The Sabres Observer
What did Buffalo GM Darcy Regier have brewing before he made the decision to trade Jason Pominville to Minnesota for prospects and high draft picks?
We discuss the departure of Jason Pominville, a debate ensues as we don't all agree that the Sabres are in full rebuilding mode, and Zach tells us about his day in the media room covering all of the action.
RDS is reporting that the Sabres have traded captain Jason Pominville to Minnesota. Details to come.
Update 2:48 pm: Per Paul Hamilton of WGR-550, the Sabres receive goalie Matt Hackett and forward Johan Larsson.
A piece today from The Fourth Period featured the Flyers and what GM Paul Holmgren has been up to as the Wednesday trade deadline approaches.
Per Darren Dreger of TSN,
Patrick Caisse of French-Canadian media outlet TVA Sports is reporting a development involving Jason Pominville.
In celebration of the "holiday", here's a 3-minute April Fools' Day clip from a Sabres telecast in 1985. Sabres broadcaster and former player Mike Robitaille and legendary NHL referee Bruce Hood break out the latest technology, and Pete Weber (currently the play-by-play voice of the Nashville Predators) discusses the art of hooking with Greg (father of Ryan) Malone.
Darcy Regier met with the media in the press box just before Buffalo's shootout loss to the Capitals last night and was asked about his mindset going forward with Thomas Vanek, Ryan Miller and Jason Pominville.
Listening to numerous Regier interviews over the years has made it pretty easy on occasion to foretell the future, and the implied message here was clear: It’s practically a foregone conclusion that at least one of those three players will become an ex-Sabre sometime between now and September.
Daren Millard of Sportsnet reported on twitter just over an hour ago that the Sabres and Lightning are in trade talks, and Ryan Miller's name is being discussed.
Dan Rosen of NHL.com went into detail today about the state of the Sabres and Darcy Regier's agenda for next week's trade deadline.
About The Sabres Observer
Dave Davis has covered the Buffalo Sabres for various NHL accredited websites and newspapers since 2003. He was the senior writer and Sabres correspondent for The Fourth Period, covered hockey for Western New York Sports and Leisure Magazine, and has had articles featured on NHL.com, FOX Sports, Yahoo Sports and in New York Sportscene. Sabres news and notes can be found on his Twitter page.
Davis originally garnered media attention in 2002 as leader of a lobbying campaign working in unison with potential buyer Mark Hamister attempting to secure state financing to keep the Sabres in Buffalo. In 2004, Davis was briefly back on the airwaves - this time reaching the finals of the inaugural "WGR Rookie" sports talk competition. After a few years of "syndicating" his articles on various sites, along with doing some internet radio work, Davis now devotes his new media efforts to bringing quality Sabres related opinions and content to Kukla's Korner.
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