Sekera was the Sabres BEST defensemen
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05-25-2012, 09:35 AM
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Which ulitmately is where all of this started -- the discussion about who if anyone on the blueline goes. Sekera provides considerable value, then factor in his cap and real dollar cost and it's nearly too sweet to move unless it's a damn good return (Staal) to shore up a glaring area of need. Even then, that is going to tear those solid minutes out and it's not like they replace them for the same cost-to-performance in UFA. UFA d-men putting up that sort of positive defensive stats are drawing 4.5 M per or more. He's the Sabres for $2.75M. That's chump-change.
Absolutely. Moving Sekera comes close to a nonstarter, given how ****** the defense could be at times last year. The only thing I wanted to add is that his value is likely even HIGHER to the more cash strapped teams out there that may try and rely on him as a top pairing guy.
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