Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Lindy Ruff has found himself in a spot in which he has not been before. The problem? Too many defensemen. Though not all of Ruff's defensemen could be considered top four defensemen he certainly has an overflowing amount of blue liners. Captain Craig Rivet, Henrik Tallinder, Toni Lydman, Nathan Paetsch, Andrej Sekera, Chris Butler, Steve Montador, and last, but not least, Mike Weber. That's not to mention players that within the next year that should be ready; Tyler Meyrs and TJ Brennan head up the names on that list. So what is Ruff to do? The largest problem is that only Mike Weber can be sent down to Portland without having to clear waivers. But the rest of the seven are veterans. And as frugal as the Buffalo Sabres are, it is a very slim chance the ...
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