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DBTB Open Thread: Week of Feb 19th

Apr 14, 2022; Buffalo, New York, USA; St. Louis Blues left wing Pavel Buchnevich (89) celebrates his goal during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

With how the schedule has fallen this week we haven’t put up the regular open thread yet, but we’re going to do a slightly different version for the remainder of the week.

Instead of the week’s schedule let’s talk instead about this interesting article in The Athletic from Matthew Fairburn earlier in the week where he talked about possible forward trade targets for the Buffalo Sabres, given that the trade deadline was rapidly approaching.

I’d urge you to read it if you can, but summarized below are the list of eight names he had, selected for different reasons.

  • Boone Jenner, C, Columbus Blue Jackets (2 years left on contract, AAV $3.75 million)
  • Scott Laughton, C, Philadelphia Flyers (2 years left on contract, AAV $3.75 million)
  • Frank Vatrano, W, Anaheim Ducks (1 year left on contract, AAV $3.65 million)
  • Jack Roslovic, C/W, Blue Jackets (Final year of deal)
  • Kaapo Kakko, W, New York Rangers (Final year of deal, RFA after)
  • Pavel Buchnevich, W, St. Louis Blues (1 year left on contract, AAV $5.8 million)
  • Brandon Duhaime, W, Minnesota Wild (Final year of deal)
  • Connor Dewar, C, Minnesota Wild (Final year of deal, RFA after)

Who of these would you take, and what would you be willing to give up for them?

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