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    MIN Trades Eric Staal to BUF for Marcus Johansson

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    hmmmm Buffalo wasn't on Staal's 10 team no trade? Welcome to hockeys equivalent to purgatory.

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    MarJo: 1 year left, $4.5 million cap hit, $4 million salary
    EStaal: 1 year left, $3.25 million cap hit, $3 million salary

    So, Sabres save a million and gain in cap room, likely trying to hit an internal cap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsrangers View Post
    hmmmm Buffalo wasn't on Staal's 10 team no trade? Welcome to hockeys equivalent to purgatory.
    Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa - locks 7.

    Anaheim, Florida, Phoenix, Detroit
    Possibly NJ, Islanders.

    At least he has a role and some good young teammates there.
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    That’ll keep Eichel happy !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsrangers View Post
    hmmmm Buffalo wasn't on Staal's 10 team no trade? Welcome to hockeys equivalent to purgatory.
    Also, I wonder if he submitted a new list or if this is from the trade deadline.

    Edit - nope. He submitted a new list yesterday. Sabre’s not on it per Michael Russo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keirik View Post
    That’ll keep Eichel happy !
    I mean, it actually might. Staal's pretty good. He's old, but he's a really good 2C still. Way better than Johanssen, who has pretty much been a LW his whole career but was moved to C this year (and stunk).
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    Buffalo is looking to shake things up. Staal has been a leader everywhere he's been and he still has some gas left in the tank apparently.

    Not a major move but a good one for Buffalo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirtyONE View Post
    Buffalo is looking to shake things up. Staal has been a leader everywhere he's been and he still has some gas left in the tank apparently.

    Not a major move but a good one for Buffalo.
    I think we understand buffalo. But Wtf minny? Aren't they looking for centers and to remove cap?
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    Yeah, I don't get it at all. First Bjugstad, now Johansson. It's like they're trying to find overpaid, ineffective players.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    I mean, it actually might. Staal's pretty good. He's old, but he's a really good 2C still. Way better than Johanssen, who has pretty much been a LW his whole career but was moved to C this year (and stunk).
    Maybe. But he’s 35. He had an awesome year 3 years ago but has started to show some signs of age. He’s better than what they had but I wouldn’t think he’s going to make a huge impact at 35+. We shall see I guess. At least he will bring leadership.

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    But for Buffalo, that's all they need. He's a good 2C to backup Eichel.


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    Buffalo is getting a better player. I guess from Minnesota's standpoint, they are getting a guy five years younger, albeit with only one year on his contract. If Johansson turns out to have a good year with MN, he'll probably re-sign there, and they might get several decent years out of him, whereas with Staal, there really wasn't a possibility of anything past this coming season. In any event, I'd take what Buffalo got here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    But for Buffalo, that's all they need. He's a good 2C to backup Eichel.


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    I just see it as a stop gap and not part of any long term planning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keirik View Post
    I just see it as a stop gap and not part of any long term planning.
    Oh, for sure. They can maybe retain him after this, but even an extension is gonna be short-term.
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