The Buffalo Sabres did finally make a move over the weekend. However it is not the move any fan saw coming. The Sabres have brought back Henrik Tallinder. Buffalo sent minor-league forward Riley Boychuk to the New Jersey Devils in the trade.
Buffalo who has a lot of big player decisions to make in the up coming months. But for now the team seems content on riding out the next few years in the basement of the NHL. But, this move was not about that. I think this move is trying to re-start struggling Defenseman Tyler Myers. Myers needs some veteran leadership to guide him to his potential. Myers has been talked about as the next big man in the NHL, but that’s not this game. Sadly Myers has not found his game over the past few years, and trade talks have come up.
This appears to be a desperate attempt to bring in a 34-year-old defenseman who got the best out of Tyler Myers his Calder Trophy winning season. (wgr550.com)
The Sabres have a mess on their hands this upcoming season, and can not afford for Myers to bring any more attention to the team. With the addition of Tallinder the Sabres have 10 NHL defensemen. Bringing up the question does the Sabres #1 pick Rasmus Ristolainen have a chance to play next season?
Did you know? In Buffalo he played 468 games after being drafted by Buffalo in the 2nd round of the 1997 draft.