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The dumbest team got dumber

Created by: Stadel
Team: 2023-24 Buffalo Sabres
Initial Creation Date: Mar. 6, 2024
Published: Mar. 6, 2024
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The only silver lining is @antianalytics now has to walk back his 2000 posts per month about how the sabres definitely arent trade mittelstadt and it definitely wont be for byram lol

Warned every fan over the summer, huge budget problems with the Sabres. Simply wasnt enough money to pay mittelstadt once the dahlin and power deals were done.
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Mar. 6 at 2:12 p.m.
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AND TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!!!!!
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Mar. 6 at 2:13 p.m.
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i think this is a pretty decent deal for buffalo.
Mar. 6 at 2:15 p.m.
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Guy has a bad Concussion history, really don't like this trade.
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Mar. 6 at 2:18 p.m.
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Quoting: Bcarlo25
i think this is a pretty decent deal for buffalo.


Value wise its fine but it just doesn't make any sense situationally. They have Power, Dahlin and Samuelsson all signed to long term deals and added another left handed d who has struggled greatly when he's played his offside.
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Mar. 6 at 2:18 p.m.
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Guy has a bad Concussion history, really don't like this trade.


Adam's screwed up big time. Another leftie. Wow
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Mar. 6 at 2:26 p.m.
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Adam's screwed up big time. Another leftie. Wow


As a Sens fan who also deals with this , I hate lefties on the right side
Mar. 6 at 2:39 p.m.
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Adam's screwed up big time. Another leftie. Wow


Unless he plans to flip him. 🤷🏻‍♂️
Mar. 6 at 2:41 p.m.
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Adam's screwed up big time. Another leftie. Wow


I don't worry to much about sides. Dahlin,Samuelsson, Johnson can all play RD. I am more worried about the Concussions. It's a decent Hockey Trade and he's very talented.
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Mar. 6 at 3:02 p.m.
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Adam's screwed up big time. Another leftie. Wow


He mostly plays on the right, similar to Dahlin. I actually find it easier to play on my off-hand in a more offensive minded setting. It puts your stick in the shot lane, opens you for one timers, and gives you a wider passing lane on the breakout. It does limit your defensive options a bit (clearing out the puck and pulling the puck off the boards.
Mar. 6 at 3:56 p.m.
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Head history is not good, a risky reach.
Especially to that "analytics guy" that Mouthed us Hourly bout how there's Zero Chance Mitts gets moved.
While I replied... who would want to pay Mitts 7m+???
Good idea, very risky target.
Samuelson is slow and has peaked, Power will be good, maybe not 1oa good though. Dahlin is a landmine so Byram should help
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Mar. 6 at 4:03 p.m.
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Quoting: Fox_Czar_Cup
Head history is not good, a risky reach.
Especially to that "analytics guy" that Mouthed us Hourly bout how there's Zero Chance Mitts gets moved.
While I replied... who would want to pay Mitts 7m+???
Good idea, very risky target.
Samuelson is slow and has peaked, Power will be good, maybe not 1oa good though. Dahlin is a landmine so Byram should help


landmine?
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Mar. 6 at 4:24 p.m.
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Quoting: Greysuits
He mostly plays on the right, similar to Dahlin. I actually find it easier to play on my off-hand in a more offensive minded setting. It puts your stick in the shot lane, opens you for one timers, and gives you a wider passing lane on the breakout. It does limit your defensive options a bit (clearing out the puck and pulling the puck off the boards.


Can't help but think this a bad move. Means including Novikov we have 6 left
Quoting: Greysuits
He mostly plays on the right, similar to Dahlin. I actually find it easier to play on my off-hand in a more offensive minded setting. It puts your stick in the shot lane, opens you for one timers, and gives you a wider passing lane on the breakout. It does limit your defensive options a bit (clearing out the puck and pulling the puck off the boards.
Mar. 6 at 4:25 p.m.
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Quoting: csick
As a Sens fan who also deals with this , I hate lefties on the right side


Hence Chychrun rumours? I get it
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Mar. 6 at 4:27 p.m.
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Hence Chychrun rumours? I get it


Yes
Mar. 6 at 4:43 p.m.
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Can't help but think this a bad move. Means including Novikov we have 6 left


if it makes you feel better, they year they won the presidents cup (06/07) they had one RHD on the team. What I dont like about the trade is that it loads us with all offensive defensemen, with two young goalies behind them.
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Mar. 6 at 4:51 p.m.
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Yes


Too bad our incompetent management didn't. Next year they will have FIVE nhl left d. The coach wanted all d on their own sides when we had 4. I have lost any confidence in our management. Not because of Mitts because we all knew Cozens or Mitts had to go but because of another left d. Oh well. Hope he's healthy and fits in but dumbfounded
Mar. 6 at 4:58 p.m.
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Quoting: Greysuits
if it makes you feel better, they year they won the presidents cup (06/07) they had one RHD on the team. What I dont like about the trade is that it loads us with all offensive defensemen, with two young goalies behind them.


That too sir. We were led to believe they wanted a shutdown Right d to play with Power. I was behind Adams lack of savvy signings but hoped for a Roy type which we probably cant afford and if Byram is good we'll have,what, a year before he's expensive and leaves. So disappointing
Mar. 6 at 5:37 p.m.
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Too bad our incompetent management didn't. Next year they will have FIVE nhl left d. The coach wanted all d on their own sides when we had 4. I have lost any confidence in our management. Not because of Mitts because we all knew Cozens or Mitts had to go but because of another left d. Oh well. Hope he's healthy and fits in but dumbfounded


I hope they move Ryan Johnson . I don’t see room to play him
Mar. 6 at 5:44 p.m.
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I hope they move Ryan Johnson . I don’t see room to play him


He's not physical but darn good player. Samuelsson the one I think should go but with Novikov coming both Johnson and Sammy movable but who knows what cats breakfast Adam's gets for them. Novikov looks better than both of them and younger
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Mar. 6 at 5:46 p.m.
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He's not physical but darn good player. Samuelsson the one I think should go but with Novikov coming both Johnson and Sammy movable but who knows what cats breakfast Adam's gets for them. Novikov looks better than both of them and younger


Gotta a feeling they’re gonna try Byram and Power together
Mar. 6 at 5:49 p.m.
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Gotta a feeling they’re gonna try Byram and Power together


Great idea to season our young goalies. I'd rather have that Columbus ex gm than Adam's today. Team has no defense anywhere
Mar. 6 at 5:53 p.m.
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I hope they move Ryan Johnson . I don’t see room to play him


theyre gunna move jokiharju
Mar. 6 at 5:55 p.m.
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The Sabres are deep at center. Money needs to be spend for positions of need. Moving Mittelstadt and acquiring Byrum allows the needed flexibility.
Mar. 6 at 5:57 p.m.
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Quoting: DragonKnight
The Sabres are deep at center. Money needs to be spend for positions of need. Moving Mittelstadt and acquiring Byrum allows the needed flexibility.


they arent though. Tage, cozens....krebs? thats not deep. Savoie and kulich will both be wingers in the NHL. its really just Ostlund and Wahlberg in the depth chart, and they are at least 2-3 years away.

Also Byram hasnt been good for 2 years, llkely a result of injuries that have slowed development. There's no guarantee that suddenly changes on the Sabres.
Mar. 6 at 6:02 p.m.
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Quoting: Stadel
theyre gunna move jokiharju


For another LD. Why not go 6 for 6 😂
 
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