Michael Peca yearns to be a Sabre, and the Sabres need a center who can win faceoffs, kill penalties and add leadership. I guess the question is, should the Sabres sign Peca or wait and see if there is a younger, healthier center that can be had later on after the arbitration hearings are complete?
Does Darcy Regier believe it is time for the younger players such as Derek Roy, Thomas Vanek, Max Afinoganov, Tim Connolly and Jason Pominville to start being the leaders. Perhaps the infusion of Michael Peca will lead to him being the voice and face of the franchise and stunt the leadership growth of the younger core of players.
Michael Peca, when healthy, would add a lot to the Sabres at a very reasonable price. The questions: Is he healthy, has Darcy gotten over the year long holdout and forced trade and, ultimately, will the Sabres bring back one of their most popular players over the past decade?