Tyler Myers has gone through a rough patch as of late.
The Buffalo Sabres defenseman struggled last season, registering only nine goals and thirteen assists, for a total of 22 points. He also had a plus/minus of -26, tied for third-worst on the team.
Myers has been the subject of trade rumors all offseason, especially around the time of NHL draft in June. Signed to a seven-year, $38.5 million contract prior to the 2012-2013 season, Myers, 24, has regressed from the form that earned him the Calder Trophy as Rookie of The Year in 2009-2010, when he registered 48 points.
The Detroit Red Wings have been mentioned as a possible suitor for Myers, but the price to acquire the young blue-liner from Sabres General Manager Tm Murray will be quite steep. Buffalo would likely ask for multiple top prospects and/or high draft picks. Detroit prospects Anthony Mantha, Gustav Nyqvist, and Tomas Tatar have all been mentioned as possibly trade targets coming to Buffalo.
Murray has been shrewd in the moves he's made in the short tenure as General Manager. The Buffalo Sabres aren't expected to be much better than last year, when they finished in last place overall. Shipping out veterans to get younger and rebuild for the future makes sense, but will the fans reciprocate the feeling?
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