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NHL Trade Deadline April 12 —What Would You Like To See Happen?


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Just get rid of players that won't be on the team next season. You're not going to be able to rebuild now, the trade deadline is mostly for teams in the playoffs. 

Keep Eichel, Risto, Reinhart, Ullmark, and some young guys. Move anyone else.

 

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I'd gut the team and get as many picks and prospects as possible. Trade all UFAs and even all RFAs (but some of those can wait until later if necessary). Also going to trade Eichel but that also can wait if necessary until the off season. I've had enough of this lot. 

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1 minute ago, PerreaultForever said:

I'd gut the team and get as many picks and prospects as possible. Trade all UFAs and even all RFAs (but some of those can wait until later if necessary). Also going to trade Eichel but that also can wait if necessary until the off season. I've had enough of this lot. 

I'm fine with ready to go prospects/preferably young NHLers. I really don't wanna go the pick route any place that's possible 

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Just now, Thorny said:

I'm fine with ready to go prospects/preferably young NHLers. I really don't wanna go the pick route any place that's possible 

I'd prefer that too, but it's a little too abstract to go deeper. The big names presumably involve a combination. 

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Posted in Friedman thread, but more appropriate for this one.

 

Hall should be traded by TDL for a first and prospect. Retain 50% of salary if you want.  He can still resign here in off season and since there won't be many options to choose from the contract should still be favorable for Buffalo.

Stall should be traded by TDL for 2nd rd pick in 2022.  Give him another chance to win cup by sending him to a contender.

Montour should be traded by TDL for 3rd rd pick.  Teams want depth on defense going into playoffs.

Rieder and Sheahan could be moved if other teams willing to give up a 6th or 7th rd pick for them.  If not their contracts just run out and they help fill the roster for the rest of the year.

 

Now during the off season becomes the fun part!!!

Sabres need to move one of Reinhart, Olofsson, Risto or Eichel to shake up the team and to be able to get something in return.

Eichel brings the most back in return but he is also the captain.  Don't think he gets moved this year. Give Cozens another year to mature.

Risto still has his moments but has been steady this year.  Unless the Sabres go after big RD UFA Hamilton then I think Risto stays.

Olofsson and Reinhart are the same type of players.  They are smart with the puck, score on PP but don't offer much else on 5 on 5 hockey and do not play a gritty game.  Out of these two players whichever one gets you the best return gets moved.

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Not quite a draft day subject, but part of the overall philosophy. We need to stop wasting ice time on old guys getting big bank, and start using the time on younger guys. We are missing a valuable opportunity for those younger guys to gain useful experience at the NHL level. The best thing about this decision would be at least young players can improve. I don't care how much Okposo is making, he's out, he does nothing except take ice time from younger players. Staal? make him a coach FFS. Start playing Casey, Tage, Asplundh etc. What the hell is Irwin in the lineup for? We finally gave a young guy like Bryson a chance, and he actually wants to play! Stick them in and let them sink or swim.

PS: there is nothing worse than watching Big Bank guys playing out the string!

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