Buffalo Sabres: What Options Do They Have in Net for the Future?

February 19th, 2015 by Matt Clouden Leave a reply »
The Buffalo Sabres have had many struggles this season, that much is known. 

But as much as they have struggled in most aspects, the Sabres have been buoyed at times by some pretty solid goaltending. 

While the numbers have not been spectacular, it's hard to say anything too negative about the platoon of Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth this season. Enroth won 13 games in 37 appearances, including a 9-2-0 stretch from Nov. 18 to Dec. 15. Neuvirth has amassed a contextually impressive .911 save percentage and has looked great at times as well.

But the band was broken up when Sabres general manager Tim Murray traded Enroth to the Dallas Stars last week, effectively making Neuvirth the de facto starter for the rest of the season.

The Enroth deal did bring Anders Lindback over from the Stars, but it seems that move was made more to make room for Enroth on the Dallas roster than as an actual acquisition for the Sabres.

So where does this leave the Sabres in net moving forward?

The easy answer is Neuvirth, who looked especially impressive in a 2-1 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils Tuesday night i ...

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