Thread: Speculation: Buffalo Sabres - "The Blueprint"
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05-15-2013, 08:06 PM
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Ennis not likely. If he were better, maybe. Then again, if he were better the Sabres would probably want to keep him.

Stafford is too inconsistent to return a first unless the Sabres eat some of the salary and/or something else comes with him.
ennis can easily return 1st round talent...he turns 24 at the start of next year....thus still young. He was a 1st round pick and has top 6 talent.

A reason why he is moveable has to do with what position he plays and what the future has. His contract expires after next season where he still is an RFA. So he is candidate to get moved.

with Stafford...they may hold onto him until he gets hot next year and then moves him by the deadline. they did a Gaustead + 4th for a 1st...they could do the same with Stafford.


the future of this team looks something like this in 14/15:

xxx-Hodgson-Armia
Ennis-Grigorenko-xxxx
Girgenson-Larrson-Ott
Foligno-Cattenacci-Flynn

One of the xxx could be Leino if he isnt amnesty buyout in 2014.

You could figure one of their 1st round picks would be a winger. If they end up moving up to draft one of the Centers or one fals to them then its possible one fo the other centers could be moved to winger or traded for a winger.

Vanek , Miller, and Stafford would be moved for players/picks.


If Ennis was moved it would likely be something to get a pure winger who could score....like a Bobby Ryan....in that deal it would be Ennis+ another player/pick. Its not an issue of he isnt good---its more of the team wanted to improve overall.


In looking at the roster its also why the idea of a complete gut and somethinglike a 5 yr rebuolding project is a fallacy. All those players listed in the lineup would be 25 and under except Ott. Its really not going to take them that long to rebuild the club.

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