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Atlantic Division Team Tied To Two Top Defenseman


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Tom Banks
August 27, 2023  (3:26 PM)
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The Buffalo Sabres have taken some major steps forward in recent years, but with their active NHL record playoff drought still in tact, they'll be looking for another big jump this year.

Blue line help?

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To make that happen however, this is a team that needs another big time move, and according to a recent report, that move is likely to come on the blue line, as Buffalo have been linked to two top names on the market.
The rumours have been swirling for a while, but this confirms that both Noah Hanifin and Brett Pesce are firmly in the sights of a young, talented, up-and-coming Sabres team.

Talented core

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This latest report comes from the Hockey Writers, and while Pesce is another option, it appears Hanifin is the team's top target as training camp fast approaches.
Sabres Still Heavy in the Market for a Defenseman Dixon also notes the Buffalo Sabres are actively looking for additional help on their blue line. He wonders if the team could secure Noah Hanifin or another elite defenseman. Hanifin, a prominent name this summer, has indicated he won't remain in Calgary long-term.

Dixon adds that Buffalo is associated with nearly every trade market defenseman, aiming for long-term deals. Whether it's Hanifin or Carolina's Brett Pesce, who could choose the highest bidder in 2024, the team seeks defensive stability.

Hanifin has been a star for Calgary over the past few years, and with no intentions of re-signing and Buffalo having a mass of future assets, it appears this is a deal that makes the most sense going forward, so keep an eye on a blockbuster in Buffalo.

As Read on The Hockey Writers - NHL Rumors: Senators, Maple Leafs, Flyers, Sabres
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