Hello sabres fans, I've been thinking since about December or January, What do we do with Derek Roy?
I've noticed along with others I would imagine, that when Vanek and Roy were paired together this season, Roy had the higher output. Obviously this is a great thing for Roy, but it seemed our whole offense suffered, and all the pressure was put on Roy to score.
After Roy went down, Vanek lit up! He actually became a pretty good leader and seemed to relish in the spotlight. I consider Vanek the current frontrunner for the captaincy barring any awesome aquisition.
I personally don't mind Derek Roy, but I do not believe he should be paired with Vanek. I also would not mind trading him for some solid players or can't miss prospects. This might be a solid trade for teams looking to improve their centermen during a weak year for free agents.
So here's my question:
What should the Sabres do with Derek Roy in the 2011-12 season (reasons in comments)
Trade Him (For Who?) (22 votes)
Keep Him With Vanek (28 votes)
Move him to the Second Line (74 votes)
124 total votes