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Buffalo Sabres Claim Center Zenon Konopka Off Waivers

It is no secret among the National Hockey League teams that the Buffalo Sabres are struggling at the center position.  With no general manager in

place, the Sabres have been unable to negotiate any trades or make any solid plans on getting someone new in at the position.

Reports are now breaking that the Buffalo Sabres have claimed tough guy center Zenon Konopka off waivers from the Minnesota Wild.

Kenopka has 287 NHL games with 11 goals, 16 assists and 994 penalty minutes.  Konopka has also played in Anaheim, Columbus, Tampa Bay and Ottawa.

On a team that is worst in the league in offensive scoring – the Buffalo Sabres are not in need of another tough guy who is more prone to dropping the gloves than putting the puck in the net.

I think this is a clear sign that Terry Pegula and President of Hockey Operations Pat Lafontaine need to hire a general manager and do so quickly, as they are picking the wrong pieces of the puzzle to round out their roster.

Could the Buffalo Sabres be trying to intimidate their opponents into submission instead of out scoring them – or are they hoping they can get him on their Rochester Americans club who are struggling with a depleted roster as well.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres Minnesota Wild Waivers Zenon Konopka

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