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    BUF Trades Eric Staal to MTL for 3rd, 5th-Round Picks

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    Price can't stop shit. Trade for a center. Makes sense.

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    Trade happened for a 3rd and 5th round picks

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    The unloading begins.

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    The Buffalo Sabres have traded veteran centre Eric Staal to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2021 third-round draft pick and a 2021 fifth-round draft pick.

    The Sabres have also retained 50% of Staal’s contract.

    Staal, 36, registered three goals and seven assists for 10 points in 32 games with the Sabres this season.
    https://www.thefourthperiod.com/mar-...l-to-canadiens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Price can't stop shit. Trade for a center. Makes sense.
    They already got $14M or so tied up in goaltending. That's an unfixable situation. So why not put a band-aid on other shit? It at least makes some sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morphinity View Post
    They already got $14M or so tied up in goaltending. That's an unfixable situation. So why not put a band-aid on other shit? It at least makes some sense.
    I guess? They're not a bad offensive team though. Surface level stats are 10th in goals and PP, 3rd in shot per game. I don't watch them so I don't know what their problem is aside from Price and that they don't know how to play in overtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Price can't stop shit. Trade for a center. Makes sense.
    Good business for the Sabres, though. They need all the futures they can get their hands on right now.
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    It's just solid center depth. Down the middle they've got Danault, Suzuki, and now Staal. That's pretty damn good no matter how you slice it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morphinity View Post
    They already got $14M or so tied up in goaltending. That's an unfixable situation. So why not put a band-aid on other shit? It at least makes some sense.
    Unfixable in-season, for sure. You basically have to make a massive call on whether or not Price is your guy anymore. If he isn't, who is and how are you managing to move Price? His reputation probably allows for it in spite of his contract (unlike Bob), but there's no way that doesn't cost Bergevin his job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Unfixable in-season, for sure. You basically have to make a massive call on whether or not Price is your guy anymore. If he isn't, who is and how are you managing to move Price? His reputation probably allows for it in spite of his contract (unlike Bob), but there's no way that doesn't cost Bergevin his job.
    Yeah that's what I meant. Off-season is the place to evaluate that. But, for now, you gotta roll with Price and Allen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Unfixable in-season, for sure. You basically have to make a massive call on whether or not Price is your guy anymore. If he isn't, who is and how are you managing to move Price? His reputation probably allows for it in spite of his contract (unlike Bob), but there's no way that doesn't cost Bergevin his job.
    The only way I see anyone even wanting Price is for another major problem and even then I still don’t think it happens since I don’t see Price agreeing to go anywhere.

    Who wants an 11m goalie? Maybe Buffalo for Skinner but I’d think even then you’d need to throw in more to entice Buffalo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keirik View Post
    The only way I see anyone even wanting Price is for another major problem and even then I still dont think it happens since I dont see Price agreeing to go anywhere.

    Who wants an 11m goalie? Maybe Buffalo for Skinner but Id think even then youd need to throw in more to entice Buffalo.
    Buffalo actually makes a ton of sense in a big deal with multiple players.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Buffalo actually makes a ton of sense in a big deal with multiple players.


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    Right. But does it make sense for Price to agree to it.buffalo is a tough sell I’d say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Buffalo actually makes a ton of sense in a big deal with multiple players.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keirik View Post
    Right. But does it make sense for Price to agree to it.buffalo is a tough sell Id say.
    What else would Montreal have to include to get Buffalo to take that contract?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    What else would Montreal have to include to get Buffalo to take that contract?
    I’d think you are looking at Montreal having to do Price + 1st for Skinner + 2nd. If I’m buffalo I ask for their first in two years in the better draft that’ll be a bit more known and deeper. Buffalo spins it that they are adding a proven goalie in a position that has been a void while also getting a future. For Montreal they spin it that you’re getting an under 30 yr old you can try and get a reclamation out of and at worst is easier to absorb a lesser cap fwd bad contract than goalie one. Plus a low second is like a high first anyway. Allen has been fine for them anyway.

    But who knows. Still would have to sell it to Price
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