Tim Graham had a great story in the Sunday Buffalo News.
He writes the rumor around the league is that players don’t want to play in Buffalo.
Graham runs the list of players who have left Buffalo angry and it’s quite impressive: Michael Peca, Doug Gilmour, Chris Gratton, Dave Andreychuk, Slava Kozlov, Rhett Warrener, Jason Woolley, Miroslav Satan, Dominik Hasek, and Dwayne Roloson.
That’s a pretty long list. And as Graham points out, they’re also players whose opinions carry a lot of weight around the league.
It’s an interesting theory, and it’s probably true to a certain degree. But if a team is paying enough money, I think most people will play anywhere. After all, the Blackhawks were able to sign a ton of great free agents this offseason, and that’s a crazy-ass organization.