Andrew Peters, who like many hockey fighters is one of the nicer guys off the ice, assumes his time in Buffalo is done. The Sabres didn't use the enforcer role much last season, as Peters was scratched in 42 of the final 47 games. They signed battling Steve Montador for the blue line in July, and they think he can scrap in Peters' place.
Is that enough, though? It's always nice for players to know they have a hulking guy who has their back. While Montador, Adam Mair, Craig Rivet and Paul Gaustad are eager to fight, do you really want your captain or a key forward risking a thumb, shoulder or hand injury?
Enforcers still have a place in the game, but not in Buffalo at the moment.