Come play in Russia(i mean Montreal) Max
He would look good speeding around in red IMHO
we already have afinogenov type players, if perezhogin ever comes back he could be our afinogenov, both kostitsyn brothers bring more to the table. I dont disagree but what do we give up? Buffalo will want a top line player in return, whats his contract anyways. What could we give up that would help them and improve us, the answer is nobody.
I think he would be nice, but I see him thriving more in a top-six environment, which is ice-time I don't think we can give him, with Higgins, the Kostitsyns, and Kovalev pretty much set and Latendresse vying for a spot, as well.
For sure he ll fit, with the speed he and we have it s a perfect fit.
He has another year on his contract at 3,5M, which would be affordable,
but I wouldnt give much for him...he s been strugglin hard recently, maybe changing of environment and players will boost him again...I mean he scored 10 goals this year...(in 56 gp), 28 points and -16
And we dont particularly need him....
so for cheap yea why not, but otherwise I dont see this happening
According to the Buffalo News, the Sabres could trade right wing Maxim Afinogenov this summer.
"It's something we really have to look at with Max," Sabres GM Darcy Regier told reporters. "He's a great guy. I have only good things to say about him, but he may well be one of these players who's ready for a change."
I just don't see him fitting in. What the team needs IMO is a physical winger who shoots first to play with Koivu and Higgins, something Latendresse could be but I llike him with Lapierre and Kost Jr. Ryder was great before but now I could see Malone working or even Vrbata since he's a shooter.