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Forum: Armchair-GMApr. 1 at 1:31 p.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMMar. 30 at 8:57 a.m.
Great comments, thank you all for your input.
Very constructive.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NV94</b></div><div>Could probably swing a trade to Nashville for Johansen...<strong>What would it take to bring Johansen to Buffalo?
He could be a good asset and help the team reach the floor.</strong></div></div><div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Black61</b></div><div> I would say he has to do it more than once...<strong>He has been doing this for years, unfortunately he suffered the most under Krueger.
He was outstanding in Rochester and the Prospect Challenge.
Krueger sent him to the minors, in his first game back, he was injured and missed the balance of the season.
Big players take longer to develop and he has developed more through this year as well.</strong></div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Fjordy</b></div><div>Unfortunately Tage lacks hockey IQ, but he is still a good player and he has a very good shot, he needs to improve on face-offs and in defensive play. <strong>I think he has a decent IQ, I see him moving to where the puck is about to go before a defenseman makes a pass.
He has a great shot, and IMO it is getting more accurate.
His FO is also improving, his FO% was below 40% at the start of the season. While not great it has creeped over that now.</strong></div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>gary_bettman</b></div><div>...3 zone play, hockey iq, face offs, leadership - all things needed for a top line C. <strong>You are correct, the entire line of Skinner-Thompson-Tuch is very weak in the defensive zone. But Granato has been using him on the PK.
I think Don is doing this to help him develop his defensive zone play.
His FO% is improving, but obviously could be better.
Well Skinner turned his game around once Tage became his center, I think he has demonstrated leadership.</strong></div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Shibbal18</b></div><div>Duchene is having a career year <strong>Who would have thought?
He had been a bad reputation prior to this season.</strong></div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>sabres89</b></div><div>Anybody can be a 1C. I mean if you wanna be good however...<strong> The most inciteful comment.
See below.</strong></div></div> I think the Sabres have depth at Center, just not top end.
As many of you pointed out his short comings, but as Joseph Stalin said: "Quantity has a quality all its own".
Buffalo center depth should be noted, Tage, Dylan, Casey (do not give up on him 6 pts in last 5 games and 9 in his last 13), Payton are all still young and developing.
Zemgus is under rated and IMO could be anchor a really good fourth line with Kyle.
While a small sample 8-3-2 (all playoff teams other than the Kings) over the last 13 games is playoffs.

Finally, as <a href="/users/sabres89" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@sabres89</a> insinuated, nearly all of the teams that do not have a center with more points than Tage are not in the playoff hunt.
All the same, he is doing a great imitation of a top line center IMO.
RHD and GK are the only things keeping this team from making the playoffs.
Forum: Armchair-GMFeb. 3 at 4:28 p.m.
Thank you all for you feed back.
I will not question your opinions only offer comments.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Imagine875948</b></div><div>Pens decline</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Letang4norris</b></div><div>Pens decline</div></div> I saw this trade posted by two different Penguin fans and neither had comments rejecting the trade.
Comments expressed the thought that added cap space and Miller were a plus.
I included retention to the Miller trade which I was hoping would make the trade even more appealing, presuming this would offer the Penguins more cap space for a TDL deal.
Apparently I was in error. <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>JaredOfLondon</b></div><div>Dubas already said he isnt changing up the goaltending this season at all, so it would probably take a significant upgrade or a sweetheart of a deal to move Mrazek before late summer. this is not that</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>PleaseBanMeForMyOwnGood</b></div><div>It's been reported that teams are interested in Mrazek, it's not going to cost the leafs a 1st to move him. This is just trolling.</div></div> Similar to the above.
No I am not trolling just repeating trades from other Leaf fans who posted similar trades.
I patterned this one off of a trade which the Sabres were only sending a 2nd and 3rd to the Leafs for Mrazek and a 1st.
I also saw a trade that sent Mrazek and a second to a team for future considerations, so I presumed three mid to late seconds normally would return a late first round pick.
Again, I thought this trade would be more appealing making one of the picks a 2nd over a 3rd.

So again, I am not refuting your POV only offering insight to why I posted these trades.
Forum: Armchair-GMJan. 27 at 10:58 p.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMJan. 22 at 6:38 p.m.
Thank you all for your comments.
I buggered, I meant to include 50% retention on Olofsson and Miller.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MrDinkiee</b></div><div>Olofsson is not worth a first</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Byrr</b></div><div>Leafs trade doesn't make much sense. They are paying to move Nick Ritchie and Mrazek to dump cap, why are they taking a 3 mil qualifying offer of questoinable cap space back? As I said above, I buggered, Olofsson was to be 50% retained.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Tjm220</b></div><div>That Toronto trade hurts more than it helps Buffalo. You lose a capable player and pick up a bunch of crap and a late first round pick. <strong>You could be correct, see my comment below.</strong></div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Bluetomorrow83</b></div><div>Kapanen was traded for a 1st and was 0.5PPG forward Olofsson is a 0.67PPG forward. Toronto also dumping two contracts in that trade, it definitely requires a first. <strong>I was hoping I would get comments on the Barrie trade as well.</strong></div></div> Very interesting, Leaf and Sabre fan both hate the Olofsson trade.
Go to https://www.capfriendly.com/armchair-gm/team/2995858 there Robertson was included by OB16 and still some Sabre fans did not like the trade.
I thought that was a bit much and this variation was not enough if one thinks of Ritchie and Mrázek as cap dumps.
I like Olofsson, but Buffalo has other options at LW.
Ritchie and Mrázek would add grit and an upgrade at GK while adding a first and second.
Forum: Armchair-GMJan. 19 at 1:12 p.m.
I got the idea for the:
Bear trade from https://www.capfriendly.com/armchair-gm/team/3004097
Koskinen trade from https://www.capfriendly.com/forums/thread/544867
Barrie trade from https://www.capfriendly.com/armchair-gm/team/3004442
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ruxin679</b></div><div>We don’t need to be bailing out Edmonton.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CD282</b></div><div>Edmonton's not touching that with a 10 foot pole. Pysyk has very little value, not close to Barrie's value for sure.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Caniac555</b></div><div>24 year old RFA RHD will not be traded for a rental 3rd pairing guy and a dart throw</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>spockrock</b></div><div>If I’m dealing Bear, it’s in a package for Klingberg, certainly not for Colin Miller.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Fjordy</b></div><div>Canes probably pass, I don’t know why we need this deal with Edmonton, I would prefer Pysyk over Barrie, he is better defensively and makes some sense for Buffalo at this stage.</div></div> <strong>These would be great trades for Buffalo.</strong>
Both Edmonton and Carolina would reject these deals, Buffalo would faint if the deals were offered.
Since I saw these trades I wanted to get affirmation that my thoughts were in line with other ACGM's.
Bear &gt; Pysyk
Barrie &gt; Miller
Koskinen &gt; Houser or Dell
All for only a fourth round pick.
Buffalo has sufficient cap space to take on both Barrie and Koskinen.
While neither Barrie nor Bear are #1 pairing defensemen Buffalo only has Jokiharju signed next year to play RHD with only Laaksonen in the pipe line.
Forum: Armchair-GMJan. 13 at 10:46 a.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Byrr</b></div><div>Why wouldn't the Leafs and Boston just make the Ritchie trade and give Boston's 3rd to Buffalo to retain in the middle... <strong>Ritchie is a cap reduction move, the Leafs get Hagg and Hinostroza as part of the deal. Look at this trade, essentially giving Holl and Ritchie https://www.capfriendly.com/forums/thread/543133</strong></div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>coga16</b></div><div>avs decline, they dont have room for a sub par goalie this year in Koskinen who would just take up cap space and a roster spot being their 3rd goalie <strong>It could be any team at half price he is decent insurance.</strong></div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>At either TDL or next year BUF should trade PIT for Zucker... <strong>There may very well be a deal there especially considering the ties Karmanos has with Pittsburgh.</strong></div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Skull_King</b></div><div>No one's getting a 3rd for Ritchie. Man's passed thru waivers with no claims <strong>Yes he is over priced but at half salary there could be teams who want his physical presence on their team, It does not have to be Boston</strong></div></div> Only four comments, I expected a lot more hate especially from Sabre fans.
Thank you all for contributing.
Yes the trades of Ritchie and Koskinen could be to any team.
I do not disagree with any of you comments.
Forum: Armchair-GMJan. 9 at 9:49 a.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMJan. 8 at 6:34 p.m.
LOL, did anyone follow the links?
The title says is all, "MY favorite trades"!
Bottom line, I made some comments, but you do not like the trades NP, then I can retract them all.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Timmah007</b></div><div>Holland will have a hard time finding another job with that trade on his resume. <strong>Makar certainly reduces the value of Barrie. If Holland wants to open up cap space to other TDL acquisitions, and thinks Pysyk would improve the defense, who knows knows what will happen.</strong></div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Mr_Gardoki</b></div><div>I thought I saw the worst Pens trade on here ever yesterday, but this is a close second...<strong>Unless, he could pick up a different winger at the TDL and wanted to add an PP specialist to improve the power play.</strong></div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Stuey4Vezina</b></div><div>Even Chiarelli wouldn't be crazy enough to make that trade <strong>He did like to swing for the fences.</strong></div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>I think this depends on what you think of Zucker not the value of Miller...<strong>and what the HC thinks he needs. I completely agree.</strong></div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>thewookie1</b></div><div>To be honest I hate all 4 deals here for differing reasons...<strong>Do you think Hinostroza will return MORE than a third?
No NHL defenseman had more pts than Barrie last year, See above how others view this trade,
Nemeth could immediately be sent to Rochester or bought out so he never sees the Buffalo locker room. Chytil was a first round pick in 2017 and had 22 pts in 42 games last year.
Getting a second AND Zucker would be amazing.</strong> </div></div>
Forum: Armchair-GMDec. 20, 2021 at 4:09 p.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMDec. 20, 2021 at 12:07 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Fjordy</b></div><div>gretzkyghosts

Guys, you can't even see Adams trying to develop this team. He absolutely does not chase the Cup, he is not in a hurry with the development of prospects, he does not trade our prospects and picks. Olofsson looks solid at RW, so I don't even understand what is the point of this deal, especially since Olofsson already has chemistry with this core. Mantha is also a good player, but he will not make this team better and he is no better than Olofsson, who by the way is progressing noticeably and began to play better at ES. Also, you are not trading #1 guy you picked last season who looks very promising. At the same time, I was not at all sold to Dumba, which will soon become UFA.</div></div> I think the rebuild is over.
The Sabres will be trying to make the playoffs next year.
Tuch, Power, Samuelsson, Laaksonen, Luukkonen, Subban, Quinn, and Krebs will replace Hinostroza, Hagg, Bryson, Miller, Anderson, Tokarski, Hayden, and Eakin respectively.
Hinostroza, Hagg and Miller are decent NHL players and will return decent picks at the TDL the 8 new players will give the team solid depth.
If Buffalo could sign a good RHD, it will be in the playoffs.
While they suffered through a 9 game stretch where they gave up 44 goals, the rest of the season has been very good 10-8-2 or 90 pts over 82 games.
With Mittelstadt and those 8 new players in the line up IMO will easily produce an additional 10 pts or 100 total pts and the playoffs.
Forum: Armchair-GMDec. 19, 2021 at 8:50 p.m.