The Buffalo Sabres have made their first deal in NHL Free Agency, as they've acquired Defenseman Josh Gorges from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a second-round pick in 2016.
The 10-year veteran has spent his past eight seasons with Montreal. He notched 14 points in 66 games last season.
Gorges has 4 years left on his contract, worth $3.9 million per season.
The second-round pick heading to Montreal was originally acquired from the Minnesota Wild.
Sabres acquire Gorges
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Character guy! For a draft pick? and it has to include Gionta? Yes?
SMELLS LIKE DARCY... FEELS LIKE DARCY...
I thought THE DEADHEAD was FIRED???!!! WTF?
I thought Darcy was fired? Is everyone in the Sabres organization taking crazy pills.
Can someone teach Coller simple math...
He's 29 with 4 years on his contract. That means he'll be 33 when it expires, not 35. That was PAINFUL to listen too. Guess that's why you talk nonsense on a radio station.
EYE ON THE PRIZE PEOPLE!!! Who do think there going to sign. Not trying to win this year. Good tough charactor guy and won't make a diff. in the win colum. Good start!!!
The Sabres are NOT trying to build a contender this year.
...so stop yawning.
Stastny signed for St. Louis
Because we're rebuilding and Murray was supposed to sign Crosby, Ovechkin, Ohshie, and Doughtey. Then trade John Scott for Malkin and Mike Weber for 3 #1 picks. I mean, that's what most teams do. But not the biggest nickel-and-dime franchise in all of sports - Walmart. Right?? Maybe we could get one of the hottest FA out there - Vanek. Wait, I thought he was a Walmart player? But he's sooo sought after around the league? How can that be?? I'm confused. I need to work at Walmart. Then I'll understand.
Armchair GM's took the day off of work
Now they can criticize every move the Sabres make without any knowledge of the NHL or the Sabres plan in general...Good to see the beta males flock to the message board to call the Sabres "Wal-Mart" and say it "reminds them of Darcy." The whole time never offering any insightful information and reminding us all that the easiest way an adult can act like an 8 year old is with a keyboard and anonymity....LOSERS!!!!!
This team will be dangerous
...just give it some time. If this year's draft pick didn't get you excited, you're not watching enough hockey. Get in core guys to build the future. Chicago sucked for a long time, so did LA and now they are powerhouses
I'm ok with it. Maybe they can dump Weber.
4 years 28 million in St Louis. You mean Murray couldn't beat that and go 4 years 32 million??? What a pathetic Joke!!!
It's about the development over the next 2-3 years
Armchair GMs need to get with the program or give it up. They are bringing in character guys to usher in the new generation of this team. Teach them the right way, over a couple years, and you get results. This is a not a situation where you turn it around in a year. Make the playoffs, maybe if we get a lot of luck. Embrace the tank people!
BETCHA WALMART IGNORES....
YEAH BOY I LOVE CHARACTER GUYS THAT ARE...
5 FOOT 8! I know the BRUINS are VERY HAPPY with WALMART'S "ADDITIONS" SO FAR!!!! LOL!!! EEEELITE MY AZZZ!
A Character Guy?
Is anyone else sick of people saying the Sabres like "high character guys"? Doesn't every team look to get high character guys? Doesn't every profession look for this? Sports talk is so repetitive and stupid. It almost makes me appreciate how that hom0 Schopp talks about his speedos to break up the repetition. I wonder if there is a high suicide rate in sports talk because the commentary is retarded...
RE: No Stastny! oh WHAT A SURPRISE!!! HE REALLY WANTED WALMART! LOL!
DIDN'T you know that WALMART= "THEEE ONLY BIGGEST NICKLE AND DIME LOoSER FRANCHISE IN PRO SPORTS HISTORY THAT'S $30 MILLION DOLLARS "BELOW THE CAP? HOW DO YOU THINK THAT HAPPENS?? SIGNING THE KALETAS, HECHTS AND GEORGES of the LOoSER WORLD! WAKE UP! EEELITE MY AZZES!
Let it go
This is about putting bodies on the team, getting to the cap floor, having a tradeable commodity in February/March and maybe shipping out a D-Man for a pick.
We don't have to worry about Softee coming back. He goes to Vancouver. What a relief!!! I'm sure Sylvester and Peters talked about him coming back here. Thank God that's over.
is a big mongoloid....
Free Agency opened at noon. Where are you? Geeze, DO SOMETHING!!!
Kessler and Spezza
Oh yea, I'm sure they would have waived their no trade clauses to come here. Riiiiiiight.
Signed Gionta 5 years too late...typical clown Sabres...
Guys at WGR.....
please start requiring a sign in, so that all of us more mature readers can report the people leaving crude and offensive comments. Then you can ban them from using leaving comments. It's starting to feel like a chat room full of 10 year old kids here.
You people are messed up.
What a waste of a message board. Intelligent debate you got going on here; homophobic slurring hosts and the like.
Bonino never was.
Gagner = no thank you.
Neal is a suspension waiting to happen and couldn't even hold down a jobplaying on a line with Crosby.
Sabres will be beast in a couple years staying on point with what they're doing now.
Ain't nobody winning any Cups based on what they do on July 1st.
I almost feel ashamed to be born and raised in Buffalo after listening to these ridiculous comments from these kids.
"Intelligent debate"....really ? LOL
You got to be Joking. What a waste like Ellis. I've seen it all. What a Joke!!! Georges and Gionta fine, but why ruin the day bringing back McCormick. Hope its two way. WE WANT MOULSON!!!
"Intelligent debate"....really ? LOL "
Apparently you can't read.
"please start requiring a sign in, so that all of us more mature readers can report the people leaving crude and offensive comments. Then you can ban them from using leaving comments. It's starting to feel like a chat room full of 10 year old kids here."
SO WHAT YOUR SAYING IS LIMIT PEOPLE'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH BECAUSE IT IS OFFENSIVE? WELL...NO....SCHOPP IS AN A$$ AND HE DESERVES THE ABUSE...
'SO WHAT YOUR SAYING IS LIMIT PEOPLE'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH BECAUSE IT IS OFFENSIVE? WELL...NO....SCHOPP IS AN A$$ AND HE DESERVES THE ABUSE... '
Ya got no clue on what freedom of speech is if you think this is it. Complete tool.
Re: another fool
Die in a fire....complete waste of skin....."Ya got no clue..."
There are still a large group of quality players out on the market. No way you are going to get a Stastny or Spezza to come to a rebuilding team. They want to go to a contender. The one or two goal scores will hopfully come and the team will start to rurn the corner. I think the GM knows a little more then the previous one!
I thought Buffalo was full of true Hockey fans
Wow, you guys are really sounding like a bunch of babies about these moves. I would say these look like character moves for a franchise that literally is still trying to judge the talent they have and build, after a major purge. You do not think Murray can get that 2nd round pick back later in the year, it is a give and a take. No wonder why we have bad sports teams. The fans are always to stoned or drunk to really thin about a plan.
Only if we can get Moulson and Ott back to add to Georges and Gionta, I'll be talking playoffs.
One more to go!!!
NOW END THE DAY "WALMART" RIGHT: BRING BACK HECHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WALMART= "THEEEEE ONLY BIGGEST NICKLE AND DIME LOoSER FRANCHISE THAT'S $30 MILLION DOLLARS "BELOW" THE SALARY CAP!" LOLLOLLOL!!!! GO DARCY! IT'S LIKE YE NEVER LEFT! EEELITE MY AZZZES!
Excellent move by the Sabres.
There are too many children on here. Time for an adult's view. This move is an excellent one by Murray. This guy will bring a positive attitude that Ehrhoff sorely lacked and that will help the kids.
They signed Robidas. Got Frattin back. No improvement over that epic late season collapse. Laff Attack!
I hate to break it to everyone, but its not like you are going to get 50 goal scorers signed during free agent season.
where is he?
where is Bob Corkem when you need him?
One Drunk Guy
Sounds like someone got drunk and was typing to himself on the comment section. Do us all a favor and get a life.
Best Quote From a Writer
"Gorges agrees to leave a playoff team and world class city to the worst team and the worst city in the league."
Sabres Fans Mocking Anyone .....
ha - that's a laugh - you live in Buffalo. Take a look in the mirror!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@ One Drunk Guy
Must be a Leafs fan.
I heard Gorges has a an 11 inch c0ck. Schopp should be really excited!
Rumours from Montreal are
that Gorges is gay. How will a blue color town like Buffalo handle that?