Sabres Talk - Proposals, Speculation, Roster-shaping
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02-01-2013, 11:55 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
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Vanek, Pommer, and Ott all have 1 more season...
or, we can trade from a position of strength, to improve the blueline
Yes but swapping out Vanek or Pommer with Armia is probably not what you want to do if you plan on making a deep run. Same with Ott. In my mind the deal is not to make a run today but to get to a place where something can happen 2014-2017. The Rochester core will be in their first UFA contract but still in their prime and the kids will be coming into their own. The only problem is the D is looking weak but you addressed that above in regards to dealing from a position of strength.
Looking at the compensation for RFAs, as long as the AAV is less than $5 mil the compensation is only a 1st and a 3rd. Assuming they are not busts those picks will not help us until 5 years down the road.
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