SOS...Same Old Sabre
Joined: Apr 2018
It is interesting to me, as the Sabres are somewhat backlogged at RW with Reinhart, Okposo, Pominville, Thompson as well as Nylander, Simpson and likely O'Regan also on that side and being just as productive as Bailey. Even with Pominville out next year, Bailey wasn't getting the nod.
Now at LW, after Skinner it gets much less interesting with Sobotka, Sheary, Larsson Girgensons and Elie. I wonder if flipping the wing in Rochester allows the big team to get a look at Olofsson in Buffalo or to bring Smith back full time. Reality is, LW and C is where guys will break in next year or two and Olofsson, Asplund, Oglevie, Smith are the guys.
I still think that should the team not improve and stay where it is standings wise...fighting for an 8th seed and one and done playoff appearance...we should be sellers again at the deadline and move a few depth guys who a real contender would appreciate. Girgensons has value as a PK and bottom 6 guy who won't hurt you at a low $ hit and can play all 3 spots in a pinch. McCabe is another guy I'd think a contender might value in a 6/7 role down the stretch.