While you were sleeping, the Buffalo Sabres sent a second-round draft choice to St. Louis for Brad Boyes.
Regardless of his $4 million cap-hit, this is a fantastic pick up for Buffalo. Boyes brings a veteran presence and a ton of offensive upside. Sending a second-rounder is even better because they have yet to enter the dreaded, mortgaging the future phase.
In addition, Boyes is signed through to 2011-2012, even better.
OK, I have come down off the high of reading this news for the first time. As for my true reaction, I am still pumped. This is exactly the type of guy most Sabres fans have probably been clamoring for since, I don’t know, 2007. Boyes is a big-body who can play wing or center all while being capable of logging minutes in every situation.
I am about to write my full deadline breakdown for the Sabres, check it out.