Emelin to Buffalo
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04-28-2013, 01:01 AM
Join Date: Jul 2012
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I'm curious what it would take from a POV of Habs fans in the off-season to deal Emelin to a division rival(I understand the spiked cost in doing so). The Habs have a number of nhl ready dmen and have a few top prospects on the way as well...likewise the Sabres likely have a need for one defensive dman(assuming Ehrhoff,Myers,Sekera are all retained to handle offensive duties) to bridge while Ruhwedel and McNabb gain experience...
really more a question of a fan having a man-crush on a rival's player than it is anything in the realm of possible...the obvious are off limits: Grigorenko, our 13 first, Hodgson etc...
Please flame away
Sabres really dont need to do that.
They have Ehrhoff, Myers, Sekera, Pysyk, Weber, McNabb, Ruhwedel ---Pardy and Sulzer are signable UFAs.
They can go out and sign a UFA Dman for about $2M if you want someone for 1 or 2 yrs.
they could also acquire a dman as part of a trade of Miller/Vanek/Stafford.
If they want a more experienced dman they could acquire a veteran for something like a 3rd round pick. There are teams because of a hard cap who will need to dump some salaries.
Personally---Id rather just have the young guys play and evaluate them. There is going to come a time you need to figure out what you have --next season would be the time to find out.
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