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Mar. 6 at 2:18 p.m.
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Trade confirmed: Buffalo Sabres - Colorado Avalanche
Trade Details
Buffalo Sabres Acquire:
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Bowen Byram
84
P2
· $3,850,000$3,850,000$3,080,000
Sum: $3,850,000$3,850,000$3,080,000
Change: +$1,350,000
Change: +$1,350,000
Change: +$480,000
Colorado Avalanche Acquire:
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Casey Mittelstadt
75
L2
· $2,500,000$2,500,000$2,600,000
Sum: $2,500,000$2,500,000$2,600,000
Change: -$1,350,000
Change: -$1,350,000
Change: -$480,000
Mar. 6 at 2:19 p.m.
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Very fair as long as Byram can regain his form in the long run. Hopefully he doesnt have to play his off side in BUF
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Mar. 6 at 2:20 p.m.
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Sabres fans who thinking that Mittelstadt will gonna return a high 1st + a top prospect.....
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Mar. 6 at 2:20 p.m.
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Byram's injury history makes him a big question mark. As is if Colorado will be able to resign Mitts. Could end up being a wash.
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Mar. 6 at 2:20 p.m.
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Sennecke is a gem
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Fair valuwise. BUF should be chasing a RD though. Still, a solid player going both sides
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Mar. 6 at 2:20 p.m.
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Great move for Colorado to hopefully nail down a position of weakness post-Kadri.

Not sure about this for the Sabres, Byram isn’t really filling an obvious position of need, however talented he is.
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Mar. 6 at 2:20 p.m.
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I love this for both sides so much. Fingers crossed Byram stays healthy, because man that Sabres blue line is going to be stacked

I do feel like Middelstadt gets overshadowed in this deal, he is an excellent pickup for Colorado and is going to turn a lot of heads with the better opportunity. Very savvy for both sides
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Mar. 6 at 2:20 p.m.
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Absolute steal for Buffalo. Don't see Mittelstadt as anything more than a fringe 2C. He'll be well insulated though. I see Byram as a future top pairing defender. Guess it's up to Buffalo to see how they can develop him though, doesn't have much opportunity.
Mar. 6 at 2:20 p.m.
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4 lefties in the top 4 is an odd strategy
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Mar. 6 at 2:21 p.m.
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Don't understand this from the Sabres perspective. Sure Byram is great, but they already have Dahlin and Power... They must be reasonably confident that one of those three will work well on their off side.
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Mar. 6 at 2:21 p.m.
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Both of these players needed fresh starts. Mittlestadt hasn't lived up to his full potential in Buffalo. Byram has been good but not the 4th overall potential. I feel like Avs win this trade but also hope both players play well on their new teams.
Mar. 6 at 2:21 p.m.
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Byram can definitely figure his game out, but right now this is a slam dunk for Colorado imo
Mar. 6 at 2:22 p.m.
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For me, I say avs win

Thet get a true 2C and in my opinion one of the most underrated players in the league
Bryam injury concerns was a valid reason to move on from him, still D-man take longer to develop. Devon Toews is the best example of being patient with d-men prospects
Also Buffalo has 2 1st overall picks that are left handed d-man in Power and Dahlin so adding another one seems a little strange

Now if Bryam was right handed I would say this is fair, but for right now I say avs win.

I'll come back to this in 3-5 years and see how much has changed
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Mar. 6 at 2:22 p.m.
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Colorado wins imo. Byram has shown flashes but he hasn't played a full season yet. Never got more then 50 games in. If he can stay healthy and play the way he has, this will be a very fair deal.
Mar. 6 at 2:22 p.m.
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45 for Norris.
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Very Fair deal, honestly Middlestadt wins the deal and Byram loses it.

Blockbuster.
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Mar. 6 at 2:23 p.m.
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You know nothing JS
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Absolute steal for Buffalo. Don't see Mittelstadt as anything more than a fringe 2C. He'll be well insulated though. I see Byram as a future top pairing defender. Guess it's up to Buffalo to see how they can develop him though, doesn't have much opportunity.


Byram lost value with his injury history. You can't play 1st pairing minutes if you can't take a hit. There's risk here.
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Mar. 6 at 2:25 p.m.
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Byram lost value with his injury history. You can't play 1st pairing minutes if you can't take a hit. There's risk here.


There's risk with every trade, who's to say Mittelstadt doesn't fizzle out? It's up to Buffalo to get Byram back on track (which should probably start with him playing on his proper side). Their recent track record with developing D have been great.
Mar. 6 at 2:25 p.m.
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Weird trade, but I'd honestly call it fair.
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Mar. 6 at 2:25 p.m.
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Wow crazy! I think it’s pretty fair with a slight edge to Colorado.
Mar. 6 at 2:31 p.m.
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This all depends on Byram's health

But if he rebounds BUFF has one of the best young Dcores in the NHL
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Mar. 6 at 2:32 p.m.
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You know nothing JS
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There's risk with every trade, who's to say Mittelstadt doesn't fizzle out? It's up to Buffalo to get Byram back on track (which should probably start with him playing on his proper side). Their recent track record with developing D have been great.


Common man, Let's be real here.

Byram has missed around 160 games in the last 4 seasons. Not "every trade" has that kind or risk.
Mar. 6 at 2:33 p.m.
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torontos finest
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gonna be a contrarian and say both will underwhelm.

gonna check back in 5 years to see if i was super smart about this or a big dummy
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Mar. 6 at 2:33 p.m.
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Pretty fair but I’d give an edge to Buffalo. Mostly depends on Byram’s health, but if he can stay healthy I think they win this trade
Mar. 6 at 2:33 p.m.
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I think the avs win this deal. I don't get the hype with Byram and the Avs get a very good 2C who's also young.
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Mar. 6 at 2:35 p.m.
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WentWughes
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Common man, Let's be real here.

Byram has missed around 160 games in the last 4 seasons. Not "every trade" has that kind or risk.


You're absolutely correct and I'm not denying that, but he's been healthy this year, so hopefully that stuff is behind him.
 
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