'In goal, the Sabres spent most of the season dealing with rumours about Martin Biron getting traded, but now that Mika Noronen is gone, there is less need to make that move (as much as Biron might prefer to start somewhere). If the Sabres are going to move Biron, in a summer that figures to see quite a bit of goalie movement, the Sabres better get quality in return or at least some cap relief along with a decent backup tender.'
Archives for June 21, 2006
'The numbers game suggests that the Sabres greatest area of need falls squarely between the pipes. With the 2006 deadline deal that sent former first-rounder Mika Noronen to Vancouver, the Sabres cupboard is left pretty bare in net. Now with the pending departure of restricted free agent and 2005-06 backup Martin Biron due to salary constraints, the Sabres will be forced to shop free agency for a more cost-effective replacement.'
'Your 2006-07 Stanley Cup champs? The Buffalo Sabres. Remember, you read it here first.'
'To review, Nolan was entangled in a bitter feud involving former General Manager John Muckler and then President Larry Quinn. He also despised Dominik Hasek and believed the all-world goalie quit on the Sabres in the playoffs, an opinion shared by many of Hasek's teammates. Eventually, everybody involved was sent packing.'
‘Scott Arniel — The former Moose captain and assistant coach is the front-runner after being in the mix the past two teams. He has a wealth of experience as a player and is highly respected for his work as an assistant with the Buffalo Sabres the past four seasons.’