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Reporter links young RFA Trevor Zegras to a team in the Eastern Conference

Published September 21, 2023 at 1:38 PM
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This past week, we learned that Anaheim Ducks star Trevor Zegras has become frustrated over a lack of traction on his new contract. Zegras, who remains one of the final restricted free agents without a deal in place, produced a career high 65 points for the Ducks last season, leading the team in scoring.

As is usually the case with RFAs who do not have a contract in place, Zegras is not expected to attend training camp without a new deal. Both sides are believed to still be far apart on both term and salary.

On Thursday, TVA Sports reporter Renaud Lavoie revealed that a team in the Eastern Conference has shown interest in acquiring Zegras from the Ducks. The Buffalo Sabres. Lavoie mentioned, in a quote translated from French to English, that the Sabres are looking to make the playoffs and that Zegras probably helps them do just that.

"I heard there's a team looking that way (at the Ducks) and it's the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabers have to make the playoffs this year and you solve your problem by bringing in Zegras."



If the Sabres are able to add Trevor Zegras, it would give their playoff hopes a huge boost and add to a young forward group that includes Tage Thompson, Dylan Cozens and Payton Krebs among others.

The Sabres have a lot of young players and plenty of draft capital with which to strike a deal. Also, according to CapFriendly, the Sabres have $8.7 million available in cap space for the 2023-24 season. Is it enough to get a deal done with Zegras? It's tough to say. It should be enough for a player whose career high is 65 points, but it's likely that the Zegras camp wants more with the cap going up in 2024-25. The last thing a young star wants is to sign a lower value, long-term deal only to turn around and have a breakout season, which would have put them in a position to earn a higher AAV.

Do you think the Buffalo Sabres would be a good fit for Trevor Zegras, if the Ducks move him? Let us know what you think in the poll below!

Source: TVA Sports
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Reporter links young RFA Trevor Zegras to a team in the Eastern Conference

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