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Well we're definitely getting bigger which is what we needed.
Cancer or not, Roy was a .77 point per game guy even with issues with Ruff.
The writing was on the wall once he publicly blasted Ruff however.
Meathead put it right earlier in this thread, Ruff gets players and tries to mold them into what he wants, he doesn't put his players in the best position to succeed and it should be painful obvious by now that his players don't completely buy in to his coaching style. I've never been a fan of Ruff nor Regier and think both should have been shown the door years ago. Square peg, round hole.
I won't say the Stars fleeced the Sabres here but it's hard to spin the trade as even. Then again, when you deal a player who publicly disses the organization after having a down year his value ain't gonna be that high. Still I don't know how anyone can truly be happy giving up a guy that has the ability to score a point a game when used properly, hell used improperly he was a .77 point per game guy, for a glorified Gaustad.
Derek Roy will be in the top 25 in the NHL in scoring next year again. He has Jaromir Jagr and Ray Whitney to kick him in the butt on the Stars now.
Go Bills! Go Sabres! Go Lottery! Go no traffic!
I think he could be top 25 just because he is finally back to being 100 percent and he won't have Ruff riding his ass all the time and he won't be hanging around Chippewa Street 24/7. Doctors had told him he won't be back to 100 percent from his injury in 2010 for 2 years. With that being said, I'm still glad he is gone.
Last edited by SabreEleven; 07-05-2012 at 11:28 AM.
Last edited by PTI; 07-05-2012 at 11:34 AM.
He became a major negative on D, floating while the opponent crashed the net. Lost his desire and it was time for a change. A year too late, IMO.
Sabres became what Darcy built, a soft roster with little heart. Getting tougher and having leaders is long overdue.
I'm intrigued by the 'throw in' guy. If there is one thing Darcy has been real lucky with in his trades, it has been the 'throw in' guy.