Thread: Proposal: Ottawa-Buffalo
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06-19-2012, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by EightyEightMPH View Post
To start, I know it's a proposal within a division, so the likelihood of it happening is low, however it kinda fun to play with:

Derek Roy
Drew Stafford
Nathan Gerbe
1st Round Draft Pick

Jason Spezza
Zenon Konopka
Jakob Silfverberg

Rationale for Ottawa:
With Alfredsson's status in limbo, it wouldn't be a terrible idea to start looking for a little depth and Buffalo seems to have a decent compliment. I personally believe Ottawa's run was a fluke last year and expecting similar (or greater) outputs from players like Milan Michalek or Nick Foligno could be a huge risk. The only downfall is that Roy is due for a contract.

Rationale for Buffalo:
It's no big secret that Buffalo needs a true number one center. With Hodgson in line for the 2nd line center duties, Spezza makes sense. Cap wise, frees up some space to a team that has money to spend. Adding a player like Konopka gives Buffalo a great face-off option for the penalty kill and a ton of grit that they don't really have. I originally Had Marcus Foligno slotted in here, but with Buffalo's lack of size, he'll be far more valuable to the Sabres than Gerbe at this time.

Any takers?
Darcy Regier can't find the dotted line fast enough.........

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