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Curtis Lazar Signs Two Year Extension with Sabres

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Right player, right contract. Happy for him, he seemed to really want this.

Hope he has arrived as an NHL player.

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5 minutes ago, That Aud Smell said:

penciled in as the 4C?

this means no larsson?

Pencilled in as the 13th forward, regardless if we sign Larsson.

Likely 4C if they don't sign Larsson, but they will give Asplund a look there as well.

I don't expect Larsson back; few do.

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12 minutes ago, That Aud Smell said:

penciled in as the 4C?

this means no larsson?

For $800,000 he could be anything.  4C, 4W, checking line forward, 13th forward, waived to Rochester if he stinks.

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Good. Appropriate contract for a guy who worked hard and earned a spot last year (even if it was on a bad team). Much more appropriate than the 2 million somebody wanted to pay him in the other thread. 

Good move, but ultimately not that significant. But it's a start. 

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May not have the offensive upside as Tampa's Gourde, but I see him being the energetic spark plug for the Sabres. Good signing.

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I like it. Feeling like our 4th line will be Asplund - Lazar - KO. 

I can't envision a world where Zemgus or Larsson don't want to test free agency and go to a more competitive team. 

It also blows my mind we have 3 more years of Okposo.

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2 years, barely over the league minimum AAV.

What's not to love about that deal.

(Hope that doesn't mean Larsson is absolutely gone.  It shouldn't.  But now they have a worst case 4C that isn't a train wreck.  Leaving 3C as the one C that doesn't have at least someone known to be adequate pencilled in.)

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3 hours ago, Brawndo said:

800,000 AAV 

per Sabres 

 

Awesome!! Glad it’s at least for two years. His OT face offs are worth points in the standings 

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3 hours ago, That Aud Smell said:

penciled in as the 4C?

this means no larsson?

I don't see the two as linked, really - Larsson wasn't the 4c by ice time. I could see Lazar replacing the 4C by ice time. 

2 hours ago, dudacek said:

Pencilled in as the 13th forward, regardless if we sign Larsson.

Likely 4C if they don't sign Larsson, but they will give Asplund a look there as well.

I don't expect Larsson back; few do.

As of now, he's the 3C. 

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PSA - *Larsson wasn't our 4th C*

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51 minutes ago, DarthEbriate said:

Execute Order...  Five.

So it's going to be a very slow build. 

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Anyways, good signing. He seems like a good dude. I always picture a guy lifting the cup once we bring them in, in a Sabres uniform. Lazar would be a hoot. 

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1 hour ago, Mustache of God said:

I like it. Feeling like our 4th line will be Asplund - Lazar - KO. 

I can't envision a world where Zemgus or Larsson don't want to test free agency and go to a more competitive team. 

It also blows my mind we have 3 more years of Okposo.

I'm getting that sense as well.  I think we need to add another cheap depth piece to challenge Asplund and maybe be the 13th forward if that's the case.  And we need to be cognizant of who on the roster is capable on the PK, cause we're lacking there.

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3 hours ago, That Aud Smell said:

penciled in as the 4C?

this means no larsson?


I think this is probably right.  Cost-cutting plus Larsson probably wanting a taste of a better team plus him being a UFA plus a commitment to Lazar probably equals Larsson gone.

 

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People who pulled a "yawn" on the Staal trade, this is what you really were looking for.

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Any hockey player who takes a bite out of a cheeseburger thrown onto the ice is well worth this contract. 
 

I believe it’s called “character.”

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1 hour ago, Shootica said:

I'm getting that sense as well.  I think we need to add another cheap depth piece to challenge Asplund and maybe be the 13th forward if that's the case.  And we need to be cognizant of who on the roster is capable on the PK, cause we're lacking there.

Matt Martin!!

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I saw $1.6M & was like theres no way that was per year. Love the deal, 2 years at $800k is less than I thought it'd take, but only by a couple hundred K.

Great move by KA. Locks in a good depth player who is solid at faceoffs & who seems genuinely happy to be here.  Hoping he's a late bloomer & he continues to work on his game & can be a solid bottom 6 player for us.

KA getting things done, i like it!

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