Martin Biron: More than a Backup

May 6th, 2010 by Kevin Freiheit Leave a reply »
Coming off of the worst season of his career with the New York Islanders, Martin Biron will be looking for a new contract this summer. General Manager Darcy Regier wouldn't comment on Biron, but said the Sabres will need a veteran goalie.

It couldn't be better timing. Patrick Lalime's two-year contract comes to an end this year, giving Buffalo a couple of options for a backup goaltender. Two years ago, the Sabres had a similar situation, but chose to go with Lalime instead.

The Sabres missed a great chance to rectify their weakness by not signing Marty Biron. The Sabres should have been actively communicating with Biron throughout free agency. He was a well loved and well respected player in Buffalo. He brought a certain amount of "swagger" to the team, and was loved by his fellow players.

He was a leader in both the locker room and on the ice.

Watching Biron sign to the last place Islanders for a paltry $1.4 million dollars should be seen as a huge missed opportunity for Buffalo two years ago. Biron has NHL starting goalie material, one which led the Flyers to the postseason two years in a row. To have him back in blue and gold would ...

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