It was rumored around the draft that the Sabres were interested in talking to the Ottawa Senators about Nick Foligno – trying to unite a bloodline that started in Buffalo many years ago.
Uniting Nick and Marcus Foligno would have been a nice touch for the Blue and Gold.
Unfortunately, the Ottawa Senators have sent Nick Foligno to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Marc Methot.
Last year with the Sens Foligno appeared in all 82 games, netting 15 goals and 32 assists, while racking up 124 penalty minutes, a career high for him in the NHL.
The Sabres will not have to deal with Marc Methot on a regular basis as he joins a division rival that faces the Buffalo Sabres six times a season.
Methot joins the Senators after playing just 46 games last year, and getting a goal and six assists for the leagues worst team.
Off the bat, it appears as the Columbus Blue Jackets have finally won something, as they appear to be the winners in this trade. Ottawa has to be thinking that Methot can be more productive on their blue line than 51 point production over six years that he has given the Jackets.