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Report: Sabres ready to blow up roster

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10:17 AM ET 03.17 | Big changes could be ahead for the Sabres. As the Sabres continue to struggle to try to get back into the Eastern Conference playoff race after firing coach Lindy Ruff earlier this season, the next step may be an attempt to completely overhaul the club's roster. Despite the denials of GM Darcy Regier, league sources confirmed to QMI Agency Saturday the Sabres are indeed ready to "blow it up" and pretty much every player on their roster is available before the April 3 trade deadline. Sources say the Sabres aren't going to move high-scoring winger Thomas Vanek or top prospects Marcus Foligno, Cody Hodgson or Alexander Sulzer. Nobody would take Tyler Myers' contract, but every player is up for discussion.

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March 17, 2013  10:20 AM ET

Perhaps "blowing up" Darcy would be the place to start?

March 17, 2013  10:45 AM ET

YARD SALE!!!!!!!

March 17, 2013  10:53 AM ET

I've got dibs on Vanek!

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March 17, 2013  10:58 AM ET
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I guess they jumped the gun on Myers eh...5.5 for the next 6 years..perhaps a bridge contract was necessary.....all i gotta say is lol....good for them.

Good game against the Caps last night!

March 17, 2013  10:59 AM ET
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I guess they jumped the gun on Myers eh...5.5 for the next 6 years..perhaps a bridge contract was necessary.....all i gotta say is lol....good for them.

you can have Myers...between him and chara, they can cover the entire width of the ice just by holding hands.

March 17, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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Good game against the Caps last night!

This is a very generic comment that could be used most mornings.

March 17, 2013  11:14 AM ET
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This is a very generic comment that could be used most mornings.

The Caps fan out there somewhere is hurt by this.

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March 17, 2013  01:18 PM ET

Talk like that will have them riding a bus to games.

March 17, 2013  02:25 PM ET
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Perhaps "blowing up" Darcy would be the place to start?

Also ... expect to hear a very small "pop" and a fizzle when the Sabres roster blows up 'cause beyond Miller and Vanek, there isn't much there.

March 17, 2013  03:50 PM ET

I'd take Hodgson for a 2nd, and maybe Kaleta for the 3rd line even though I hate him.

March 17, 2013  07:30 PM ET
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Yup...Boston finally found their A game....seems when they fight they wake up....and Mike Ribeiro getting his **** handed to him from Marchand was priceless......Ribeiro's 1st ever fight and he fights Boston's tiniest player..Marchands 5'9............real brave of him huh............thats Ribeiro for you..the puke that he is.

This comment from a fan of the team I'm guessing where their tough guy (Lucic) ran a goaltender (Miller) last season. How'd that Scott vs Thornton fight go earlier this year ? Don't throw stones if you live in a glass house....

March 17, 2013  07:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Perhaps "blowing up" Darcy would be the place to start?

exactly...great comment...he needs to go

March 17, 2013  07:45 PM ET
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This comment from a fan of the team I'm guessing where their tough guy (Lucic) ran a goaltender (Miller) last season. How'd that Scott vs Thornton fight go earlier this year ? Don't throw stones if you live in a glass house....

is it cold down there in the basement? Maybe I could throw you down a couple blankets to help ya keep warm...

March 17, 2013  07:46 PM ET
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Don't throw stones if you live in a glass house....

his team is sitting very comfortably in 4th place. wtf are you talking about?

March 17, 2013  08:15 PM ET
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is it cold down there in the basement? Maybe I could throw you down a couple blankets to help ya keep warm...

great comment (not) ....let's see if Lucic challenges Scott or hides in the corner again....maybe he'll take on Gerbe this year, at least he's not a goalie....

March 17, 2013  09:13 PM ET
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great comment (not) ....let's see if Lucic challenges Scott or hides in the corner again....maybe he'll take on Gerbe this year, at least he's not a goalie....

When you're in the basement, the first lesson is humility. See: Leafs.

 
March 17, 2013  09:20 PM ET

I'm well aware of the Sabres position in the standings...my point was a Boston fan ripping on Mike Ribiero for picking on that "little" chespshot artist Marchand....Miller hasn't been the same since Lucic gave him a concussion last season...it was a bush league hit, period.

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