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Reasons Why Darcy Never Made A Trade At The Draft


An inside source was able to provide me with the some of the  detailsthat went down within the Sabres war room....here are trades that ALMOST went down for the Sabres:

-- Tomas Kaberle for Connolly and a 3rd round

Reason it didn't happen: Burke was about to call the commish when he realized that with Connolly's medical insurance, his cap hit was over $7 million a year

--Kris Versteeg for Gerbe and a 3rd rounder

Reason it didn't: With an upcoming trip to Disneyland, Gerbe didn't fit the requirements to ride the rollercoasters. And Patrick Kane would feel guilty being blacked out stumbling around Kiddie Land.

--Patrick Kane for Ennis and 1st rounder:

Reason it didn't happen: Was conditional pending approval the Buffalo Cab Drivers Union...and despite the pull from South Buffalo was defeated 70-30 %.

--Drew Stafford and the rights to Marek Zagrapan for a future 1st round draft pick

Reason it didn't happen: When phoned in and asked who the trade was with Darcy replied "Come on Gary throw me a bone here...give us one free one next year or give us our previous ones back...I'VE CALLED ALL 32 TEAMS NO ONE WILL TAKE THEM!"

-- Alex Semin for our Derek Roy and a 3rd round

Reason it didn't happen: Kabanov was taken 3 picks prior to our third round selection. No other Russians had filed for the NHL draft.

--Chris Neil for Craig Rivet:

Reason it didn't happen: When mentioned to Lindy, he stood on his chair and started yelling across the room to Bryan Murray "HOW DARE YOU GO AFTER OUR F*^KING CAPTAIN". Chris Drury stood up and started applauding.

Alex Kotalik for a James Patrick:

Reason it didn't happen: Because even if the entire roster were to be injured...Lindy knew he had a better option to play in their own zone with James

 

-- Marian Hossa for Connolly:

Reason it didn't happen: When asked if he would accept the trade Hossa replied "I only go to teams that will play in the finals the following year." Then promply declined the trade.

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