So signing Cody McCormick doesn’t sound like the most celebratory way to spend the opening day of free agency, but what it could signal is one of the most positive things to come out of the 2014 NHL off season.
The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to terms with Cody McCormick in the NHL Free Agency Frenzy of day one, signing him to a three year deal worth 1.5 million dollars a year.
McCormick had previously played for the Buffalo Sabres just a few months ago, but was demoted to the AHL and then shipped off to the Minnesota Wild with Matt Moulson.
Tim Murray has worked more magic than Darcy Regier could ever have thought of by turning the second round pick into a solid NHL defenseman, and resigning both Cody McCormick and Matt Moulson.
What is most energetic about the Cody McCormick signing – is that it probably signals the end of the John Scott era with the Buffalo Sabres.
Scott has turned himself into a liability – with being penalized for simply being John Scott.
McCormick doesn’t add a whole lot to the organization, but he is the type that will agitate other lineups and will stick up for his teammates.
McCormick isn’t afraid to fight anyone in the league, and can hold his own against many of the top heavy weights in the league.
Cody McCormick has played five season with the Buffalo Sabres, also seeing time with the Colorado Avalanche before coming to Buffalo.
McCormick has ten goals. 19 assists, and 253 penalty minutes.
Welcome back to the fold Cody McCormick and thank you for pushing John Scott out of the lineup.
The Buffalo Sabres continue to be a very busy organization today on the first day of free agency – keep it right here all day as we continue to react and respond to the many moves of the day.