Trade deadline is 4 weeks from today. It should be a very interesting day in Sabres Land.
Trading Miller would be huge, as would landing 1 of the big 3 in the draft if at all possible.
The future direction of the team would be turned on its ear.
More like turned straight down into the sewer, bypassing the toilet and plumbing. A team should only trade their established franchise goalie if they have a replacement in the system or get a sure replacement in the trade. Trading Miller for an equally capable (but probably younger) goalie doesn't seem sensible or realistic, and Buffalo sure doesn't have a replacement in the system yet (Makarov still being a question mark).
In my grown up life the sabres have had only one coach. and I know that in the last 2 weeks buffalo has gotten a little boost, and maybe from the coaching change, but i was actually hoping for a real coaching change. I mean realistically only half the team had to get a new coach. All the young guys who came up from rochester have already played a lot of games with Rolston as their head coach, and it's not like rolston was amazing in Rochester. I don't think he is the answer. There may not even be a coach who can turn this group of players into a cup winning team. If you have an amazing team and a good coach you can win the cup. If you have a good team and an amazing coach you can win the cup. If you have a good team and a good coach you can't. I you have a decent team and a good coach you can't. skip down a few more slots to the sabres.....not very good coach and a semi skilled team.
Doesn't Pegula see that we do not even have a realistic chance to make the playoffs with the way we are now, let alone achieve everyone real goal as to win the cup. We had the best chance that regier is ever gong to give us with briere and drury, and we still could not make it happen, so what makes him think that we are going to get this done with Darcy making our draft picks. He has made a few good trades these past couple years, but Buffalo has a way of ending a players chances at being great. Leino, Leopold, Stafford, just a few of the many sabres who could have been really good if they come across darcy's radar.
I guess a team run by a Darcy, a Lindy, and a Terry aren't meant to be great.
Looks like we are going to climb the standings after digging ourselves a huge hole, typical Buffalo franchise
don't even fathom getting an elite prospect like MacKinnon because it won't happen.
We will claw our way back into the playoff mix and proceed get eliminated with 2 games left, which will result in false hope AGAIN, Regier and Rolston will be back as well as the same old core that can not get it done, rinse and repeat
Getting back in the playoff mix is the WORST thing that can happen for this franchise moving foward.