by Amy Moritz
Did you catch your breath yet? It was a crazy, busy day for the Buffalo Sabres who signed five players and added one via trade and at the end of the day GM Tim Murray was pretty pleased with all the action.
"We’re trying to rebuild an organization into a top organization," Murray said. "Today shows that we finished 30th place and there are quality players that want to come here. I’ve thought that all along, but you’re never sure until the clock hits 12. And there were more than what we got done. It wasn’t just these guys that want to come here. There were other choices. There still are, but these were the guys we thought we should go forward quickly with for what we wanted to achieve, and it happened in about 2 hours and 15 minutes."
The list is filled with veteran players, a key element for Murray as he looks for the younger players to mentored into good NHL players.
"We’re more competitive. We’ve got a lot of character now. We have leadership now. That’s important to me when you’re adding young players every year," Murray said.