The recent lack of information out of the Sabres camp in regards to Daniel Breire, Chris Drury & Thomas Vanek speaks volumes. But what does it say exactly? Everyone knows Darcy doesn't show his hand to often. Are there problems amongst the troops? The brass? Or is simply they don't know what direction this team is headed?
This should be the Sabres off-season checklist:
A. Thomas Vanek- Locking him up is the key to signing Briere or Drury
B. Decide on who they want/ need more: Briere or Drury then sign them!!!
C. Decide on the 6th D-man Paetsch, resign Numinnen or another FA
D. Dump the salry of Spacek (if possible) , Kotalik (there has to be a taker)
They lost valuable time in waiting to sign Regier & Ruff......Who does that fall on Larry Quinn? B. Thomas Golisano or does it fall on Ruff & Regier? Regier & Ruff secured new deals on 6/14/07, their season ended on 5/19/07. Thats almost 4 full weeks where they could have been dealing with Vanek, Briere & Drury. Did Darcy refuse to work without a new contract? Will this come back to bite them in the firgutive behind? or will they be fine at the end of the day?
Like I said before their silence speaks volumes but what is it saying?
Responses are welcomed and encouraged.