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Forum: Armchair-GMJan. 4 at 8:42 p.m.
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Forum: Armchair-GMJan. 1 at 10:08 a.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Sabresforlife</b></div><div>I'd be interested...</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>HOCKEYBOY448</b></div><div>I can’t see us dishing Trouba with how well he’s playing...</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NLidstrom</b></div><div>Trouba is having a great season...Not $8M good, but much better than people were expecting...</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>delneggs</b></div><div>Just nonsense</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>OldNYIfan</b></div><div>Trouba waives for Buffalo right after the Rangers agree to pay a first and second to send him away...</div></div> Thank you all for your comments.
Of course Trouba would never waive to go to Buffalo, this site is just a toned down fantasy league in which we <strong>pretend </strong>to know what we are doing.
Since the replies range from <a href="/users/delneggs" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@delneggs</a> "Pure nonsense. Trouba could be the Rangers next captain." to <a href="/users/Sabresforlife" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Sabresforlife</a> "I'd be interested" to <a href="/users/OldNYIfan" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@OldNYIfan</a> "right after the Rangers agree to pay a first and second to send him away"
Sort of Goldilocks, not nearly enough for Trouba to just right to way over pay.
Since I posted this I thought it was in the middle and maybe the Sabres would add a little
Trouba is only 17 months older than Olofsson their vintages are about the same.
I thought Olofsson was worth a little more than a first, while the Rangers would add a LW and save on the cap.
Forum: Armchair-GMNov. 8, 2021 at 3:55 p.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMNov. 8, 2021 at 1:54 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>redw1n9s</b></div><div>You fail to understand a very basic concept...</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>vr1995</b></div><div>why would buffalo want an AHL player?</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>palhal</b></div><div>That deal is much worse for Buffalo compared to the Vegas one...</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>DirtyDangle</b></div><div>why stop there. go all the way back to the off-seaon.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jpsnow13</b></div><div>Sooooo nothing, since Buffalo would had refuse that offer ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ...</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ColonelX</b></div><div>Yeah I guess 7 points in 11 games is semi cap dump.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Xqb15a</b></div><div>No center in the trade so BUF would have nixed that... <strong>I think you are correct, but right now with Mittelstadt, Cozens, Thompson and Quinn (I think the Sabres are trying him as center as well), the Sabres would have wanted more than this offer not necessarily a center. You are the only one who offered constructive comment regarding the trade. As you can see some even decided to start with an insult, LOL!</strong></div></div> Thanks for your comments.
You are all correct that the offer from Vegas is better than this one.
Remember this post was presuming Bergevin and Buffalo were dealing in September, not 10 games into the season.
So put yourself into a time machine consider what could have been offered!
So the purpose of the post was to demonstrate that Dvorak was the wrong center to add and MTL had the assets to make the trade.
I was hoping that most responders would offer suggestions rather than just a categorical no.
I think during the offseason most Sabre fans would have wanted Caufield over Krebs as Cole had just completed and excellent playoff.
Tuch is certainly the best player as he wants to play in Buffalo.
On the other hand trading Suzuki for Jack would not have made any sense for the Canadians, who would have played center for MTL for the first two months?

So the answers I was hoping to receive were centered more on what else needed to be offered.
Forum: Armchair-GMOct. 22, 2021 at 9:12 a.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMSep. 27, 2021 at 6:32 p.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMSep. 25, 2021 at 1:04 p.m.
Thread: LW option
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CoopsTroops</b></div><div>Joseph will more than suffice as our 3LW. No need to go out dropping a 1st on Olofsson.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Poehling</b></div><div>LW option : Killorn Palat Barré-Goulet Joseph Maroon Smith Katchouk</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>HOCKEYBOY448</b></div><div>You know despite not being a full time center anymore, Stamkos has become great in the faceoff dot.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>sabres89</b></div><div>Good lord thats awful for buffalo. A late first isnt even enough to take seabrook, let alone actually get a retained olofsson.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>HOCKEYBOY448</b></div><div>I think he will improve and show a lot in a more expanded role. I feel like there is more offense there and he’s already pretty solid defensively.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CoopsTroops</b></div><div>We're talking about Joseph here, right?</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ledge_And_Dairy</b></div><div>Tampa does not need this, Stamkos will play wing not center and they can give a rookie a shot at 3rd line wing</div></div><div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>littlejerryseinfeld</b></div><div>Not sure why either team does this</div></div> Some fun facts to consider.
First, Olofsson is not the only part of the trade, Buffalo is also taking over $6,000,000 of cap.
I know one will say that he will be put on LTIR, but that means the Bolts will not have any space to pick up a spare part at the TDL.
Second, Olofsson had nearly 10% of all of Buffalo's goals, that is higher percentage than any current Bolt scored last year.
Third, I know this is hard to believe but Victor also had more assists than ANY other Sabre, playing on a team that had nearly on goal less per game than the Bolts.
Fourth, that precious first round pick could easily be the 32nd again, not much to pay for a forward who has 35 goals in his first 116 NHL goals.
Finally, While many responded Olofsson is not needed, most Bolt AVGM thought it was too much while all the Sabres thought taking on Seabrook alone was worth a first round pick.
I think after listening to the comments from both sides, Buffalo is losing this trade badly, giving up goals while taking on salary. Tampa wins easily dumping salary while picking up goals for only a late first.
Forum: Armchair-GMSep. 1, 2021 at 11:59 a.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Gofnut999</b></div><div>That top 9 would be as good as any in the league.

As far as TB goes, the problem is they have the best goalie in the league and probably the best d corp in the league in front of him. Still much better team.

You keep talking about 2 years from now and windows . You have no idea what 2 years from now will bring. 2 years ago did you think Hall would be a Bruin and DK, Krug, and Rask would not? What if Barkov does not extend and tests FA and Boston signs him without giving up an asset to do it? Or they land a pair of quality free agents? What if Studnicka, Beecher, Lauko, Harrison exceed expectations? You act like everyone that could potentially leave won’t be replaced and there will just be a giant hole in the roster. Players come and go all the time.

Funny thing about windows…they close. Can’t keep them open forever. Sometimes the harder you try the more damage you do.

Bottom line. Buffalo does not take this. Lysell a late 1st a bunch of mediocre pieces and a cap dump is not that interesting to them. And under the current set of circumstances Boston should not do it. 🤷🏻‍♂️</div></div> I see your point.
No one can predict the future, but IMO it pretty obvious that Krug would leave, Rask IMO started to lose it when the Blues won 3 games in Boston (in Boston!), and DK is the same vintage as Bergeron.
But you make a very good point that Boston is not giving up as much as other teams, but it is a decent offer.
In reality, Buffalo would be crazy to accept this offer.
<strong>But we can look at the bright side.
</strong>Go to https://frozenpool.dobbersports.com/frozenpool_report.php?pos=Goalies&amp;team=ALL&amp;rookie=All&amp;mingp=020&amp;period=2020-2021%3AR&amp;startdate=&amp;enddate=&amp;report=Avg+Shot+Dist&amp;reportdata_length=30
Boston defense knows how to prevent the dangerous shots, see how TR has the highest average shot distance.
Next go to: 2021 https://frozenpool.dobbersports.com/frozenpool_report.php?pos=Goalies&amp;team=ALL&amp;rookie=All&amp;mingp=020&amp;period=2020-2021%3AR&amp;startdate=&amp;enddate=&amp;report=Shots+31%2Bft&amp;reportdata_length=30 Ullmark had a top ten SV% on shots over 31 feet.
Even better go to https://frozenpool.dobbersports.com/frozenpool_report.php?pos=Goalies&amp;team=ALL&amp;rookie=All&amp;mingp=020&amp;period=2019-2020%3AR&amp;startdate=&amp;enddate=&amp;report=Shots+31%2Bft&amp;reportdata_length=30 in 2019-'20 Ullmark had the second best SV% on shots beyond 30 feet.
Add together how Boston prevents dangerous shots, and how well Ullmark can stop them, we may be looking at the best GK in Boston next year.

Adding Eichel would really frost the Buffalo fans to lose Eichel and Ullmark to the 2022 Stanley Cup Champions.
It could happen especially with Eichel playing for his home town team.
Forum: Armchair-GMAug. 31, 2021 at 12:51 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Gofnut999</b></div><div>Debrusk is LW3.
<strong>Fine LW3 if you wish. that does not change what I said, he is added to make up for the salary dumps of Wagner and Moore. Can you not agree to anything? I said he had value! Is it against your nature to agree with anything? </strong>
The rest of that statement is mostly garbage.
<strong>No it is not garbage, seven assets that have low value is a fact that you have to argue against.
The recommended treatment of a herniated neck disc is rehabilitation and pain medication, that is a fact not garbage.
I guess it must also be garbage that I agreed with you that Jack would most likely go to Montreal?</strong>
Also…Eichel is good…not God. Yes point a game centers do not grow on trees. But he’s below average defensively and at the faceoff circle, has a bit of selfishness, questions about his character. Clearly does not work well with Hall who would be paired with again.
<strong>Well he should not be with Hall and that was stupidity on Krueger. They are both playmakers, then to add Reinhart to that line was insane.
Maybe Boston makes a third line like Pittsburg with Kessel.
Put Eichel on the line with Ritchie and Smith. As well as they played last year, Eichel will make them better.
Hall can carry his own line with Coyle at center.
I think his defense had improved dramatically, you may be correct on the selfishness (this whole herniated disc is an example), certainly correct about faceoffs.</strong>
Let’s stop acting like he’s a top 5 center and top 10 player in the league. He isn’t. There are 4 guys on the B’s alone that i’d rather have as a GM and that is just 1 team.
<strong><strong>In two years two of them are gone. The window is closing. Boston is not giving up pure gold here to get a pt/gm center who makes his wingers look better.</strong></strong>
There are other options that come with far less risk, less cost.</div></div>

Marchand Bergeron Pasternak
Haula Eichel Smith
Hall Coyle Foligno
I know Tampa is good but I will match that top nine with anyteam.
Forum: Armchair-GMAug. 31, 2021 at 11:34 a.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Gofnut999</b></div><div>Debrusk is neither a cap dump or 4th on LW depth chart.
<strong>Go to https://www.capfriendly.com/depth-charts/bruins tell me where DeBrusk fits?
I said he DeBrusk had value as he was added for taking on the Moore and Wagner.</strong>
Beyond that…it’s 7 assets for a guy who may never play again. 🤷🏻‍♂️ If he does he may never be the same. And a 10m cap hit with Bergy, Mac, Rask to sign for next year and Pasta after that.
<strong>Seven assets, Buffalo offers Kyle Okposo, Jeff Skinner (40 goal season on his resume), Colin Miller, Arttu Ruotsalainen (more goals and pts than Studnicka), Ryan Johnson (first round pick), Erik Portillo (awarded the USHL’s Goaltender of the Year award after posting a .915 save percentage in his rookie year.) and 2022 2nd round pick for Pasternak.
You cannot be serious to say Moore and Wagner are assets. Buffalo may be willing retain but I think Boston would need to add.</strong>
Not saying it’s an overpay….it isn’t. It’s just a bad idea until after he’s had the surgery and see where he’s at.
<strong>Here is the deal, please read was is the recommend treatment for a herniated neck disc. Rehabilitation and pain medication.
It is Jack's surgeon who thinks surgery should be performed.</strong>
I think he ends up in Montreal at this point. They let KK walk, dump Drouin, and trade for Eichel.
<strong>You could be correct, from what I have seen on this site, the offers are better than this.
But what will Boston be in 2 years, Pastenak, Hall and McAvoy.
The window is closing, we need to make a move now.</strong></div></div>
Forum: Armchair-GMAug. 31, 2021 at 11:07 a.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>KennyBoi</b></div><div>This aint nhl21 franchise mode</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Gofnut999</b></div><div>Sweeney says “i want to be fired” is more like it.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Skull_King</b></div><div>Big overpay</div></div> Thanks for your comments.
Here is how I see the trade:
Moore and Wagner are cap casualties and DeBrusk is added for cap reduction as well but as payment for taking Moore and Wagner.
Lysell, is the most valuable asset going to Buffalo. He could be in the NHL in two years.
Studnicka, was drafted four years ago and has 22 games and 4 NHL points under his belt.
Contrast that with Mittelstadt who was drafted the same year who has 155 games and 61 points and Kotkaniemi who was drafted a year later than Studnicka and he has 171 NHL games and 62 points.
Are we suppose to believe that he will be as good as either of them?
Vaakanainen, has yet to break into the Bruin line up was also drafted in 2017.
Miller, Carlo, Kampfer , Clifton, Reilly, Lauzon, Zboril all play ahead of him, how many of them are marginal NHL defensemen?
2022 1st round pick (BOS) hopefully will be the last pick of the first round.

The way I view this trade, Boston is giving up three cap dumps (maybe DeBrusk will turn it around but on the depth chart he is Boston's 4th LW)-
One decent not great prospect, two 22 yo prospects (who may never be regular NHL players) and a very late first round pick.
How much longer will 33 yo Marchand and 36 yo Bergeron be in the NHL?
The window is getting smaller, get Jack now and the Bruins will have 6 good top forwards, the three mentioned with Hall, Ritchie, and Pasternak.
Forum: Armchair-GMFeb. 20, 2021 at 10:59 a.m.