Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Poll: Should the Buffalo Sabres Buy-Out Ville Leino?


After Ville Leino was made a healthy scratch for the Buffalo Sabres match on Tuesday night, there was a lot of debate regarding Leino on Wednesday. The biggest question is whether or not the Buffalo Sabres will use a compliance buy-out on Ville Leino and the better question, can they afford to buy-out Leino?

It’s pretty safe to say that at this point in time, Leino has been a disappointment throughout his time with the Buffalo Sabres. He has

just 10 games in just under 100 games with the blue and gold, clearly not what the Sabres or their fans were expecting out of Leino.

Sure he’s looked better under the coaching of Ted Nolan and could benefit from some better line mates but the Leino Darcy Regier thought he was buying certainly failed to show up in Buffalo.

Ted Nolan had seen enough out of Leino and decided it was time to give the man a little bit of a wake-up call by allowing him a night in the press box to watch the game from a different angle. The move left many questioning whether this is the beginning of the end for Ville Leino in Buffalo.

Then Tim, wrote a great article talking about how the Buffalo Sabres might not be able to afford buying out Leino. Now it’s not that the Sabres don’t have the room under the cap to buy him out, it’s that with the cap going up next season they need his salary to help them reach the cap floor.

With the possibility of losing Ryan Miller, Matt Moulson and Ville Leino, the Buffalo Sabres will be hard pressed to reach the cap floor next season when the cap reaches $71 million. The Sabres may just have to bite the bullet with Leino and his contract as they hope he can re-find his game from 2010, his career year which saw him put up 53 points.

So whether you think the Sabres will need to bite the bullet on Leino or are a member of the Ville Leino support group, we want to know what your thoughts are on a potential Ville Leino buy-out. Would you support the move? Or do you feel that Ville Leino still has more to show the Sabres?

Vote in the poll below and then sound off in the comments.

Should the Sabres Buy-Out Ville Leino

Loading ... Loading ...

Tags: Buy-out Popular Ville Leino

  • Jes

    I’d honestly overpay McCormick and Scott then this guy. At least they do there jobs and then some. Get him out of here and find someone else in free agency to bring in.

    CC you forgot to add Ott to the list of Miller, Moulson and Leino as possible goners.

    • Caitlin Campbell

      I honestly keep forgetting that Ott is up for a contract after this season, my bad. I’d rather over pay for a bonified star player or someone who has the potential over Leino

  • Vic Soga

    If Leino does not get better by the end of January, he will be put on waivers and play in Rochester. Maybe he can mentor the young ones there. Most likely he will get hurt before January 31 and cannot move him. He is smart you know as he fished Regier into signing him. If we buy out Leino, will my season’s tickets increase next year?
    Still the most exciting thing in Buffalo is across the street.

    • Caitlin Campbell

      tickets will increase next year either way unfortunetly Vic with the cap going up and the new TV deal in Canada

  • Pingback: Are Buffalo Sabres Fans Really Ready For A Rebuild With A New GM?