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What’s left on the Sabres summer to-do list?

July 13th, 2017 at 1:18 PM
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Now that the NHL Draft, free agency, and prospect camps are all but over, the hockey world has until August to finish up their honey-do lists before the entire league will take a month of vacation in order to freshen up for training camp and the start of the new season. As for the Buffalo Sabres and their new GM Jason Botterill, there are still a few key things that have to get done before they can take a break, on both the player and coaching sides.

Sign their RFAs

There are four restricted free agents (according to that still need to be signed by Jason Botterill – Robin Lehner, Zemgus Girgensons, Nathan Beaulieu, and Evan Rodrigues. Lehner is scheduled to head to arbitration on July 27, and the other three, based on last year’s performances, shouldn’t be too tough for Botterill and company to figure out.

Lehner’s deal, however, will be the most interesting one to keep an eye on. As anyone who’s visited this board knows, there are enough arguments to made on both sides of the Lehner coin to stretch this …

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Tags: Brian Gionta, Buffalo Sabres, Josh Gorges, Justin Bailey, Matt Duchene, Nathan Beaulieu, NHL Draft, Robin Lehner, Sam Reinhart, St. Louis Blues, Thomas Vanek, Zemgus Girgensons

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