It’s pays to be a kid these days


‘Since Myers appears to have outgrown the constraints of junior hockey in both his size and learning curve, it was a relatively easy decision, but there was also the business side of the equation. In keeping him the Sabres set the clock in motion for the time when he will become restricted free agent, and that’s when he’ll be just 22. If the Sabres survive that, Myers will be eligible for unrestricted free agency shortly thereafter. Depending on how they manage their payroll, they may have enough room under the cap to accommodate him should he blossom into an elite player. It’s a problem that’s bearing down quickly on the Blackhawks, who have a number of their very young talents nearing raises that the team currently won’t be able to fund.’