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#1 d4rksabre

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:57 PM

Sabres acquire D Nathan Beaulieu for 3rd

https://twitter.com/...134850692083714

This is a steal.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:00 PM

Very solid move!  Wonder if this means Montreal will be trading for Brodin?



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:01 PM

thread it up


The Canadiens acquire BUF's 3rd-round pick (68) in 2017 , in return for N. Beaulieu.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:03 PM

I am deleting my thread, 

 

He is a 6'2" 205lb LHD who will turn 25 in December. 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:03 PM

Solid acquisition in the Daley/Lovejoy/Schultz mold.

I had just pulled out to go somewhere without wifi for 24 hours, heard it on the radio in the time it took for me to close my laptop and get in my car, lol. Bye guys

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:04 PM

Left handed. A positive +/- in all but one season (2015-16) but also was a healthy scratch in the playoffs for Habs under Julien. So, some work needs to be done but overall a decent body work. 19 minutes per game last season.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:05 PM

His Corsi last year was 50.7% at even strength so that's not awful. 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:06 PM

Excited about this move. No risk, good reward



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:06 PM

and he can apparently skate! 

Nathan Beaulieu's skating ability should fit in well with how Phil Housley will want the Sabres to play. Good spot for him.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:06 PM

I'm not seeing a lot of unhappy Habs fans, and I am seeing that he's quite the partier.  

 

On the other hand, it's a third round pick for a guy who can play immediately, so that's a good deal no matter what.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:07 PM

Excited about this move. No risk, good reward

Yup. Chances of #68 being an NHL player are like 15%. 


I'm not seeing a lot of unhappy Habs fans, and I am seeing that he's quite the partier.  

 

On the other hand, it's a third round pick for a guy who can play immediately, so that's a good deal no matter what.

Can you expound upon this? I know very little about him. 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:08 PM

Yup. Chances of #68 being an NHL player are like 15%. 


Can you expound upon this? I know very little about him. 

 

Read through these comments:  https://www.reddit.c..._bufs_3rdround/



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:08 PM

As long as he is better than our worst defenseman, it's a good move

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:10 PM

Read through these comments:  https://www.reddit.c..._bufs_3rdround/

Thanks!

 

My favorite comment "I heard the 3rd round can play center though"   remember when we were those fans? 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:11 PM

I'm not seeing a lot of unhappy Habs fans, and I am seeing that he's quite the partier.  
 
On the other hand, it's a third round pick for a guy who can play immediately, so that's a good deal no matter what.


Plenty of angry tweet comments in the first link, there.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:11 PM

Nick Alberga  🏒 @thegoldenmuzzy 12s12 seconds ago 

 

Montreal's defenseman are going quicker than Lebron's hairline.

 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:13 PM

So this means they protect Risto, McCabe and the FNG, right?  And expose Bogo?



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:15 PM

I just don't understand what Montreal is doing... They need centers and defense and so they trade 2 defenders for a winger and a pick... 

 

Botterill I like though. This is the type of trade I wanted Murray to do last year so we didn't have Risto hauling the corpse of Gorges around. 


So this means they protect Risto, McCabe and the FNG, right?  And expose Bogo?

Makes sense. They need to sign Beaulie (Baloo) first as he is an RFA. 


Sabres traded a 3rd last year for Vesey. Got nada. Sabres trade a 3rd this year for some D help. #WinningTheOffseason



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:15 PM

I just don't understand what Montreal is doing... They need centers and defense and so they trade 2 defenders for a winger and a pick... 
 
Botterill I like though. This is the type of trade I wanted Murray to do last year so we didn't have Risto hauling the corpse of Gorges around. 

Makes sense. They need to sign Beaulie (Baloo) first as he is an RFA.


McCabe - Ristolainen
Beaulieu - Antipin
Falk - Bogosian

1 low-key Falk replacement from a serviceable D-corps?

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:16 PM

As long as he is better than our worst defenseman, it's a good move

 

This is absolutely the way to look at it.  It's a good use of a third round pick.  A great use, actually.

 

So this means they protect Risto, McCabe and the FNG, right?  And expose Bogo?

 

Looks like it.  Or trade something to Vegas to protect Bogo.  Because I think Housley can do great things with him.

 

I just don't understand what Montreal is doing... They need centers and defense and so they trade 2 defenders for a winger and a pick... 

 

Botterill I like though. This is the type of trade I wanted Murray to do last year so we didn't have Risto hauling the corpse of Gorges around. 


Makes sense. They need to sign Beaulie (Baloo) first as he is an RFA. 

 

Let them keep it up...



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:17 PM

This is absolutely the way to look at it.  It's a good use of a third round pick.  A great use, actually.

 

 

Looks like it.  Or trade something to Vegas to protect Bogo.  Because I think Housley can do great things with him.

 

 

Let them keep it up...

I kinda have more faith in Botterill after this (not that I didn't before but I like a move like this). 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:17 PM

I kinda have more faith in Botterill after this (not that I didn't before but I like a move like this).


Me too. A defensive add was huge for confidence.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:19 PM

Basically got a dman for free. Our d is already looking better and JB is just getting started.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:20 PM

Baloo would be ranked 8th in team scoring last year and 2nd for defenders with his 28pts. 13primary points 5v5 and 12primary points on the PP. That means that 25 of his 28pts were primary. That is a good sign. 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:20 PM

Beauailieuaiaueu would have been second in points on the Sabres D last year. 4 goals, 24 assists in 74 games.

(Just kidding Bylsma would have ruined him)

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:20 PM

I am a fan of this trade. I remember the talking heads being very nice about him when he was drafted. Mainly because they stopped short talking about Armia so that they could blow Montreal over this pick.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:22 PM

Wasn't this guy a 1st round blue chip when drafted?

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:25 PM

As long as he is better than our worst defenseman, it's a good move

 

This is absolutely the way to look at it.  It's a good use of a third round pick.  A great use, actually.

 

 

Looks like it.  Or trade something to Vegas to protect Bogo.  Because I think Housley can do great things with him.

 

 

Let them keep it up...

 

Totally agree that this is a smart value move.

 

As for Bogo -- I'm skeptical that they'll give anything to Vegas to protect Bogo.  It occurs to me that they think Vegas will take Bogo -- and that this is why Howie has been talking up Moulson and Ennis -- i.e. because they think they'll be stuck with those 2 (and not Bogo).

 

 

Me too. A defensive add was huge for confidence.

 

Well, our confidence about JBott isn't really important IMHO.  What is important is adding guys like Antipin and the FNG into the mix to give the Sabres more bites at the apple.

 

Wasn't this guy a 1st round blue chip when drafted?

 

Yes -- #17 overall in 2011.

 

He's also 6'2, 205 lbs and it sounds like he's a good skater.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:25 PM

Wasn't this guy a 1st round blue chip when drafted?

Yep. Here's a scouting report from May 2011: http://thehockeywrit...ospect-profile/

 

And here's TSN radio segment on trading him or protecting him: http://www.tsn.ca/ra...aulieu-1.777679



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:28 PM

Wasn't this guy a 1st round blue chip when drafted?

17th overall in 2011.  Typically you see players breakout in year 3.  If you look at Baloo's numbers it seems that this past year should be counted as his year 3 and he def up'd his game offensively. 



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:30 PM

Exactly the kind of move I was expecting and hoping for.
Months ago I brought up wanting to make a trade like the Lydman for third rounder more than a decade ago.
If this turns out to be half as good, I'll be happy.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:30 PM

Also -- he's an RFA this summer, having just finished a 2-year deal at $1MM per year.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:34 PM

In an alternate universe, we're trying to figure out why GMTM just traded Justin Bailey and both of his 2nd round picks for Beaulieu, with half the board defending him because ZFG.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:36 PM

It's a good development piece to give Housley to see what he can do. For now, he'd probably a back end pairing, which is why, he's better then Falk, Gorges, Fedun and allows us to keep Guhle in Rochester for more development.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:38 PM

In an alternate universe, we're trying to figure out why GMTM just traded Justin Bailey and both of his 2nd round picks for Beaulieu, with half the board defending him because ZFG.

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It's a good development piece to give Housley to see what he can do. For now, he'd probably a back end pairing, which is why, he's better then Falk, Gorges, Fedun and allows us to keep Guhle in Rochester for more development.

He's probably the 3rd best defender on the team as of now. 4th if Bogo comes back from the dead. 


Saying it is his 5th season is slight BS but sure we can count 6games and 17games as full seasons, why not?

https://www.nhl.com/...ieu/c-289970310



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:43 PM

Totally agree that this is a smart value move.
 
As for Bogo -- I'm skeptical that they'll give anything to Vegas to protect Bogo.  It occurs to me that they think Vegas will take Bogo -- and that this is why Howie has been talking up Moulson and Ennis -- i.e. because they think they'll be stuck with those 2 (and not Bogo).
 
 
 
Well, our confidence about JBott isn't really important IMHO.  What is important is adding guys like Antipin and the FNG into the mix to give the Sabres more bites at the apple.
 

 
Yes -- #17 overall in 2011.
 
He's also 6'2, 205 lbs and it sounds like he's a good skater.


That true, I just meant that it's nice to see.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:43 PM

What if I told you 2 years ago we could trade Mike Weber for Nathan Beaulieu? (Weber fetched a 3rd rnd pick). 

 

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:50 PM

Very familiar with Beaulieu I watch alot of mtl games. Has a nice upside, could become a 2nd pairing guy on a good team. I see him now as a 3rd pairing guy on a good team though. I could see him getting top 4 mins I'm defense, I'm hoping he's on the 3rd pairing because we picked up another capable guy or 2. IMO has a tendency to make bad plays and sort of snowball effect his play the rest of the game.

That being said, love the trade. Good on JBot. He's got an opportunity here, and a 3rd is a good deal for both teams. RFA too, shows good asset management

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:54 PM

I like the pickup and the price, I'll get more excited if he's still here after all the expansion machinations.  I have been duped before. :unsure:



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 01:55 PM

I like the pickup and the price, I'll get more excited if he's still here after all the expansion machinations.  I have been duped before. :unsure:

He will, I would bet he is on our protected list.