Much more exciting than the Sabres’ recent games, at least for fans, is the fact that the GM of the Ducks has declared their roster open for business, with only Selanne and Koivu off limits. They’ve already tried a coaching change, and are still only 1 point away from being the worst team in the NHL, so now it’s roster shakeup time. We’ve talked about Bobby Ryan before (blast from the past there – remember when Kaberle had trade value?) and Ryan Getzlaf would be the center everyone dreams of. That’s not even mentioning Corey Perry. And hey, maybe we could get Toni Lydman back. That would be kind of fun.
Interesting that Bob Murray wants ‘core players’ in return for his core players if he trades them, not picks or prospects. That creates an atmosphere where an actual blockbuster trade might really happen. As for who can go from the Sabres…well, I’ve had ‘Untouchables’ the past few years, but not anymore. There are two players I would be upset over if they got traded, Myers and Vanek, but if Darcy got a good return, I could probably be brought over to his side. I just don’t think you trade your best goal-scorer when goal-scoring has been a problem at times. I like a lot of the other guys, but I like a lot of the Ducks too. There’s never been a better time for a roster shake-up. Get it done, Darcy