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Taylor Hall signing: 8 million one yr with Sabres


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

Which is prudent for him on a 1 year deal. He came here to play on Jack's wing and rack up points. With a NMC he controls the situation and prevents the Sabres from flipping him to what he perceives to be a bad spot.

In reality if things go sideways and the Sabres are looking to trade him he will likely be OK with waiving it to be moved. It just gives him a seat at the table.

Where else could he go that would be worse then all the teams he has played for already? Outside of the Rangers who got the #1 overall pick because of luck (or conspiracy theory...) he has played for all the teams that have been competing for #1 overall over the last decade basically.......

Edmonton, NJ, Phoenix, now Buffalo......

8 minutes ago, miles said:

do they have to trade someone? i mean are they over cap? i dont see a reason to trade anyone otherwise

Actual cap no, but internal cap maybe.....

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5 minutes ago, apuszczalowski said:

I think he only felt shock because it wasn't expected, he intended to stay in Minny to end his career and I don't believe they informed him he was going to definitely be moved

No doubt.  But he had to be wondering what sort of wingers he'd get knowing that it was more important to team success to have Eichel optimized than him.  Now, he knows he will have great support & get to face 2nd pairing D.  He could have a great year.

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Just now, YouDigg said:

Check out this ridiculous poll on TSN’s Twitter page!  The only two options are Yes and Yes!  (NOT photoshopped - go check Twitter!)

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Poll: are you surprised that TO media prove they are power tools?

1. Yes, thought they'd try to hide that fact.

2. No, power tools gonna power tool.

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1 minute ago, dudacek said:

Geez, we now have 2 first overall and 3 second overall picks on the roster.

11 top 10 picks now, counting Quinn.

Take that Edmonton Oilers!

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10 minutes ago, Curt said:

This is what I came up with:
 

Skinner-Eichel-Reinhart 

Hall-Staal-Olofsson

Girgensons-Lazar-Okposo

Eakin-Cozens-Thompson

Rieder

Ya pretty much had the same. No way they don't at least try out the new guy with Jack, I mean come on it'll be fun to give it a go, but could see it settling like that ^ too, definitely 

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I love this this move.  Bringing in a Hart Trophy winner to the top 6.  

1 year is not the best deal though.  If we get “good” and he wants to stay the price only goes up.  Hey, I’ll take it.  

Staal and now Hall, this adds a lot.  

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1 minute ago, Pimlach said:

I love this this move.  Bringing in a Hart Trophy winner to the top 6.  

1 year is not the best deal though.  If we get “good” and he wants to stay the price only goes up.  Hey, I’ll take it.  

Staal and now Hall, this adds a lot.  

They just can't make the same mistake they did with Skinner and pay him based on a total he can't replicate (by self imposed line selection, I guess) 

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9 minutes ago, Curt said:

This is what I came up with:
 

Skinner-Eichel-Reinhart 

Hall-Staal-Olofsson

Girgensons-Lazar-Okposo

Eakin-Cozens-Thompson

Rieder

 

This is just tremendous.  Two sexy looking lines, each with a legit MVP candidate level player, the pieces for a checking line that can be used defensively, and a line that is young and can be sheltered, but has nice offensive upside.

 

Just now, Thorny said:

Ya pretty much had the same. No way they don't at least try out the new guy with Jack, I mean come on, but could see it settling like that ^ too 

I go 

Skinner Eichel Olofsson

Hall Staal Reinhart

 

more balance, doesn't lose offensive potency and Eichel/Olof really clicked last year. 2000s night vs. CBJ, I was there, and Olofsson had just come back from injury. Eichel/Olof instantly connected and basically won that game just the two of them. Put a Taylor Hall who can pass with them, and holy moly.

Meanwhile, Reinhart is the experience two-way youth anchoring 2 former all-stars. They'll be just fine.

 

The bottom 6....is scary (bad).

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6 minutes ago, YouDigg said:

Check out this ridiculous poll on TSN’s Twitter page!  The only two options are Yes and Yes!  (NOT photoshopped - go check Twitter!)

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Reading comments on the signing on the sports site, that actually looks correct, seemed like no one was expecting this

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1 minute ago, Thorny said:

Ya pretty much had the same. No way they don't at least try out the new guy with Jack, I mean come on, but could see it settling like that ^ too 

Thinking of all this minutes Jack plays, I think Hall could end up being his LW.  
 

Next add is a goalie. 

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Just now, Thorny said:

Ya pretty much had the same. No way they don't at least try out the new guy with Jack, I mean come on, but could see it settling like that ^ too 

Yeah, Hall w/Eichel would certainly be lethal, but their skill sets overlap quite a bit.  Skinner-Staal-Olofsson looks like a line with too much shooting and not enough puck carrying/creating, but if they try it like that and it works, I won’t complain.

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Just now, Gabrielor said:

 

I go 

Skinner Eichel Olofsson

Hall Staal Reinhart

 

more balance, doesn't lose offensive potency and Eichel/Olof really clicked last year. 2000s night vs. CBJ, I was there, and Olofsson had just come back from injury. Eichel/Olof instantly connected and basically won that game just the two of them. Put a Taylor Hall who can pass with them, and holy moly.

Meanwhile, Reinhart is the experience two-way youth anchoring 2 former all-stars. They'll be just fine.

 

The bottom 6....is scary (bad).

Ya you are right, I had Reinhart on line 2, too. 

Just now, Curt said:

Yeah, Hall w/Eichel would certainly be lethal, but their skill sets overlap quite a bit.  Skinner-Staal-Olofsson looks like a line with too much shooting and not enough puck carrying/creating, but if they try it like that and it works, I won’t complain.

Totally. It may not work. But every farmer and their mom knows we are gonna try it haha. 

So exciting 

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56 minutes ago, WildCard said:

I think Larsson to Eakin is a massive downgrade 

Really?  Eakin had a down year but has a 40 point season recently.  Larsson never gets 20 points.  You can argue Larsson is the better defensive forward, I would argue he was one of the main penalty killers on a historically bad PK unit

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i just wish the sabres had better goaltending. with what they have i see them not getting past the first round. 

hall makes the sabres much better. they now have 3 great players for the PP, and a PK 

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53 minutes ago, PerreaultForever said:

Well didn't expect to log on to this..........

I suppose the 1 year deal means he couldn't get what he wanted (here or wherever) and decided 1 year where he knows he will be a main piece with lots of ice time and hope for better economics next year was the best idea. 

Well my earlier plan was trade Reinhart add Hall so maybe.........no idea what happens next then. 

Rumor is he turned down a multi year contract with Montreal averaging around $8m per

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5 minutes ago, Norcal said:

One year deal means we should get a motivated Hall or no? Playing for a payday.

I'd think so.

I'm old fashioned in that if we can just get our young core into a playoff series, I believe the benefits could do wonders. 

Maybe that's just obvious now considering Jack's frustration. 

If we get one great year from Hall, and we are a playoff team, I'm a happy man. Signing is a possibility, but not concerned about that now.

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51 minutes ago, DarthEbriate said:

Hall likes the puck. Skinner has already learned how to work with Eichel and Reino.

I'd think this looks balanced:   Skinner-Eichel-Reino / Hall-Staal-Olofsson / Cozens-Eakin-Okposo / Girgs-Lazar-Rieder

I like it though I think they intend on giving Tage an everyday role

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13 minutes ago, YouDigg said:

Check out this ridiculous poll on TSN’s Twitter page!  The only two options are Yes and Yes!  (NOT photoshopped - go check Twitter!)

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Good thing I couldn’t care less about Twitter polls 👍🏼 

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1 minute ago, Turbo44 said:

Really?  Eakin had a down year but has a 40 point season recently.  Larsson never gets 20 points.  You can argue Larsson is the better defensive forward, I would argue he was one of the main penalty killers on a historically bad PK unit

Eakin has more offensive skill than Larsson. He will probably be 3C if they start out with Cozens on wing.  
 

I would like to see us bring in a 3C and make a Eakin and Lazar fight it out.  Same with Girgs and Kyle and Tage.  

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