The future has arrived, in part – as the 2014 Buffalo Sabres Development Camp is set to get underway. [Buffalo News].
What are you looking forward to this week? Just watching hockey? Seeing Sam Reinhart? What about one of the other six first round draft picks that will be on hand for camp?
For many prospects on the ice this week it will not be their first hand at the rodeo, but the Buffalo Sabres and their fans are more interested in the new faces, their faces, that will be taking to the ice as the future editions of the Buffalo Sabres.
Remember, all the on-ice festivities are open to the public and free, starting with today’s 10:30 practice. We will react to all the action on the ice here, so if you miss it, we will find a way to cover it for you.
— Jason Power (@JPewter3) July 12, 2014
As I woke up this morning and started my morning Twitter run, this came across my feed. I started wondering, was Luke Adam signed to an offer sheet and I didn’t hear about it? (That’s not a stunned statement, for it could likely be true, I miss stuff all the time).
Buffalo made a qualifying offer to Luke Adam – so they retain the rites to Adam, and would be owed compensation if he signed an offer sheet elsewhere because he didn’t like his qualifying offer. [ABC Sports].
Based on the fact that he has been shuffled back between the Buffalo Sabres and the Rochester Americans – and really hasn’t been an “impact” player for either organization, I can’t see another club signing him to an offer sheet that would cost them to sign him outside of his contract. Why give up draft picks when you can find someone in free agency that will do as good a job or better?
Sure it is within the realm of possibility, but why would Luke Adam turn the Buffalo Sabres down? What has be proven in his NHL career that he would take offense to a qualifying offer?