BUFFALO:CONTENDER OR NOT?
July 7th, 12:44 AM:
Last season, the Buffalo Sabres, made it to the Eastern Conference final, they faced there newest rival the Ottawa Senators. Will it happen again? By the looks of things..No. The Buffalo Sabres so far in this free agency have basically acquired no one, while losing there two best players IMO, Daniel Briere and Chris Drury.
Daniel Briere, who played 81 games last season while racking up 95 points, signed with the Philadelphia Flyers for an eight-year, $52 million contract, was "Buffalo's Best Player."
Chris Drury, who played 77 games and racked up 69 points, signed a five-year deal with the New Your Rangers worth $35.25 million. He was the heart and soul in the Sabres, and will be phenomenal with the Rangers. Gomez, Also signed with the Rangers, signed a seven-year, $51.5 million contract with the Rangers.
In latest news, the Edmonton Oilers have tried to pursue Thomas Vanek, but the Buffalo Sabres have finally moved and matched that offer. Edmonton was willing to give up there next FOUR FIRST ROUND PICKS
, Just to try to negotiate with Vanek, but thats how RFA works.
Now back to the original question, Is Buffalo a playoff contender? We'll just have to sit back and wait for a roller coaster of a season.
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