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Sabres Trade Alex Nylander to Chicago for D Man Henri Jokiharju


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20 minutes ago, Let's Go B-Lo said:

I have to say I'm a little amused by the people saying he will benefit from playing with Kane and Toews when he couldn't crack the lineup of one of the most winger-poor teams in hockey to play with that Eichel fella.

I think we were talking about Strome

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Just now, WildCard said:

Btw I can't find it but my brother (I see you mother *****) browses and he found Crusader's and Ligers post about how much they liked this guy when he was drafted 

I desperately wanted him to slide to round 2. That's all I really remember. I love this trade. 

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Just now, Marchand'sNose said:

Is Jokiharju maybe expected to be the long-term defensive partner for Dahlin?

Expected? I don't think they expect that from anyone at this point.

It's possible he (and others like Borgen) can develop into that role, sure. 

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Just now, Randall Flagg said:

Expected? I don't think they expect that from anyone at this point.

It's possible he (and others like Borgen) can develop into that role, sure. 

Samuelsson too. I think Botterill wants irons in fires. 

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So apparently Nylander took some shots at the Sabres and the front office on his way out the door. Said he expected to be playing in the NHL by now. It's ok, we all expected him to be up in the NHL by now too, along with the Sabres management. Not their fault Nylander couldn't crack a bad lineup and didn't out up numbers in the minors that warranted him being given a full time shot in the NHL.........

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I wouldn't say anything if I were him, but he's not wrong to be frustrated that we skirted meritocracy between him and Tage as far as right-handed prospects go. He was objectively better in his time here and they should have been swapped (perhaps several times during the season) far earlier than when he finally got up here.

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2 minutes ago, Randall Flagg said:

I wouldn't say anything if I were him, but he's not wrong to be frustrated that we skirted meritocracy between him and Tage as far as right-handed prospects go. He was objectively better in his time here and they should have been swapped (perhaps several times during the season) far earlier than when he finally got up here.

While true that Tage didn't play well, it's not like Nylander did anything special to make him deserve being given a roster spot on the NHL team. Prospects should earn/force the team to give them roster spots, not expect it to be handed to them cause of where they were drafted and their fathers name. He did nothing special while here to earn a roster.spot

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