Feb 9, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>KingsLover</b></div><div>- Thanks for the comment. With how stupid Buffalo management is I could see them giving Reinhart 9mil or trading him, but I believe they need to play hardball and try and get Reinhart to sign a reasonable deal for his production 65 points ish and he really doesn't do much else other than put up points, I think he would valued anywhere between 6-7mil.
- Originally had Olofsson at 5 years, 5.2mil per year but I thought that was too low.
- I thought that was a fair deal for Ullmark given his promise, but maybe you're right and I can lower it to 3mil for 3 seasons.
- You're right w Kahun too I'm biting on his potential, maybe a 2year, 5mil deal instead.</div></div>
We need a new gm like nobodys business. If im reinharts agent, im saying "uh, you gave skinner 9 million just last year, reinhart has proven that he is the better player, give us a call when you are serious". And the new gm can say "i dont know what the clown who i replaced was thinking, im not doubling down on stupid, you hurt our internal budget above 7 and kill our flexibility moving forward, so you can holdout if you like, its not like the sabres have some golden reputation that i cant afford to tarnish, so go ahead and enjoy some of the original content on netflix and catch up on westworld if you like, but im not going one red cent over 7". Or we keep botterill and he gets 9.5.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Boomer125</b></div><div>You are both correct, unfortunately Skinner is paid to drive a line, I'm just looking at the long-term cap scenerio of 6 million dead cap in Okposo for 3 years vs 9 million of Skinner for 7 the long game suggests get out from under Skinner but that's just my pov</div></div>
Its an interesting idea, okposo or skinner. Keep in mind that management did skinner absolutely no favors this year- last time i looked his 2 most common linemates were johansson and sheary, and johansson not being a center is hard to overlook. Olofsson was on pace for 30 before injuries bit him, but he looks just fine with eichel. So if you put skinner on eichels left and drop olofsson down, its the same problem, except now you can more easily make the case that skinner deserves the money because the numbers are better. I admit that skinner is overpaid, by 2 million at least, and i am anxiously awaiting a new gm so that we dont give reinhart the same deal. I would buy out okposo unless the cap crunch was so bad that we had to buy out skinner. At the end of the day i think a solid #2 center gets skinner to the point where hes producing but overpaid, and its not ideal, but that happens sometimes.