Since the Sab's are obviously not going to go after any decent free agents heres whats left to work with...
Heres some lines I would try for 2010-2011
Wanted to hear what you guys thought?
Grier - Kennedy (c) - Kaleta
Ennis - Roy (c) - Pominville
Vanek - Connolly (C*) - Mancari
Ellis - Gaustad (c) - Kassian
Leaves Stafford and McCormick in the cold
Myers(A) - Butler
Montador - Weber
Sekera/Pysyk - Leopold
Out - Rivet
Miller / Enroth
Offensive Notes - I know Kennedy plays wing but lets try this, Also Stafford is very talented I just dont think he fits with any of the players on this team. Mancari is the likely debate but I was impressed with his work with Vanek and seemed to be the best fuel for Vanek that I seen all year. Ellis is just a best of the worst case scenario and I want Kassian as some aggressive depth. I sure everyone would agree the Sabres need some grit.
Can Butler play the game he once played? Would Montador and Weber be tough to play against? Can Leopold play enough d to cover Sekeras or Pysyks butt?
So how much frustration did reading this build up? Any comments -
P.S. I did not like watching other teams suck up great players on free-agency day while the Sabs sat on their hands whistling Dixie... But did anyone expect anything different?