Buffalo Sabres: The Making of a Contender Part 1 of 3, Defense First

December 16th, 2010 by Wayne Morgan Leave a reply »
This will be a one week, three-part article culminating on December 23rd. Welcome to Part 1, The Sabres Defensive Outlook.

The Sabres have a bright outlook for the defensive unit, and rightfully so. This team is currently in a rebuilding transition and what an arsenal of weaponry do they have at defense. Let the review begin.............


Craig Rivet - (* $3.5 million, UFA)

Team Captain and currently a healthy scratch. Most definitely his last season as a Sabre. The team will most likely attempt to move Rivet from here until the trade deadline.

What they may receive is debatable (my opinion, a fourth-round pick from a playoff team in need of defensive depth). Although Rivet is a professional, as the team captain and a veteran player, "riding the pine" must leave a very bad taste in his mouth. But, I am sure he is aware that his career is over or just about over.


Tyler Myers - (*$1.3 million entry level, 1 yr left)

Most likely the future captain of the Buffalo Sabres and sure to be locked down via contract at a large price for many years to come. Myers had a rough start to hi ...

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