The NHL is back and for the Buffalo Sabres – its a mindful eye on the trade deadline that is fast approaching – and an eye on their three players likely to be gone by the time March 5th comes and goes.
Steve Ott, Matt Moulson, and long time Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller are watching as closely as the fans are to see where they might be playing on March 6th.
Here is a somewhat comprehensive look at what the Buffalo Sabres rumors are. [My NHL Trade Rumors].
Henrik Tallinder played in two games and Jhonas Enroth served as a backup as they are the only two members of the Buffalo Sabres that medaled in Sochi – bringing home Silver. [Sports Media 101].
Steve Ott was happy to get traded into a hockey market – and has been very vocal about wanting to stay – but he knows the window of time he will be in Buffalo could be closing as the Sabres are willing to trade anything to prepare for the future. Is this a situation of trade Ott as a rental and sign him as a free agent? [Buffalo News].
The Buffalo Sabres have one more day off before they get back to the ice, having to play the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow as a makeup game as the Sabres have a stretch of three games this week all at the First Niagara Center.
The Sabres do not play on deadline day – but have back to back games in the days following. What will the team look like for the remainder of the season?