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11-28-2010, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by jfb392 View Post
I don't understand how Golisano wanting to sell the team (like he has for many years, mind you) equates to "where there's smoke.." at all or has anything to do with a trade.
He bought the team because he felt like it was his duty to keep the Sabres in Buffalo and he's not trying to sell us now because we're doing poorly.
He could easily retain the team, but I don't think it was never his plan to own them forever, regardless of performance.

And as far as the trade goes, the players available would probably be Butler and Stafford, as both are having a hard time finding their way into our lineup.
Stafford needs a change of scenery and Butler's stats don't tell the whole story.
Whenever you're paired with Rivet, especially an injured one, you're surely going to be terrible.
He does have a shot though (something you seem to need/want) and the organization billed him as our new PPQB last season.
You wont solve either teams needs suggesting these two players as the core of a trade. You need top 6 offense and you wont get it with trying to move second tier players. We need a top 4 puck carrier who can play on the PP and we aren't getting that giving away our 3rd line players for that kind of a defenseman.

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