroon, who absolutely will not waive to leave Tampa under any circumstance?


    Not even Levi thinks he's immediately stepping into the starting role in the NHL, which is why hes staying at college to work under his goaltending coach there for another year. Levi is maybe 3 years away from an NHL debut let alone starting gig, this ensures he has a mentor there for him when he does get there. Or Levi blows everyone away and the Sabres end up like Florida, or just dump Gibson. I highly doubt Gibson would have any effect on Levi's decision to sign. Maroon has 150 playoff games, 97 in the last 4 years, the Sabres really can benefit from a guy like that. Drury was that when he first stepped in the locker room in '03
    Jun. 27 at 2:21 p.m.
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    Quoting: Skyraider112
    That's a fair Gibson trade imo but you just guaranteed that Levi will not sign with us by acquiring a starting goalie with term.

    Why would you dump Mittelstadt for a 2024 2nd and Maroon, who absolutely will not waive to leave Tampa under any circumstance?

    i was thinking pretty much the same thing. Maroon loves playing for Cooper, loves the area,
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    Jun. 30 at 3:04 p.m.
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    Quoting: Shibbal18
    Not even Levi thinks he's immediately stepping into the starting role in the NHL, which is why hes staying at college to work under his goaltending coach there for another year. Levi is maybe 3 years away from an NHL debut let alone starting gig, this ensures he has a mentor there for him when he does get there. Or Levi blows everyone away and the Sabres end up like Florida, or just dump Gibson. I highly doubt Gibson would have any effect on Levi's decision to sign. Maroon has 150 playoff games, 97 in the last 4 years, the Sabres really can benefit from a guy like that. Drury was that when he first stepped in the locker room in '03


    No but Gibson is under contract for 5 more seasons. College players tend not to sign with their NHL team due to reasons like a jammed pipeline. They want to make sure there will be a spot for them on the team when they are ready, and I think Levi will play 1 more college season and 1 year in Rochester before he gets a good opportunity in the NHL. Not saying that's the right play, as I always think more development time for a goalie is best, but I do think that could happen with Levi. That said, if Levi is debating about signing in Buffalo or not, his decision will be practically made for him if Gibson is on our team and a guy like UPL or Portillo stick around too. You can only have 2 goalies in the NHL, and a guy like Levi projects to be a starter (which is what Gibson is). I guess I'm just saying it may not be wise to acquire a starting goalie with term for the future well-being of our team. Levi and Portillo are both guys I really want to sign with Buffalo so we can at least see what they can become. One or both of those guys will get traded or walk to FA if we go out and get a undisputed starting goaltender with more than 2 years of term imo.
     
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