Cody Franson Addition Would Further Accelerate Sabres’ Rapid Rebuild

August 27th, 2015 by Jonathan Willis Leave a reply »

The Buffalo Sabres have been among the NHL's most active teams this summer. General manager Tim Murray seems hell-bent on rapidly improving his team, and between trades and the draft, he has accomplished an impressive amount in a single offseason.

Apparently, he isn't finished yet. Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reported that the Sabres are in pursuit of defenseman Cody Franson, by far the biggest name left in free agency:

It's an obvious play for Buffalo to make, particularly because it's one of the few teams in the league with lots of cap space at its disposal. General Fanager lists the Sabres as having more than $12 million in cap space; that's a little misleading because the team has rookie bonuses, and the projected roster is 26 names long. But it's fair to say the team has more than enough to add a big-name defenseman.

They also have real need. Based on average ice time from last season, the team's current defensive depth chart looks something like this:

Josh Gorges—Rasmus Ristolainen Mike Weber—Zach Bogosian Carlo Colaiacovo—Mark Pysyk Matt Donovan—Chad Ruhwedel ...

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