This week social media has been abuzz with two teams that are looking at making a pitch to trade for the former #1 overall NHL draft pick.

One of the teams is way out west. Several reports came out that the LA Kings were looking to bolster their defensive lineup and that trading for Dahlin would make a lot of sense. The Kings were rumored to try to make a trade for Dahlin back before the trade deadline. Now that we know what draft picks each team has, this offseason might be the right time for the Sabres to make the move. Plus if they were to trade him, sending out west is a better deal than the other team interested.

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That other team is the New Jersey Devils. Just like the Kings, the Devils were rumored to have an interest in Dahlin back before the trade deadline. The Devils do have a higher 1st round pick in this year's draft. They are drafting at #4 while LA is drafting at #8 overall.

This year's #1 along with two more future #1s and a player or two should be the going rate for Dahlin.

If you look at the prospects that each team has to give up in the trade, once again you would think LA is the better option.

This is the final year of Dahlin's entry-level contract and he is expected to get a big pay raise. Will the Sabre move him, along with some other stars, and continue to rebuild or do they show the fans that they want to win now, keep Dahlin and add some better players with their cap space.

If you ask me, after years of frustration, the Sabres must have a win-now mentality or by the time they do win, they won't have any fans left!

 

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