Campbell: ‘I Love Talking About My Contract!’

I don’t get the whole Brian Campbell/Sabres contract thing.
Now he’s saying he expects to be a Sabre next season. This is after he said negotiations with the Sabres had ended. While it now seems some contract talk has been going on, it’ll seem a little bit suspect if Campbell is traded and then re-signs with Buffalo. It’s just a lot of exposition. Is Buffalo management trying to get everyone to forget Buffalo is not a lock for the playoffs? Is Campbell trying to bore the Sabres into a contract?
Also, with everything going wrong with the Rangers, it’s kind of weird to see Larry Brooks suggesting the Rangers re-sign Sean Avery now because Avery seems a little down lately.
Maybe that’s how Campbell should have played it with Buffalo. Maybe he should have just acted sad.