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Kaspars Daugavins Coming To The Buffalo Sabres?


While some veteran players want nothing to do with the Buffalo Sabres or the Rochester Americans, there are some players who wouldn’t mind a shot of playing for the Sabres. Former Ottawa Senators draft pick Kaspars Daugavins has expressed interest through his agent in joining the Buffalo Sabres next season.

“He’s having a great year and is looking at a return to the NHL, time will tell. ~ Jay Grossman, Daugavins agent.

Yesterday a Swiss reporter sent out this tweet regarding the Sabres and Daugavins;

In english the tweet states how Kaspars Daugavins would like to rejoin the NHL next season under head coach Ted Nolan.

Nolan coached Daugavins as a member of the Latvian Olympic team in Sochi.

Daugavins is currently playing in the Swiss Elite league with the Geneve-Servette and has 18 goals and 44 points in 44 games. He was taken in the third round of the 2006 NHL entry draft by the Ottawa Senators and has played in 91 games between the Senators and Boston Bruins putting up 15 points. Daugavins was also a member of Tim Murray’s 2011 Calder Cup winning Binghamton Senators.

As of right now the Buffalo Sabres have two open contract slots to sign players going into next season and Kaspers Daugavins is quite interested in taking one of those spots.

Daugavins is an excellent skating forward with good puck control and a creative hockey mind. While he doesn’t like to throw his body around, he plays with is heart on his sleeve. You may remember Daugavins as the “spin-o-rama” shootout man for his slick shootout moves.

While nothing is official as of yet, having Kaspers Daugavins reunited with Ted Nolan and Zemgus Girgensons while making him earn his shot with a rebuilding Buffalo Sabres may be a smart move. He may not be a top 6 forward on a winning hockey team, but he plays left wing and may provide some energy and leadership for a rebuilding team.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres Kaspars Daugavins

  • qwicwted

    Probably a better player and is younger than Klesla. Good to hear!

  • Jes

    We going to be team Latvia now? Lol. Look elsewhere. Besides that one spin-o-rama he did in a Sens uniform he has done absolutely nothing in the NHL. Just another Linus Omark IMO. He’s all shoot out in the big boy league.

    • Toms Freibergs

      Don’t forget that team Latvia almost beat team Canada ..

      • Marksis

        don’t forget that Daugavins wasn’t dressed for that game due to an illness.. nevertheless he did get two assists in Olympics and is virtually on fire now – in just 4 Spengler Cup games he has scored 4 goals and 3 assists. The way Sabres look right now you can’t really go wrong by giving him a chance

      • Jes

        We almost beat Chicago on Sunday. Almost doesn’t mean anything.

    • Marksis

      what was that supposed to mean? sabres have 9 Canadians, 3 Americans, 3 with double citizenships (US/CAN), two Swedes, two Germans, a Finn and a Latvian. How does adding another Latvian make it team Latvia?

      • Jes

        Your taking the whole thing out of context man. 2 players and the head coach from team Latvia is pretty big. All those other players aren’t on there respective Olympic rosters. We are talking Olympic rosters not nationality all together.

        • Marksis

          I’m doing the exact opposite – I’m putting everything IN context. Olympic roster will be irrelevant once this season is over and I’m not sure if Nolan will be the coach for team Latvia next year. His contract is up and the drunk guy behind Latvian Ice Hockey federation is not comfortable with Nolan being busy in Buffalo full time

          • Jes

            Are you listening to yourself? How will it be irrelevant? It is relevant. This whole conversation started about us turning into Team Latvia. So yes it is very relevant. Your just going OUT of context again. But whatevs you have your theory I have mine. Adios guy.

  • qwicwted

    Hey Jes, the dude is only 25 – why not invite him over for a tryout. He can’t be any worse than Scott or Leino.

  • b lance

    Really why don’t the both of you pull up your panties and settle your tiff at your nail salon

    • b lance

      Oh yeah and you can take this out of context

  • b lance

    Are you two so petty to give a crap about nationality, how about supporting the moves they are trying to make to progress or would you be happier not having a team you guys are pitiful

  • Dano

    Another 3rd or 4th line guy.. Not what the team needs right now.