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How Buffalo Sabres can become a Dynasty

 The Buffalo Sabres have the pieces in place to be the next dynasty in the NHL if they make the right trades and draft correctly in the next two years. While the process may take some time, it is not out of the possibility that the Sabres could become the NHL's next dynasty. At the trade deadline, the Buffalo Sabres make a huge trade: Buffalo Sabres trade Taylor Hall to the Winnipeg Jets for Nikolaj Ehlers, a conditional 2022 1st round pick. If Taylor Hall re-signs with the Winnipeg Jets, the Sabres get the Jets 2022 1st round pick. This is a straight one-for-one swap of Hall for Ehlers; the Sabres get a 1st round pick if Hall re-signs with the Winnipeg Jets.  Buffalo Sabres miss the playoffs in the 2020-21 season and end up with the 10th pick in the draft.  The Buffalo Sabres lose Cody Eakin in the Expansion draft to the Seattle Kraken. Buffalo Sabres buyout Kyle Okposo ; the buyout will cost them 1 million per season until 2025. Before the 2021 draft, the Buffalo Sabres make two

HOW MINNESOTA WILD CAN BECOME A CONTENDING TEAM

 The Minnesota Wild are a mediocre team that is stuck in no man's land; they aren't good enough to be a contender, but at the same time, they aren't bad enough to be a lottery team. So the most logical thing to do is to trade their veteran players and rebuild for the future. At the trade deadline, the Minnesota Wild make two blockbuster trades. Minnesota Wild trade Jonas Brodin, Nick Bonino to the New Jersey Devils for Will Butcher, Andreas Johnsson, and a 2021 2nd rd pick.  The Devils get a top 4 defenseman in Jonas Brodin and a top 9 forward in Nick Bonino, while the Wild get Will Butcher, Andreas Johnsson, and a 2nd round pick. The Wild also trade Marcus Johansson, Victor Rask, 1st round pick '21 to the Detroit Red Wings for Vladislav Namestnikov, and a 2021 2nd round pick. This is a good trade for both sides because the Wild gain cap space, while the Red Wings get Marcus Johansson and a 1st round pick. The Minnesota Wild finish the 2020-21 season with the 10th worst

HOW ANAHEIM DUCKS CAN BECOME A CONTENDER

 The Anaheim Ducks are a rebuilding team right now, so they won't likely make the playoffs this season, so they should trade their veteran players to stack up on prospects and picks for the future. Doing this would enable the Anaheim Ducks to build a legit contending team. At the trade deadline, the Anaheim Ducks make one major trade: Ryan Getzlaf is traded to the Calgary Flames for Sam Bennett, a 2021 1st round pick. The Calgary Flames a great veteran center in Ryan Getzlaf to help bolster the depth at center, while the Ducks get Sam Bennett, as well as a 1st round pick. The Anaheim Ducks finish the 2020-21 season with the 5th worst record; However, the Ducks slide to the 7th pick as two teams jump them in the 2021 draft lottery. Before the Expansion draft, the Anaheim Ducks make one major trades: Anaheim Ducks trade Cam Fowler to the New Jersey Devils for Sami Vatanen, Nick Merkley, Michael McLeod, 2022 2nd round pick. The Devils get Cam Fowler, a top 4 defenseman, while the Duck

How New Jersey Devils can become Stanley Cup Contenders

 The New Jersey Devils will likely be one of the worst teams in the NHL this season, but if they rebuild their team correctly, they could be a Stanley Cup contender. To stack up on more picks and prospects, the Devils should trade away some of their veteran players on expiring contracts. New Jersey Devils trade Kyle Palmieri to the Colorado Avalanche for Andre Burakovsky and a 2021 1st round pick.  Colorado Avalanche adds Kyle Palmieri in hopes of winning the Stanley Cup, while the Devils get Andre Burakovsky and a 1st round pick. The New Jersey Devils also trade Nikita Gusev to the Detroit Red Wings for Tiro Hirose, a 2021 2nd round pick. The Red Wings add Nikita Gusev from the Devils for Tiro Hirose and a 2nd round pick. Travis Zajac is traded to the Florida Panthers for a 2021 2nd round pick.  The Panthers add Travis Zajac, a solid veteran center from the Devils. Jesper Bratt is re-signed to a 4 yr deal worth 3.25 million per season. The New Jersey Devils finish the 2020-21 season w