Sabres Drop Four
After a couple deals GM Joel completed a busy week, ending with back to back
Waivers. The Buffalo Sabres dropped four players, adding Hamilton, Ehlers
and Reinhart among the pick ups. Hamilton has been eating it up, on a
point a game pace for the Hurricanes. "There were many options" said Joel,
"We crunched a lot of numbers and are happy with the new look." The Sabres
are in second in the North Division but with 24 points to work with and a high
scoring team, Joel has set his Sabres up to be buyers later in the season, or as
early as tomorrow, when assets start to become available within the league.
GM Shawn can make an injury pick for Drouin and GM Jr has the next Waiver in
Calgary where we expect a few moves, or many, if he doesn't just move the
Waiver. There are just four Waivers before the NHLP holiday freeze which
starts December 23rd.
Barrie Island Adds Two Bolts
GM Joel likes the spot the Tampa Bay Lightning are in the NHL standings,
three points behind the Sabres and four games at hand. With almost
every team in the league (25 of 31) averaging over a point per game
played it makes sense the Bolts will get four to five points minimum
from those games at hand, moving them into a playoff spot. "Assets
will be valuable as the season winds along if you have them" said Muddy
Capone, "The Winter Meeting is a month away, grab them while you can."
The 1/2 Chance Stumblers added Killorn, Gourde and Victor Olofsson of
the Buffalo Sabres. Olofsson has 26 points in 31 games and 11 in
his last 10. The 24 year old had 4 points in his first 6 NHL
career games last season and Joel has watched him closely since, even
having him rated at the Barrie Island, only now to bring him into the
NHLP for his first taste. Joel is up again with the Tuesday
Waiver, this time in Buffalo.