Buffalo Sabres: 5 Best Trades in Franchise History


The Buffalo Sabres’ history is full of blockbuster trades that have included the likes of Pat LaFontaine, Dale Hawerchuk and Danny Gare. Yet the blockbuster trade is not necessarily the one that works out best for a team in the long run.

Sometimes, it’s the marginal trade that ends up building a contender for years to come because sometimes that sixth round pick is Pavel Datsyuk. 

A trade in the NHL has the potential to be groundbreaking no matter who or what is going either way, and the Sabres have been able to pull off both the blockbusters and the small trades since their inception in 1970.

Here are the five best trades in Sabres history.

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