The Sabres Observer
by @DaveDavisHockey on 06/24/11 at 11:16 AM ET
Two days after being informed of a trade by the Calgary Flames to the Buffalo Sabres, defenseman Robyn Regehr is expected to decide whether or not to waive his no-trade clause to come to Buffalo before the first round of tonight’s NHL Draft in Minnesota.
After doing some due diligence and speaking with Sabres GM Darcy Regier and owner Terry Pegula last night, Regehr decided to sleep on it. It would be reasonable to expect that the veteran defenseman sought consultation from former teammates Jordan Leopold, Steve Montador and Toni Lydman.
On the FAN 960 in Calgary this morning, media folks who have a working relationship with the team said they believe Regehr will waive his NMC today, but whether or not he comes to Buffalo depends on what other offers may be out there. Word is there are 3-4 other teams, two of them being San Jose and Washington, that are interested in pouncing on an opportunity to land Regehr should he turn down the Sabres.
Buffalo is obviously looking to fill a major hole in the leadership department on the blue line, and there may not be anyone more excited about the thought of playing with Regehr than a certain recent Calder Trophy winner who grew up idolizing him.
UPDATE 12:58 pm: TSN’s Darren Dreger says Regehr is still undecided and we may not know the outcome of this today.
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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.
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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