The Buffalo Sabres under Tim Murray had the courage and the gall to do what Darcy Regier couldn’t or wouldn’t do at any point in his career. Yesterday the Buffalo Sabres were blown to bits and the roster struck down to almost the bear minimum.
I say almost because the likes of Drew Stafford, Tyler Ennis, Christian Ehrhoff are still around and will likely not be a part of this team beyond next season as the full rebuild continues. I see them being moved next year, or even at the draft to help the Sabres cause even more.
Tim Murray sent out to give himself an easy summer, at this point he doesn’t have to really worry about July 1st other than for shopping purposes, because the Buffalo Sabres have no unrestricted free agents on the roster, and the number of picks has swelled even more. It will be interesting to see what the plan is going forward and how the attraction of big names will start. The rebuild process won’t be done through one trade deadline day. Tim Murray has 17 years of bad management to fix – this year’s deadline is only just the start.
So I turn it over to you and ask – what was the best move the Buffalo Sabres made yesterday?