After the early portion of the offseason that saw the Buffalo Sabres acquire Robyn Regehr, Christian Ehrhoff and Ville Leino by means of trade or free agency, it stands to reason that the Sabres are essentially happy with their team heading into next season.
When you look deeper into Buffalo’s situation with regards to restricted free agents and the salary cap, however, there could still be some moves on the horizon. With this in mind, of course, NHL rumor mongers have been hard at work trying to piece together possible trade scenarios.
Although a blockbuster seems unlikely at this point, there is certainly reason to believe the Sabres could make one or two smaller deals before training camp commences in September. Not only does Buffalo have a glut of wingers on its roster, but restricted free agents like Jhonas Enroth, Andrej Sekera and Marc-Andre Gragnani remain unsigned.
With the Sabres just $338,000 from the cap ceiling, it’s quite obvious that additional moves will need to be made if Enroth, Sekera and Gragnani are all going to sign. This could be solved by stashing Ales Kotalik and Shaone Morrisonn in AHL Rochester, but one gets the feeling that another trade could be forthcoming.
The following are the hottest Sabres trade rumors to date.