By Brandon J. Koch
On TSN hockey Bobcast with Bob McKenzie, he went through what every NHL team is thinking about at the trade deadline.
When it came to the Buffalo Sabres, McKenzie talked about a sort of topics surrounding the team.
McKenzie said that the Sabres initial asking price of three pieces for Evander Kane has now changed because of the increased market. So Jason Botterill is now asking for pieces similar to the Martin Hanzal trade last season. A 1st and a 2nd or a prospect would be ideal for Buffalo to get back in return.
McKenzie did say there are big decisions that Jason Botterill and staff will need to make in the offseason.
Botterill made it known that the Sabres are not trying to trade center Ryan O’Reilly, in season. He brought up the fact that the offseason changes things and the Sabres need to figure out if O’Reilly is apart of the nucleus of the Sabres.
Robin Lehner was another decision for the Sabres. Do they want to keep him long term, or move on from him?
He brought up Sam Reinhart in a simple question: is he a core piece or is he not?
Other trades by the Sabres at the deadline would be in the secondary market like Benoit Pouliot and Josh Gorges.
You can listen to the Sabres part which start at 18:20 or the other teams here:
Almost two hours of nothing but trade talk, the @TSNHockey #TradeCentre edition of the #Bobcast. I talk about each of the 31 teams and survey each of their landscapes with two-plus weeks to Deadline Day: https://t.co/sG7Hhk7I9b
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 9, 2018