In no particular order, here are some trade ideas I came up with after looking at each team's roster on Capgeek, mainly looking for teams with which the Sabres could mutually benefit through trade. I tried to base the trade value on length and price of remaining contracts for each player, as well as perceived value.
To Pittsburgh: D Jordan Leopold [1y,3M] , D Mike Weber [1y+RFA]
To Buffalo: F Chris Kunitz (NTC) [2y,3.725M]
To Anaheim: F Drew Stafford [3y,4M] , D Mark Pysyk [3y+RFA]
To Buffalo: F Bobby Ryan [3y,5.1M]
To Detroit: D Jordan Leopold [1y,3M]
To Buffalo: F Valtteri Filppula [1y,3M]
To Nashville: D Mark Pysyk [3y+RFA], F Luke Adam [1y+RFA]
To Buffalo: F David Legwand (NTC) [2y,4.5M], 2nd round pick
To NY Islanders: D Mark Pysyk [3y+RFA] or F Luke Adam [1y+RFA], D Jordan Leopold [1y,3M]
To Buffalo: F Matt Moulson [2y,3.133M] or F Kyle Okposo [4y,2.8M]
To San Jose: F Drew Stafford [3y,4M], F Luke Adam [1y+RFA]
To Buffalo: F Joe Pavelski [2y, 4M]
Thoughts on any of these ideas? Just trying to speculate on what players might be attainable for reasonable costs to improve the top 6, and spark some discussion. For fun, I added a poll after the jump for which of these players you think is best to target.