‘Numminen is a $2.6 million investment. Obviously with his condition, we aren’t taking that hit right now. But why did the Sabres decide to keep him at that steep price? Nathan Paetsch proved last season and is proving again this season that he is ready to be a top six defenseman for this team. Andrej Sekera, Mike Weber and Mike Funk are capable substitutes if any of the starters get injured. The Sabres could’ve used that money to sign a solid free agent forward or keep someone like Dainius Zubrus in Buffalo.’
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