The Sabres trade Rasmus Ristolainen, Casey Mittelstadt,
My thoughts on 2018-2019.
This line up assumes players in the organization today. Hopefully, they will sign a couple of UFAs and maybe get Dahlin.
- Buy out Moulson and Pominville – It will eat up cap space for the next two years, but with the influx of young players the cap should not be a problem for two years. Let’s give the young ones the ice time.
- Re-sign 2 of the current UFAs (Nelson and Johnson). Nelson has been very good and is a right shot. Johnson can spell Ullmark in net.
- Girgensons/Larsson – Pick one and trade the other.
- Middlestadt is on the big club as is Nylander.
- Get rid of Bowl-loo.
Your 2018 – 2019 Buffalo Sabres
C. J. Smith Eichel Reinhart
Nylander ROR Okposo
O’Regan Middlestadt E-Rod
Wilson Girgs/Larry Baptiste
This lineup is a little more reasonable to me. I'm just going to make some slight tweaks.
-Put Reinhart on the ROR line to start with. He's more than capable of being a top liner, but I'd like to see him see if he can prove if the last couple of months are for real. Likewise, Okposo has looked very good when teamed with Eichel.
-I want Nylander to succeed, but I'm not convinced he should be allowed to start next season the 4th line, let alone 2nd.
-Preferably, Sabres win the lotto. Realistically, they end up in the top 5 and can still land a quality NHL-ready forward.
-I'd prefer Mittlestadt at least start the year in Rochester, unless he proves that the AHL is just too easy for him.
-I feel like JBots will make at least one quality FA signing. I'll just put Tavares in as a a placeholder.
-Personally, Keep Girgos over Larsson. I just love that klutzy Latvian.
So with that said:
MY 2018 – 2019 Buffalo Sabres
Tavares Eichel Okposo
Svechnikov ROR Reinhart
C.J. Smith O'Regan E-Rod
Wilson Girgensons Baptiste
Edited by Ho-Chi-Sock, 03 March 2018 - 09:52 PM.