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Buffalo would like to trade picks for players

Jun 19, 2012, 9:23 AM EDT

Darcy Regier AP

The Buffalo Sabres want to make a deal. Buffalo isn’t enamored with a lot of the talent in this year’s draft and they’d love to move picks to get established players.

GM Darcy Regier tells Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News that finding someone to dance with them, however, is proving to be a bit more difficult than they’d hope.

“More calls have gone out than I’ve been receiving,” Regier said. “But that doesn’t mean it won’t change. The tendency is for this thing to ramp up as you approach the draft and when you get on the floor, it gets a little crazier.”

Harrington also reports the Sabres aren’t in love with the Russian talent in the draft. Somewhere, Maxim Afinogenov is nodding his head and saying, “No kidding.”

The Sabres are picking 12th and 21st overall in the first round and if there are teams that see someone they’d like to grab when it’s Buffalo’s turn to pick and the Sabres don’t like what they see, Regier has the chance to check out. If you’re expecting a big return though, you might be left disappointed.

  1. obamablowz - Jun 19, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Doesn’t matter as long as that stupid coach and GM are there

  2. buffalomafia - Jun 19, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Your right! They will trade picks for some mediocre player or anither small player!

    Also I heard they want to trade picks for Peter Stasny another average player!

    They are so disfunctional that they want to resign Kaleta who is injury prone because 6′ 7″ Myers is to scared to defend himself.

    • jernster21 - Jun 19, 2012 at 1:37 PM

      Yeah, Peter Stastny was an average Hall of Fame player that retired in 1995…we’ll take your picks for him though.

  3. billsin20xx - Jun 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Ruff is an excellent coach, it’s just his time has run out in Buffalo. He’s under contract, too bad they couldn’t trade him for a player!!

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