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Michael Ghofrani
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 01.14.2020

Jul 8 @ 12:28 PM ET
Michael Ghofrani: How The Sabres Should Spend Their Cap This Year
kingcong39
Buffalo Sabres
Location: albany, NY
Joined: 02.21.2007

Jul 8 @ 12:53 PM ET
Dylan DeMelo and MacKenzie Weegar as far as defense targets
lulags
Buffalo Sabres
Location: St Louis
Joined: 02.24.2007

Jul 8 @ 1:23 PM ET
If we buy out Okposo we are ok to sign Skunk. Otherwise, it will get tricky 2-3 years from now.
Calgary in cap trouble. Maybe a possible target for a trade.
farooge
Nashville Predators
Location: Nashville, TN
Joined: 08.25.2006

Jul 8 @ 1:25 PM ET
How sure are you that this proposed lineup would keep Jack from asking for a trade? I'm not trolling, it's an honest question.
Michael Ghofrani
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 01.14.2020

Jul 8 @ 1:36 PM ET
How sure are you that this proposed lineup would keep Jack from asking for a trade? I'm not trolling, it's an honest question.
- farooge


Well, there are no names attached to it, only the model itself. But to answer your question, if we assume the heavy investment up front isn't more misplaced dollars and actually brings back value, im fairly confident it would be a playoff team, which *should* be enough to keep Eichel happy.
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Jul 8 @ 1:40 PM ET
The team's going to need to make trades over anything else, and finally bring in guys that don't bring negative value, like Simmonds, Sobotka, Berglund and Frolik.
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Jul 8 @ 1:41 PM ET
The reason our home record is significantly better than our away record is that as long as Jack's line has final change, they dominate. They're a very strong line. Away, with first change, the opposing team takes out the Eichel line, they take out the team. Balance the second line, for the love of Christ.
Hatboro_Swords
Buffalo Sabres
Location: They want the coach fired!?, PA
Joined: 07.30.2010

Jul 8 @ 1:47 PM ET
Michael Ghofrani: How The Sabres Should Spend Their Cap This Year
- Michael Ghofrani

You don't have Goalofsson in your lineup. I guess he fits the 2nd line winger. Are you a lifelong Sabres fan? One of the biggest problems the Sabres had in the post Drury/Briere era is they were paying everyone on the roster 4-5 mil. All these players making that much and only one skater that was a superstar, Vanek. The team never had cap space to bring in other superstars and couldn't move any of their players because they made too much for their production. I would prefer to use bigger % of cap on a few AAV contracts and infuse more entry level/replacement players. The bigger AAV contracts are supposed to make the entry level/replacement players play above their value.
Michael Ghofrani
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 01.14.2020

Jul 8 @ 1:53 PM ET
You don't have Goalofsson in your lineup. I guess he fits the 2nd line winger. Are you a lifelong Sabres fan? One of the biggest problems the Sabres had in the post Drury/Briere era is they were paying everyone on the roster 4-5 mil. All these players making that much and only one skater that was a superstar, Vanek. The team never had cap space to bring in other superstars and couldn't move any of their players because they made too much for their production. I would prefer to use bigger % of cap on a few AAV contracts and infuse more entry level/replacement players. The bigger AAV contracts are supposed to make the entry level/replacement players play above their value.
- Hatboro_Swords


I don't disagree, but they've already spent plenty on upper end talent in Eichel, Skinner and we presume Reinhart as well.

We could certainly argue whether they are worth it or should be swapped out, but the spending is about in line with what you see from most top heavy teams.

As i mentioned, they could certainly spend beyond the 5 mil i wrote in for "2nd line centre" if a higher end talent is available (and they should do that) but those players typically don't become available in any given off season unless somethings gone wrong.

(waits for several ROR jokes from everyone)
Michael Ghofrani
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 01.14.2020

Jul 8 @ 1:56 PM ET
And for your reading (dis)pleasure

@john_wawrow
I’d cross Rick Dudley off the list of landing with the #Sabres.
1:47 PM · Jul 8, 2
Buff36
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 10.13.2019

Jul 8 @ 2:01 PM ET
And for your reading (dis)pleasure

@john_wawrow
I’d cross Rick Dudley off the list of landing with the #Sabres.
1:47 PM · Jul 8, 2

- Michael Ghofrani

Pegulas can't get out of there own way.
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Jul 8 @ 2:07 PM ET
Lindy Cameron Ruff


Former alumni
Former coach
Clarence home owner

Trusted hockey man



farooge
Nashville Predators
Location: Nashville, TN
Joined: 08.25.2006

Jul 8 @ 2:08 PM ET
The reason our home record is significantly better than our away record is that as long as Jack's line has final change, they dominate.


Then what are you guys paying all of that money for?
Losman
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 08.30.2006

Jul 8 @ 2:10 PM ET
So no Dudley?

homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Asian NHL owners hate losing money, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

Jul 8 @ 2:11 PM ET
Michael Ghofrani: How The Sabres Should Spend Their Cap This Year
- Michael Ghofrani

spend it on candy and ice girls
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Asian NHL owners hate losing money, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

Jul 8 @ 2:12 PM ET
And for your reading (dis)pleasure

@john_wawrow
I’d cross Rick Dudley off the list of landing with the #Sabres.
1:47 PM · Jul 8, 2

- Michael Ghofrani

Kim and Terry value his import like they did Lafontaine


it was a puppet position not a hockey position with the franchise



homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Asian NHL owners hate losing money, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

Jul 8 @ 2:15 PM ET
So no Dudley?


- Losman

Kim knows more on how to run a hockey franchise

Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

Jul 8 @ 2:22 PM ET
571 - 438 - 78 -84

Riddle me this 👂👑
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Jul 8 @ 2:26 PM ET
Then what are you guys paying all of that money for?
- farooge


Because he's one of the few non-problems on this team.
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I would pick Heiskanen and Provorov over Dahlin. But still not in my top 10. - MaximusAurelius, NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

Jul 8 @ 2:27 PM ET
Pegulas can't get out of there own way.
- Buff36


Maybe he doesn't want to work here.
Hatboro_Swords
Buffalo Sabres
Location: They want the coach fired!?, PA
Joined: 07.30.2010

Jul 8 @ 2:30 PM ET
571 - 438 - 78 -84

Riddle me this 👂👑

- Boss34

Lindy's record as head coach of your Buffalo Sabres
Hatboro_Swords
Buffalo Sabres
Location: They want the coach fired!?, PA
Joined: 07.30.2010

Jul 8 @ 2:31 PM ET
And for your reading (dis)pleasure

@john_wawrow
I’d cross Rick Dudley off the list of landing with the #Sabres.
1:47 PM · Jul 8, 2

- Michael Ghofrani

Told ya. That position is Kruegs in waiting
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Asian NHL owners hate losing money, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

Jul 8 @ 2:32 PM ET
Maybe he doesn't want to work here.
- TheSabresTaco

he lives 30 minutes from the arena


and he said thanks, but no thanks
SABRES 89
Season Ticket Holder
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Olives, Green. Las Vegas Via Buffalo New York
Joined: 02.17.2007

Jul 8 @ 2:38 PM ET
This is Kruegers team, maybe now everyone will finally get it.
Pegullaville
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Toronto
Joined: 03.16.2011

Jul 8 @ 2:39 PM ET
This is Kruegers team, maybe now everyone will finally get it.
- SABRES 89


I feel Dudley would have fit in well, especially with his experience in Carolina with using analytics in both pro and amateur ranks.

It’s unfortunate
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