Buffalo Sabres: Playing Fact or Fiction with Potential Roster Moves


With the Chicago Blackhawks hoisting the Stanley Cup for the third time in six years earlier this week, the NHL‘s offseason has officially begun.

And so has the season of the crazy rumors. 

The Buffalo Sabres have found themselves squarely in the middle of a ton of rumors this offseason, whether or not they have any basis in fact. 

But these rumors should be framed by comments made by the Sabres’ general manager Tim Murray this offseason.

The first comments, made in an interview with Buffalo’s WGR 550 during the scouting combine, detail Murray’s intention to “stay the course” and not sacrifice his young talent for a veteran that has a small window but could help put the team in win-now mode. 

The next comments that should be used to frame the discussion were made in Murray and new head coach Dan Bylsma’s pre-draft press conference surrounding the 21st overall selection in Friday’s NHL Entry Draft. There Murray stated he would consider a number of options with that pick, including trading up and trading for a “23- or 24-year old.” 

So what are the biggest rumors out there?

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