The only D-men gone from the Sabs may be Numminen, who may retire, and Kalinin, who the team seems to have given up on.
Forwards gone through UFA will be Zubrus and Briere with Drury being signed long term.
Other guys on the block may be Kotalik, Peters (who wants him) and Mair.
Miller's contract should be renegotiated to a longer term. He was a god!
the problem with that deal is we are giving up good quality gritty players that every team needs and getting back stuff we just don't need. We have an ubumdance of youth and picks but need more proven players.
Buff needs to clear room on the payroll to keep their core together.
their defence is their strenght but need a hard hitting d-man.
How bout Jason Smith,pisani, and 15th overall pick for Vanek and Campell
Holy ****ing crap.
Originally Posted by Chayos1
so what part of never is that.
I am pretty sure Cambell and Smith are a wash.
Connely for Pisani and a 1st seems pretty fair to me.
I mean really both Cambell and Smith are ufa's after this season and Connely's big money years are just coming up.
the sabres will need to carve some 3 million dollar players if they want to keep briere or Drury.
Pisani + 1st for Connolly isn't fair to me, though; Connolly is signed for 2 more years at $2.9 mil, so I'm not quite sure what the "big money years" thing is. I'd give the edge to Campbell over Smith in trade value, too.
The Sabres don't need to dump 3 mil if they want to keep Drury or Briere, only if they want to keep Drury and Briere, and if they do that guys like Spacek and Kotalik will go, not Campbell and Connolly.