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Just Sully Being Sully – Sports

Doesn’t Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan’s schtick ever get old?

 

 

Sully always manages to take a complex situation and make it simple with the same, tired line. When talking about the struggles of Sabres defensemen Dmitri Kalinin and Jaroslav Spacek, Sully offered his usual answer:

It seems a lot like the Carolina series all of a sudden. But I’m sure there weren’t any defensemen available at the trade deadline who could have cracked this top six.

That’s it! Eureka!

It’s too bad I’m in sucha hurry today, but just a couple reasons why they MAY not have traded for a top-six defenseman.

1. They used their available space to pick up Zubrus.
2. Who honestly envisioned Kalinin AND Spacek crapping out in the ECF (I’m not convinced Spacek is playing that poorly, by the way)
3. Wasn’t it largely talked about that Buffalo had one of the top-two or three defensive seven units in the league?
4. Everyone was screaming for blueline depth after what happened against Carolina last year, not a “top-six” guy.
5. Limited cap space.
6. Availability of players.

The list goes on and on. But sometimes it’s just easier to throw out garbage like “But I’m sure there weren’t any defensemen available at the trade deadline who could have cracked this top six.”

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