Buffalo Sabres acquire forward Jeff Skinner from Carolina in exchange for Pu and picks

Posted By on Aug 6, 2018 | 0 comments


Skinner heads to Buffalo as the fifth all-time goal-scorer in Hurricanes history (204), seventh in points (379) and ninth in games played (579).

 

Alex Brasky | @BataviasBest
Monday, August 6, 2018 | BataviasBest.org

 

It’s already been an exciting offseason for Buffalo Sabres fans, and the team made yet another splash over the weekend when they acquired former All-Star, and Calder Memorial Trophy winner Jeff Skinner from the Carolina Hurricanes. In exchange, the Sabres were forced to part with prospect Cliff Pu (2019 second-rounder), and three draft picks (2019 2nd, 2020 third and sixth), but word around the NHL is that Buffalo made a good move here that will directly impact their success this coming season.

Based on what I’ve seen from the Sabres new regime I believe this team is finally headed in the right direction. Already having made a few big moves during the offseason, along with their acquisition of the first overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Sabres are slowly becoming one of the top up-and-coming teams in the league.

Now, of course they’ll have to prove their worth when the season opens this fall, but this is a talented team – on paper anyway.

Jack Eichel, Rasmus Dahlin, Casey Mittlestadt, Sam Reinhart, Rasmus Ristolainen, Kyle Okposo, and now Jeff Skinner. That’s a solid core which I believe this team can begin to build on.

I’m a big fan of this new Sabres regime thus far.

Let’s just hope we get results in a couple of months.

 

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