Feb 9, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>csick</b></div><div>my point! You aren't getting Taylor Hall for Connor Sheary, a B prospect, a 1st and a conditional pick upon re-signing (that isn't a first rounder)</div></div>
I think most reasonable sabres fans know we are absolutely not looking at hall. The fact that a first will be required (and that all firsts are not equal) puts us out of the running. Even if we wanted the sabres to overpay (and i dont need them overpaying at wing when the center spot is so bad), our gm has been very conservative, i dont see him throwing around firsts willy nilly. Hes not a great gm, hes probably not even an ok gm, but surely he has to see how ridiculous it would be to trade a top 8 pick for a rental, and then add probably another first to resign a guy that would kill our salary structure. We would have eichel, skinner, and hall making 30 million- with reinhart due about 8 and dahlin waiting in the wings. Of course then you will have traded away 2 chances of getting a very talented young player to play on an elc. I suppose you could try to move reinhart and recoup assets and space, but it still doesnt make much sense.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Brigid1011</b></div><div>Wouldn’t the Sabres trade chips come from their excess of defenseman primarily? Not sure why they would even consider moving their first or second next draft. Surely they have other options for obtaining forward help.</div></div>
I think that must have been the plan, but other teams are not interested in the players that we would like to move, or the value of the offers is underwhelming. We have dressed 7 d and 11 f a few times now, injuries are complicating this, but that should never have been the plan. Its a recurring theme- sabres fans would like to move ristolainen, scandella, or bogosian, and everybody changes the subject to montour, miller, jokiharju, or possibly pilut. Or they just skip whats on the menu and go right to mittelstadt, cozens, or our first rounder. This is the tax you pay for sucking for the last decade.