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by Paul on 03/25/13 at 05:27 AM ET
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal.
- Most disturbing downturn this season? Tyler Myers.
The Buffalo Sabres defenceman won rookie-of-the-year honours in 2010; everybody figured he was Norris Trophy worthy and an automatic for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
Huge frame, nice hands, commanding presence on the ice; he was captain material with the Sabres. Now?
“What’s happened to this guy? He’s six-foot-eight, he can move the puck. He doesn’t look anything like the player of a couple of years ago,” said one former NHL coach who spoke on condition of anonymity.
- With Matt Greene (back) and Willie Mitchell (knee), not returning anytime soon, the Kings are looking for a third-pairing defensive defenceman. The Sabres’ unrestricted free agent Robyn Regehr, who played for Darryl Sutter in Calgary, would be ideal. He’d probably cost them a second-round pick. Buffalo also has unrestricted free-agent Jordan Leopold. Leopold and Regehr were partners on the 2004 Stanley Cup finalist Calgary roster. I suppose Sutter might like Calgary’s Cory Sarich, too, but he has another year left on his contract. Calgary GM Jay Feaster sent a Fax to every team saying Sarich is available.
- I know Blues coach Ken Hitchcock is a Jay Bouwmeester fan from international team competitions, figuring he can eat up minutes and play with an offensive blue-liner, but at $6.8 million (one year left), St. Louis would have to move some significant cash to deal for the Calgary blue-liner. The Blues, as we all know, have also been looking at Ryan Whitney. They want a guy to play with Alex Pietrangelo.
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