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Sabretooth9
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.24.2019

Aug 14 @ 6:43 PM ET
2nd and 🤔.... where’s Pu when you need him...
- Gr8daygo


Cap space. We have none and the bruins want to clear space. Not take any on.
Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 6:49 PM ET
Who else is glad we gave that money to a winger?
- TheHank


He’s not Patrick Kane or Alex Ovechkin so I agree. Krejci isn’t the answer either though.
Gr8daygo
Joined: 04.23.2014

Aug 14 @ 7:06 PM ET
Cap space. We have none and the bruins want to clear space. Not take any on.
- Sabretooth9


Figure it out. Pitter patter. He is exactly what we need at 2c for the next year or two. Move scandalous. LTIR Bogo... moves can be made. If you have a chance to make that deal you pull the trigger 10 times outta 10! Get it done Botts!

Bogo
Scandella
Wilson
Sobtka
Hunwick
Sheary

Pick a couple... you can find $7.25 pretty easy...
PrinceChill
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.06.2014

Aug 14 @ 7:19 PM ET
Figure it out. Pitter patter. He is exactly what we need at 2c for the next year or two. Move scandalous. LTIR Bogo... moves can be made. If you have a chance to make that deal you pull the trigger 10 times outta 10! Get it done Botts!

Bogo
Scandella
Wilson
Sobtka
Hunwick
Sheary

Pick a couple... you can find $7.25 pretty easy...

- Gr8daygo

Picking up Krejci hurts the 2019-20 tank.
Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 7:26 PM ET
Picking up Krejci hurts the 2019-20 tank.
- PrinceChill


We aren’t tanking. But let’s be honest, look at the conference we are in. We are fringe playoffs at best. Cap space is more important 2021-2027 range when we are realistic cup contenders. I hope Skinner is still an elite goal scorer between the ages of 30-33 cause that’s when his goal scoring will actually matter.
sbroads24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: We are in 30th place. It's 2017 , NY
Joined: 02.12.2012

Aug 14 @ 7:28 PM ET
We aren’t tanking. But let’s be honest, look at the conference we are in. We are fringe playoffs at best. Cap space is more important 2021-2027 range when we are realistic cup contenders. I hope Skinner is still an elite goal scorer between the ages of 30-33 cause that’s when his goal scoring will actually matter.
- Swedish_Jesus

Holy (frank) dude is every single post linked to Jeff Skinner’s contract somehow to you?

Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 7:32 PM ET
Holy (frank) dude is every single post linked to Jeff Skinner’s contract somehow to you?


- sbroads24


Well since he started posting “tank” after I said I would have rather have saved the cap space and let Skinner walk rather then commit long term essentially hurting this years roster I felt it applied.
PrinceChill
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.06.2014

Aug 14 @ 7:32 PM ET
We aren’t tanking. But let’s be honest, look at the conference we are in. We are fringe playoffs at best. Cap space is more important 2021-2027 range when we are realistic cup contenders. I hope Skinner is still an elite goal scorer between the ages of 30-33 cause that’s when his goal scoring will actually matter.
- Swedish_Jesus

Are the goalies on this team the very best JB can do?
And is that what he’ll say when the Sabres miss the playoffs by a dozen points? “The other teams were just too good to compete with.”
Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 7:37 PM ET
Are the goalies on this team the very best JB can do?
And is that what he’ll say when the Sabres miss the playoffs by a dozen points? “The other teams were just too good to compete with.”

- PrinceChill


Well we are $1M over the cap as it is. Shelling out $10M for Bob is ridiculous. So yea I mean unless you wanted a recycled Mike Smith Or Cam Talbot I don’t really know what else we could have done. Ullmark was a rookie, I think he will be very much improved. Hutton should be better with the added competition and improved coaching/defense corps.

I agree with you though, this team will live and die with Hutton/Ullmark.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Aug 14 @ 7:39 PM ET
Picking up Krejci hurts the 2019-20 tank.
- PrinceChill




Not even as a joke!
Chris16
Buffalo Sabres
Location: CT
Joined: 06.22.2012

Aug 14 @ 7:42 PM ET
Coming off his best season since GWB was president

I'd still take him. Move bogo and deactivate sobotka's parking pass. Just deny he ever had a contract

- jcragcrumple


The parking pass comment made me chuckle. Or just stop paying him. It will work itself out naturally.

https://youtu.be/Lz9810Y7ZRw
PrinceChill
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.06.2014

Aug 14 @ 7:42 PM ET


Not even as a joke!

- jcragcrumple

Might as well. The other Eastern Conference teams are just too good. Just five more years of bottom five finishes and we can think about discussing a playoff possibility.
Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 7:48 PM ET
Might as well. The other Eastern Conference teams are just too good. Just five more years of bottom five finishes and we can think about discussing a playoff possibility.
- PrinceChill


If Mitts can be the player we all think he can be we will be better sooner then later.
PrinceChill
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.06.2014

Aug 14 @ 7:49 PM ET
If Mitts can be the player we all think he can be we will be better sooner then later.
- Swedish_Jesus

Is he locked into 2C this year?
sbroads24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: We are in 30th place. It's 2017 , NY
Joined: 02.12.2012

Aug 14 @ 7:52 PM ET
Might as well. The other Eastern Conference teams are just too good. Just five more years of bottom five finishes and we can think about discussing a playoff possibility.
- PrinceChill

5? I was thinking 20.

Botterill is going to literally waste Rasmus Dahlin’s entire career
Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 7:54 PM ET
Is he locked into 2C this year?
- PrinceChill


Well season doesn’t start till October. If we move Risto I’d assume it would be for a 2C. However if we don’t make any moves I’d assume it would be Mittelstadt. If Erod is our best option for 2C then prepare to be looking at mock drafts by January.
PrinceChill
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.06.2014

Aug 14 @ 7:54 PM ET
5? I was thinking 20.

Botterill is going to literally waste Rasmus Dahlin’s entire career

- sbroads24

Such a shame.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Aug 14 @ 7:54 PM ET
Is he locked into 2C this year?
- PrinceChill


I think Mitts-Reinhart and Vesey-Erod will be pairs

Mojo and Olofsson could fit on either realistically.

I could see a scenario where playing time is roughly equal, but the Mitts pair gets 60% o zone starts, and the Erod pair 40%

A 2a/2b scenario. Unless Mitts comes in and looks great, of course
Swedish_Jesus
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 07.02.2019

Aug 14 @ 7:57 PM ET
I think Mitts-Reinhart and Vesey-Erod will be pairs

Mojo and Olofsson could fit on either realistically.

I could see a scenario where playing time is roughly equal, but the Mitts pair gets 60% o zone starts, and the Erod pair 40%

A 2a/2b scenario. Unless Mitts comes in and looks great, of course

- jcragcrumple


Skinner-Eichel-Vesey/Sheary
Johansson-Mitts-Reinhart
Olofsson-Erod-Sheary/Vesey

Would be my guess at the top 9 if we played tomorrow.
PrinceChill
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.06.2014

Aug 14 @ 7:59 PM ET
Skinner-Eichel-Vesey/Sheary
Johansson-Mitts-Reinhart
Olofsson-Erod-Sheary/Vesey

Would be my guess at the top 9 if we played tomorrow.

- Swedish_Jesus

Which line would Cole have been on, had they picked him?
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Reluctant bridge jumper; 6th round OHL draft pick, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

Aug 14 @ 8:00 PM ET
Skinner-Eichel-Vesey/Sheary
Johansson-Mitts-Reinhart
Olofsson-Erod-Sheary/Vesey

Would be my guess at the top 9 if we played tomorrow.

- Swedish_Jesus


And then Girgs/Larry is PK1 and Erod/Vesey or Olofsson is PK2 with Eichel occasionally sprinkled in
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Aug 14 @ 8:28 PM ET
We aren’t tanking. But let’s be honest, look at the conference we are in. We are fringe playoffs at best. Cap space is more important 2021-2027 range when we are realistic cup contenders. I hope Skinner is still an elite goal scorer between the ages of 30-33 cause that’s when his goal scoring will actually matter.
- Swedish_Jesus



Happy recent 24th birthday flaccoville


I think the Sabres are going to be suprisingly good next season.

I'm going in without thoughts of drafting high again.

As soon as its bleak, then roll out the tank

Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Aug 14 @ 8:31 PM ET
5? I was thinking 20.

Botterill is going to literally waste Rasmus Dahlin’s entire career

- sbroads24



2039 Buffalo Sabres
Gmror
Head coach risto
seedy
Buffalo Sabres
Location: you don't need an ignore button to ignore someone., CA
Joined: 02.22.2007

Aug 14 @ 8:42 PM ET
The moon is flat
- jochfr


its obviously a flat circle in the sky.
No matter where you see it from earth, it looks like a plate.
sbroads24
Buffalo Sabres
Location: We are in 30th place. It's 2017 , NY
Joined: 02.12.2012

Aug 14 @ 8:43 PM ET
2039 Buffalo Sabres
Gmror
Head coach risto

- Boss34

Casey Mittelstadt- Fattest dude on flat earth
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