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Prospect Pyramid pre-draft

Created by: Skyraider112
Initial Creation Date: May 19, 2022
Published: Jul. 3, 2022
Team: 2021-22 Buffalo Sabres
Team Explanation
Ranking prospects for the Sabres, not including anyone who has played 15+ NHL games. I want to see how much I think this will change after the 2022 draft.

Tier 1 = LW -- Elite/Top level prospect
Tier 2 = C -- Top 6/Top 4 potential
Tier 3 = RW -- Bottom 6 (Ranging from Pretty Good 3rd liner to consistent ice time 4th liner) or 5-7th NHL D-man
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Tier 4 = LD -- Needs to do more before an outlook can really be made
Tier 5 = RD -- Won't see NHL time in my opinion.
Tier 6 = G -- Goalie rankings

LTIR: Big dark horse prospect, boom or bust
Buyouts
  • Cody Hodgson: $791,667
  • Christian Ehrhoff: $0
  • Jeff Skinner: $1,472,222
  • Johnny Boychuk: $5,166,667
  • Kyle Okposo: $5,000,000
  • Rasmus Dahlin: $3,888,889
  • Alex Tuch: $791,667
  • Colin Miller: $1,291,667
  • Will Butcher: $756,098
  • Victor Olofsson: $341,667
  • Henri Jokiharju: $516,667
  • Casey Mittelstadt: $516,667
  • Cody Eakin: $583,334
  • Zemgus Girgensons: $766,667
  • Anders Bjork: $283,333
  • Tage Thompson: $250,000
  • Vinnie Hinostroza: $350,000
  • Mark Pysyk: $300,000
  • Dylan Cozens: $200,417
  • Jacob Bryson: $195,416
  • Malcolm Subban: $216,667
  • Rasmus Asplund: $187,500
  • Craig Anderson: $250,000
  • John Hayden: $250,000
  • Drake Caggiula: $250,000
  • Dustin Tokarski: $225,000
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2022
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2023
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2024
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
26$81,500,000$47,443,629$113,916$1,172,500$34,056,371
Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Peterka, John-Jason
$886,667
RW, LW
RFA - 4
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Johnson, Ryan
$925,000
LD
RFA
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Cederqvist, Filip
$925,000
LW, RW
RFA
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Quinn, Jack
$894,167
RW
RFA - 4
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Nadeau, Olivier
$925,000
RW
RFA
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Power, Owen
$916,667
LD
RFA - 3
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Rosén, Isak
$925,000
RW
RFA
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Laaksonen, Oskari
$853,333
RD
RFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
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Bloom, Josh
$0
LW
RFA
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Biro, Brandon
$925,000
LW
RFA - 1
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Levi, Devon
$925,000
G
RFA
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Rousek, Lukas
$830,000
RW
RFA - 2
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Weissbach, Linus
$842,500
LW, RW
RFA - 2
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Portillo, Erik
$925,000
G
RFA
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Kozak, Tyson
$925,000
C
RFA
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Huglen, Aaron
$925,000
C
RFA
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Novikov, Nikita
$925,000
LD
RFA
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Lyckåsen, Albert
$925,000
RD
RFA
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Costantini, Matteo
$925,000
C
RFA
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Murray, Brett
$775,000
LW
RFA - 1
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Poltapov, Prokhor
$925,000
LW
RFA
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von Barnekow Løfberg, William
$925,000
LW, RW
RFA
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Marjala, Viljami
$925,000
LW
RFA
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Konecny, Jakub
$925,000
C
RFA
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Sardarian, Stiven
$925,000
RW
RFA
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Pekar, Matej
$764,167
C, RW
RFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Kisakov, Alexander
$0
LW
RFA

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Jul. 3 at 3:10 p.m.
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Would like to see more from rosen. That was house money, doesn't mean it's OK to waste it.
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Jul. 3 at 3:17 p.m.
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I think Jack is really your only tier 1 and Owen & Peterka are tier 2+.
I get the arguement but the Tier 1 on the pyramid is usually reserved for only the elite special talents, like a Marner, or Crosby. or McDavid type. no even wright would make the tier 1 in this draft class.
Jul. 3 at 3:25 p.m.
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Brett Murray has already seen NHL time lol.
Jul. 3 at 3:29 p.m.
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Quoting: Rob32sjsharks
I think Jack is really your only tier 1 and Owen & Peterka are tier 2+.
I get the arguement but the Tier 1 on the pyramid is usually reserved for only the elite special talents, like a Marner, or Crosby. or McDavid type. no even wright would make the tier 1 in this draft class.


Peterka overall is a better player than Quinn. Power is definitely a tier one prospect.
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Jul. 3 at 3:43 p.m.
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If you added Krebs and Samuelson where would they stand?
Jul. 3 at 3:49 p.m.
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Quoting: Rob32sjsharks
I think Jack is really your only tier 1 and Owen & Peterka are tier 2+.
I get the arguement but the Tier 1 on the pyramid is usually reserved for only the elite special talents, like a Marner, or Crosby. or McDavid type. no even wright would make the tier 1 in this draft class.


Gosh, if Power doesn’t get tier 1, I wonder what prospect dmen you’d include as tier 1?

For me, Sanderson, Power, Hughes are clearly tier 1. Edvinsson, Clarke, Morrow are probably 1/2 bubble.
Jul. 3 at 5:25 p.m.
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Peterka overall is a better player than Quinn. Power is definitely a tier one prospect.


As of right now, if there was only 2 spots in tier 1, I would say power and peterka.
Jul. 3 at 5:34 p.m.
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If you added Krebs and Samuelson where would they stand?


I would say tier 2. The season ended with Samuelsson playing the left side with dahlin playing the right as our first line. So he's playing first line, although he's probably carrying a lot of the defensive responsibilities from his first overall pick linemate. I wouldn't call him a first line d in this exercise, but he's playing on the first line. Krebs flashed some fancy playmaking, and although he's tenacious getting back, it didn't show up in his defensive stats. He's definitely middle 6, only question is will it be at center or wing.
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Jul. 4 at 2:48 p.m.
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Sabres are elite
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Quoting: Rob32sjsharks
I think Jack is really your only tier 1 and Owen & Peterka are tier 2+.
I get the arguement but the Tier 1 on the pyramid is usually reserved for only the elite special talents, like a Marner, or Crosby. or McDavid type. no even wright would make the tier 1 in this draft class.


In the context of our franchise and the potential of each of those players, I would consider them all to be elite prospects. I would agree with you that Quinn is the best of the three but Peterka really impressed during the AHL playoffs so I have him 1st.

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Brett Murray has already seen NHL time lol.


Shoot ya thanks for pointing that out, I made this a AGM a long time ago before he played this past season. No longer eligible for this pyramid due to the under 14 games requirement.

Quoting: Sabres923
Peterka overall is a better player than Quinn. Power is definitely a tier one prospect.


Agreed. And Peterka showed up big during playoffs while Quinn struggled. They are both very very good prospects, little separates them imo. I'm not as high on Power as most, but yes he deserves to be in the 1st tier here absolutely.
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Jul. 4 at 6:43 p.m.
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Quoting: Skyraider112
In the context of our franchise and the potential of each of those players, I would consider them all to be elite prospects. I would agree with you that Quinn is the best of the three but Peterka really impressed during the AHL playoffs so I have him 1st.



Shoot ya thanks for pointing that out, I made this a AGM a long time ago before he played this past season. No longer eligible for this pyramid due to the under 14 games requirement.



Agreed. And Peterka showed up big during playoffs while Quinn struggled. They are both very very good prospects, little separates them imo. I'm not as high on Power as most, but yes he deserves to be in the 1st tier here absolutely.


I am not arguing the 3 of them aren’t high quality or Elite and if i wrote the tiers i would do them differently than the experts! but the experts like to keep tier 1 sacred and only 3-5 prospects in the entire NHL ever make the tier 1 in their rankings and i highly doubt Buffalo has 3.
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