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Sabres GM not in ‘a blow-it-up mindset’

Mar 15, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT


As trade rumors involving the likes of longtime Sabres Ryan Miller, Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek continue to fly, Buffalo general manager Darcy Regier told reporters today that he wasn’t in “a blow-it-up mindset” as the April 3 deadline gets closer.

What Regier did admit is that “organizationally we have to find a way, in order to win a championship, to acquire more top players.”

How he intends to accomplish that goal, he didn’t say.

Regier said he’s been on “lots of calls” with other NHL general managers and expects those discussions to continue next week when all 30 GMs get together in Toronto for their annual meetings.

As for the return of forward Mikhail Grigorenko to the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL, Regier refused to call it a setback in the 18-year-old’s development, instead referring to it as an opportunity to be the “go-to guy” in the junior league’s playoffs.

  1. steelers88 - Mar 15, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    This is why the Sabers will be terrible for a long time. They won’t even recognize that they have to rebuild! Hate to be a Sabers fan.

    • openthird - Mar 15, 2013 at 6:06 PM

      Spell the name right, you goon. It’s in the headline ffs.

  2. 19to77 - Mar 15, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Uh… why NOT?

  3. esracerx46 - Mar 15, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    If you ask Nick Kypreos, Miller is already in his final 365 days…

    • travishenryskid - Mar 15, 2013 at 7:07 PM

      He was in his final days last year when it was Miller for Kane. Just kidding. Kypreos has no credibility. When was the last time anyone had a Sabres trade before it happened? Before Darcy Regier is the answer.

  4. richc111 - Mar 16, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    There is now way I would let Regier trade anyone at the deadline. Leave that work for the new GM after the season. Why shoud he get one more shot at putting this team further in the hole.

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