According to NHL analyst Aaron Ward, the Sabres are among many teams who are interested in trading for Canucks backup goalie Eddie Lack. The Sabres have been actively pursuing a goalie for most of the offseason including some reported interest in Rangers goalie Cam Talbot. Ward continued to say on twitter that the Sabres look to be the most involved in talks with the Canucks about the 31 year old goalie.
Lack had a breakout season in Vancouver after Ryan Miller suffered an injury that sidelined him for the first round of the playoffs. Lack went 18-13-4 in 41 regular season games with a .921 SV% (save percentage) and a 2.45 GAA (Goals against average). Lack started 4 playoff games against the Flames in the first round going 1-3. He still has room to develop but the 6'4 goalie has a lot of upside and that would be perfect for a team that may have the most upside of anyone in the NHL. Lack has a very quick glove and is quick on his feet to get in position, he is a very fundamentally sound goalie.
Now the question is what exactly would it take to nab the goalie from Vancouver? Here is a trade that potentially could be put on the table between the Sabres and Canucks.
Potential Trade Scenario: Sabres get- Eddie Lack and 2015 4th Round Pick Canucks get- 2015 First Round Pick (21st overall) and Mikhail Grigorenko
Buffalo moves on from Grigorenko after a failed 3 seasons, get the starting goalie this team needs to take the next step in the rebuild. Sabres get some compensation back with the 4th round pick after giving up the 21st overall.
Interesting trade rumor that could turn out to be fact come Friday.
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The Sabres have been rumored to be in talks with the Canucks about trading for goalie Eddie Lack