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Die By The Blade Jun 15, 2019
This Offseason’s Top UFAs Per Dollar

This Offseason’s Top UFAs Per Dollar

Measuring the top unrestricted free agent options by projected contract demands Even with recent re-signing of last year’s top scorer, Jeff Skinner, it is no secret the Buffalo Sabres are in need of a major facelift. Now that it’s officially the offseason, Jason Botterill has a couple ways to improve the current roster - exploiting the trade market and making a splash in free agency. Unfortunately with the latter, bad contracts have been thrown around recklessly at big named players exiting their prime all too often, resulting in buyer’s remorse. So that leaves the question, where is...
Die By The Blade Jun 12, 2019
Counting Down to the Silly Season

Counting Down to the Silly Season

Once the Stanley Cup Champion is crowned, the best part of the year begins - the silly season. The Stanley Cup Final will indeed come to an end on tonight, with the seventh game taking place at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. While the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues duke it out for hockey’s highest honor, all eyes in the Western New York area will be ready to turn from their television sets to the Buffalo Sabres front office. With the official announcement of Jeff Skinner’s long-term commitment to the Sabres organization days ago, many locally saw that as a kick start to the best...
Times Herald Jun 11, 2019

Comfort helped convince Jeff Skinner to sign long-term contract with Sabres

BUFFALO – For eight seasons, Sabres winger Jeff Skinner only knew one organization. He grew up with the Carolina Hurricanes, joining them as a teenager and quickly becoming the face of the franchise. He felt a certain comfort there. So his transition here could’ve been tough. Everything was new. Even the best players often need time to acclimate. “It was a lot of change and there was a lot of adjustments, I think,” Skinner said ... Read the full article The post Comfort helped convince Jeff Skinner to sign long-term contract with Sabres appeared first on Buffalo Hockey Beat.
The Hockey Writers Jun 11, 2019

Skinner’s Deal is Hall’s Gain

On Friday, the Buffalo Sabres signed left winger Jeff Skinner to an eight-year deal worth a total of $72 million. You might be wondering what that has to do with the New Jersey Devils. But it will have an impact on negotiations with their star left winger, Taylor Hall, who’s eligible for an eight-year extension […] The post Skinner’s Deal is Hall’s Gain appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca Jun 10, 2019
Debating Jeff Skinner’s new ‘whopper’ of a deal with Sabres

Debating Jeff Skinner’s new ‘whopper’ of a deal with Sabres

HC at Noon discussion and debate on Jeff Skinner’s new 8-year deal with the Buffalo Sabres, and whether that’s too much to invest on two players for a non-playoff team. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Die By The Blade Jun 10, 2019
ROUNDTABLE: Did the Sabres overpay for Skinner?

ROUNDTABLE: Did the Sabres overpay for Skinner?

Die By The Blade staffers discuss the extension of Jeff Skinner Late on Friday evening the Buffalo Sabres announced that they finally had come to an agreement with Jeff Skinner and his camp about a new contract. A contract worth $72 million over the coming eight years with an AAV of $9 million. Coming off a career year with 40 goals Skinner were bound to be paid, either by the Sabres or from another team in the league. The Die By The Blade staff share their thoughts on the new contract. Alexander Nilsson: Finally an end to this saga. For a day or two I thought Sabres twitter would implode...
Defending Big D Jun 10, 2019
Free Agent Profile: Jordan Eberle

Free Agent Profile: Jordan Eberle

No one seems to be talking about him, but Eberle is one of the best options on the market for a top-six forward. Last week, we kicked off our free agency coverage with a profile of the top forward on the market, Artemi Panarin. Today, we’ll look at another winger — New York Islanders forward Jordan Eberle. But before we talk about Eberle, let’s take a brief moment to discuss yet another winger, one who is already off the market — Jeff Skinner. Skinner was one of the hottest trade targets last summer, ultimately landing with the Buffalo Sabres (much to the chagrin of Dallas Stars...
On the Forecheck Jun 10, 2019
Monday’s Dump and Chase: A Hot Cup of Chowder

Monday’s Dump and Chase: A Hot Cup of Chowder

The hockey gods have given us a Game 7. Around the League We have been treated to a Game 7. Praise the hockey gods. Bruins beat Blues to force Game 7 in Stanley Cup Final | Sportsnet.caWe deserve a Game 7. Can Boston hoist the Cup at home or will the Blues come back with a vengeance? Is this goodbye? Five veterans who will have a tough time finding work in the NHL next season | TheHockeyNewsSide note: I remembered Chris Kunitz played with the Hawks EVERY TIME Nashville played the Hawks last season. Skinner signing first part of Sabres' plan to end playoff droughtJeff Skinner brings the...
Winging It In Motown Jun 9, 2019
Quick Hits: The Yzer-Man Edition

Quick Hits: The Yzer-Man Edition

In Red Wings Land Yzerman doesn’t think you can ‘build a team through free agency’ | NHL.com ICYMI: Steve Yzerman did an interview over at the NHL’s website the other day. He talks about Ken Holland, the NHL draft, free agency, Anthony Mantha, Niklas Kronwall and what the goal is for the Red Wings next season. There’s nothing Earth-shattering in the interview, but it’s a slow weekend and it never hurts to have more Yzerman content because he’s the man. Around the League Skinner stays with Sabres on 8-year, $72M deal | ESPN Jeff Skinner got a lot of money from the Sabres.
Sportsnet.ca Jun 8, 2019
Sabres’ Skinner welcomes higher expectations with new contract

Sabres’ Skinner welcomes higher expectations with new contract

Jeff Skinner welcomes the increased expectations that come with his newly signed eight-year, $72 million contract. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Sabres' Skinner tells AP he welcomes higher expectations

Jeff Skinner tells The Associated Press he is grateful for the faith the Buffalo Sabres showed in making him their second highest-paid player and welcomes the increased expectations that come with his newly signed eight-year, $72 million contract.
Times Herald Jun 8, 2019

Rewards of Jeff Skinner’s long-term contract outweigh risks for Sabres

Jason Botterill sensed he would be asked a question about 40-goal scorer Jeff Skinner’s new long-term contract, so the Buffalo Sabres general manager decided to answer it himself. “Probably one of the next questions is going to be about giving an eight-year contract to a 27-year-old,” Botterill said of Skinner’s $72 million deal on a conference call Saturday, a day after awarding the hefty contract. “But there’s always going to be risk sometimes in doing ... Read the full article The post Rewards of Jeff Skinner’s long-term contract outweigh risks for Sabres appeared first on...
Puck Prose Jun 8, 2019

Buffalo Sabres: Analyzing Jeff Skinner’s extension

The Buffalo Sabres have signed star forward Jeff Skinner to an eight-year extension worth $72 million.  Going into this offseason, the Buffalo Sabres had one priority – sign 40-goal scorer Jeff Skinner to an extension. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. However, the Sabres and Skinner agreed to an […] Buffalo Sabres: Analyzing Jeff Skinner’s extension - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
The Hockey Writers Jun 8, 2019

Sabres Make the Right Move Re-Signing Skinner

All of a sudden, the trade that sent Jeff Skinner to Buffalo doesn’t look so bad for the Sabres. Skinner, a perennial 30-goal talent, came over in a contract year for a slew of futures. There were no guarantees he would regain his scoring touch after an off season. There were fewer still he would […] The post Sabres Make the Right Move Re-Signing Skinner appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Jun 8, 2019

Skinner Signs Contract Extension With Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres and forward Jeff Skinner have come to terms on an eight-year contract extension worth $72 million. This deal is set to account for $9 million annually against the salary cap. It’ll keep Skinner with the team through the 2026-27 season and will expire when he turns 35 years old. Skinner was acquired […] The post Skinner Signs Contract Extension With Sabres appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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  • C.J. Smith

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  • Jake McCabe

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  • Linus Ullmark

    Rodrigues can provide the Sabres value in a long-term contract

  • Zemgus Girgensons

    Rodrigues can provide the Sabres value in a long-term contract

  • Sam Reinhart

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  • Rasmus Dahlin

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  • Kyle Okposo

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