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Serious McDavid Offer

Created by: sabres1108
Team: 2023-24 Buffalo Sabres
Initial Creation Date: Nov. 23, 2023
Published: Nov. 23, 2023
Salary Cap Mode: Basic
Trades
EDM
  1. Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka
  2. Olofsson, Victor ($2,000,000 retained)
  3. Power, Owen
  4. Savoie, Matthew
  5. Thompson, Tage
  6. 2024 1st round pick (BUF)
  7. 2025 2nd round pick (BUF)
  8. 2026 1st round pick (BUF)
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23$83,500,000$77,369,879$0$3,370,000$6,130,121
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$950,000$950,000 (Performance Bonus$650,000$650K)
LW
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C
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$4,750,000$4,750,000
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M-NTC
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$9,000,000$9,000,000
LW, RW
NMC
UFA - 4
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$2,500,000$2,500,000
LW, C
RFA - 1
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$855,833$855,833 (Performance Bonus$32,500$32K)
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RFA - 2
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$918,333$918,333
C, LW
RFA - 3
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$7,100,000$7,100,000
C, LW
UFA - 7
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$863,333$863,333 (Performance Bonus$850,000$850K)
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RFA - 2
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$863,333$863,333 (Performance Bonus$412,500$412K)
C, LW
RFA - 1
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$2,000,000$2,000,000
C
UFA - 1
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$3,000,000$3,000,000
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LD
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UFA - 1
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$925,000$925,000 (Performance Bonus$925,000$925K)
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RFA - 2
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$4,285,714$4,285,714
LD
UFA - 7
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$2,500,000$2,500,000
RD
RFA - 1
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$1,800,000$1,800,000
G
UFA - 1
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$1,850,000$1,850,000
LD/RD
RFA - 1
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$3,333,333$3,333,333
RD
UFA - 3
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:09 p.m.
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That's close to an offer Edmonton can't refuse. No idea why Buffalo does it though.
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Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:10 p.m.
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Quoting: sens65
That's close to an offer Edmonton can't refuse. No idea why Buffalo does it though.


Because McDavid
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Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:13 p.m.
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Quoting: sens65
That's close to an offer Edmonton can't refuse. No idea why Buffalo does it though.


This is probably a piece too much. Remove a 1st or Savoie imo
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Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:13 p.m.
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Quoting: sens65
That's close to an offer Edmonton can't refuse. No idea why Buffalo does it though.


You can’t refuse that offer.. this is insane. Just the contract and term that Tage and power have is unreal. Then add the picks. Everyone else on top is gravy.
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Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:15 p.m.
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Quoting: csick
This is probably a piece too much. Remove a 1st or Savoie imo


More like take out power or Thompson
Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:16 p.m.
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Quoting: sabres1108
Because McDavid


Quoting: NYR1983
You can’t refuse that offer.. this is insane. Just the contract and term that Tage and power have is unreal. Then add the picks. Everyone else on top is gravy.


I think a deal Buffalo would like would be:

Cozens
Power
UPL
1st

Or

Cozens
Savoie
Kulich
2 1sts
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Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:17 p.m.
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Quoting: wojme
More like take out power or Thompson


A deal would start with cozens imo
Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:17 p.m.
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I'm definitely the exception but I'd let him go for much less than this.
Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:17 p.m.
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Quoting: sens65
That's close to an offer Edmonton can't refuse. No idea why Buffalo does it though.


Except the whole organization is built around McDavid. That's a ridiculous offer but the idea of the Oilers even considering trading McDavid is pretty ridiculous.

Yeah they traded Gretzky but I'm sure they regret it and loveeee being reminded about it.
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Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:17 p.m.
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Quoting: csick
I think a deal Buffalo would like would be:

Cozens
Power
UPL
1st

Or

Cozens
Savoie
Kulich
2 1sts

You could even drop one of the 1sts and I'd be happy with that return.
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Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:30 p.m.
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Quoting: csick
I think a deal Buffalo would like would be:

Cozens
Power
UPL
1st


Or

Cozens
Savoie
Kulich
2 1sts


Cozens, Power, UPL…plus young winger.

Would be interesting move
Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:30 p.m.
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I don't think Power should be included in any deal. With that said one of Tage or Cozens, plus a plethora of top end prospects, like Savoie, plus maybe Ostlund, plus Olofsson. Add a first and a 2nd.
Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:30 p.m.
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Quoting: NHLfan10506
Cozens, Power, UPL…plus young winger.

Would be interesting move


I don’t think Buffalo would like including Power because they have no one to replace him
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Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:31 p.m.
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I don’t think Buffalo would like including Power because they have no one to replace him


Ryan Johnson’s big moment
Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:32 p.m.
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Quoting: csick
I think a deal Buffalo would like would be:

Cozens
Power
UPL
1st

Or

Cozens
Savoie
Kulich
2 1sts


If I’m BUF I don’t move power. One of Cozens or Tage has to be part of it. Then all other names are fair game for young prospects and picks
Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:33 p.m.
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Quoting: NHLfan10506
Ryan Johnson’s big moment


If they’re insisting on Power add a bit more and get Bouchard back.

Samuelsson-Bouchard would be a great 2nd pair
Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:37 p.m.
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Quoting: csick
If they’re insisting on Power add a bit more and get Bouchard back.

Samuelsson-Bouchard would be a great 2nd pair


How about….

Tuch, Krebs, Ostlund, Power

(Basically Eichel package…plus Power)
Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:37 p.m.
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How about….

Tuch, Krebs, Ostlund, Power

(Basically Eichel package…plus Power)


Tuch isn’t being traded
Nov. 23, 2023 at 3:39 p.m.
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Quoting: wojme
More like take out power or Thompson


lmao no man both those pieces are staying if you want edmonton to even pick up the phone, let alone listen to you
Nov. 23, 2023 at 4:43 p.m.
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lmao no man both those pieces are staying if you want edmonton to even pick up the phone, let alone listen to you


That's just not true. One of those pieces would be in it.
Nov. 23, 2023 at 4:44 p.m.
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Quoting: csick
I think a deal Buffalo would like would be:

Cozens
Power
UPL
1st

Or

Cozens
Savoie
Kulich
2 1sts


I would do the first one, that's basically what makes sense for both teams. I'd keep Bouchard out, rather look for d replacements elsewhere. Not really interested in the second trade, plus it's likely one of those pieces would end up being moved to address the hole on defense.
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Nov. 23, 2023 at 4:50 p.m.
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Ryan Johnson’s big moment


I'm not in the johnson hype train yet, if we have to replace a piece like power, and management is gonna sell us on jokiharju and Ryan johnson, I'd be perfectly fine walking away and letting somebody else get crazy for mcdavid. For me, Edmonton is gonna want a high end d, and a 21 year old first overall pick is certainly a high end piece, but that absolutely requires shopping for a pair of top 4 d, the kind that actually play d, and lean on the opposing team more than our current d.
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Nov. 23, 2023 at 4:52 p.m.
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I would do the first one, that's basically what makes sense for both teams. I'd keep Bouchard out, rather look for d replacements elsewhere. Not really interested in the second trade, plus it's likely one of those pieces would end up being moved to address the hole on defense.


That works too. I was just thinking you could roll something like:

Dahlin-Pesce/Tanev/Demelo
Samuelsson-Bouchard
Johnson-Clifton

But yeah makes sense
Nov. 23, 2023 at 5:52 p.m.
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Tuch isn’t being traded


Maybe not. But it may be easier pegging McDavid value to Eichel’s. Just makes the math easier since there are few comps available for such a big ticket.

McDavid = Eichel + _____

Then just do it algebraically.
Nov. 23, 2023 at 6:04 p.m.
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Sabres can do McDavid trade, hypothetically, but thats not the offer the would even consider. Way too much.
 
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