There are and have been some rumors around that the Sabers are looking for a true C. They have several good young wingers, but have a gapping hole in the middle. They are also a small market team that has to watch its pennies very carefully. We on the other hand have lots of cash and C's. if we load up at the C position, Filppula would be our number 3 C behind Z and Dat. Point is, there could be some deals that benefit both sides here. if Buf really wants to free up cash, Filppula for vaneck comes to mind. In his 7 year career he has averaged 33 goals per season. has decent size as well. Gives us another scoring winger and them a true number 1 type C. They also have 2 1st round picks. So we could try a Filppula for Stafford and their second 21st (IIRC) pick. Point is, they need what we have and we need what they have. Could be a good dancing partner.......
Did you miss the part last year where they got a new Billionaire owner who basically threw his checkbook on the table and said, "I want the Cup?"
They are no longer hindered by the need to pinch pennies.
Don't forget, they signed LAME-o to a 6year/27Mil deal. The new owner is willing to spend money. They also have $11+Mil in cap space and only 5 players to sign.. http://www.capgeek.c...arts.php?Team=8