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Thanks for the feedback.
Sort of suspected there would be more negative comments.
Buffalo may need to add a 4th or 5th to second and third trade but all three are reasonable close to equal.
It sure would be remarkable to have back to back drafts with three first round picks.<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>SK101</b></div><div>I think the jackets will use one or both of those picks to upgrade at center/LD so I’m not sure that it would be likely. Don’t think it’s worth trading two premium picks when there are like 35 prospects worth going in the top 20 in most other drafts</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CaseyFlyman</b></div><div>I love this concept, such an interesting idea. We'll see how the draft shakes out, Jarmo doesn't have much history of trading up for a player (Gabriel Carlsson was the last significant time he did, which wasn't great), so it's probably unlikely (he trades back for additional picks more frequently).

No matter what Buffalo is looking like a force for next season.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>AndrewPawlack</b></div><div>i do not want nate danielson that high nor would i imagine the front office does either</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>gretzkyghosts</b></div><div>This would be wild indeed.
Sort of a dream draft that is unlikely to occur. If they could pick up a prospect who they think is a sure thing v two possible prospects, they may do it. Not likely of course but it is all a fantasy to get three first round defensemen prospects. Let's presume it would be a prospect that the Jackets wanted fell into their laps, not necessarily danielson.</div></div>
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Forum: Armchair-GM21 sept. 2022 à 18 h 38
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Skyraider112</b></div><div>Lets say in an alternate reality Cale Makar and Josh Manson were both LHD playing the right side. That would make 5 LHD and 1 RHD. You don't think they would have been good enough to still win the Cup, even if all that changes is the handedness of two of their D-men?</div></div> <a href="/users/Shibbal18" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Shibbal18</a> I am not surprise that you would agree with such an outlandish comment, but <a href="/users/Skyraider112" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Skyraider112</a> you are much smarter than this to ignore facts.
Sure you can have any alternate reality you want but Makar and Manson were both RHD.
The fact is the last five Stanley cup winners played with effectively 3 RHD.
Dream on all you want, make up any stories you want, pretend the last five cup winners did not have 3 RHD, ignore all of the facts, make up your own alternative facts.

Now let me try to explain to you WHY coaches want 3 RHD and 3LHD.
In the defensive zone, when a defenseman is on his off side, he needs to use a back hand to clear the zone, or use his fore hand to shoot the puck behind the net and attempt to clear out the opposite wing.
I have watched enough hockey to know, when when a defenseman tries to clear the puck by wrapping around the boards, it inevitably ends up on the attackers stick at the point.
I hope you have noticed how often this maneuver fails.

When a defenseman playing his off hand in on the point he needs to collect the puck on his back hand then transfer it to his fore hand to make a play.
Let me remind you of the Vegas game.
Jack Eichel was playing the left point, his off hand side.
When Tuch charged the point, even a player as talented as Jack could not control the puck and Tuch was able to steal it, rush down the ice and seal the victory with an empty net goal.

Please stick to the facts and ignore your alternative universe, coaches prefer to have 3 LHD and 3 RHD.

<strong>FINALLY to answer your ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE.</strong>
While Colorado won the series in 6 games two of them were OT, "That would make 5 LHD and 1 RHD. You don't think they would have" lost both of those OT games?
Forum: Armchair-GM20 sept. 2022 à 11 h 15
Sujet: Sabres
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<a href="/users/Shibbal18" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@Shibbal18</a>

First, a defenseman playing his off hand is vulnerable to strong forechecking because he has to use his back hand to advance the puck or shoot the puck behind the net increasing the likely hood an attacker will collect the puck.
Second, when playing the point he has to use his back hand to stop the puck from leaving the zone when a puck is shot around the boards.
Third, replay Tuch's empty net goal v Vegas. Eichel could not keep the puck in the zone and was embarrassed surrendering the puck so easily as he was on his back hand.

I only did the last five years of cup winners.
Remember last year all four finalists had balanced LHD with RHD.
NHL head coaches are a lot smarter than I, the winning coaches seem to like to have balanced defenses.

2022 Colorado 3 LDH 3 RHD

2021 Tampa 3 LHD 3 RHD

2020 Tampa 3 LHD 3 RHD

2019 St. Louis 3 LHD 3 RHD

All balanced defensemen.

2018 Washington 4 LHD 2 RHD
But Carlson and Niskanen played 51 minutes per game so the RHD played nearly a full game.
Include the 5 minutes that Orlov, Kempny, and Orpik played the PP, Washington only played 4 minutes per game with two LHD.

But you can do the additional research to find a team that had one RHD.
Five years is sufficient to make my point.
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>worldwidesensei</b></div><div>Iafallo, while certainly a better player than Asplund is now, I don't think he will be in 3 years when BUF is expecting to be a contender. Plus, he only has 4 years remaining on his contract. Asplund may be the next player to sign for 7 years. BUF needs another Asplund, they don't need to get rid of one. And this isn't even mentioning ALL of the forwards we have coming up the ranks. We've got veteran wingers.

By trading Samulesson, you have effectively gone from Dahlin as #1RD, to.....Boosh?!!!! That is a major, major, major downgrade. For what? A 3rd pairing D-man. No thanks. Power and Dahlin will each be on the ice for 25 minutes a night. The 3rd pairing guy just needs to be out there for 10 minutes. Someone who can handle PK would be preferable.

Also, why is Hino on the 2nd line. He's in the press box if Quinn and/or Peterka are up.

And, I don't get the Pilut talk. Unless he has drastically improved (all signs point to him not improving), he is an AHL'er. Bryson is way better.</div></div> Great observations.
First, when the team was healthy, the Sabres finished the 2021-'22 season 16-9-3 for 35 pts in 28 games, or 103 pts over an 82 game season.
Adding Lyubushkin, Comrie and Power while upgrading the RHD and LW, I do not think the Sabres will need to wait 3 years to compete.
GF may increase by 30 - 40 and the GA fall by even more if Comrie/Anderson/Luukkonen can stay healthy.
Second, I agree Asplund has demonstrated a scoring touch in the past, but he over his NHL career he has 16 goals in 136 games, Iafallo has 71 goals over 361 games.
I know Rasmus has been a strong defender, but so is Alex.
Alex was raised just 20 minutes from Key Bank Center, I would hope he could provide a similar bump that Tuch did.
Third, Johnson is rated to have a higher upside than Samuelsson, if this is the case, trading Samuelsson may improve the chances of signing Ryan.
Fourth, Durzi is also a strong defender, just not as physical as Mattias, but his 27 points would have ranked second to only Dahlin among the Sabres D-men.
Finally, Quinn is on the third line to take the pressure off of him to produce and over his last 79 games Hinostroza has 17 goals.

Perhaps I am a bit optimistic and you are correct.
You do not need to worry, Blake would never accept this trade as it is heavily tilted in favor of the Sabres.
Let's agree to disagree and hope Asplund can find his goal scoring touch.

<strong>EDIT in 3 years, Asplund will have to work really hard to find a spot in the line up with Kisakov, Rosen, Paltapov, Savoie, Kulich, Ostlund, Rousek and Nadeau in the pipeline</strong>