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Oh Captain! My Captain!

How will the Buffalo Sabres handle the situation now?  With former captain Jason Pominville traded to the Minnesota Wild, the Buffalo Sabres have a vacancy at the primary on and off ice leadership position.

Will the real Steve Ott please stand up.

In return for Jason Pominville, the Buffalo Sabres recieve center Johan Larsson and goalie Matt Hackett.  It was likely time for Jason Pominville to leave Hockey Heaven and move on to another team.  Nothing against Jason Pominville the player, but as a captain he was the wrong choice for the Buffalo Sabres.

Former Buffalo Sabres defenseman said in an interview in St. Louis that his former locker room felt like the grim reaper was in the room.  That falls squarely on the captain, who prefered the “mellow” leadership style.   Changing the hockey acumen of the Buffalo Sabres will go a long way in retooling this roster.

Trade deadline has passed, but not all trades are announced or become official prior to that time.  The Buffalo Sabres could still have more to report.

Who is your choice to next wear the C of the Buffalo Sabres?

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