NHL Trade: Brad Boyes Shuffling Off To the Buffalo Sabres

Steven PlunkertContributor IFebruary 28, 2011

Brad Boyes becomes the 2nd highest scorer on the Sabres with 41 points.
Brad Boyes becomes the 2nd highest scorer on the Sabres with 41 points.Rick Stewart/Getty Images

So, apparently Sabres' General Manager Darcy Regier does know how to work a phone when his hands aren't handcuffed behind his back. That is exactly what Regier has proven as the Sabres have acquired Brad Boyes from the St. Louis Blues for a second round pick in the 2011 entry draft.

Regier said that he was looking to add some scoring punch, but that he would not be going after any rental players. Boyes has one year left on his contract.

A former first round pick and 40-goal scorer, Brad Boyes adds much needed right wing depth to the Buffalo Sabres, who currently sit two points out of the eighth spot in the eastern conference.

Since his 43-goal campaign, Boyes has tailed off the last two seasons. However, over the last 20 games, the skilled forward has started to heat up.

Giving up a second round pick makes this deal a steal for the Buffalo Sabres and they will be hoping that a change of scenery will result in more pucks being put into the net by Brad Boyes.


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