I remember him getting hit along the boards by Kronwall. But it wasn't a big one.
Anyway, I'd say tough luck for the Sabres, but they're not going to miss his absence much.
I'm amazed he kept playing. Those things hurt, especially when you breathe.
Adrenaline often masks these things.
I totally forgot he played for Buffalo too.
$4.5 million a year for the next four years. And that's just the cap hit. His actual salary the last two years was $6 million/yr. Not to mention the first two years a lot of it was in signing bonuses. So he got paid $4 million in bonuses last year alone, regardless of the shortened season.
It still boggles the mind.
A branch of my family lives in Buffalo. They despise Darcy Regier. As far as I can tell, this is a majority opinion amongst Sabres fans. It is beyond me how this guy has lasted so long; he has little to show for it, and regularly makes terrible personnel decisions.
I'd say his worst of all was not letting Edmonton take Vanek in 2007. It's unlikely that Vanek would have pulled the Oilers out of the basement, so the Sabres would have had four (!!!) lottery picks coming their way. But he's made plenty of terrible moves outside of that. For example, the Hasek trade was awful for the Sabres; in exchange for a world-class goalie, Regier drew a late first-rounder (#30) and Slava Kozlolv, who was almost too lazy to skate at that stage.
Edited by Crymson, 04 October 2013 - 11:44 AM.