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After eight years, Derek Roy is done in Buffalo
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It was getting awfully boring.
While the world was waiting and praying for a decision from Zach Parise on yet another uneventful day in the world of NHL free agency, the Sabres and Dallas Stars decided to shake things up.
Buffalo sent oft-scrutinized center Derek Roy packing to “Big D” in exchange for gritty center Steve Ott and defenseman Adam Pardy.
“We needed to move the balance of skill versus the physical nature of our game, being a tougher team to play against,” said Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier.
Roy, a former 81-point scorer, seemingly fell out of favor with the organization throughout the season. Especially after his comments about Lindy Ruff after the season.
Buffalo continues their physical makeover to became a grittier team. Far too often last season the Sabres found themselves the victim of “bullying” by the bigger teams. With the acquisition of Ott, they hope to but an end to the situation.
And while Ott’s acquisition is mainly to add snarl to the team, don’t think he can’t contribute offensively. Ott had a 39 points last season, including a career-high 28 assists.
The other part of the trade, 5th year player Adam Pardy is a depth defensemen who Regier believes can play in the NHL. It leaves the Sabres with nine potential NHL defensemen which leaves most venturing to guess that another trade is coming.
Regier did say another trade seems “more likely”.
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The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Steve Ott and defenseman Adam Pardy from the Dallas Stars in exchange for forward Derek Roy.
Sabres general manager Darcy Regier announced the trade Monday.
Ott had 11 goals and 28 assists in 74 games with the Stars last season. The 25th overall pick in the 2000 entry draft, Ott has 85 goals and 135 assists in 566 career games.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Steve Ott and defenseman Adam Pardy from the Dallas Stars in exchange for forward Derek Roy.
Sabres general manager Darcy Regier announced the trade Monday.
Ott had 11 goals and 28 assists in 74 games with the Stars last season. The 25th overall pick in the 2000 entry draft, Ott has 85 goals and 135 assists in 566 career...
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Derek Roy has played in his last game as a member of the Sabres. The Dallas Stars have traded Steve Ott and Adam Pardy for Derek Roy.
Ott will be 30 by the start of the season and was a former 1st round (25th overall) pick by Dallas. Ott made his NHL debut in 2002 and has hit at least 11 goals in each of the past five seasons, with 19 and 22 being his highest.
Ott has also...
The makeover of the Buffalo Sabres has begun with a splash. An established scorer is out. A feisty player with desire is in. The Sabres made an early summer blockbuster trade July 2, dealing three-time team scoring leader Derek Roy to Dallas for left wing Steve Ott and defenseman Adam Pardy. "More than anything else we needed to move the balance of skill versus the physical...
You know how we do it here at BW.com whenever a new guy shows up. We call someone from the brotherhood of Bloguin to dish the dirt. So, we are joined by the boys over at Stars of Big D to talk about Steve Ott and some D-man. Let's get to the questions!
What kind of player are the Sabres getting in Ott?
1) Ott is about as passionate as guy as you'll find in the league...
The Dallas Stars acquired center Derek Roy from the Buffalo Sabres on Monday in a trade that sent forward Steve Ott and defenseman Adam Pardy to Buffalo. Roy, 29, had 17 goals and 27 assists in 80 games for Buffalo in 2011-12. "Derek Roy is a legitimate top two line center, and has been productive throughout his career," Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk said in...
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from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News, My first thought after the trade was completed Monday evening wasn’t about who was leaving but who was coming. Derek Roy’s Buffalo career was finished after last season, the minute he had the audacity to mouth off about Sabres coach Lindy Ruff. Speaking against the organization in any way, shape or form is grounds for dismissal.
1) What are the strengths and weakness in Roy? Is he more suited as a number 1 or 2 center?
Roy is a #2 center. Period. Don't let anyone else tell you other wise. Roy is a gifted playmaker. He can See the ice well and can rack up impressive point totals. Problem is he tended to tune out the coach and tries too hard to do everything himself. He can be a lazy turnover machine...