Thursday, February 7, 2013
Sabres trade chatter
By Victoria Matiash
Sitting in 14th spot in the East with a 3-6-1 record, the Buffalo Sabres are reportedly looking to the trade market to improve their squad. However, Sabres GM Darcy Regier recently admitted to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun that such an immediate move may be easier said than done. Other NHL clubs don't seem too keen to play ball in that regard at the moment.
"I've talked to some GMs the last few days," Regier told ESPN.com Wednesday afternoon. "It's a pretty quiet market right now. A number of teams have very small things they want to do, quite honestly, with the hope that whether it's with their players or our players, they're going to get them on track because of their previous history of them being a lot better. That kind of leaves it where we’re saying, 'Let’s touch base again later in the week or later on.' Teams sitting in positions similar to us are hoping to turn it around with the group that they have and then in the event they don't, looking at the trade market. But as you said, it's pretty soft right now."
There's been recent talk that the Sabres may be open to moving one of their defensemen -- for the right return.