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Sabre_Tooth
Buffalo Sabres
Location: NE
Joined: 06.17.2015

May 15 @ 4:47 PM ET
pretty sure sobotka is now buried on the 4th line, or in rochester



- homiedclown


Can we contact Elon Musk and have Sobotka included on the SpaceX launch?
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

May 15 @ 4:47 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


Agree with you on the defensive side. They have work to do there. If Skinner, Sheary, and Olofsson are your top 3 LW's you have a major problem. Not enough ozone starts to go around.
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 4:52 PM ET
Been reported skinner and sabres not far apart on a deal

My Twitter is not working Sure it will pop up soon

- gerbe75pts

8 x 9.5m per my sauces
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Please do not address me, quote me, provoke me or in any way reference me, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

May 15 @ 5:02 PM ET
he was done coaching hockey, sabres convinced him to come back


this is the tricky part, once you checked out and decided to pursue life w/o coaching hockey, do you have it mentally to come back years later, short term let alone long term

- homiedclown


He was "done" coaching hockey because he got (frank)ed over, hard, with no lube. Especially when you had more success than anyone since they went to the Cup all the way through their playoff run a couple years ago, sure it's relative, but 3rd in the division beats last. It's tough to blame a guy for taking a few years off after that.
OneKaneOneCup
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Buffalo, NY
Joined: 06.21.2013

May 15 @ 5:03 PM ET
8 x 9.5m per my sauces
- Feds91Stammer

lol, he isn’t getting 76 mil.

8.5x8 is the same as 9.7 x7 on the open market, and there’s 0 chance someone is giving him that
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Yzerplan time, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 15 @ 5:10 PM ET
lol, he isn’t getting 76 mil.

8.5x8 is the same as 9.7 x7 on the open market, and there’s 0 chance someone is giving him that

- OneKaneOneCup

My sauces are spicy
jdfitz77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: buffalo, NY
Joined: 05.21.2007

May 15 @ 5:16 PM ET
Olofsson needs to be in the top 6 imo to maximize his talent. If they bring in another dynamite LW and re-sign Skinner, then maybe you rethink that
- jcragcrumple


Depends
If we are able to trade for a 2way center,
like W.karlsson,
then a 3rd line that looks something like
Olofsson-Mitts-Nylander
could be interesting

I don’t wanna see Olofsson or Nylander put into a heavy defensive role
BareMetal
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Denver, CO
Joined: 11.15.2017

May 15 @ 5:20 PM ET
Been reported skinner and sabres not far apart on a deal

My Twitter is not working Sure it will pop up soon

- gerbe75pts


... but no one will sign here, remember?

The sky is black.
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 5:22 PM ET
My sauces are spicy
- Feds91Stammer

Stripes77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Where ever Matt Ellis allows me to be, NY
Joined: 07.30.2012

May 15 @ 5:23 PM ET
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.

- mhp



It seems like term has been the issue with him

If the Sabres go a full 8 years he has to realize he isn't going to get $8 million per

There is still room to increase his and both Karlsson's contracts (plus Connolly if needed) to fit them all.

But the key really is moving Okposo

I'd like to save some cap space because Reinhart and then Dahlin are coming up due which will be large raises
gerbe75pts
Anaheim Ducks
Location: DRAFT COLE CAUFIELD AT 7!!!, CA
Joined: 09.03.2009

May 15 @ 5:36 PM ET
Paul Hamilton Reporting vanek wants to come to buffalo


* shocking* 😏🤣

It’s his 4th time trying I think we sign him this time

gerbe75pts
Anaheim Ducks
Location: DRAFT COLE CAUFIELD AT 7!!!, CA
Joined: 09.03.2009

May 15 @ 5:40 PM ET
Vanek with jack would be fun I know it would never last because he would slow down but it would be nice to finally see him with a Franchise center
jdfitz77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: buffalo, NY
Joined: 05.21.2007

May 15 @ 5:40 PM ET
Paul Hamilton Reporting vanek wants to come to buffalo


* shocking* 😏🤣

It’s his 4th time trying I think we sign him this time

- gerbe75pts


Where’s Boss at?
Bringing back Vanek might be the only thing that could ease the loss of Pommer for him
gerbe75pts
Anaheim Ducks
Location: DRAFT COLE CAUFIELD AT 7!!!, CA
Joined: 09.03.2009

May 15 @ 5:43 PM ET
Where’s Boss at?
Bringing back Vanek might be the only thing that could ease the loss of Pommer for him

- jdfitz77


And he actually would score without jack 🧐
BeadyEyedDouche
Buffalo Sabres
Location: "We played a good enough hockey game to win a hockey game tonight." -Phil Housley
Joined: 07.01.2016

May 15 @ 5:44 PM ET
Buffalo in one sentence?
- Sabresfan-365

Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo, Buffalo?
mhp
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: PROUD MEMBER OF RED SOX NATION SINCE 1975!!!! , SD
Joined: 01.14.2008

May 15 @ 5:46 PM ET
Vanek with jack would be fun I know it would never last because he would slow down but it would be nice to finally see him with a Franchise center
- gerbe75pts


I could see Vanek on the 3rd line and pp time.
mhp
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: PROUD MEMBER OF RED SOX NATION SINCE 1975!!!! , SD
Joined: 01.14.2008

May 15 @ 5:49 PM ET
It seems like term has been the issue with him

If the Sabres go a full 8 years he has to realize he isn't going to get $8 million per

There is still room to increase his and both Karlsson's contracts (plus Connolly if needed) to fit them all.

But the key really is moving Okposo

I'd like to save some cap space because Reinhart and then Dahlin are coming up due which will be large raises

- Stripes77


Okposo's contract is a real problem.
Stripes77
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Where ever Matt Ellis allows me to be, NY
Joined: 07.30.2012

May 15 @ 5:53 PM ET
Okposo's contract is a real problem.
- mhp



100%
gerbe75pts
Anaheim Ducks
Location: DRAFT COLE CAUFIELD AT 7!!!, CA
Joined: 09.03.2009

May 15 @ 5:57 PM ET
I could see Vanek on the 3rd line and pp time.
- mhp


It would be nice bring some confidence to casey maybe talk about their college days
gerbe75pts
Anaheim Ducks
Location: DRAFT COLE CAUFIELD AT 7!!!, CA
Joined: 09.03.2009

May 15 @ 5:57 PM ET
Okposo's contract is a real problem.
- mhp


Don’t worry I’m sure the great Chayka will take him
Pegullaville
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Toronto
Joined: 03.16.2011

May 15 @ 6:04 PM ET
And he actually would score without jack 🧐
- gerbe75pts


I said that last offseason but he didn’t “fit in to our uptempo north and south game” I wonder if the 35 points he would have put up would have been useful to the team though
BeadyEyedDouche
Buffalo Sabres
Location: "We played a good enough hockey game to win a hockey game tonight." -Phil Housley
Joined: 07.01.2016

May 15 @ 6:06 PM ET
Okposo's contract is a real problem.
- mhp

This is as well known as the shape of the Earth at this point


gerbe75pts
Anaheim Ducks
Location: DRAFT COLE CAUFIELD AT 7!!!, CA
Joined: 09.03.2009

May 15 @ 6:11 PM ET
This is as well known as the shape of the Earth at this point



- BeadyEyedDouche

mhp
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: PROUD MEMBER OF RED SOX NATION SINCE 1975!!!! , SD
Joined: 01.14.2008

May 15 @ 6:25 PM ET
Absolutely incredible that Ralph walked around the city, 9 hours of walking to different bars and restaurants talking to people. And switched bars after every period watching a playoff game.

And our lame insiders at GR knew nothing about it.
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 @ 6:40 PM ET
Vanek with jack would be fun I know it would never last because he would slow down but it would be nice to finally see him with a Franchise center
- gerbe75pts


The time to do that would have been after Minn. bought him out. I'm as big of a Vanek fan as there is, but I don't see it as a fit. Olofsson is a better top-6 option at this point, and Pommer is a better bottom-6.

This is coming from a guy who has two Vanek jerseys
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