When the Sabres dealt veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold to the St. Louis Blues yesterday for draft picks, fans weren’t overwhelmingly surprised. It has been made quite apparent at this trade deadline that Darcy Regier and his Buffalo Sabres are sellers. Regier has said that pretty much every member of the Sabres is available as trade bait with names like Jason Pominville, Drew Stafford and even Ryan Miller crossing the lips of those who spread trade rumors.
Although many fans are excited at the prospect of overhauling a very underwhelming and seemingly apathetic team, I think it’s time we all rein it in just a little bit. I was conversing with Dan Sterlace (@dansterlace) on twitter this morning about the state of the Sabres (mainly Thomas Vanek) and I used a word that I think fits what the Sabres need to do right now: Renovate. (Hit the jump to read more!)