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 Post subject: Re: Frustration
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 10:44 am 
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Both Eichel and Reinhart suggested in their exit interviews that they wouldn't be opposed to moving on.

I can't believe how disastrous things have become in Buffalo. At least the Bills are good!

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 Post subject: Re: Frustration
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 1:39 pm 
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Those Eichel comments are uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugly. Basically he wanted to have surgery on his neck and the Buffalo team doctors decided against it.

Yeah, it's coming to an end this offseason. I'd say to Adams, just get the best package you possibly can, even if it means handing your franchise player to the New York Rangers. Rumors persist that the Kings are going to put together a package and conceivably have the cap room and prospects/young players to make it work, but I don't see them parting ways with Byfield when the kid just effin' got there.

There are more centers on this team than an Quinn-era Leafs roster. At some point they're gonna have to divest themselves of a couple, just didn't necessarily think it'd be Reinhart and Eichel.


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 Post subject: Re: Frustration
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 1:55 pm 
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Curious to see how Reinhart will do in a new city. He's been the model of consistency since entering the league, basically a guaranteed 20+ goals, but for a second overall there's that weight of needing to do more. Bennett immediately hit another level leaving Calgary, and I think Reinhart might have untapped upside too.

He's Arby's eligible this offseason, which makes him a likely trade candidate. Trade him for a younger version of himself (Glass?) and try again.

LA, SJ and LV will be all over Eichel.

I think the Kings can avoid giving up Byfield if they sacrifice Turcotte, Kupari, Anderson-Dolan etc.
Sharks have nothing to give (Merkley and Wiesblatt isn't enough) but you have to think they'll try.
Vegas always gets their man. Pretty much everyone but Stone and Pietrangelo should be considered up for grabs. Glass, Krebs, Hague?
Rangers maybe? Kakko+ is attractive.

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 Post subject: Re: Frustration
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:32 pm 
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Skinner waives his NMC for the expansion draft, even though he won't be taken and the Sabres don't have anyone better to protect.

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 Post subject: Re: Frustration
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:48 pm 
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Skinner and that contract... :shock: :shock: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Frustration
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:59 pm 
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I realize Skinner isn't free from all blame but Krueger's handling of the situation was beyond abominable. It's one thing to have an underachieving and overpaid player but to just continually stick him on the 4th line with a couple talentless grinders (yes, Lazar is a talentless grinder) and expect him to...I don't know what exactly he was supposed to do to play out of it...score a bunch with 5-7 minutes of ice time a night!?

This probably ends in a trade with Buggalo retaining, and then the team that gets Skinner will reap the benefits.


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 Post subject: Re: Frustration
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:55 pm 
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Pokecheque wrote:
I realize Skinner isn't free from all blame but Krueger's handling of the situation was beyond abominable. It's one thing to have an underachieving and overpaid player but to just continually stick him on the 4th line with a couple talentless grinders (yes, Lazar is a talentless grinder) and expect him to...I don't know what exactly he was supposed to do to play out of it...score a bunch with 5-7 minutes of ice time a night!?

This probably ends in a trade with Buggalo retaining, and then the team that gets Skinner will reap the benefits.


6 years x 9M left! That's insanity!

Tampa bought out Vinny with 7 x 7M after a season line of 39-10-22-32. His buyout cost $32.66M

Buffalo paid a 2nd, 3rd and 6th to acquire him. Buffalo would have to pay far, far more than that in picks and prospects if they want to dump a large chunk of his cap hit.

$37,166,667 cost of buying him out. Buffalo will either live with this for a few more years and then buy him out, or buy him out now.

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 Post subject: Re: Frustration
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:53 pm 
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6 years x 9M left! That's insanity!

Tampa bought out Vinny with 7 x 7M after a season line of 39-10-22-32. His buyout cost $32.66M

Buffalo paid a 2nd, 3rd and 6th to acquire him. Buffalo would have to pay far, far more than that in picks and prospects if they want to dump a large chunk of his cap hit.

$37,166,667 cost of buying him out. Buffalo will either live with this for a few more years and then buy him out, or buy him out now.


They're still paying Ehrhoff and Hodgson, I think they're finally clear of Leino though. They've also steadfastly refused to buy out Okposo despite the fact he's been all but a bust for them, so I don't see them forking over the money to pay Skinner to go elsewhere.

I honestly don't think they'd have to pay anyone an exorbitant amount to take the contract--if they retained half, that's a middle-tier scorer at $4.5 million. That's below market value. If he ends up exceeding expectations then I think that's a bet worth considering, especially when you know the cap will eventually go up.

Again, I think he'd bounce back just fine with the right team. The combination of a shitty team with a shitty coach just brought everyone down. I mean, look at what happened to Taylor friggin' Hall FFS! Skinner is simply too talented to continue at the pace he was at last season. And while the contract is onerous it ain't his fault that Botterill was an insanely bad GM who didn't use a single ounce of leverage at his disposal.


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 Post subject: Re: Frustration
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Kevyn Adams gets a great haul for Rasmus Ristolainen and a not-so great one for Sam Reinhart.

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 Post subject: Re: Frustration
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That Risto deal is fucking hilarious. :lol:

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