The Sabres are open for business 

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By Brandon J. Koch

Sportsnet Elliotte Freidman said last night on Hockey night in Canada that the Sabres are open for business.

“There’s a sense from other teams that the Sabres are sending signals that they are open for business, and you can ask about anybody whose name is not Jack Eichel, now, I do think if you’re going to ask about a [Rasmus] Ristolainen or a Marco Scandella or a Sam Reinhart, you better be coming with a serious offer because I don’t think Buffalo is going to trade those guys unless the offer is great. But I think they are prepared to listen to everyone except the franchise player.”

On Evander Kane and what the Sabres could get back for him: “A lot of people are talking about Evander Kane, I asked a couple of teams what the price would be, and here’s what a couple of them said: If you go back and look at a couple of deadline deals from the past couple of years, Andrew Ladd and Martin Hanzal, look at what their two teams got: Winnipeg got Marko Dano, a first-round pick, and a conditional pick for Ladd from Chicago, and Arizona got a first, a second and a fourth from Minnesota for Hanzal and Ryan White.”

This is the most interesting quote for me. What the Sabres can get in return for him. Of course I expected every player to be available besides Jack. 

More Kane 

“The sense is that Buffalo feels that Kane is a better player than both those players, so they’re going to be aiming higher,” said Friedman. “I don’t think they’re going to be getting a franchise defenceman for him, but I think that’s the idea of what they want to be, and Kane is having a great year.”

Instead of a year with a good team and a playoff push, we see another season where the trade deadline is going to be the highlight of Buffalo’s season. 

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