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Any interest in the remaining UFA centers?

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Just looking and see there are still some fairly interesting names left out there in UFA...I am sure these guys could be had on a very reasonable contract.

 

1)  Brian Boyle  had 18 goals, 24 assist 42 points at 2.55M

 

2)    Derick Brassard had 14 goals 24 assist at 5M

 

3)  Nick Cousins had 7 goals 27 assist at 1M and is only 26

Do any of these guys seem to fill either the 2nd or 3rd center spot? Boyle is quite good at faceoffs, which is something this team desperately needs after giving away

one of the best. he is also big and plays big which is nice against the physical east.

Here is what is left of free agency...

 

 

Screenshot_2019-07-07 Who's left Top remaining unrestricted free agents for the NHL off-season - TSN ca.png

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Brian Boyle would be a nice addition for the right term.

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7 minutes ago, Radar said:

Brian Boyle would be a nice addition for the right term.

yes...good player and great guy-probably get him for 1M

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Cousins signed somewhere, Montreal maybe?

And no.

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24 minutes ago, Randall Flagg said:

None from me

Why? Boyle on the cheap? Or do you have something else that's more than fantasy trade talk. 

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34 minutes ago, Radar said:

Why? Boyle on the cheap? Or do you have something else that's more than fantasy trade talk. 

Not sure he has that much game left.

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11 minutes ago, North Buffalo said:

Not sure he has that much game left.

Option seems to be few that would be an improvement over what we already have.

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1 minute ago, Radar said:

Option seems to be few that would be an improvement over what we already have.

Short of a trade that I am skeptical is even out there.. agreed.

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Not interested. Only hope of acquiring 2nd line C is via trade for Ristolainen packaged with Nylander or other low cost assets 

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26 minutes ago, freester said:

Not interested. Only hope of acquiring 2nd line C is via trade for Ristolainen packaged with Nylander or other low cost assets 

For who? Excluding ntc that would not come here. 

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RNH although I doubt the Oilers trade him. 

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18 minutes ago, freester said:

RNH although I doubt the Oilers trade him. 

And there in lies the problem.... no capable 2Cs are available right now.

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35 minutes ago, North Buffalo said:

And there in lies the problem.... no capable 2Cs are available right now.

I learned a few things during this recent NBA FA period ... one is that every player is essentially a free agent.  Some guy on CBS Sports Radio taught me that last night.

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I keep hearing Adam Henriques name come up in trade rumors, not to the Sabres but in general and I've always liked this guy. He seems to be a steady contributor 40-50 point guy, hard worker and he's reliable, seems to never be injured much. I'd love for the Sabres to go after him and he's rumored on the "trade bait" segement on TSN plus I've heard his name rumored in non Sabres trades since last season.

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Wouldn't mind Boyle but we can't keep bringing in players without moving bodies out... interested to see what other moves bots has in the pipeline.

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1 hour ago, Eddiegoofball said:

With the arbitrations pending, do the Sabres even have any cap room left?

Sent you a welcome beer, even though you have been around a while.  Consider it encouragement to post more often, eh.

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1 hour ago, Eddiegoofball said:

With the arbitrations pending, do the Sabres even have any cap room left?

 

48 minutes ago, triumph_communes said:

no, they don't

Depends how you look at it.  They can be over the cap by ~$8MM in the off-season.  They aren't anywhere close to that.  They'd likely be $1-2MM over after the arbitrations & Larsson are finalized but that can be recouped by sending Sobotka and Elie or Wilson to Ra-cha-cha or by putting Bogosian on BF-LTIR if he isn't ready to go in October (which would effectively not only get them back to the cap but under it).

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I do have an interest in Nick Bonino. A 50% faceoff guy who plays two way hockey and can put up 35 pts as a 3rd line center.  2 years left at 4.1 per season would be acceptable risk if the price is low enough.  

I don’t mind creating two scoring lines, one checking and one energy line.

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Any center we do get would be a player trade.  Don' t  think we really can add UFA's with our crowded bottom 6.  

We still haven't really fixed our 2nd line, yes we got Mojo but he has been a 3rd liner everywhere else.  And I do like Boyle but we got Larsson already who really is a good 4C. 

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