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Official Lawrence Pilut Signs 2 Year Deal for the KHL

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3 hours ago, DarthEbriate said:

Every year a team loses a player or two they might want to keep -- whether via free agency or health-related. Or even trade. That's perfectly normal and fine. Tons of attrition and all. And you're absolutely right -- in a vacuum it's fine. But it's losing all that D stockpile and garnering nothing back of value. In fact, it could easily be argued that trading the Scandella-pick for Frolik was a negative value because of the impact on the cap and next year's cap for bonuses.

We must release our anger. Only our hatred can dest...  It's more that accentuating the positive within this stockpile of defensemen is getting harder and harder to do.

But that trade (a 4th & more or less non-existent cap space for a boat anchor costing ~$2.1MM of cap $'s (trade was made on January 2, so his contract on a daily basis only added about a total of ~50% of his $4.3MM cap hit)) didn't even fully cost them all the bonus overage they'll be out next year.

Even if instead of having Frolik but having an ELC guy making league minimum (~$0.5MM over the course of a 1/2 season) they don't necessarily end up banking any cap savings as they'd have to be below the actual cap even with $5MM+ in BF-LTIR between Hunwick & Sobotka counting towards that cap (plus Thompson's contract was costing money as well) and pretty sure they never were at a spot on any day this season where that was the case.  (Actual player salary on the roster including ST IR'd guys plus the LTIR guys would have to have exceeded the cap (minus Frolik's salary but adding in the replacement 13th F's salary) by less than $3.4MM to have not picking up Frolik to have mattered at all for next year's cap.  And any day that those exceeded the cap by more than that would have eaten up any banked savings.  

Not going to go back and do the daily calculations to find out exactly what having Frolik cost off next years' cap, but it will be significantly less than his salary paid out by the Sabres (again, ballpark $2.1MM) and very well could turn out to be $0.  And the Sabres will be out only ~$1.2MM (not sure exactly who got what beyond Dahlin getting his max type A bonuses but barely missing out on the much larger type B bonus).

According to NHL #'s, with only 21 (rather than 23) active players, they're ~$1.2MM over the cap with everything added in.  Dumping Frolik at best saves $1.6MM.  In a best case scenario, they pay 1/2 of Dahlin's bonus this season; but even that isn't likely.

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23. Do not trade a high 6th Round Pick to the Leafs for a Low 6th Round Pick the next season. 

 

All this and Your Captain is voicing his displeasure with the team’s losing.

Keep up the great work Bots!!

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1 hour ago, Andrew Amerk said:

Hindsight is great, it’s the foresight that’s more tricky. 

I've never really understood this argument. GM's are evaluated on results - the job description is to look good, in hindsight. If things look bad in hindsight, the GM made the wrong calls, didn't have foresight, and isn't a good GM.

That's the job. 

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8 hours ago, Andrew Amerk said:

Hindsight is great, it’s the foresight that’s more tricky. 

There is more than enough hindsight to have have the foresight to fire him. 

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Apparently the major hold up was Pilut wanted a one way deal with the Sabres and Botterill said no until it was too late 

 

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Botterbotch!

They presented him with the 1-way after he left, too, so it's not like they weren't willing to do it. Just a failure to properly manage negotiations, regardless of how one feels about Pilut. 

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Botteril was truly  the worst GM in the NHL and easily the worst in Sabres history.  I am so happy he’s gone. 

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17 hours ago, Thorny said:

Botterbotch!

They presented him with the 1-way after he left, too, so it's not like they weren't willing to do it. Just a failure to properly manage negotiations, regardless of how one feels about Pilut. 

I don't think he was a star, but he was likely a serviceable defenseman if given time.

If all he asked for was a 1-way contract - the results the same, but you at least get a look at him in camp to see if he can stick before you waive/trade him.  

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18 hours ago, Thorny said:

Botterbotch!

They presented him with the 1-way after he left, too, so it's not like they weren't willing to do it. Just a failure to properly manage negotiations, regardless of how one feels about Pilut. 

Yeah, that is frustrating.  He's NHL quality, though still think he's more 3rd pairing than 2nd.  His being on the roster gives them 3 NHL LHD's and helps force the issue of trading a RHD.  (Maybe that was the rub.  Or maybe after discussions with Krueger the 2 felt he'd likely spend significant time in Ra-cha-cha & knowing the directive to not increase costs frivolously decided having another $950k in the A wasn't his best decision for ensuring job security.  Ooops.)

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18 hours ago, Brawndo said:

Apparently the major hold up was Pilut wanted a one way deal with the Sabres and Botterill said no until it was too late 

 

Botterill sucks. I hope this was the final nail in his GM coffin. 

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