Could the Buffalo Sabres be Buyers come Trade Deadline?

The Buffalo Sabres are in 9th place in the Eastern Conference. After a most impressive 7-2 victory against Atlanta, the Sabres have 60 points, while the 8th place New York Islanders have 64.Now I am quite new to this site, and I noticed not a lot of articles on the Buffalo Sabres. Perhaps there are not a lot of fans of the Sabres on this site, or there is no recent news, but anyway I’ll begin.

The Sabres are 4 points out of a playoff spot although the Islanders do have a game in hand. New owner Tom Golisano is a billionaire, and perhaps might spend a little money on landing a high priced star, which this sabres team could use.

Up front the Sabres have a good, not great core. Maroslav Satan leads the team with 22 goals, and Daniel Briere as been a welcomed surprise, leading the team in points with 46 points. They are 13th in goals per game with just over 2.5. I believe that if they do make a push, they could use another offensiveman, especially a left winger.

The Sabres are a little weak on defense. They are ranked 18th in GA/game. Jay McKee and James Patrick are out. Enough said, they could use a defenseman.

In net, the Sabres are very strong. I believe with the strong play of Noronen, in the net, and his goal scoring ability, Biron could be traded for a defenseman or forward.

Who is availible for them to get. Well Bill Houlder could be a free agent, but doubtful. Washington could unload Witt. The Rangers should/could unload any of their big names, except Jagr. Lyle Odelin could be moved, should the Panthers keep falling, among others.

So what do you guys think of the Sabres being a potential buyer, and who would they get?

I also saw about how little Columbus articles get published. The one’s that did get published are a joke. Weekly BJ’s? If this article get posted I might do a Columbus one.


55 Responses to Could the Buffalo Sabres be Buyers come Trade Deadline?

  1. Beckfan5 says:

    I make shit up? Really? When? Look back at every post ive ever writen and tell me what ive made up.

    Ill give you $100 bucks for every one.

    And when I call you and/or Bretzky out for the shit you two post, ie Ranger trade proposlals, neither of you can EVER defend yourselves. As far as I can recall he dosent defend himself against my facts. Coward. As for you, at least you try and defend yourself but you fail every time. When I question you judgement on these silly proposals you make up you never state your facts or ideas. NEVER!

    Go back and check the posts. Proof is in the pudding. Still havent gotten back to me on the Kovalev for Norstrom deal you came up with.

    Face it, I have way more hockey knowledge and sense than you and I know the Ranger organization better than you.

    Dont get frustrated, itll be ok, Dumb Idiot.

    P.S. Maybe Hlavack and a 3rd rounder for Satan and Zhitnik?

  2. GretzNYR99 says:

    Wow, you really don’t know how to read. I said… LOOK WHAT YOU WERE DOING NOW. You said that we’ve “clashed” many times before, and we haven’t, you imbecile. I don’t normally waste time on half-illiterate morons who can’t see the forest from the trees.

    1. No, wrong. You have no idea of what you’re talking about, 90 of the time. “Well Jagr is a bad trade in general.” responded to with “Not a bad trade when you only give up Anson Carter for him, and you’re having half of his large contract eaten by Washington.” What was your arguement there? A line of expletives strung together incoherently with no aim and no point.

    You want the proof in the pudding? I found it, Different article though.

    http://www.hockeytraderumors.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4199&mode=nested&order=0&thold=0

    Re: Kovalev to Buffalo????? (Score: 1)

    by GretzNYR99 on Monday, February 16 @ 20:54:25 EST

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    I don’t see a reason why that trade isn’t plausible. If it’s not for Biron, trade him to LA for Norstrom, but I don’t see that happening with LA in the thick of things, especially after they gave him an extension. I just don’t see it happening.

    Can you not read?

    “but I don’t see that happening with LA in the thick of things, especially after they gave him an extension. I just don’t see it happening.”

    You might wanna stop making an ass of yourself while you’re ahead, little man.

    “Face it, I have way more hockey knowledge and sense than you and I know the Ranger organization better than you.” — What are your insecurities running high again? Keep telling yourself that, kiddo. You have the common sense of a 7 year old, let alone the hockey knowledge of one. Back off, and keep trying to refute facts.

    Hlavack? Who’s that? And you have more hockey knowledge and knowledge of the Rangers organization than I do? And you can’t even spell Hlavac? That’s bad. Nice way to STRONGLY support your statements, just too bad it only amounts to a meaningless rant gone North on a Southbound train.

    So how’s kindergarten, phallus-licker?

  3. Beckfan5 says:

    Dude im telling you right now, stop puting words into my mouth, OK? i never said the Jagr trade wasnt bad because they only gave up Carter. NEVER did I say that stupid ass.

    And as for your file, it doesnt exist. Dumb Idiot.

    Your a sorry fucking low life who alters his words and the words of others to make himself look better.

    WHAT MAKES YOU THINK L.A. IS GOING TO TRADE NORSTROM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dick, hes their best defenseman!!!!!

    Your only defense is my spelling. Wow your good. I fuck up a word or two every once in a while. Im out of my house for work 13 hours a day, commute for 3 of those and you think I worry about my spelling at 11:00 at night dick?

    YOUR HOCKEY KNOWLEDGE SUCKS!!!!!

  4. IrishRinkrat says:

    C’mon man, can you please read what he says instead of putting words in his mouth? You might realize that he’s basing this on stuff already written… he didn’t say a Norstrom deal was likely. Twisting the words isn’t great. If you say you know hockey well, then why not give a legitimate counterpoint without turning it into an insult… or am I asking a bit too much here?

  5. GretzNYR99 says:

    So now you’re ignoring the facts…

    YOU are the one who needs to stop putting words in people’s mouths, you nimrod.

    Oh, the file exists, and the article works just fine. And to further prove my point, and put you in your place like the lousy sack of shit that you are, I’ll even show you the post that I was replying to.

    The article is titled “Could the Rangers actually Rebuild,” and was first posted on Sunday, February 15th.

    http://www.hockeytraderumors.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4199&mode=nested&order=0&thold=0

    Kovalev to Buffalo????? (Score: 1)

    by AxisofEvil on Sunday, February 15 @ 23:37:15 EST

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    Good article; but I disagree with this part.

    I do think that the Sabres would be interested in getting Kovalev, because the Sabres could use a sniper for the playoffs; but, this will not happen unless the Rangers lose a couple more games, and the Sabres continue to win, and if the sabres only have to give up low level prospects or draft picks. Afinogenov and Roy have tremendous potential and we wont trade them away just to “rent” Kovie for 2 months and then have him sign with another team.

    Barnaby would be a good fit in Ottawa, I hear They want Bonk out because of his poor 5 on 5 play

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    Re: Kovalev to Buffalo????? (Score: 1)

    by GretzNYR99 on Monday, February 16 @ 20:54:25 EST

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    I’d love to have Radek Bonk… but I just don’t see it happening.

    I agree with you on “renting” thing. It’s too much of a risk, and that’s why I say he’ll be dealt for a more logical choice in Martin Biron. Meaning… why not? Mika Noronen and Ryan Miller (who will be a FANTASTIC NHL goalie one day) are waiting for the green light. Give it to them, talk to Kovalev, and tell him that you want him back. Meaning, at least you get the chance to sign him and you don’t give up something that isn’t going to affect your club in the future, being that you already have 2 solid, young, and hungry goaltenders.

    I don’t see a reason why that trade isn’t plausible. If it’s not for Biron, trade him to LA for Norstrom, but I don’t see that happening with LA in the thick of things, especially after they gave him an extension. I just don’t see it happening.

    All I know is that I want the right return for these guys. The fans deserve the rebuilding process. They’d sit there through 3 years of rebuilding to become a contender, rather than 7 years of not showing up to important games and hitting the fairway come April.

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    I did say that Kovalev for Norstrom is UNLIKELY, someone else wrote that. Maybe if you weren’t such a moron, and you could actually swallow your pride and admit that you’re wrong for once instead of sitting on your soapbox and not practicing what you preach, you’ll find that some people actually may like you. While you’re on here, thinking of new ways to attempt to insult me, I’m out, hanging with my friends and actually playing hockey, unlike your worthless ass. I have bad hockey knowledge? Ask IrishRinkrat about that, one of my best buds and hockey pals for about 4 years now. He’ll tell you otherwise. A diplomat in his own, he knows the game better than anyone I’ve ever come across of his age.

    Just face it, you’re wrong, you’ve lost. You’re running on fumes making an ass of yourself. I clearly said that I never thought it was going to happen. I was replying to someone else in another post.

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