Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The Bruins and Sabres made their first EVER trade between each other today. The B's sent a 3rd round pick, and a conditional 4th rounder to Buffalo for winger Daniel Paille.

Paille is 25 and has been nothing short of a disappointment in Buffalo. As I said above, in 39 years, the Bruins and Sabres have never made a trade. The fact that Buffalo doesn't mind directly competing with a team that has Paille on it speaks volumes about how much they think of him out in western New York.

I'm pretty flaccid on this deal. This kid's getting $1.3 million this year for a guy who totaled 12 goals and 15 assists last year, with only 20 penalty minutes. That being said, he did score 19 the year before. And I remember hating the acquisition of Michael Ryder last year, so hopefully I'm wrong about this deal as well.

Boston Herald

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