The Buffalo Sabres are a joke. They have so many problems it would be impossible to compile an all inclusive list. Obviously, what they need to do before Wedn. trade deadline is fire Regier. But that isnt happening so here is what they should do plan b:
Trade Ryan Miller and Jason Pominville. Miller is an over paid player at an overrated position. Pominville is no true captain and is no cornerstone top line player. I would not resign him after next year and his value is at its peak right now.
The only reason to not trade Miller is because someone in the West wont pony up enough for him. Im not trading him to a team in the East because he is still good, just not worth the cap hit.
Im not trading Tom Vanek yet. He scores he has another year on his contract and he will be tough to replace. He wont take a pay cut and may want more than 5 more years on a new deal which is problematic but that can wait til later.
Step two is trade anyone not named Kaleta, Ott, Vanek Myers, Enroth and Hodgeson. Anyone else should be shopped extensively. This team needs a complete drastic overhaul. Coach, gm managing partner scouts players everyone. Nothing has worked since 2007!
What will actually happen is a few defenseman will be shipped, Stafford will continue to suck here for years, Regier will make excuses and maybe someone like Tyler Ennis will be exchanged for someone else that doesn't live up to the hype.
At least it will be football season soon ? FML