July 12, 2024

Just-In: One vision Position-by-position signing of Buffalo Sabres free agents…

While the Stanley Cup playoffs are going on, the Buffalo Sabres are looking ahead to the offseason as they try to break their 13 year playoff drought. There is no denying that Buffalo has talent, but they still cannot get over the hump and make the playoffs. In regards to general manager Kevyn Adams, this offseason could make-or-break the GM and he knows it.

Adams hired Lindy Ruff to be the next head coach once again. Now it’s time to improve the roster itself. Looking ahead to July and free agency, it is a talented class. In this article, I’m going to give five players who Buffalo should sign, but it’s going to be my “dream signings”.

What I mean is there will be four players; one center, left wing, right wing and defenseman, who I want the Sabres to sign but don’t expect those players to actually sign with Buffalo.

For my dream center, it’s Steven Stamkos. It’s not the first time Stamkos was an unrestricted free agent. Back in 2011, he was the top target along with Brad Richards. Richards ended up with the New York Rangers while Stamkos went back to Tampa Bay. Sabres fans wanted Stamkos back in 2011 and honestly, who could blame them?

Even at age 34, Stamkos is still a solid player. This season, he scored 40 goals and registered 41 assists in 79 games played. In his career against the Sabres, he scored 23 goals and recorded 25 assists in 52 games played against Buffalo.

I don’t think it will actually happen, but it would be awesome if the Sabres signed Steven. Adams did say he wants to find a top six scorer during the offseason and there are plenty of those who are set to be unrestricted free agents.

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