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NHL trade grades: Buffalo Sabres trade Rasmus Ristolainen to Philadelphia Flyers for a first-round draft pick

We had a feeling that trades would heat up as the start of the 2021 NHL draft approached, and heat up they have.

In a continuation of his offseason blue-line makeover, Philadelphia Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher traded the No. 14 overall pick in the 2021 draft, defenseman Robert Hagg and a 2023 second-round pick to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen.

In addition to giving the Sabres an additional first-round pick, it also provides some additional cap space for Buffalo GM Kevyn Adams. How did both GMs do in the swap? Here are our grades for each club: