As for Buffalo, yes it may of been a long season and lost season due to how the their team and organization has been slowly burning and not getting the number one pick was the nail in the coffin, well think again, now to make matters worse they thought they would have Babcock and he slipped through their hands and landed with a close rival
Well Sabres, how do you think fans of Detroit have felt? Watching our coach of 10 yrs speak with other teams not knowing and waiting, concerned if he does sign and we lose Blashill, but same time we are worrked about losing Babs also?
Buffalo, you had nothing to lose, only gain. We were going to lose either way, there has been salt in our open wounds for a week now.
What does Babs have to lose? He has more or less said it himself, he likes a challenge and work with kids and direct them. The man has a cup and some other fancy hardware. He gets to call shots per say and run the ship to some degree.
This is why he left Detroit, Toronto is a challenge for him and that is what motivates him.... And the raise of course
Maybe he will win coach of the year, one thing he has not achieved
We need to improve the defense more than we need to have two starters in my opinion. If we can't improve the defense in a trade involving Howard, it's a non-starter to me though, to be clear. Then you definitely still want two good goalies for a minute, because as I've said, I don't expect Mrazek to have miraculously cleaned up all his consistency issues over the course of the lull-filled regular season. Bug again, getting a decent d-man for Howard would help more long term than keeping Howard in the short term.
This thread should be locked
Howard is not being traded or going anywhere, Petr and Jimmy will be rotated out, plain and simple