Our brains are on fire with the feeling to kill / And it won't go away until our dreams are fulfilled / There is only one thing on our minds / Don't try running away, cause you're the one we will find
This is what I want from Darcy in his first day as an unshackled GM during the Pegula Era. I can just see him and Lindy blasting "Kill 'Em All" down at 1 HSBC, debating the merits of Jason Newstead vs. Cliff Burton, and headhunting for new talent with a vengeance.
(WARNING: I listen to music when I write, and iTunes decided to shuffle me into a Metallica bender for some reason, so this post may be filled with incandescent metal, or it may be filled with the whinings of a wealthy Scandinavian douchebag who ruined the best band of the 80's by turning them all into ovulating kittens. BUT I DIGRESS!)
'Sick! I get to play with Tim Connolly!'
The book on Boyes is that he's a streaky sniper who is responsible at both ends of the ice. Nick Mendola compared him to Jason Pominville, and the word around the interwebs is that it's a solid pickup for a 2nd-round pick. I'm 'meh' with it, considering we need a defenseman more than we need a winger. I know everyone in Buffalo wants to see the Sabres go deep in the playoffs, but I'd rather see youth this year combined with some trimming of roster fat. I stick with my original idea: dump Stafford & Connolly for the highest price you can get and start to rebuild. Play Adam & Byron more than they realistically should, bring in a decent DMan (even if they're in a contract year), and regroup. More to come from the Apologist later today. Meantime, enjoy this: