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08-02-2012, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Beechsack View Post
I think it's also important to point out that if the organization thought injuries were an 'excuse', they wouldn't make roster changes. They'd simple say they were good enough, and got unlucky.

Their offseason moves have clearly shown that's not the case
How so? Trading Roy for Ott was hardly an earth-shattering move. I love what Ott brings to the table, but it doesn't change the fact that Buffalo subtracted its only proven, defensively decent center and downgraded scoring even further in the process. I had a more favorable opinion of the deal at the time, when I assumed the Sabres weren't done making changes. As it stands, Roy out, Ott and Scott in doesn't do that much to elevate the team. Are they tougher? Definitely. Better? Ehh.

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