The Sabres Observer
by @DaveDavisHockey on 03/31/13 at 09:01 AM ET
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.
Blues second-rounder was expendable
While it’s true that the St. Louis Blues may have thrown a few extra chips in the middle by giving up a second-round pick for Jordan Leopold, they won’t be feeling a pinch over it at the draft since they still own Ottawa’s selection in that round from the Ben Bishop trade.
For those of you who are sticklers for details, Sabres public relations vice president Mike Gilbert confirmed with me last night that the second-rounder the Blues traded to Buffalo was indeed their own and not the one they received from the Senators.
Kings could be missing a piece for Regehr
A few fans have asked me if the assets received for Jordan Leopold are a market-setting indicator that the Los Angeles Kings, who are known to be eyeing Robyn Regehr, might be willing to throw their first-round pick Buffalo’s way. Due to past events, that won’t be happening. L.A. traded the pick to Columbus as part of the Jeff Carter deal last year. I’m wondering how much more difficult that will make it for the Kings to get the rugged defenseman.
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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.
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