Could the Buffalo Sabres try and pull the wool over the eyes of the other general managers?
The Sabres are in full rebuild mode with no one on the roster safe if the right move comes along to give Tim Murray the chance to make this team better.
Only problem is – two of the three unrestricted free agents want to stay in Buffalo. Both Steve Ott and Matt Moulson have said they would welcome the chance to be apart of the something that is going on. Ott has been much more vocal about the point and for longer.
So – can the Buffalo Sabres trade Steve Ott now for parts to be named later – only to have the winger leave his family here for the remainder of the season, knowing their is a contract with his signature on it to return to the Nickel City on July 1?
Sure it could happen to Moulson as well – but I think Ott just has that mindset of – ok, you want to be good, and I want to stay here, I will sign on the dotted line, but don’t fax it to the league until you trade me and July 1 rolls around.
Would you be on board with a Steve Ott trade and resigning? Even if he gets blown out of the water on July 1 and he ends up not coming back – what have you lost?