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#1 Thorny

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:34 PM

Take a shot at projecting the 20-Man Sabres roster at the time of their next playoff birth. No “FA” or “2018 1st” allowed - use your imagination. Be lenient on criticism, due to time frame, players conceivably may be listed who haven’t stepped foot in the NHL.

The exercise is a fool’s errand, but have at it.

I’ll give it a go to start:

Olofsson - Eichel - Pu
O’Reilly - Mittelstadt - Nylander
Davidsson - Asplund - Okposo
Smith - Rodrigues - Baptiste

Guhle - Ristolainen
Scandella - Boqvist
McCabe - Fitzgerald

Ullmark
Johansson

Edit: I think one of Nylander/Reinhart is on the team. Went with Nylander but could be either, in my estimation.

Edited by Bjorn Borg, 16 January 2018 - 05:56 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM

Not sure if I can project the 2025-2030 NHL Entry Drafts yet to see what Sabres will be taken



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:53 PM

Not sure if I can project the 2025-2030 NHL Entry Drafts yet to see what Sabres will be taken


:lol:

/thread?

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:01 PM

This is fun

Okposo Eichel Nylander
Sam Bennett Reinhart Middelstadt
Fasching O’Reilly Olofsson
Joel Ward Asplund Dzingel
Dhalin Hjalmarsson
Guhle Ristolainen
Scandella Ian Cole
Ullmark
Nilsson

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:15 PM

^I’d honestly love to get our hands on Bennett.

From the Kane trade?

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:28 PM

^I’d honestly love to get our hands on Bennett.
From the Kane trade?


You got it.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:12 PM

Zadina Eichel Oloffson
O'Reilly Mittelstadt Okposo
Asplund Davidsson Lee
Hagelin Pu Fasching

Guhle Maatta
DeHaan Ristolainen
McCabe Antipin

Ullmark
Johansson

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:13 PM

I'm seeing a lot of turnover...

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:22 PM

____ - Eichel - ____

____ - Mittlestadt - Smith

____ - ROR - Bailey

____ - ____ - ____

 

____ - Guhle

Ristolainen - Borgen

____ - ____

 

Ullmark

____



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:24 PM

____ - Eichel - ____

____ - Mittlestadt - Smith

____ - ROR - ______

____ - ____ - ______

 

____ - Guhle

Ristolainen - ______

____ - ____

 

Ullmark

____

 

 

This franchise is a wreck.



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:44 PM

This is fun
Okposo Eichel Nylander
Sam Bennett Reinhart Middelstadt
Fasching O’Reilly Olofsson
Joel Ward Asplund Dzingel
Dhalin Hjalmarsson
Guhle Ristolainen
Scandella Ian Cole
Ullmark
Nilsson

  

^I’d honestly love to get our hands on Bennett.
From the Kane trade?


Need to add Valimaki to the Defense if Kane is going to Calgary

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:06 PM

____ - Eichel - ____

____ - Mittlestadt - Smith

____ - ROR - Bailey

____ - ____ - ____

 

____ - Guhle

Ristolainen - Borgen

____ - ____

 

Ullmark

____

 

Yep...but I'd even take some names off of this. No Smith, Definitely no Bailey, no Borgen. ubkev = no faith



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:11 PM

Yep...but I'd even take some names off of this. No Smith, Definitely no Bailey, no Borgen. ubkev = no faith

 

So... my list.  :D



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:16 PM

So... my list.  :D

 

Yeah, you pretty much nailed it.



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

John John Eichel...



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:43 PM

____ - Eichel - ____
____ - Mittlestadt - Smith
____ - ROR - Bailey
____ - ____ - ____
 
____ - Guhle
Ristolainen - Borgen
____ - ____
 
Ullmark
____


This franchise is a wreck.


Well, when you consider that good teams are built down the middle, we could do worse than a foundation of Eichel, Mittelstadt, and O’Reilly.

Just sayin’.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 12:06 AM

This is fun

Okposo Eichel Nylander
Sam Bennett Reinhart Middelstadt
Fasching O’Reilly Olofsson
Joel Ward Asplund Dzingel
Dhalin Hjalmarsson
Guhle Ristolainen
Scandella Ian Cole
Ullmark
Nilsson

 

Joel Ward gonna be 38 next season lol might wanna re-think that one



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:54 AM

Tkachuk Eichel
Mittelstadt


Guhle

Ullmark

The rest of this organization is Pu.

Edited by Georgia Flakt, 17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:09 AM

To get this to work in that time frame...

 

Olofsson - Eichel - Reinhart

Nylander - Mittelstadt - Pu

CJ Smith - ROR - Okposo

Davidsson - Asplund - Bailey

 

Guhle - Risto

Scandella - Antipin

McCabe - Fitzgerald

 

Ullmark

Vet backup

 

Just seems unlikely all that will hit. If I could use our 2018 first, Dhalin/Zadina/Tkachuk/ Boqvist added to that mix. 


Edited by SkuggaLiger, 17 January 2018 - 10:10 AM.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:11 AM

Tkachuk Eichel
Mittelstadt
Guhle
Ullmark
The rest of this organization is crap

There is some optomism!

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:39 PM

Here goes

 

Oloffson-Eichel-Okposo

Zadina-Mittlestadt-Pu

CJ-ROR-Reinhart

Davidsson-Fasching-Bailey

 

Risto-Guhle

Scandella-Fitzgerald

McCabe-Anitpin

 

Ullmark

Johannson



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:08 PM

To get this to work in that time frame...
 
Olofsson - Eichel - Reinhart
Nylander - Mittelstadt - Pu
CJ Smith - ROR - Okposo
Davidsson - Asplund - Bailey
 
Guhle - Risto
Scandella - Antipin
McCabe - Fitzgerald
 
Ullmark
Vet backup
 
Just seems unlikely all that will hit. If I could use our 2018 first, Dhalin/Zadina/Tkachuk/ Boqvist added to that mix.

 

This is pretty close to my guess.

Here goes
 
Oloffson-Eichel-Okposo
Zadina-Mittlestadt-Pu
CJ-ROR-Reinhart
Davidsson-Fasching-Bailey
 
Risto-Guhle
Scandella-Fitzgerald
McCabe-Anitpin
 
Ullmark
Johannson


This too. I just have a feeling we get a Boqvist/Hughes rather than a Zadina.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:32 PM

I can't.  Right now, it seems like many of the Sabres in a future playoff lineup are playing Peewee or Bantam at the moment.


Edited by Eleven, 17 January 2018 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:43 PM

I can't.  Right now, it seems like many of the Sabres in a future playoff lineup are playing Peewee or Bantam at the moment.

I was going to say in diapers, but that amounts to the same thing.



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:46 PM

I was going to say in diapers, but that amounts to the same thing.


Is Adidas in the diaper game now for Peewee and Bantam players?

I suppose there’s add space.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:14 AM

Moulson Eichel Nylander
Kane Reinhart Okposo
Girgensons O’Reilly Gionta
Deslauriers Larsson Fasching
Gorges Ristolainen
Kulikov Bogosian
McCabe Franson
Lehner


Oh wait,...I’m not Tim Murray

Edited by Mick O’Manly, 18 January 2018 - 12:14 AM.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:54 AM

Moulson Eichel Nylander
Kane Reinhart Okposo
Girgensons O’Reilly Gionta
Deslauriers Larsson Fasching
Gorges Ristolainen
Kulikov Bogosian
McCabe Franson
Lehner
Oh wait,...I’m not Tim Murray


....and it doesn’t even look that bad, somehow.

The Sabres are weird.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 02:26 AM

I'm in a better mood, I'm 203 songs into my best of the best song playlist and it looks really good.

 

This is my optimistic Sabres make the playoffs in 2-4 years with mostly internal talent.

 

Tkachuk Eichel Reinhart

Nylander Mittelstadt Okposo

Olofsson Asplund Pu

Smith Davidsson Fasching 

 

 

Ristolainen Fowler (we trade ROR to Ana for Fowler)

Guhle Carlsson (we trade Kane to CBJ for Carlsson and a couple of picks)

Borgen McCabe

 

Ullmark

Johansson


Edited by Georgia Flakt, 18 January 2018 - 02:26 AM.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 02:48 PM

Moulson Eichel Nylander
Kane Reinhart Okposo
Girgensons O’Reilly Gionta
Deslauriers Larsson Fasching
Gorges Ristolainen
Kulikov Bogosian
McCabe Franson
Lehner


Oh wait,...I’m not Tim Murray


It seems that ol' DLo is getting much more ice time with Montreal than he was getting with Buffalo..... and it also seems like he's a serviceable player.  While Montreal looked like a train wreck yesterday against Boston, it seemed like DLo was always the Hab who was backchecking clearing the puck out of the Montreal zone.  I guess Disco Dan saw him as just an agitator and never thought to ask him to be defensively responsible...



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 02:53 PM

Mittelstadt - Eichel - Mittelstadt 

Mittelstadt - Mittelstadt- Mittelstadt 

Mittelstadt - Mittelstadt- Mittelstadt 

Mittelstadt - Mittelstadt- Mittelstadt 

 

Dahlin - Risto

Dahlin - Dahlin 

Dahlin - Dahlin 

 

Dahlin 

 

Ukko-Pekka Lekkukkukoenen

Ullmark 



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 09:47 PM

speed and grind - Eichel - Okposo 

speed - Tavares - Reinhart 

Mittelstadt - xxx - xxx 

xxx - xxx - xxx

 

Hanifin - Ristolainen

Scandella - Pateryn

Guhle - Murray 

 

Ullmark

 

Not sure about the xxx's. We'll probably hate Okposo by then too. (2019-20)


Accounting for 2018's draft pick, Either Svechnikov/Zadina are with CM as the RAV line, heavily sheltered skill, or a non-Dahlin D is in Rochester.



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:05 PM

Mittelstadt - Eichel - Mittelstadt
Mittelstadt - Mittelstadt- Mittelstadt
Mittelstadt - Mittelstadt- Mittelstadt
Mittelstadt - Mittelstadt- Mittelstadt

Dahlin - Risto
Dahlin - Dahlin
Dahlin - Dahlin

Dahlin

Ukko-Pekka Lekkukkukoenen
Ullmark

Seems Legit.... accept Ullmark is over Lukonenen

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 12:04 AM

Seems Legit.... accept Ullmark is over Lukonenen

I'll accept nothing...



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 12:52 AM

I see what you did there.



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:58 AM

I'll accept nothing...

You will accept the Ullmark!

Except*