Hold on. Time out.
What’s been happening in Buffalo in the last 24 hours?
Well, it started with Marco Scandella getting traded to Montreal for a 4th round pick. This was Montreal’s second move involving a defenseman of the day, having already shipped Mike Reilly to Ottawa.
Was this a ploy simply for a 4th round pick? The world may never know, but it seems apparent that it was, because then, the Sabres shipped a 4th rounder to Calgary for Michael Frolik. The holidays are over and GMs are getting busy.
Oh, and then Buffalo won a shootout with the Oilers, for good measure. We’ll see if all of today’s busywork translates into anything, because for now, the Sabres are 5 points out of a playoff spot.