By J.D. Lagrange, Senior Writer, All Habs Hockey Magazine



PENTICTON, BC. – The Buffalo Sabres did not waste any time to address their problems in goal when they traded the 21st pick overall to acquire goaltender Robin Lehner from the Ottawa Senators. In addition, the Sabres get veteran forward David Legwand and his $3 million cap hit.

The 6’5” Lehner is only 23 years old and GM Tim Murray preferred him to other goalies said to be on the market, such as soon to be 28 year-old Cam Talbot (NYR), 27 year old Eddie Lack (VAN) and 25 year old Martin Jones (LAK). Lehner also has two years left to his contract before becoming a Restricted Free Agent.

While the Sabres seem to have paid a big price to get Lehner, the team had four picks in the first two rounds, which made this trade possible. Unless they make another trade, Buffalo is scheduled to select 2nd, 31st and 51st in the first two rounds.

With the acquisition of Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, the likely pick of Jack Eichel and with the likeliness of Sam Reinhart making the team next fall, the Sabres should be a much more competitive team in 2015-2016.

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J.D. is a Senior writer for All Habs as well as Associate-Editor for the French version Le Magazine All Habs, while one of three Administrators of the fan forum Les Fantômes du Forum. He has created the handle Habsterix as a fictional character for the sole purpose of the internet. It is based on the cartoon Asterix of Gaule and his magic potion is his passion for the Montreal Canadiens. How old is he? His close friends will tell you that he’s so old, his back goes out more than he does! He was born when Béliveau lifted the Cup and remembers the days when seeing the Habs winning was not a wish, it was an expectation. For him, writing is a hobby, not a profession. Having moved to beautiful British Columbia in 1992 from his home town of Sherbrooke, Quebec, he started writing mostly in French to keep up his grammar, until non-bilingual BC friends pushed him into starting his own English Blog. His wife will say that he can be stubborn, but she will be the first to recognise that he has great sense of humour. He is always happy to share with you readers his point of views on different topics, and while it is expected that people won’t always agree, respect of opinions and of others is his mission statement. || J.D. est Rédacteur-Adjoint sur Le Magazine All Habs et il est un Rédacteur Principal sur le site anglophone All Habs, tout en étant un des trois Administrateurs du forum de discussion Les Fantômes du Forum. Il a créé le pseudonyme Habstérix comme caractère fictif pour l’internet. Celui-ci est basé sur Astérix de Gaule et sa potion magique est sa passion pour les Canadiens de Montréal. Lorsqu’il est né, Jean Béliveau soulevait la Coupe Stanley et il se rappelle des jours où gagner n’était pas un espoir, mais une attente. Pour lui, écrire est un passe-temps, pas une profession. Ayant déménagé dans la superbe Colombie-Britannique en 1992 en provenance de sa ville natale de Sherbrooke, Québec, il a commencé à écrire en français pour garder sa grammaire, jusqu’à ce que ses amis anglophones ne réussissent à le convaincre d’avoir son blog en anglais. Son épouse vous dira qu’il est têtu, mais elle sera la première à reconnaître son grand sens de l’humour. Il est toujours fier de partager avec vous, lecteurs et lectrices, ses points de vue sur différents sujets, et quoi que les gens ne s’entendent pas toujours sur ceux-ci, le respect des opinions et des autres est son énoncé de mission.