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Sabres GM updates Ennis contract progress, Doan interest

Aug 2, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT

Darcy Regier AP

Buffalo’s offseason hasn’t exactly been a splashy one, especially compared to last summer, but there’s still business ahead for GM Darcy Regier.

The Sabres GM gives his update on matters with getting restricted free agent Tyler Ennis re-signed as well as the team’s interest in UFA Shane Doan to Kevin Snow of the team website.

On Ennis:

“We spoke with his agent yesterday and I think that will continue today,” Regier told the media today at First Niagara Center. “The positive is that it’s moving in the right direction.”

 In just 48 games last season, Ennis had 15 goals and 19 assists. Factor that out over a full season and you’ve got one hell of an offensive performance. Ennis played himself into a leading role in Buffalo’s top six and if what he showed last year is what he’s capable of full-time, that’s big.

As for the world’s most interesting free agent, Regier says he’s got interest in Doan but doesn’t know if it’s reciprocal thanks to Doan’s desire to stay in Phoenix provided their ownership situation gets cleared up. If Doan is going to leave the Coyotes, however, Regier wants him to know he’d like to bring him to Western New York.

  1. georgia166 - Aug 2, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Shane Doan says “I appreciate your interest but at this point of my career, I’m not settling for the little choo choo that could”

    • anarchist9027 - Aug 2, 2012 at 9:32 PM

      ^^You left out the part where he said that to the Coyotes, the team that has never been to the Stanley Cup Final. You can diss the Sabres all you want and say “That the last time they were in the finals were in ’99” and “That they Suck” and “Ruff and Darcy Regier need to get canned” but matter is he would do much more as a Sabre than he would ever do in Phoenix. At least our franchise knows what it feels to be in the finals, something the Coyotes will never experience. We don’t care how many cups your team has won or how many finals or semi finals they’ve been to. The Sabres are about passion and hard work.

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