So is Buffalo hurting themselves. Is it time for Terry P. to step in?
As as see it:
We have Roy, Ennis, Gerbe and Szczechura in the wings. SMALL! Why run with all these guys when they have age and some trade value on their side. We need a #1 center with size now.
What is Matt Ellis still in Buffalo? He is proven AHL value - not NHL. Surly we could fine a gritty, NHL veteran to fill his role - we need the leadership.
McCormick, Gaustad, Kaleta - they are not a great 4th line. Question is to GOON or not to GOON.... A true 4th line enforcer would not only help the team but also this 4th line.
Now defense, McNabb, Weber, and Breenan all will be here someday BUT we need that big guy back there to drop the gloves. Regehr is not that guy but would play much better along side a guy that will mix it up... Boston and Philly are not going anywhere, so what to do?
Buffalo is in a great position to fine tune a great young roster and what's more a great young roster with trade value.
What a great problem, good player like Vanek, Leino (hopefully soon), Adam, Myers, and Enroth (and Miller hopefully soon and again) plus an open wallet - to be able to fine tune it should be easy for Ruff and Regier....