The Early Golfers

I think it’s kind of funny that Olli Jokinen is always on the block, yet Florida never trades him when they have the chance. It’s just so weird. The playoffs just started and already there are rumors he’ll be traded this summer. If I were Jokinen, I’d be begging for a trade. The guy is just rotting in Florida. He needs to be on a competitive team.
Also, speaking of underperforming teams, the Sabres are trying to lock down goalie Ryan Miller, probably amid the flurry of rumors the Michigan native/Michigan State U. graduate is destined to be a Red Wing.
The Sabres might have finally figured out they can’t keep letting talented players leave Buffalo. Bucky Gleason has a great stat:

Three postseason home games would have covered the difference between the $3.154 million Drury pocketed last season and the $5.375 million per season he agreed upon this year before it fell apart. Briere didn’t demand an annual raise and would have accepted a five-year, $25 million deal if the Sabres approached him.

The Sabres truly can’t afford to let Miller go. It’ll be interesting to see if they can keep him away from the Wings.