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What next year could be, but is unlikely to be.


Almost everything I read has the Sabres in the running for the number one pick again next year, and and I don't disagree with any of it. But in mold of a hope filled delusional armchair gm I have decided to take a look at what the best possible team the Sabres can buy would look like next season. With that being said, my framework of the offseason below.

All cap numbers are from CapGeek.com or a number I predict the Sabres would have to pay to aquire a player in UFA, this number would have to be above market value because of how awful the sabres were this year and are supposed to be next year.

Players under contract next year.

**Skip to the bottom to get to the point if you couldn't care less about how much each individual is getting paid**

Forward:

Leino Bought Out
Hodgson $4.25M
Stewart $4.15M
Stafford $4.00M
Mitchell $1.90M
Kaleta $1.25M
Grigorenko $0.925M
Girgensons $0.894167M
Armia $0.894167M
Larsson $0.763333M
Deslauriers $0.608333M
Flynn $0.6375M
Ellis $0.55M
Porter $0.608333

Defense:

Myers $5.50M
Ehrhoff $4.00M
Weber $1.666667M
Ristolainen $0.925M
Pysyk $0.870M

Goalies:

Neuvierth $2.50M
Enroth $1.25M
Lieuwen $0.58833M
Makarov $0.580556

RFA(Projected Contracts):

Ennis $4.50M x 4 years
Foligno $2.00M x 1 year
Ruhwedel $1.50M x 1 year
Hackett $1.00M x 1 year
Knapp Released or Traded
Conacher Released or Traded
McBain Released or Traded

UFA Signings

Callahan $7.0M x 7 years
Stastny $7.0M x 7 years
Boyle $5.0M x 2 years

Total $66.703053M

Opening Day Line up:

Stastny - Ennis - Callahan
Hodgson - Girgensons - Stafford
Foligno - Mitchell - Stewart
Deslauriers - Flynn - Kaleta

Myers - Ehrhoff
Ristolainen - Boyle
Pysyk - Ruhwedel

Enroth
Nuevirth

Scratches:
Porter - Ellis - Weber

AHL Top Line:
Armia - Grigorenko - Larsson

*Zadorov Back to Juniors
*Rienheart/Bennett/Ekblad back to juniors

I know the UFA Signings are a Stretch, but if we can get callahan on the hometown draw along with extra case, maybe he can convince stastny and boyle would take the money no one else with give someone of his age.

Go ahead. Tell me I'm crazy, but how awesome would this be?

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