I know, I know, Marco Scandella is the important part of this deal. The Sabres needed to upgrade their defense, and this is a solid step in that direction. BUT don’t discount the positive emotions that seeing Pominville back in town will have.
What a great time to be a fan, right? I happened to go to one of Pommer’s first games in that magical 2005-2006 season, and ended up waiting in line behind Jason’s mom. She had a huge bundle of Pominville sweaters, and she asked the cashier something like “the player’s family gets a discount, right?”. It was fun being there at the beginning of it all.
So yeah, he may no longer be a 30 goal guy, but for a little while, Buffalo sports fans were thinking about something cool. I’m all for it.