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Myers doesn’t see the Sabres as rebuilding

Sep 13, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

Cody Hodgson, Thomas Vanek, Tyler Myers AP

The Buffalo Sabres are not the Calgary Flames.

Not according to defenseman Tyler Myers, at least.

“I don’t think any of the guys coming in this year are looking at it as a rebuild year,” Myers said, per John Vogl of the Buffalo News.

Perhaps Myers didn’t hear what teammate Thomas Vanek said over the summer, because Vanek specifically said “we’re rebuilding” in July.

Regardless of what the Sabres are doing — maybe regrouping is a better word? — the fact remains they’ve missed the playoffs two straight seasons and have a lot of needs heading into the 2013-14 season.

Myers, for one, needs to bounce back. Buffalo also needs its other young talent — like Cody Hodgson, Tyler Ennis, and Mikhail Grigorenko — to play a major role. Veteran wildcards include Ville Leino and Drew Stafford. And, of course, the Sabres will need solid goaltending from Ryan Miller, who’s entering the final season of his contract before he can become an unrestricted free agent.

Related: Myers to pair with Ehrhoff, not Tallinder

  1. bullwinkle88 - Sep 13, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    I don’t care what Myers says. When you trade Pominville, are in the talks for dealing Vanek and Miller, and are accumulating as many draft picks as possible, you are DEFINITELY rebuilding.

    Most player comments like this should be ignored.

    • wholenoterest - Sep 13, 2013 at 3:54 PM

      Anything Myers says or does should be ignored…..maybe he will just go away…..

  2. ralphwilsonisrich - Sep 15, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    They will still fill up those seats. Ole Pegula will be counting the cash

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