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Who has the best and worst contracts on the Sabres?

August 10th, 2017 at 3:28 PM
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Recently, SBNation’s NHL hub did a series on which contracts are the best for every team and the worst for every team. Overall, I think they did a pretty good job, but I expect we can have some debate on the players they chose for the Sabres.

The Sabres are actually in a unique situation in that they have very few players locked up long term. In fact, only five players – O’Reilly, Okposo, Ristolainen, Bogosian, and Scandella – have contracts that extend beyond the next two seasons. Of course, that will change very shortly, as Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart, and possibly some others will soon be up for serious extensions. Those entry-level contracts are exempt from this list, because obviously Jack Eichel being paid less than a million dollars next season is the best deal imaginable.

Let’s dive in and explore the options.

Best Contract

SBN’s choice: Ryan O’Reilly -$7.5 million cap hit, signed through 2022-2023

I think this is probably the choice I’d agree with. While it is on the …

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Tags: Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Jack Eichel, Jake McCabe, Johan Larsson, Kyle Okposo, Matt Moulson, Rasmus Ristolainen, Ryan O’Reilly, Sabres, Sam Reinhart, Zach Bogosian

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