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22 May 2019 04:28:43
WPG: Trouba, Perreault, Gustafson
BUF: Reinhart, Ristolainen

Jets get a young #2C, a top 4 RHD to replace Trouba. Sabres get a #1RHD, a veteran mid 6 F that can play up and down the lineup who will add leadership to a young team, and a C/F prospect.

22 May 2019 08:18:46
Fair imo

22 May 2019 14:17:56
Remove Perreault, Gustafson and Risto. Just work the deal around Reinhart and picks/ prospects.

22 May 2019 15:06:37
The Jets wouldn't want Ristolainen so it would take a better player/ prospect plus a #1 draft pick to get all three players from the Jets as Perreault isn't a cap dump.

19 May 2019 20:17:35
Buffalo Trades
6th Round Pick 2019 (Leafs Pick)

Toronto Trades
4th Round Pick 2019 (Blues Pick)

Thoughts ?

19 May 2019 20:27:10
I’m not sure how I feel about this trade I know Montour is good but is he what the leafs need? A RHd that can play in shutdown role and play on the PK?

19 May 2019 23:34:31
Not bad Pinball.

20 May 2019 14:17:46
Huge no from buffalo, they just gave up a 1st round for Montour they aren’t trading him especially for that.

19 May 2019 02:26:16
to Buffalo
Zajac (50% retained)

to NJ

Buffalo is running out of seasons in which they can be bad. Zajac is a good-not-great center with a big contract, but at ~2.8 that's all of a sudden a good value player. If there were more years left on his contract the Devils could probably fetch a bigger prospect but this will likely be the best they can get for him.

19 May 2019 15:49:30
Value you wise good deal.

12 May 2019 21:14:39
Edmonton Oilers:
- Alexander Nylander

Buffalo Sabres:
- Jesse Puljujarvi

Swap of prospects who need a change of scenery. Both haven't really worked out for their clubs.

13 May 2019 13:39:17
Fair trade.

14 May 2019 00:55:41
They both suck. May as well keep Puljujarvi. He’s bigger and played more games. If he cannot score, he can at least hit, yes?

15 May 2019 03:58:33
Edmonton needs to shed not take on salary unless it means LUCIC on the move. Nylander for Lucic is probably the best Edm can do.

10 May 2019 16:29:41
winnipeg trades trouba and little
buffalo trades ristolainen and reinhart.

10 May 2019 18:31:08
makes no sense for buffalo imo.

10 May 2019 19:04:25
Take out Little and Risto and you have a good base.

11 May 2019 22:52:00
Winnipeg should keep trouba, I'd love to have him on my team.

12 May 2019 19:29:25
Trouba is so very good player. Maybe can be as good as the great Morgan Rielly. I compare stats and is close. The Trouba is one year behind for development. He will have 70 points this year. Yes, you will see.

13 May 2019 01:20:40
he gets the points yes, but he's also very well rounded. he can play defence and you have to keep your head up when he's out there, he can really lay a good hit.

08 May 2019 18:48:18
Buffalo Trades
ANylander (AHL)

Toronto Trades
Hollowell (OHL)

Helps both Teams needs with Buffalo getting a 2nd Line Centre and Toronto getting a much needed RHanded Shooting Defenceman Anylander joins his Brother in Toronto and Buffalo gets a steal in the Draft last year in Hollowell.

Thoughts ?

08 May 2019 19:09:35
Montour is worth more IMO.

08 May 2019 19:33:27
That really doesn’t help both teams at all.

08 May 2019 22:29:28
Montour is worth just as much if not more than Kadri, and I don’t know who Hollowell is either but I can’t see him being valuable enough to make up the difference between Mont and Kadri AND getting you Alex as well.

09 May 2019 18:00:43
Ok #McJesusChrist who is the 2nd Line Centre on Buffalo and who do the Leafs have on the Right Defense?

09 May 2019 21:15:59
not a chance kadri gets Montour+, this trade doesn't help both teams. but it helps the leafs.

10 May 2019 06:07:57
Hollowell led OHL defensemen in points this year. He is very good player, yes. I do not think Leafs make this trade or they would have made it with Anaheim. They could have had Montour already and did not trade for him. They got Muzzin instead for almost the same price.

11 May 2019 02:12:15
Alex nylander going to toronto kills this deal. Kadri for montour is more fair.

08 May 2019 14:28:23
BUF: Point

TBL: Ristolainen, Mittelstadt

Heard that Tampa was interested in Ristolainen. He makes just 5.4 and Mittelstadt is on elc. Would Tampa consider trading Point as he will get 8+?

09 May 2019 18:06:31
No, they would not. Point will be re-signed and I really hope the interest in Ristolainen isn't for real. But if it is, certainly not going to get Point lol.

08 May 2019 04:31:06
sabres reinhart and ristolainen
jets trouba and little
trouba is much better then ristolainen and reinhart has more speed then little
frees up space for the jets and gets them the second line center they need
plus reinhart is young so he'll play better with laine and ehlers

08 May 2019 05:22:22
The Reinhart for trouba trade earlier this week was much better this one is in the jets favour as risto has way more value then little.

08 May 2019 06:16:20
The Jets have no interest in Ristolainen and Little won't waive his NMC for Buffalo.

08 May 2019 11:32:15
Doesn't ristolainen have a historically bad +/ -? Like worst ever for his age.

08 May 2019 15:20:56
-9 is his best +/ - season. Get he plays for buffalo but geez
-41 this season. That's bad.

08 May 2019 15:59:24
Interesting but I can't see the Jets making this trade as Maurice wouldn't want such defensively poor players in return for Trouba.

08 May 2019 20:54:17
A lot of his defensive struggles are due to the fact he's not a true number 1 dman like he is asked to be in Buffalo. Would probably be on any teams 2nd pair though.

04 May 2019 00:05:02
WPG: Trouba
BUF: Reinhart

Straight up deal. Jets get a 2C, Sabres get a 1RHD.

04 May 2019 02:05:20
Can’t wait for jets boys to unleash on you lol.

04 May 2019 02:06:52
Realistically, my honest opinion, I think it is pretty damn close. I’m not huge on EITHER player but Buffalo will need to add more. That’s for sure. So good post it’s close.

04 May 2019 02:19:47
This is a very good trade post where both teams win.

04 May 2019 02:30:54
Not too bad. I would expect Buffalo to add. Trouba is the better more valuable player.

04 May 2019 05:43:20
Because of the difference in contracts assuming trouba will be looking for around 7 mil per I don't think Buffalo has to add anything. This is a pretty good proposal imo good job jaxon.

04 May 2019 17:20:58
I think Winnipeg would win this deal. ., If Laine had Rienhart as his full time center, I see 50, and 80 pts for Reinhart . And, a lot less ego and headaches.
Trouba is over rated .

04 May 2019 18:54:15
Reinhart had a really good year this past season and if he keeps it up he's a 70+ point center imo. So ya its clost. If he gets.

04 May 2019 18:57:59
I like it with no Adds.

07 May 2019 16:11:14
this kinda trade works jets get aggressive this up in comming season too many ufa availible on this years market there will be lots of movement.

21 Apr 2019 22:23:34
Edmonton: Jesse Puljujarvi And Adam Larsson

Buffalo: Rasmus Ristolainen

Edmonton- With Rasmus Ristolainen on the market Edmonton should be jumping on him. A top pairing Elite PP presence. Risto while isn't known to be a stud defensively he has proven to be able to play over 30 min a night. With a lesser role he'd be much more effective on Edmonton he'd be the 1D but wouldn't play as much.

Buffalo- Dahlin is the most hyped defensive prospect ever and Risto right now is overshadowing him on the depth chart there is no need having two top pairing offensive deffensman when they have no defensive dman especially now since Montour brings another offensive presence. Larsson fills the role on the top pairing with Dahlin perfectly. Jesse Puljujarvi bring a potential top 6 presence to the Sabres a change of scenery could benefit him drastically.

22 Apr 2019 00:40:31
I don't follow the Sabres but why is Risto overshadowing Dahlin on the depth chart? Doesn't Dahlin play on the left side while Risto plays on the right?

22 Apr 2019 01:01:35
Risto is basically younger Faulk (lol) and we know how you feel about him so I’m going to say no thanks from oilers. And in general no from oil, Risto was the masters winner this year oilers do not need that.

21 Apr 2019 23:54:49
Not bad tbh.

22 Apr 2019 15:49:35
1. Risto is not a younger Faulk Risto is one of the most physical deffensman in the nhl Risto is also better defensively but unlike Faulk he is the go to guy on the Sabres and has one of the highest TOIs in the NHL if you decrease his ice time I’m sure his defensive stats would look much better

2. Risto over shadows him because Risto is on the top PP where as Dahlin is on the second ( they use 1 dman on the PP)

21 Apr 2019 01:58:57
Fixing the Oilers.

EDM: Kapanen, Brown
TO: Larsson, Khaira

EDM: Grabner, 2019 1st rp (14)
ARI: Lucic, 2019 1st rp (8), Cave/Gambardella

EDM: Ristolainen
BUF: Benning, Grabner, 2019 2nd rp

EDM: Pageau, 2019 2nd rp
OTT: Sekera, Puljujärvi

EDM: Parayko, 2020 5th rp
STL: Yamamoto, Russell

EDM: 6th rp
Any Team: Manning

Ferland 5yrs @ $5M
Hathaway 1yr @ $1.1M
Pirri 1yr @ $0.9M
McElhinney 2yrs @ $1.5M

21 Apr 2019 10:56:14
5 mil for ferland is way too much, i'd say 3.75m for 3yr. Definitely not 5 x 5. Calgary will resign Hathaway, McEhlinney gets more aswell.

21 Apr 2019 10:57:53
Yamamoto and russell for parayko and a pick? Lool how does st louis add? Wtf no from edmonton, arizona, buffalo, ottawa, st louis.

21 Apr 2019 14:52:54
I have to say trade number 3 is so bad I thought this was a troll trade.

21 Apr 2019 15:32:20
Paryanko And Risto trades are gross.

21 Apr 2019 19:11:44
Change Arizona pick to 2nd on #2 than maybe #1 and 2# is only possible.

15 Apr 2019 15:07:20
Calgary Flames -
• (C) Mikael Backlund
• (2019) 30th Overall Pick
Buffalo Sabres -
• (RW) Sam Reinhart

Calgary Flames -
• (LHD) TJ Brodie
Anaheim Ducks -
• (RHD) Josh Manson

Calgary Flames -
• (C) Mark Jankowski
Dallas Stars -
• (C) Andrew Cogliano (25% Salary Retained)

Calgary Flames -
• (C) Austin Czarnik
• (2020) 1st-Round Pick
• (RW) Michael Frolik
New York Rangers -
• (LHD) Marc Staal

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm
Matthew Tkachuk - Sam Bennett - Sam Reinhart
Andrew Mangiapane - Andrew Cogliano - James Neal
Alan Quine - Derek Ryan - Garnet Hathaway

Mark Giordano - Josh Manson
Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic
Marc Staal - Rasmus Andersson

15 Apr 2019 23:01:33
WAAAAY too much for marc staal at this point. you could prob get him for frolik and czarnik and a 4th.

16 Apr 2019 13:53:05
For Staal? Ill take that and run.

16 Apr 2019 14:13:51
Why do either Dallas or Anaheim do this? I think everyone takes Manson over Brodie, and Dallas loves Cogliano.

Also I like Reinhart but Flames need to keep Backlund.

18 Apr 2019 11:01:49
Marc Staal is a cap dump.

07 Apr 2019 13:15:38
Big Changes for the Oilers !!!

EDM: Cousins
ARI: Lucic, Cave(or Gambardella), 2020 1st rp, 2019 4th rp

EDM: Brown, Kapanen, 2019 4th rp
TO: Larsson, Khaira

EDM: Parayko, 2019 2nd rp
STL: Russell, Rattie, 2019 1st rp

*NOTE; If Oilers 1st rp is in the top 5, then STL gives Oilers their 2020 1st rp.

EDM: Ristolainen, 2019 6th rp
BUF: Sekera, Puljujärvi, Bear

Ferland 5yrs @ $3M
Hathaway 2yrs @ $1M
McElhinney 1yr @ $1M
OR Kinkaid 1yr @ $2M

07 Apr 2019 16:30:10
Absolutely no idea why Arizona would agree to that.
No from oilers.
Hahaha wow easy no from St. Louis. Bruh. Even if top 10.
No from oilers Risto is ass.
Ferland would never sign that he’s going to be seeking more.

07 Apr 2019 19:01:03
Ristolainen can move the puck though. If that was enough for him I’d definitely do it.

07 Apr 2019 20:45:56
It's not anywhere near enough for him.

07 Apr 2019 23:12:36
All those players must really want to must really want to play in Edmonton for those low ball offers.

07 Apr 2019 23:14:10
Risto just won the nhl masters and that’s definitely not something oilers need. He can move the puck and he’s got a big shot sure but he’s horrendous in his own end. Sekera and bear are both capable puck movers so saying he can move the puck is pretty irrelevant I think.

08 Apr 2019 01:03:28
Eh, its basically Pulj for Risto tbh. Sekera doesn't have that much value, I mean, 5.5 Million for the next 2 years isn't really a good contract and after all his injuries, its unlikely someone bites on him, even for cheap. I'd say Bear nearly insulates his value, and then you got Pulj+ a little for Risto. After Dahlin, although Risto's +/ - wasn't great, its really not everything you can base the dman on [look at Ron Hainsey. lol]. I'd take him anyday on Toronto for a package of like Kapanen+Zaitsev+Borgman, but j my opinion.

08 Apr 2019 05:19:36
Getting rid of Zaitsevs contract is the key part in that, does buffalo think Kap and borg (not sure who he is tbh) are good enough to lose one of their “top” dmen and take back a bad contract.

13 Apr 2019 01:40:35
We don’t need both Ristolainen and Parayko. Larsson is better than Ristolainen. We keep him.

25 Mar 2019 19:51:51
Winnipeg: Patrick Laine( RFA ) And Jacob Trouba ( RFA )

Buffalo: Rasmus Ristolainen,Sam Rienhart,Jake McCabe, Buff 1st 2019, Buf 1st 2020 And 2nd 2021

Winnipeg: gets rid of a player who is asking for to much for Winnipeg to afford him and they replace them with a more dynamic and more importantly cost controled dman. Risto challenges Buff for the 1PP spot and has been proven he can log more minutes then anyone in the nhl. Sam Rienhart May not be the goal scorer Laine is but he is still a very good top 6 forward who can play the Center or wing. Jake McCabe can potentially help out Winnipeg on the weaker left side. The 3 picks make sure Winnipeg builds a solid foundation under there already powerhouse team.

Buffalo: Gets the next up and coming goal scorer in the NHL with a change of scenery and more playing time I expect him to be a 60 goal guy. Jacob Trouba is exactly what the Sabres deffense needs. A solid defensive dman who can log top pairing minutes and support the generational defensive talent in Dahlin.

25 Mar 2019 20:06:06
Big no from Buffalo

25 Mar 2019 23:05:57
Well your opinion to me personally with all do respect I personally take with a grain of salt considering your horribly lopsided proposition towards the flames posted recently involving Laine.

26 Mar 2019 00:33:52
Laine will not be traded however I do think that if Trouba hasn't signed a long term contract by the trade deadline he will be moved. At that time there will be at least a dozen teams that will offer the Jets a good package to get Trouba. At that time Chevy will see what the Jets need to improve the Jets and make the right move.

26 Mar 2019 00:48:15
I have to say no from Buffalo as well VB. I think Ristolainen Is better or at least equal to Trouba.
However, also on the Jets end of it. I wouldn't want to trade Laine. adding Reinhart and the picks are good. but. jus seem like both team have a lot to lose.
Good post though. its interesting.

26 Mar 2019 02:30:04
Why would Winnipeg make this trade though. They are in win now mode and I see a clear decline here, they don’t need the picks they need to go for the cup now as they are contenders.

26 Mar 2019 05:56:44
Winnipeg would do it because they’d save a ton of cap space. I’d say with contracts and this season the players are having drop at least two of the picks.

26 Mar 2019 14:53:26
McJesus is right Winnipeg wouldn't want first round picks, if they clear cap it'd likely be for more cost controlled players to help their Stanley Cup push.

26 Mar 2019 19:52:33
Well also a big point of it from a Winnipeg POV is that they save a ton of cap space. While Laine clearly has a ton Of value it’s being compensated In this trade. Why I personally believe it’d be beneficial for the Jets to trade Laine?

A- Jets save a ton of cap space.
B-Laine has struggled and yet the Jets are still one of the best in the game.
C-Laine gets almost no even strength playing time on the Jets
D-He Is high profile player that obviously wants to be the go to guy and clearly he is not on the Jets with Wheeler taking his spot on the 1st line.
E-The value they get in trading Laine would be huge.

I think this makes both teams better now and in the future.

27 Mar 2019 15:06:56
A- they save cap space during their win now time. They have badish contracts they can move.
B- ya he's struggled and he's been a great playmaker of late.
C- ya he gets no minutes essentially just sits in the press box. Laine is on the second line his minutes are fine. He's 20 getting experience on the second line
D- where has it ever been said he wants to be the go to guy.
E- they get huge value keeping him.

27 Mar 2019 18:00:00
A - You don’t create cap space by trading away top end players. The Jets would be better keeping Laine and moving bottom 6 guys if they want space.

B - Laine has struggled, so there is no reason to trade him for an inferior return. Better off keeping him and letting him return to normal.

C - Shows you don’t watch the Jets.

D - Nothing like that has ever been mentioned.

E - The value of keeping Laine is greater than anything in this offer.

F - The Jets are also giving up Trouba in this deal and not being adequately compensated for his addition.

27 Mar 2019 20:49:19
A “great playmaker” I watch the jets and he is nothing close to a Elite playmaker like Getzlaf/ Backstrom/ Bergeron etc let alone “ great “ like Crosby or Gretzky playmaking wise.

Trouba And Liane will sign for most likely a combined 20 million. Jets don’t have 10 million to dump.

Risto is better then Trouba and the rest is for Laine.

Obviously Laine is the most valuable peice in the offer like what? Do you not know how trades work?

He averages a little over 15 min a night where as Mathews averages about 20.

27 Mar 2019 21:11:45
Oh my gosh Matthews averages 5 more a night. Your point being? He's not Matthews.
I said as of late. Meaning he hasn't always been a great playmaker and will likely not continue with this. He's a shooter.
Where are you getting 20 million. You've just made up a number. Is this basing Laine at 11 trouba at 9? Neither of which will happen.

27 Mar 2019 22:31:46
Well Vbb, we all knew you were terrible at player evaluations, but it also appears you are terrible at contract values as well. Kyle Dumbass might give out contacts like that (see Nylander), but not Chevy.

Risto is a huge step down from Trouba and the rest of the offer doesn't make up for that loss and also giving up Laine. So, it was just a bad offer that resulted in the Jets downgrading two players drastically to save cap space.

28 Mar 2019 11:22:38
Honestly before seing yha 3 first rd pick I togujt it was clost. Take 2 first of and it's a deal think.

28 Mar 2019 11:25:02
Honestly, I think that’s too much for Laine. Maybe I’m crazy but I think Risto, McCabe and Reinhart = Laine and Trouba. Maybe Buff adds a second, but definitely not two firsts.

I get it, Laine is a beast, potential 60 goal guy and all that, but is it really worth it to give up so much just for him? I don’t think so.

28 Mar 2019 11:25:55
Value isn't off but it doenst do much for winnipeg. I think winnipeg would ask for both nylander and mittelstad for laine.

28 Mar 2019 11:32:19
If anything Jets trade Blake Wheeler not Laine. You don't trade a 21 year old superstar to give more space to a 32 year old superstar on the decline.

11 Mar 2019 20:45:15
San Jose Sharks:

•) Joonas Donskoi

Buffalo Sabres:

•) 3rd Round Pick 2020

•) Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.

11 Mar 2019 23:50:37
Huge no from sharks.

12 Mar 2019 00:05:22
not enough for luukkonen.

12 Mar 2019 02:54:35
Luukkonen is years away from NHL, if ever. Why not Sharks just draft their own prospect instead of trading good players for one. Sharks in “win-now” say no.

12 Mar 2019 14:27:41
exactly zamboni! big no from sharks.

13 Mar 2019 00:44:34
I actually don’t understand how my comment has 5 disagrees lol makes no sense for San Jose as they are cup contenders rn.

13 Mar 2019 04:44:58
I didn't disagree or agree on your post mcjesus but maybe because the trade won't happen until this summer anyway could have something to do with it. Also donskoi has not really been impressing sharks management lately.

13 Mar 2019 14:03:21
Fair enough habby.

24 Feb 2019 23:01:43
Toronto Acquires:
Jason Pominville [5.60 Million x 1 Year]

Buffalo Acquires:
Gabriel Gagne [700K x 1 Year]
2019 3rd Round Pick
Conditional 2020 5th Round Pick **Becomes a 2020 4th if Toronto advances past Round1.

Buffalo is currently 6 points back of Carolina/ Pittsburgh, and has struggled as of late. Pominville hasn't been as good as he was in the beginning of the season, so Buffalo could be looking at moving him. If Hagelin [with retention] brings back a 3rd and a 5th, Pominville with none should bring back a 3rd and a 5th as well. For Toronto, they acquire a bottom six vet who could prove handy in the playoffs against tougher teams like Boston.

25 Feb 2019 00:12:05
I think Toronto could put that money to better use.

18 Feb 2019 09:19:20
Toronto Trades

Pittsburgh Trades
1st Round Pick 2019
4th Round Pick 2019 (Sabres Pick)

Thoughts ?

20 Feb 2019 01:10:20
Gardiner seems to be getting more valuable with every post.

10 Feb 2019 20:46:12
There have been a lot of similar trades to this one but here we go...

TO CAR: Kapanen
To TOR: Pesce

To BUF: Zaitsev
To TOR: 3rd rounder

To STL: 4th Rounder (STL's that the TOR owns)
To TOR: Maroon

Seen a lot of Pesce + Ferland deals to the Leafs for Kapanen + Zaitsev but I do not think the Leafs have the additional pieces that Carolina would want to pull it off. Kapanen has been rumoured to CAR for a long time and could be the final push for a playoff spot.

Buffalo in need of right side defensive upgrades and have the cap space. I am sure the Leafs would hate to trade in the division but if Pesce is going to come in they have to dump that contract

Maroon is not playing well this year but perhaps a team change will spark a resurgence. May not be as good as Ferland but comes at a much cheaper price

10 Feb 2019 21:34:42
So before wasn’t the rumor Pesce for Nylander? So no from Carolina.
Huge no from Buffalo, they won’t take that contract in order to “upgrade” (I have no clue how their d corps is) their right side defense I’m sure they can get other options.
If Toronto can get Maroon for a 4th they should take it.

10 Feb 2019 22:36:21
CAR would ask for more for Pesce IMO, maybe Kapanen and another prospect or a pick. BUF won't take on Zaitsev's contract without more incentive to the deal, especially as they inch closer and closer to contending for a playoff spot. The 3rd trade I can see working out though.

11 Feb 2019 01:59:54
HAs been reported buf interested in zaitsev but leafs would have to eat some money.

11 Feb 2019 03:48:11
Only Charelli would have traded Nylander for Pesce.

08 Feb 2019 15:41:45
To Buffalo Tyson Barrie with extension contract
To colorado: 1st round pick

Buffalo still in race and they could trade another defensman to improve goalie or offence.

For Colorado Sakic still in rebuild process and with 3 1 round pick this year and probably 2 in top 10 choice, they will select a center and winger who can play next year.

Buffalo could push with that trade because they will have 2 other first round pick.

08 Feb 2019 16:27:45
Barrie is worth a lot more than a 1st. Especially with extension in place.

06 Jan 2019 16:52:44
Jimmy Howard 5.3m

2019 1st round pick (San Jose)

06 Jan 2019 18:07:34
Hahaha oh no no.

06 Jan 2019 20:52:45
Buffalo's tandem has been great this year, no need to change.

04 Feb 2019 22:05:43
I think Jimmy is going to resign with the Wings!

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