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seedy
Buffalo Sabres
Location: you don't need an ignore button to ignore someone., CA
Joined: 02.22.2007

May 15 @ 4:12 PM ET
I did this a few days ago

https://www.capfriendly.c.../armchair-gm/team/1166664

- Stripes77


Okposo has a M-NTC. If I were to bet money, I would guess Ottawa isn't a team he's willing to go to. Between his contract and a 15 team no trade list, we're screwed.
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 4:14 PM ET
I'm surprised you have time to read all my takes. I figured you'd be busy writing some pornographic GoT fan fiction starring Sir Timothy Murray
- jcragcrumple




Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 4:15 PM ET
Okposo has a M-NTC. If I were to bet money, I would guess Ottawa isn't a team he's willing to go to. Between his contract and a 15 team no trade list, we're screwed.
- seedy

Just bury him and not in the AHL.
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

May 15 @ 4:17 PM ET
Steve Smith has a good chance at staying on, I would imagine.

Does anyone know who Krueger's assistants for Switzerland at the World Cup or in Edmonton were?

- Powerslave



Lindy ruff was one of the coaches for team Canada when he was there in 2016 I believe

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Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

May 15 @ 4:19 PM ET
true story. I guess what I'm saying is that giving him a chance on a scoring line is the best way to maximize his talent. He's got the shot, but it would be a shame to waste it playing him with grinders
- jcragcrumple


Lot to be seen. You don't want him playing a defensive role, but Skinner and Sheary have shown that they can't do that either. Something will have to give.
JVince11
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Alright Sigfreid, Lets Go Roy... Eye of the freaking Tiger!!!, AK
Joined: 07.13.2011

May 15 @ 4:19 PM ET
Hard pass on Nelson, Brassard, Ferland, Chiasson, Donskoi, and Simmonds being great options.
- Feds91Stammer


Why wouldn't you like Brock Nelson? 50 pts this year as basically a 1C/2C with Bailey and Komarov as his wings?

I can def see the others as the bottom of the choices list. Chiasson did pot 22 goals this year though... he's lower middle tier.
SabresFaninIndiana
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Bananaville, IN
Joined: 12.16.2009

May 15 @ 4:20 PM ET
He's 24. It's a much different situation. At the same time, there should be competition for the final spots on the team. Right now, I don't see how you don't pencil him in on the 3rd line. It's his spot to lose. If nothing changes, then he has to beat out someone like CJ Smith.
- Lunaion

that right there is a huge statement.. if nothing changes and we go into the season with the same roster i would be hoping GMJB is fired before september
SabresFaninIndiana
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Bananaville, IN
Joined: 12.16.2009

May 15 @ 4:20 PM ET
Just bury him and not in the AHL.
- Feds91Stammer

you mean like with a shovel
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

May 15 @ 4:22 PM ET
you mean like with a shovel
- SabresFaninIndiana


He's a big boy you'll probably need a bobcat.
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

May 15 @ 4:22 PM ET
Steve Smith has a good chance at staying on, I would imagine.

Does anyone know who Krueger's assistants for Switzerland at the World Cup or in Edmonton were?

- Powerslave


Head Coach: Ralph Krueger (19-22-0-7)
Assistant Coach: Steve Smith
Assistant Coach: Kelly Buchberger
Goalie Coach: Frederic Chabot

Head Coach: Tom Renney (32-40-0-10)
Associate Coach: Ralph Krueger
Assistant Coach: Steve Smith
Assistant Coach: Kelly Buchberger
Goalie Coach: Frederic Chabot
mhp
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: PROUD MEMBER OF RED SOX NATION SINCE 1975!!!! , SD
Joined: 01.14.2008

May 15 @ 4:23 PM ET
I did this a few days ago

https://www.capfriendly.c.../armchair-gm/team/1166664

- Stripes77


Stripes, do you think Skinner will sign for that? Seems to be low number. Okposo will be difficult to move to anybody imo. I like the rest of it.

Also, with Ralph on board we might make a play for Eberle this summer.
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 4:23 PM ET
Why wouldn't you like Brock Nelson? 50 pts this year as basically a 1C/2C with Bailey and Komarov as his wings?

I can def see the others as the bottom of the choices list. Chiasson did pot 22 goals this year though... he's lower middle tier.

- JVince11

Don't like Nelson as a 2C.

Chiasson shot 18% this season. Next year when his stat line is 12-13-25 the team that signs him is going to regret it.
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

May 15 @ 4:24 PM ET
that right there is a huge statement.. if nothing changes and we go into the season with the same roster i would be hoping GMJB is fired before september
- SabresFaninIndiana


Obviously things will change, but it could easily still end with CJ Smith battling with Olofsson for the final LW spot.
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 4:24 PM ET
you mean like with a shovel
- SabresFaninIndiana

Cap Management 101
Powerslave
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Beyotch-trill
Joined: 02.10.2011

May 15 @ 4:26 PM ET
Head Coach: Ralph Krueger (19-22-0-7)
Assistant Coach: Steve Smith
Assistant Coach: Kelly Buchberger
Goalie Coach: Frederic Chabot

- Lunaion



Thanks!
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

May 15 @ 4:28 PM ET
Thanks!
- Powerslave


Edited to my post. He kept the same assistants when he was promoted to head coach. Probably does like Smith, but he didn't hire him.
SabresFaninIndiana
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Bananaville, IN
Joined: 12.16.2009

May 15 @ 4:28 PM ET
Cap Management 101
- Feds91Stammer

i like your thoughts on this subject..
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I don't care what he did with a bunch of kids in Southampton. He's a bum, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 15 @ 4:28 PM ET
Obviously things will change, but it could easily still end with CJ Smith battling with Olofsson for the final LW spot.
- Lunaion


If that's the case, then I'd give Smith the edge. I'd rather have CJ in that role, and then call up Olofsson if there's a top-6 injury (and of course use him properly)
SabresFaninIndiana
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Bananaville, IN
Joined: 12.16.2009

May 15 @ 4:29 PM ET
Obviously things will change, but it could easily still end with CJ Smith battling with Olofsson for the final LW spot.
- Lunaion

i could see that being the case.. i just dont want to have him fighting for either the 2nd or 1st line.. if he proves it and makes it there awesome, but i don't want that to option numero uno
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 4:33 PM ET
i like your thoughts on this subject..
- SabresFaninIndiana

They call me the accountant.
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

May 15 @ 4:36 PM ET
If that's the case, then I'd give Smith the edge. I'd rather have CJ in that role, and then call up Olofsson if there's a top-6 injury (and of course use him properly)
- jcragcrumple


I hate this 'use properly' thing. He might be a 3rd line player at 5v5. Nothing wrong with that. At 24, is there really much more development left? If he helps you win, you keep him.
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 4:38 PM ET
I hate this 'use properly' thing. He might be a 3rd line player at 5v5. Nothing wrong with that. At 24, is there really much more development left? If he helps you win, you keep him.
- Lunaion

Nope.
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I don't care what he did with a bunch of kids in Southampton. He's a bum, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 15 @ 4:38 PM ET
I hate this 'use properly' thing. He might be a 3rd line player at 5v5. Nothing wrong with that. At 24, is there really much more development left? If he helps you win, you keep him.
- Lunaion


With a shot like his, you don't use him in a defensive role imo. Gotta get him some top-end playmakers to maximize his strengths. Playing him with a Sobotka-type guy will not lead to the best results possible. He needs to be in the offensive zone with creative puck distributors
gerbe75pts
Anaheim Ducks
Location: DRAFT COLE CAUFIELD AT 7!!!, CA
Joined: 09.03.2009

May 15 @ 4:39 PM ET
Been reported skinner and sabres not far apart on a deal

My Twitter is not working Sure it will pop up soon
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 4:42 PM ET
With a shot like his, you don't use him in a defensive role imo. Gotta get him some top-end playmakers to maximize his strengths. Playing him with a Sobotka-type guy will not lead to the best results possible. He needs to be in the offensive zone with creative puck distributors
- jcragcrumple

pretty sure sobotka is now buried on the 4th line, or in rochester


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