General Manager Darcy Regier has not been known for making many trades over the years, but some have worked out to improve the team. Here is a look back at the best and worst Sabres trades over the last decade.
The Sabres sent a 2006 sixth round draft pick to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Tim Kennedy. While he has not done much yet, Kennedy has potential to become an amazing player down the road.
The Sabres traded Jiri Novotny and a 2007 first round pick to the Washington Capitals for Dainius Zubrus and Timo Helbling.
The Sabres sent Keith Ballard to Colorado for Steve Reinprecht, then traded Rhett Warrener and Reinprecht to Calgary for Chris Drury and Steve Begin. Drury's clutch goals and leadership drove Buffalo to the Eastern Conference Finals two consecutive years.
The Sabres traded Nathan Paetsch and a second round pick to Columbus for Raffi Torres. Torres was a complete bust and did not do much for the team at all.
The Sabres sent Chris Gratton and a fourth round pick to Phoenix in exchange for Daniel Briere and a third round pick. Buffalo clearly got the better end of the deal, thanks to Briere becoming a huge part of the team's success.