It seems the Sabres may be done with free agency and trades for the upcoming year. Honestly I am ok with that. I wish we could have picked up a veteran forward to help score goals and help the youngers guys but all in all I am looking into the season with optomism. Do I think the Sabres have a contending team? No. Do I think they are a borderline playoff team? No. To me this season is more of an experience aspect for the younger players. If Darcy doesnt bring up the kids this year for our "rebuilding" then he needs to be on his way out the door. If we are going to rebuild now is the time to give the kids a shot. With that being said my lineup predictions are as follows.
Leino Hodgson Vanek
Stafford Ennis Foligno
Ott Grigorenko Tropp
Kaleta Girgensons (Scott) Flynn
Myers Ristolainen (Tallinder)
Zadorov Pysyk (Mcbain)
I am not in favor of trading Miller or Vanek because honestly I dont feel we will get the same value in return. They arent the players that will get you a 40 goal scorer. The only real value they have in my opinion is to us.