Buffalo Sabres: Ranking the Top 10 Trades in Team History


In recent years, Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier has been criticized by many fans for his shortcomings at the NHL trade deadline. Additions such as Brad Boyes, Dominic Moore and Raffi Torres have fizzled over the past few seasons after excelling with their previous employers.

When you look back into the archives, however, Regier has made plenty of shrewd trades that have helped the Sabres in their pursuit of the Stanley Cup. It seems as though Regier may have hit another home run with his acquisition of defenseman Robyn Regehr from the Calgary Flames a couple weeks ago.

In the deal, Buffalo gave up only defenseman Chris Butler and forward Paul Byron, and received forward Ales Kotalik and a second-round pick in addition to Regehr. With Butler and Byron not expected to become much more than fringe NHL players, this trade could eventually go down as one of the best in team history should Regehr continue his stellar play.

Since the trade has yet to play itself out, it would be unfair to label it as an all-time great at this point. With that said, there has been no shortage of one-sided trades during the Sabres’ 40-plus years of existence. Here are the top 10 trades in Buffalo Sabres history.

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