The Buffalo Sabres asked defenseman Christian Ehrhoff for a list of eight teams he would not wish to be traded to per his modified no-trade clause. The 31-year-old rearguard confirmed to reporters Friday that the Sabres made such a request and he has submitted his list.
That means there are 21 teams with which the Sabres can negotiate a potential deal for Ehrhoff, who is in the third year of a 10-year, $40 million contract with Buffalo. Though Ehrhoff's term could scare some teams off, his $4 million cap hit is awfully friendly.
Ehrhoff may have submitted his list, but he says he is not actively seeking a trade.
"Obviously, the goal is to win the Stanley Cup," Ehrhoff told the Buffalo News. "Playing in the playoffs is nice, but like I've said I made a commitment with the Sabres. As long as I'm here, I've giving 100 percent for the team."
The fact that Ehrhoff hasn't backed the Sabres into a corner and is willing to stay through the rebuild...