10 avr. 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BUFF36</b></div><div>Sabres are gonna have to trade a few of there High end prospects at some time. With as young as the Core is for the Sabres already, Sabres are already gonna be facing a huge influx of prospects in Rochester over the next couple years. You can't have prospects blocking prospects. Adams is gonna have to start making those Tough decisions he talks about very soon. He probably should have already started. Is Samuelsson even still on the team in 3 years. Sabres have a couple D prospects that could be better than him by then. Decisions Decisions Decisions</div></div> Good point Samuelsson may also be a cap casualty.
It is draconian system but if the Sabres were to trade their prospects after they have established themselfs as NHL players, they would have more value than their draft status.
Take Peterka, he appears to be positioned to make a huge leap this coming year.
If he were to become a 25-25-50 forward, he would return multiple first round picks (or a solid RHD, Pesce?) as an RFA (Brandon Hagel) much more than his 34th OA.
Samuelsson, Mittelstadt, Olofsson could all reap significant returns.
I think 13 first round picks were traded this past TDL, not one of the teams who did the trading made it to the third round.
Nashville did a great job at the TDL yet nearly made the playoffs.
They ended up with Barrie, Foote, two first, two seconds and many other picks whild surrendering Jeanotte and Ekholm.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BUFF36</b></div><div>Think Strbak would be here by then, Stillman is probably replaced by Novikov. And think Rousek is on one wing instead of Ostlund. Lots of talent there, not bad.</div></div> Who knows exactly.
Currently Johnson is the Sabres best D-man prospect followed by Mats Lindgren (https://thehockeywriters.com/buffalo-sabres-top-ten-prospects-2023-24/) but Strbak could take Stillman's spot in a couple of years.
Wahlberg was another steal similar to Kulich.
TBH, I am not sure what they will do the following year, 2026-'27.
All of those ELC's expire and even with the "Buffalo Discounts" the Sabres cannot afford all of that talent.
My guess would be Casey would be the first cap casualty, followed by Jokiharju and Luukkonen.
Presumming they would be replaced by players on their ELC's (i.e. Wahlberg, Strbak, Leinonen or Ratzla) and another $3,000,000 increase in the cap, would only leave $10,000,000 to spread out to the 6 expireing ELC's on this team.
<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?
<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>