In regards to the second part of the rumor, I don’t think Biron is untouchable, and he could be had for the right price. The Sabres have been rotating Biron and Noronen all season and I definately think Noronen has played better and more consistent in net. The Sabres have been waiting for Biron to break out and become the all-star goalie he’s supposed to be since Hasek left for Detroit three seasons ago. And while Biron has showed flashes of brilliance he seems to let soft goals in at crucial times. Although Noronen has had a rough relationship with Lindy Ruff, I think they will make Noronen the #1 with Ryan Miller serving as the back-up until he can take over as the Sabres future in net.
But as to Drury being involved in those trade rumors, DRURY WILL BE THE NEXT CAPTAIN OF THE SABRES WHEN HOCKEY STARTS AGAIN AFTER THIS SEASON. Drury is the building block not because of his points but because of his intangibles and clutch play. The only way I see Drury leaving the Sabres would be to seriously upgrade their star-power; such as bringing in a franchise superstar, but at this time no team is gonna give up their best player. So Drury will stay. Biron for Gagne sounds real good to me, as a Sabres fan, but even Clarke isn’t stupid enough to make that trade straight up. Eshe and Biron are practically equals in play, so Cl arke wont make that move to have a rotating goalie system. Satan could be had after his lackluster season, but he’d be a much better player in the west, rather than in a tight checking eastern conference.
I’d love to see Satan to St. Louis for Scott Mellanby and a prospect…The Sabres could use the grit.]]>