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Sharks / Sabres

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:41 am
by Sambergler
Sharks trade:
Xavier Couturier

Sabres trade:
Robby Larson
Seppo Kokkonen
2028 1st (Buffalo)
2028 2nd (Anaheim)

Sharks accept. Couturier has hit 30 years old, and with the time remaining on his contract we likely won't be competing for a Stanley Cup in that stretch. Makes sense to maximize the return on him now and continue to stockpile resources for the future. Larson is a potential 1B starter or grade A backup, Kokkonen could feature nicely as a 3C or 2C in a pinch, and the picks give me a chance to hit some home runs in the draft.

Sharks / Sabres

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:27 am
by Cap'n
I accept. Maybe not my most significant position of need but a great player on a great contract. Kokkonen was a recent 1st round selection and his development was moving towards eventual 2nd line C. He will be missed as this is an organizational need. I'm currently sitting as the 5th seed in the east so that 1st may be around 20-22 and the Ducks 2nd is very early in the round. Now to figure out how to fit him in under the cap!