Buffalo fans facing the ultimate reality
Ya gotta feel for a fan who's team could potentially lose their two co-captains, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Vanek blasted 43 goals and with Bobby Clarke not around anymore, an offer sheet fiasco is a little less likely. Drew Stafford moved quickly from the fourth line and had some truly highlight reel goals. With some ice-time freed up, Kotalik could rebound in a huge way. Briere may be world-class, but he wasn't as dominant when they needed it the most, in the playoffs, he looked frustrated and down on himself. No, much better to let other teams pay these guys 7 or 8 million, and use that money elsewhere. The worst thing you can do is pull a Tampa Bay and restrict yourself to a few huge salaries after the hype of a huge season. So Sabres fans, if it comes down to it, mourn your loss, but take a look at next years crop of free agents and realize theres alot more talent rite around the corner.