The Buffalo Sabres have a series of tough choices to make before the March 5 NHL trade deadline. Ryan Miller’s future with the team is in doubt. Steve Ott could be available. Ditto for Christian Ehrhoff. Now another interesting name might be on the trade block for the Sabres: Tyler Myers.
TSN’s Darren Dreger wrote about the possibility recently:
In terms of Myers, there is considerable interest according to sources close to the Buffalo Sabres. But GM Tim Murray isn’t trying to push this guy out the door. Is he available? Is he interested in moving him? Yes he is. We’re looking at Toronto as potentially a fit, as would be the Anaheim Ducks. And the Colorado Avalanche are definitely looking for a defenceman. So there will be options, but come ready to pay a premium.
The 24-year-old defenseman was once considered the cornerstone of Buffalo’s rebuilding movement. He’s struggled since playing incredibly well as a rookie however, and might have fallen from grace under the new regime with the Sabres. As Dreger wrote, Myers won’t simply be given away.
Quality 6-foot-8 defenders just don’t grow on trees—as the saying goes—and there’s still a good chance that Myers could develop into a special player, but if Buffalo can secure a package of prospects and picks then perhaps this is something they move forward with.