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Report: Sabres ask Pominville for no-trade list

Apr 1, 2013, 4:29 PM EST

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The Buffalo Sabres have asked their captain, forward Jason Pominville, to provide them a list of eight teams to which he’ll refuse a trade, according to Patrick Caisse of TVA Sports.

It’s not clear if this is something Pominville has to do every year per terms of his limited no-trade clause, or if the list is only requested when the Sabres are exploring a move.

Regardless, if the report is true, there will be 21 teams the Sabres can call about the 30-year-old that was drafted 55th overall by Buffalo in 2001.

Pominville has 10 goals and 13 assists in 36 games. He’s also signed through next season with a cap hit of $5.3 million.

Sabres general manager Darcy Regier has said that nobody’s untouchable on the disappointing team, including Pominville, starting goalie Ryan Miller and top scorer Thomas Vanek.

  1. President Charles Logan - Apr 1, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Im sure the Flyers will be the first in line to look into this lol, let the rumors begin!

    • ibieiniid - Apr 1, 2013 at 4:37 PM

      they probably will be but for $5.3mil and probably wanting more after next season? a bit much for a 30-year old that’s never scored more than a PPG. they could use a guy that doesn’t get injured though. hmm.

  2. mclovinhockey - Apr 1, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Harry Z traded to the ducks

  3. ethanmacleod1685 - Apr 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Pominville for Havlat straight up !

    • ethanmacleod1685 - Apr 1, 2013 at 5:04 PM

      What, no good?

  4. nicktriple6 - Apr 1, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Iginla and the flames have started something with this “secret list” stuff. It’s smart in the way they are creating a bidding war as long as they accept the highest bid. My prediction is Pominville to PENGUINS, kudos going to Shero again.

    • nicktriple6 - Apr 1, 2013 at 5:08 PM

      *Joking about the Pens so don’t get butt hurt.

  5. richc111 - Apr 1, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    that is nice of them to ask. What is it with Buffalo and 8 teams. That is the same rumor about Miller which he reported is not true. Me things there is a reporter out there who’s favorite number is 8.

    • zetaone - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:19 PM

      Read the article better?

  6. vanindeed - Apr 1, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Probably the 8 teams in the league they demand you produce

  7. leninthebuff - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Trade Pomer to Columbus for one of their 3 nbr 1′s and Boone Jenner and throw in Gerbe

    • contraryguy - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:58 PM

      Hmm, #1 sure (the LA pick), but Boone too? Dunno…

      Then again, I’m not sure the Jackets could figure out what to do with a guy who has a C on his uni, as they currently have no C’s on the roster.

      • withseidelinn - Apr 1, 2013 at 10:29 PM

        Jenner would be pretty hard to pry away. Maybe Erixon?

    • elrock7 - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:58 PM

      not even a remote chance!

  8. patrickhelper - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Let the Fire Sale start. With Miller, Pomer, and Vanek all on the block there is little doubt that the Sabrees are going to have a new core next year. Its not all bad, with the lower cap number next year these trades should help give the Sabres room to get back to playing hockey next year.
    ~ Helper Sports

  9. patrickhelper - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Reblogged this on Helper Sports and commented:
    Its the start of the fire sale. Come Wednesday night; I hope there are only ashes in the Sabres lockroom, and a new style of play will find its way in to the First Niagara Center.

  10. buffalo72 - Apr 1, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    just don’t trade him to the front of the net because he wont go there.

    • thedavesiknowiknow - Apr 2, 2013 at 1:32 AM

      ZING!

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