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This Day in Sabres History :: September 2


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September 2, 1970

In perhaps the oddest transaction in team history, General Manager Punch Imlach buys his son Brent from the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has enough cash left over to also purchase Floyd Smith, who would go on to captain the Sabres in their first season, then coach them in their first Cup final season in 1974-75. Brent does not play a single game for the Sabres. Random Google fact: Partway through his college career, Brent rejected a pro contract with the Leafs because he didn't think his father, the general manager, was offering enough money.

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September 2, 1970

In perhaps the oddest transaction in team history, General Manager Punch Imlach buys his son Brent from the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has enough cash left over to also purchase Floyd Smith, who would go on to captain the Sabres in their first season, then coach them in their first Cup final season in 1974-75. Brent does not play a single game for the Sabres. Random Google fact: Partway through his college career, Brent rejected a pro contract with the Leafs because he didn't think his father, the general manager, was offering enough money.

World War Two ended on this date back in 1945. Yesterday, September 1st, is the day it began in 1939, unless of course you think that World War One and Two were actually one long continuous war, then never mind.

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