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02-15-2013, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Zip15 View Post
I think any interest in Stafford from COL would require the Sabres to eat some of his cap--and, to be clear, they may not have any interest in Stafford. I doubt Colorado wants Stafford right now for 2.5 more seasons at $10m. In that case, they should just pay O'Reilly what he wants on a short-term deal. But assuming there's some interest because they badly need a RH shot who has the ability to score goals, would people pull the trigger on:

Stafford (Sabres retain $1.0m of cap hit for remainder of the deal thru 2014-15)


I want Oreilly more than anything. But I don't see how the Sabres can give up Sekera.

The free agent market for defensemen sucks this year...
Myers and Ehrhoff would be the only guys under contract
Weber and Brennan would be low level RFA who are depth at best.
Pysyk would be our own potential farm solution after the trade.

Leaves us in a really bad place... where our only hope is a trade, where we;d have to give up a quality asset just to get someone to replace Sekera...

I'd much rather give up the quality asset to get Oreilly

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