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Replacing Roy Would Be Exercise In Futility

With all of the media and fan obsession in this town over where the Buffalo Bills will be slotted in the NFL draft order this spring, Sabres fans might be interested to know that their hockey team is currently in line for a top 5 overall pick in 2011.  The last time Buffalo was in such a position, they drafted a guy named Thomas Vanek.

With leading scorer Derek Roy likely done for the season, and with the gap from here to eighth place in the East ever so painfully widening, it might be time to start habitually looking down on the standings page instead of up.

News of the severity of Roy’s injury certainly felt like a skate boot to the stomach.  And in timely fashion, disillusioned armchair GM’s are now calling for Darcy Regier to make a trade to bring in a top line center to replace him.  You know, something similar to all of the other trades for top line centers that have been made around the league recently.

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