When the Buffalo Sabres this past offseason announced that they had signed defense men Steve Montador, I thought to myselfùOkay, not a bad seventh D-man; maybe sixth, if injuries happen. Probably see 10 minutes a night in ice time . I can't think that anyone even the Buffalo Sabres thought any different. But what a pleasant surprise Montador has been to the Buffalo Sabres blue line. Not only is he logging a very modest amount of ice timeùaround 17 minutes a nightùbut it is possible to argue that he has never played better in his career. Montador is known as that character guy in the locker room. Not exactly the most gifted on the ice, but what he lacks in talent he makes up for with heart. Already, Sabres fans have gotten to witness first hand how Montador sticks up for his team mates e ...
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