While we are finding out that there is little truth, according to the team at least, that Darcy Regier could be on the hot seat – more rumors fly surrounding the struggling
Could the Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers be talking trade – and talking some big names as well. While not all players have been named, the biggest three names in the trades involve Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek, and the Buffalo Sabres receiving Nail Yakupov in return.
An interesting trade to say the least.
Thomas Vanek will most likely be a rental player in any such deal – it is unlikely that he will want to resign on a team that is headed into the same direction as the one he is currently on.
If the Edmonton Oilers are looking at Ryan Miller – they are going to want more assurance from the Buffalo Sabres and Ryan Miller that they are going to be able to resign him for a longer term deal, not just rent him for the rest of the season.
Nail Yakupov is the wild card for the Buffalo Sabres. With his addition the Sabres add another first round draft pick, a young player with a blossoming NHL career. With the way we have mishandled Russian players in the past – and the rumors surrounding Yakupov wanting to return to the KHL – is this a good move for the Buffalo Sabres?
The Oilers are not the only team interested in Thomas Vanek – rumors that the Flyers are interested in a scoring threat have surfaced as well – and Darcy might just be feeling the heat to make a move to further his “rebuilding and suffering” and justifying his existence.