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The Sabres lineup has not seen many moves since the beginning of the off-season. The loss of Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman didn’t surprise many fans. The addition of Jordan Leopold and the expected call up of Mike Weber will replace the openings those openings.

The Sabres have depth at forward but do they have enough scoring power remains the question. The team is fairly intact from last season and last year it was good enough to win the division and come in third in the Eastern Conference, while totaling 235 goals. However, the 235 goals is the lowest Buffalo has seen in recent years.

At the moment the Sabres top six forwards look are Vanek, Roy, Pominville, Connolly, Stafford and Hecht. Lindy Ruff’s teams have always relied on a good two way forwards, solid defense and goaltending. The Sabres leader in points last season was Derek Roy who finished with 26 goals, 43 assists, and 69 points.

The leading goal scorer was Thomas Vanek who recorded 28 goals in 71 games, which was significantly lower than his average over the three seasons prior where he averaged over 39 goals a season. Buffalo saw three players record over 60 points and Vanek just outside the 60 mark.

Does this mean that the Sabres need to acquire a better goal scorer or someone who can help Vanek get the puck more?…YES. Connolly and Roy disappeared with most of the Sabres when goals were needed. Vanek, Grier and Ennis were the best players in the playoff series against the Bruins. The answer may very well rely in the spark that Tyler Ennis can bring to the lineup if he plays on a regular basis.

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Filed Under:   Buffalo   Sabres   Vanek   Forward   Free agents   Regier  
July 27, 2010 5:30 PM ET | Delete
Darcy is done you can bet on it.
July 27, 2010 8:05 PM ET | Delete
They should have stepped up and taken a chance on Gagne. He would have been a nice fit on this team. He fits their mold of 2 way guys that can skate.
July 28, 2010 1:45 AM ET | Delete
Get me A Drury/Langenbrunner type and I will be satisfied although the d could still use another stud.
July 28, 2010 10:18 AM ET | Delete
drury already said he wont waive NTC. Id do chi's cambell
July 29, 2010 8:33 AM ET | Delete
Joke of the day: "Buffalo searching for top six forward".Makes he laugh every time.And battelmt..you want campbell back at 7 mil per...lay off the pipe man.
July 29, 2010 6:23 PM ET | Delete
Regier asked about the state of the rosterWell we're still looking at discussion with other teams and players that are out there," said Regier. "Right now I think we're fairly close to being set. There may be one or two things that maybe if we can do it we will but right now we'll start gearing up for training camp."Miller is going to ask for a trade in a year watch . same fucking team ugh.
July 29, 2010 6:25 PM ET | Delete
@Phigment gange would only wave his contract for the lighting
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