This is strictly a matter of opinion, but with reports and rumors coming out that the Buffalo Sabres could likely be moving goaltender Ryan Miller even before the Olympic break, it’s time to consider who we could move Jhonas Enroth too, and what we can get for him.
Don’t get me wrong – I like Jhonas, I think he can be a great backup goaltender. The only problem is, we have seen time and time again this team fail to show up in front of Enroth and his efforts wasted on a poor defensive effort.
If Ryan Miller has one foot out the door in Buffalo – Jhonas Enroth should be sitting in front of Tim Murray’s office saying me next, and I am not talking about the starting job for the Buffalo Sabres.
Right now the Sabres are looking to have the bottom spot in the league, guaranteeing themselves the highest likelihood of drafting in the top spot for the 2014 NHL Entry draft. The Buffalo Sabres have already hinted at needing to be bad and pick high in both this draft and the following entry draft as well.
We know what we have in the form of a goaltender in Jhonas Enroth – with another bad season on the horizon, it might be worth the Buffalo Sabres time to get Matt Hackett involved at the NHL level – and even giving Andrei Makarov the chance at proving himself in the AHL or even the NHL to see if he can replicate any of the success he had at the junior level this year.
With his impending status as an unrestricted free agent after next season, now is the time to move Jhonas Enroth and continue to stockpile picks in the 2014 and 2015 draft classes – allowing Tim Murray to stock the Buffalo Sabres and Rochester Americans with players that he has drafted.