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20 Aug 2019 02:01:41
Vancouver Trades
Loui Eriksson
Adam Gaudette
2nd Round Pick 2020
3rd Round Pick 2021

Buffalo Trades
Rasmus Ristolainen

Vancouver gets rid of a terrible contract and a prospect they don't really need. They also get a defensemen who could fit in perfectly with their D. Buffalo gets rid of a defensemen that didn't work out with them but they recive a prospect that could fit in good and 2 picks

20 Aug 2019 03:29:33
Pretty easy no from Buffalo lol.
They lose Ristolainen and get one of the worst contracts in the league.

20 Aug 2019 09:43:37
Nobody is going to take Eriksson, what part of that don't you guys understand

20 Aug 2019 13:07:27
Buffalo laughs and never answers a call from Vancouver again.

19 Aug 2019 20:01:17
Anaheim Trades
Rakell
2nd Round Pick 2021

Buffalo Trades
Ristolainen
Sheary
Sobotka

Thoughts?

20 Aug 2019 02:40:58
Anaheim Declines. Rakell is their best player on the team.

20 Aug 2019 03:33:11
@mike
I don’t know in what world a player who scored 43 points in 68 games is the best player on the Ducks.

13 Aug 2019 21:21:30
Edmonton: Puljajarvi + Conditional 1st (if it's a lottery pick in 2020 edmonton can choose to move to 2021 instead)
Buffalo: Ristolainen + 3rd

Both players want a trade, both get a change of scenery. Buffalo gives up the better player thus get the better draft pick.

13 Aug 2019 22:31:01
I wonder where Edmonton is going to get the extra cap space to fit Risto into the line-up.

13 Aug 2019 23:13:11
I like it. not so sure about the 1st. maybe 2 2nds?

13 Aug 2019 23:59:43
If Edmonton wants Risto, Draisailt is going the other way.

14 Aug 2019 00:44:32
I got to imagine Risto is worth more than this. He should bring at least a real nhl level player back. One that can skate.

14 Aug 2019 02:09:16
Lol. Maybe if Chia was still around. I would not want this deal for Edm. Take the picks out and just make a pick from Edm a 5th/ 6th if anything.

14 Aug 2019 14:02:02
Lol Drais for Risto.

14 Aug 2019 19:49:50
While drai is playing with mcdavid he is better than eichel

Why would oilers trade him for the player with worst +/ - in the legue last year .

13 Aug 2019 10:22:30
Vancouver trades
Sutter & Baertschi & Stecher
for
Buffalo trades
Ristolainen & Sobotka

Cap wise it works for the Sabres & they gain much needed depth. A vet C to help on D & the PK. LW scoring in Sven. Affordable RHD to play up & down the pairings.

Canucks free up the roster logjam & gain cap space immediately & for 2020. Risto won't be needed to be overplayed & better off for it helping out scoring. Sobotka is serviceable for his last year on the bottom 6. Allows flexibility to trade Tanev or let him walk as a UFA.

Tbh i'm not sure i want this trade thinking the Sabres get a pretty good return. Long term & cap space is my motive.

13 Aug 2019 15:02:31
Easy no from Buffalo.
They get no value back for Ristolainen.
Sutter is a overpaid 3rd line centre, Baertschi is extremely injury prone and when he's healthy he's always inconsistent. Stecher is a bottom pairing defenceman.

Also, salary cap wise this doesn't work for Buffalo.
They currently have -1M in cap space.
5.4 (Risto) + 3.5 (Sobotka) - 1 (Negative cap space) = 7.9M
4.3 (Sutter) + 3.3 (Baertschi) + 2.3 (Stetcher) = 9.9M

9.9 > 7.9
Because of this trade not only do the Sabres get worse but they gain an extra million in cap space debt.

13 Aug 2019 20:33:50
2 demotions to the AHL gets them compliant.

Risto is the best player in the trade.
Sobotka is a cap thrown in.
Sutter is a 3C and overpaid for only 2 more years but helps where the Sabres lack most. C depth and D.
Sven is injury prone but isn’t a lost cause albeit some risk comes with him but can help out scoring.
Stecher truly a 3rd pairing D yes but is useful still.

Overall it’s a hopeful trade on the Canucks side.
Risto is good for scoring and needs to be in a better position and not relied on to play too many shutdowns minutes.
Depth and experience is the selling point if Botterill sees it that way. If a better offer out there then take it. His ask i assume is too high and Risto being RHD is his biggest carrot.

13 Aug 2019 20:57:07
Sabres don't need any RHanded Shooting Defencemen or LWingers.
Sutter would be the only interest.

14 Aug 2019 00:54:08
Sitter is injury prone. Baertschi is injury prone. Stretcher isn’t really any good. Buffalo can do better than this or won’t bother.

14 Aug 2019 11:26:27
Uhm, how do the Sabres lack depth on defence?
Also, I'm a bit confused on where this LW depth issue is.
They signed Johansson to be their 2nd line LW and Jeff Skinner is their first.
After that they have Vesey and Girgensons as the 3rd and 4th line LW.

And the centre depth issue is definitely arguable.
Where is Sutter going to play? 2nd line? Nope. Mittelstadt. 3rd line? Nope. Rodrigues. 4th line? Nope. Larsson.

All of Buffalo's centres are cheaper and better than Sutter. (Larsson is arguable)

15 Aug 2019 06:49:09
Looks like a Cup tram then. Book it lol.

10 Aug 2019 17:59:35
Arizona Trades
Stepan

Buffalo Trades
Sheary
Sobotka
CNelson

Thoughts ?

11 Aug 2019 21:06:03
My first thought is that I’m shocked this doesn’t include Toronto fleecing someone.

13 Aug 2019 03:03:54
Why would Arizona do this though? Stephan is their best player. Those buffalo guys don’t bring anything to the table.

08 Aug 2019 09:23:10
Buffalo Trades
Reinhart
Ristolainen
VOlofsson (AHL)
1st Round Pick 2020

Toronto Trades
Marner
Holl
Timashov (AHL)
2nd Round Pick 2021

I have tweaked my previous Proposals and feel this is as fair for both Teams as possible.
The main issue with the Leafs is Salary Cap and Top Player depth.
Sabres with a few moves will be under the Cap as well.
Even though these 2 Teams are division rivals I do see a fit for many reasons.

08 Aug 2019 14:58:07
Sure, i'll just accept it so I can stop seeing the exact same proposal every other day.

07 Aug 2019 12:27:40
Buffalo: Ristolainen
Nashville: Turris + 2nd
or
Buffalo: ristolainen
NJD: Zacha
or
Buffalo: Ristolainen
Montreal: Danault + 3rd

Buffalo then signs Jake Gardiner.

07 Aug 2019 14:59:25
1. Nobody should trade for Kyle Turris right now. The fact that he scored only 23P in 55 games and has 5 more years left at 6 AAV should scare teams away.
Buffalo loses the first trade. Also, where would Turris even play? Mittelstadt is pretty much locked for the 2nd line centre. Evan Rodriguez is a lock for the third line. The 2nd round pick doesn't help them whatsoever as they are trying to get good right now. If they trade for Turris, they would be 500k over the salary cap.

2. Buffalo loses the second trade by a lot. Say what you want, Pavel Zacha is a bust. Never played a full season and never scored more than 25 points. He is a solid third liner right now. Nothing more. Ristolainen for a 3rd liner? Come on now.

3. Don't see why Montreal does this tbh. Value might be close, but there is very little reason for Montreal. Their right side is locked up with Shea Weber (7.8x7yrs) and Jeff Petry (5.5x2yrs) .

Also, explain to me with what salary cap is Buffalo going to sign Jake Gardiner? As of right now, they literally have 0 in cap space left. Some of their players' bonuses will mean that they will need like 2M in cap space left over.

08 Aug 2019 00:12:28
As much as I like Danault, theyres no way he gets a stud RHD in his prime who has multiple 40 point s season already.

08 Aug 2019 02:58:21
Is it Turris, or is it the team and how they play him? Turris’s atoi is way down compared to what it was when he was in Ottawa. He’s not being used in nearly the same way. Number of face offs is way down, despite being over 50% win. He’s getting less offensive zone starts and power play time. Nashville didn’t use him as much as Ottawa did. And when they did use him, they didn’t use him in a way that would get the most out of him. On top of that, the whole injury thing didn’t help.

08 Aug 2019 15:01:45
@HockeyFanatic
Turris got his chance to play on the top 6 and in most of other situations early in the year. He failed to impress and then his ATOI started to fall. If he has any sort of good value, he would have made do with the time of ice he did have, and the only way to get more time on the ice is to score which he failed to do even though he was still on the PP.

Even though he didn't get used as much, he should have scored with the opportunities he was given. His injury has nothing to do with this as he failed to be relevant in the 50+ games he was healthy.

08 Aug 2019 18:43:33
I don’t think Buffalo even needs Gardiner. They have a lot of D signed. Bogo, Dahlin, Collin Miller, McCabe, Scandella, Montour, Hunwick, and Jokiharju and Risto. That’s 9 pretty capable NHL D men. They can trade Riso for F help if I was them. Or picks or something.

14 Aug 2019 14:55:43
Gardiner is usless in his own end .

06 Aug 2019 15:41:14
Buffalo Trades
Reinhart
Ristolainen
VOlofsson (AHL)
1st Round Pick 2020

Toronto Trades
Marner
Holl
2nd Round Pick 2021

Sabres move before or after this Proposal would be to package Sheary, Sobotka and CNelson for a 2nd Line Centre, Sabres after Bogosian is put on IR will have enough Cap money to sign Marner and if I am Buffalo I would truly go after Marner.
Leafs no matter how you cut it might have to trade Marner, the Cap once the season starts will weaken them as a whole, I still see them needing a LWinger, a Top RHanded Shooting Defenceman with Marner signed, this Trade Proposal gives them better depth overall, and even after Hyman and Dermott are back they will still have 1.3m extra in Cap Space.

Thoughts ?

06 Aug 2019 16:01:14
Couple of things Pinball.
1. You can't make small tweaks a bunch of times and then expect the trade to work. Have you thought that maybe Marner just isn't a fit for the Sabres? On August 1st you posted almost the exact same trade. Difference being it's a 2nd and not a forth.

2. Also, If I'm Buffalo I wouldn't do this. Reinhart is finally coming into his own in Buffalo and fits perfect. Going to be cheaper than Marner too. I just think Buffalo is giving up too many roster pieces (3) and potentially 4 with that 1st round pick for 1 roster player.

06 Aug 2019 16:22:45
If it comes down to it if the leafs can’t sign Marner they should just buy out Tavares or Mathews. No way Marner should be traded for that.

06 Aug 2019 16:27:00
If buffalo does this, I'm not sure it makes their team better. They're not a superstar short, I think it's depth they need, and great coaching. They're not contenders, just need top make playoffs first.

I think it's same for Toronto. Doesn't make the team better, they have an abundance of forward depth, and scoring. Strong defensive defenseman and a replacement for marner is what they need.

06 Aug 2019 17:37:48
VB - Buy out Tavaras or Mathews? SMH.

06 Aug 2019 18:41:51
TyBa4 the best player in this Trade Proposal is Marner by far, Reinhart isn't that close really, Marner would make Eichel that much better, for the Leafs they have enough Star Players that this Proposal makes them better with added NHL Player depth, it's only my opinion that I post this Trade Proposal plus there is a Cap to think about and the Leafs are at the limit.

06 Aug 2019 22:13:47
Im not saying that Marner isn't the best player in the trade, I'm saying that Buffalo is giving up too many roster pieces.

Would you rather have Marner at like 11M+
or
Sam Reinhart (22G 43A 65P) {3.6AAV)
Rasmus Ristolainen 24 year old, 6'4 215lbs, right shot, 40+ point defenceman on a great deal (5.4M for 3 years)
Victor Olofsson (B) level prospect, PPG in the AHL and has the potential to be scoring top 6 winger
a 1st round pick which will most likely turn into a roster player (at least top 6 forward or top 4 D-man) for your franchise for many years.

I would personally take great scoring depth players (both played top line minutes respectively) than Marner.

07 Aug 2019 00:29:06
Take out Ristolainen and add Samuelson and it might be a little more closer. Of course, Montour would be the best option, but Leafs would need to add Dermott.

07 Aug 2019 08:51:47
For arguments sakes say Dahlin is a RFA wanting big bucks and he is an elite Defenceman in 3yrs TyBa4 and you are the Leafs, wouldn't you offer Kerfoot, Rielly, Bracco and a 1st Round Pick for Dahlin, SWilson and a 2nd Round Pick?
It's similar to what I Proposed.

07 Aug 2019 15:16:19
No because he’s biased and is against the leafs.

06 Aug 2019 15:02:40
Detroit Red Wings:

- Rasmus Ristolainen

Buffalo Sabres:

- Andreas Athanasiou (C/LW/RW)

===
Both teams fill their needs.

Detroit fills a hole at RD. Mike Green is going to be a UFA next season and Rasmus is his replacement. Detroit currently had Hronek playing top pairing minutes at RD.

Buffalo sabres shed some cap and fill their depth at the forward position. Generally defencemen are worth more than forwards, but AA can play all three forward positions. He will take Okposo's spot on the top 6 at RW.

Detroit will look for Michael Rasmussen to step up and take AA's spot on the depth chart meanwhile the Sabres have the depth to plug Ristolainen's spot.

06 Aug 2019 16:23:25
Lol I posted the same thing and you went on about how Risto is an elite dman.

07 Aug 2019 00:36:08
Ristolainen is far from elite and is not worth a 30 goal scorer. Detroit says no.

07 Aug 2019 09:43:33
Totally fair

04 Aug 2019 18:33:31
Buffalo Trades
Sheary
Sobotka
Nelsen

Nashville Trades
Turris
YWeber

Sabres get there 2nd Line Centre and a Veteran RHanded Shooting Defenceman.
Preds get a Top 6 LWinger, 3rd Line Defensive Centre and a Younger RHanded Shooting Defenceman with upside.

02 Aug 2019 13:20:11
Toronto:Marner,Ceci

Buffalo:Risto,Sheary,2rd2020

02 Aug 2019 16:05:39
So basically Marner for cap dump, 3rd line winger and a 2nd rd pick? Buffalo declines Marner sucks.

02 Aug 2019 16:10:54
It’s close, Tor retains half Marners contract.
Great post.

02 Aug 2019 19:36:39
Yupp. I wish I could say the same for your post.

02 Aug 2019 22:55:50
Sheary is on an expiring contract and even if he wasn't that's not even close to getting Marner, I wouldn't even trade Ceci for Sheary straight up, no 1st Round Pick going back to Toronto either?
Would you Trade Eichel and Ristolainen to the Leafs for Kerfoot, Ceci and a 2nd Round Pick VBsclueless09?
That's similar to your Proposal.

02 Aug 2019 22:46:32
Now that’s a great comment from Dons cherry. I hope you’re female or that would be a super weird name. Unless you’re an openly out of the closet male then it’s all good. I support you, keep up the great work.

04 Aug 2019 04:38:50
This orang even close at all. Ristolainen is garbage. Not a try top line rsd. Leafs need a guy that can play defense. Not another wanna-be forward.

02 Aug 2019 11:25:11
Buffalo- Rasmus Ristolainen

Winnipeg- Dimitry Kulikov (cap dump), 2nd round 2020 and 3rd round 2020

Buffalo- can eat Kulikovs contract for a season and get back 2 draft picks for a deffensman who is useless with Dahlin on the top pp

Winnipeg- gets a 3rd pairing dman who can chip in on the 2nd pp. he could become a decent player without the minutes he's getting in buffalo many argue he wouldn't be the the worst defensive player in the game with a sheltered role.

02 Aug 2019 12:53:06
Look Vb Ik you hate the guy but put him on just about any team and he’s a top-4 D man. If traded then Buffalo will probably get close to what habs traded to get Petry. A good level prospect (at the time) with a second and third.

02 Aug 2019 13:22:18
No thanks. Risto is as bad as Kulikov, but has a worse contract.

02 Aug 2019 13:57:36
I don’t hate Risto he’s something like Chris Kriender definitely shouldn’t be a dman but he’d be a good 2nd line forward.

02 Aug 2019 16:37:54
“Risto is as bad as Kulikov”, other than the fact that Ristolainen matched Kulikov’s career point total in just the last 4 seasons. Ristolainen is also 4 years younger. You say a lot of dumb, bias things Joe but this is bad.

02 Aug 2019 18:35:36
MTL gave a 2rd pick and a conditional 5th Rd pick for Jeff Petry. They're was no prospect and 3 Rd pick.

02 Aug 2019 18:57:44
Ya sorry I was thinking of the Vanek trade and mixed those up sorry about that.

02 Aug 2019 23:42:47
Petry=Risto.

01 Aug 2019 13:25:54
Buffalo Trades
S.Reinhart
Ristolainen
V.Olofsson (AHL)
1st Round Pick 2020

Toronto Trades
Marner
JLindgren (AHL)
4th Round Pick 2020

Sabres would love to have Marner on the RWing with Skinner and Eichel and can see them offering a package like this.
Leafs lose the best player in the Trade but get better overall depth plus extra Cap Space of around 1.5m after Marner signs.

Thoughts ?

01 Aug 2019 15:25:35
Take out Risto and add someone else besides Okoposo.

01 Aug 2019 16:15:39
VBB. okposso isn't in the trade. check your vision buddy.

01 Aug 2019 18:38:16
I would also think risto would be a good piece for the leafs he is physical and decent offensive side.

01 Aug 2019 21:21:49
Lol are you touched how’d I even imply Okopso was In the deal because I want Risto out of the trade and I would take any other cap dump from Buffalo besides Okposo. Not enough for Marner at all.

Unless Risto is replaced with someone decent like Middelstad. I’d even take a 7th over Risto.

02 Aug 2019 02:13:13
No from Buffalo, Ristolainen is not the difference in value between Marner and Reinhart. On MTL I'd take Reinhart b4 Marner. Maybe

Toronto:Marner, Kerfoot

Buff:Reinhart, Risto,2rd 2020, 2rd 2020.

02 Aug 2019 06:27:16
The difference between Reinhart and Marner isn't Ristolainen, Olofsson and a 1st. BUF wouldn't do that, imo, they value Ristolainen highly.

02 Aug 2019 11:17:37
Well Buffalo can keep him if they value him because he’s a buyout worthy on the leafs.

27 Jul 2019 17:51:52
Buffalo Trades
Ristolainen
Sheary

Nashville Trades
RYJohansen


Thoughts ?

27 Jul 2019 21:05:42
Ryan Johansen worth more.

27 Jul 2019 23:03:12
Value wise it’s fair imo.

29 Jul 2019 21:17:21
This ones alright, have monkey saying not enough and tbay saying it's fair and pretty even with agrees and disagrees so this is probably even. Myself think it's ok, johanson the best player but sheary evens it out
enough imo. I still think a small add by buffalo but only a late pick or something .

30 Jul 2019 00:16:54
Man risto stock sure has fallen off a cliff. I remember buff fans saying he was better than several prominent #dmen.

22 Jul 2019 23:00:41
Buffalo Trades
Sheary
Sobotka
Scandella

New Jersey Trades
Zajac

Thoughts ?

23 Jul 2019 02:49:16
Why would Buffalo do this. Zajac was a decent player, however is well on his way down hill.
Although the Buffalo package, the players aren't stars. they are depth. ya need that .

21 Jul 2019 18:41:30
Buffalo Trades
Sheary
Sobotka
CNelson

Nashville Trades
Turris

Thoughts ?

21 Jul 2019 18:13:39
think buffalo would have to offer a better package than that.

21 Jul 2019 19:00:57
PKane88
Turris sucks.

19 Jul 2019 15:47:04
I actually think this would be a very solid hockey trade that benefits both teams a lot. If you don't like it please elaborate I think this would be a good idea for both teams.

Rangers: Mika Zibanajad- 26 years old 2018-2019 stats 82GP 30G 44A 74P ( on a weak Rangers roster ) 5.3 mil for 3 years

Buffalo: Sam Rienhart- 23 years old 2018-2019 stats 82GP 22G 43A 65P ( improved every season but had benefit on playing on stronger roster ) signed 1 more year at 3.65 mil

Buffalo gets the stronger current better player to Centre the second line and provide secondary scoring and can play wing is Middelstad/Cozens breaks out

New York is a young retooling team that is going to take abit of time to compete so they get the younger player that's improved every season.

19 Jul 2019 17:39:05
The rebuild in NYR is over. Kakko, Panarin, Trouba pretty much are the final three key pieces they needed to ice a competitive team. Look for them to be making the playoffs this year. That doesn’t mean they wouldn’t make this trade. If I was NYR, I would do this deal. They get younger, and bring in a player with upside and who will be on the team a lot longer than Zinanejad.

19 Jul 2019 19:23:51
I disagree I don’t think the rangers are as good as playoff teams like let’s say the lightning.

19 Jul 2019 21:18:55
Not being as good as a team who had a record setting regular season isn’t saying much. There’s a difference between being as good as Tampa and a playoff team, and I can see the Rangers turning the corner in a big way this year with the changes they made.

19 Jul 2019 21:35:39
What record did Tampa set? I'm not saying they didn't I'm just too lazy to google and I don't remember hearing anything about it.

19 Jul 2019 21:38:25
Any team who can’t win the Stanley cup or shouldn’t be able to should be considered a rebuilding team imo. The leafs should rebuild until they’re better then Tampa.

19 Jul 2019 23:36:33
I didn’t know Tampa won the cup. Does that mean they need to keep rebuilding until they can beat St. Louis.

20 Jul 2019 01:33:25
The only team who shouldn't do a rebuild is St. Louis?

20 Jul 2019 01:46:54
Habby they tied all time wins in a season and had the most points in a season in the cap era (4th all time) . Were also close on a few more, like 1 game off the most road wins in a season.

20 Jul 2019 02:58:49
Maybe retool is a better word actually my bad.

20 Jul 2019 03:27:10
@jbs yeah your right they tied the wings record for wins.

20 Jul 2019 06:25:50
Why would NYR do that? Apart from what's already been said about their non-rebuild state, it also makes no sense. Zibby is the better player, and he's just 2 years older than Reinhart, not like he's old at all. And the biggest factor is contract. Reinhart going to demand and get 6+, 7+ M or whatever, depending on how good he is this year. Zibby signed for cheap 5M for 3 more years.

20 Jul 2019 12:53:15
3 years older actually @the Triplets and like I said rangers are still garbage not a chance they make playoffs.

19 Jul 2019 09:24:26
To NYR - Jesse Puljujärvi, Ethan Bear, Zack Kassian & First Round Draft Pick

To EDM - Chris Kreider

NYR add to their impressive rebuild and get tougher while adding ready now young guys and a 1st. NY sheds cap aswell.
EDM adds a top 6 f to play with McDavid or Draisaitl while balancing their 2 top lines.

To BUF - Kris Russell, Joseph Gambardella & Second Round Draft Pick

To EDM - Rasmus Ristolainen

BUF recieves a prospect who may crack the roster coming off an impressive year in the AHL, a 2nd and a top 6 defencemen who is solid defensively and can absorb shots.

EDM gets a big top 4 defencemen who is still young.


Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Connor McDavid - Kailer Yamamoto

Chris Kreider - Leon Draisaitl - Alex Chiasson

Milan Lucic - Markus Granlund - Jujhar Khaira

Joakim Nygard - Gaetan Haas - Sam Gagner


Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson

Darnell Nurse - Rasmus Ristolainen

Evan Bouchard - Matt Benning

19 Jul 2019 09:46:35
Just stop! The first one is a huge overpayment! Jesse 1st round pick, mcdavids sidekick kassian for a rental?!

Btw drai play first line with mcdavid not RnH.

19 Jul 2019 15:17:27
Too much for Kriender replace the 1st with a 2nd and Take our kassian but I like the idea and I like the 2nd Trade good post and Swechamps right.

18 Jul 2019 13:22:09
Buffalo Trades
SReinhart
Ristolainen
Olofsson (AHL)
1st Round Pick 2020 or 2021

Toronto Trades
Marner
Borgman (AHL)
3rd Round Pick 2020 (Ottawa's Pick)

The 2020 or 2021 Pick will be decided by the Sabres before the 2020 Draft.
Ottawa's Pick was obtained in the Zaitsev, CBrown Deal.

I have posted other combo trades with Marner going to Buffalo.
It's to me what each Team is looking for Player wise and Cap wise.
Buffalo would love to have Marner to play with Eichel as well as unload Ristolainen.
Toronto is up against the Cap with the Marner situation but still have a few holes, this Trade fixes the holes except backup Goaltender and keeps them under the Cap.
It's a Trade that makes sense for both Teams.
Sabres will still need a 2nd Line Centre with Sheary + going somewhere to get that.


Thoughts ?

18 Jul 2019 19:57:40
Huge no from leafs a Ristolainen buy out would hurt the leafs a lot can’t be paying him 5 million for the 3rd pairing maybe if he’s versatile he could be the 3rd line RW like Burns did but doubt it.

Rather take him out of the trade probably holds decent value to other teams tho.

18 Jul 2019 20:36:46
VB, Risto becomes instantly the Leafs best D-men ahead of Morgan Reilly. It's not even clost.

18 Jul 2019 21:39:17
Reilly is LD and better than Risto.

18 Jul 2019 21:50:54
Ohh yeah then he instantly becomes the best player on the raptors, the new pitcher on the blue Jays, Best player on the Toronto Rock and the Quarter back for the Toronto argonauts. He probably takes the title from Drake as the best rapper in Toronto too.

18 Jul 2019 22:41:02
I really wish you were the GM of Montreal Mantha. All of Ristos d partners are better when they don't play with him. If a guy makes all his partners worse then there is a common denominator.

19 Jul 2019 09:22:37
@vbbbvvbb

Ristolainen is a 24yr old 6"4 215lbs RHanded Shooting Defenceman that averages 46points a year and you would buy him out?
He has been on a crap Team that has thrown him to the wolves at a young age, believe me Teams would want this guy including the Leafs.
Put with someone like Rielly I bet he is much better including Babcock coaching him.
He hits like a truck to and will fight if he has to.
Everything lacking on the Leaf Defense.

19 Jul 2019 09:23:10
Mantua are you really saying risto is better then Reilly that's just crazy talk.

19 Jul 2019 15:14:23
I’m in on Ristolainen. Leafs can’t afford him right now but I think I’d like his style. Defense always take longer to develop. He is still young and could round out his game still.

19 Jul 2019 15:21:13
Risto is very good at 2 things playing offensive hockey and playing physical. He’s terrible defensively no denying that I actually think he’d be a better winger like Brett Burns. He could be really good on the PK also as a forward with a strong development camp.

17 Jul 2019 22:14:46
Buffalo Trades
Ristolainen
Olofsson (AHL)
1st Round Pick 2020 or 2021

Nashville Trades
RYJohansen
2nd Round Pick 2020

1st Round Pick 2020 or 2021 is the Sabres choice before the 2020 Draft.


Thoughts ?

17 Jul 2019 21:43:46
Apparently teams around the league wouldn’t take him for free accord Pierre Lebrun he worded it as “ The Sabres are trying to move Ristolainen but there are currently no takers “. So this is a fat no from Nashville.

17 Jul 2019 23:21:50
Buffalos price on Ristolainen is extremely high from what I heard, which is why there are no takers. I’m sure there are teams which would take him if they had a price of what he is not how they used him/ pumped up his numbers with a ton of PP time.

18 Jul 2019 10:08:43
And some teams around the league wouldn't take Nylander a for free, VB. Gimme a break.

18 Jul 2019 10:50:22
Risto is easily worth a first and A prospect.

18 Jul 2019 10:51:03
From Detroit he's worth Larkin, and from MTL he's worth Kotkaniemi. From Toronto he's worth Nylander+Lilijegreen.

18 Jul 2019 11:31:29
wow Mantha you are spare parts bud.

18 Jul 2019 12:32:18
Well the way Pierre worded it makes it seem that way I’d agree a team like Edmonton could use him for there PP but definitely not Toronto I’d do Barrie for Risto and a 1st for Cost control and to add a physical presence but Barrie would need to go.

18 Jul 2019 16:19:18
We get it Mantha from the stars he’s worth Benn and Seguin from the Oilers he’s worth McDavid. From the Rockets he’s worth Harding and Westbrook.

 
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