3 Buffalo Sabres 2023 Trade Targets

The Buffalo Sabres are getting close to becoming a top team in the Eastern Conference. Tage Thompson has burst onto the scene as the NHL's next superstar and the Sabres would be wise to add to their roster this season as they try to sneak into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Buffalo sits six points out of a wildcard position and could look to these three trade targets to upgrade their roster:

John Gibson

Not only do the Sabres need a goaltender of the future, they need one of the present too. It's only a matter of time before 41-year-old Craig Anderson hits a wall and the Ducks are looking to ship out Gibson and his remaining four years on his contract at $6.4 annually. Gibson needs a change of scenery and could be the perfect fit for the Sabres as he's still in the prime of his career. Buffalo has three second-round picks next draft, and a couple of them could come into play here.

Timo Meier

One of the best players available ahead of the trade deadline this season is San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier. The Sabres can afford his upcoming contract extension as they're projected to have over $31 million in cap space to work with next season. Meier is a first-line player who can impact the game with his offensive touch and physical play. Adding him to a line with Tage Thompson could do wonders for both player moving forward.

Brock Boeser

The Vancouver Canucks are talking trade on several of their best players and Brock Boeser should be the one the Sabres zone in on. He's a sniper who is having a down season and won't cost a ton to acquire before March 3. Boeser and Thompson are friends off the ice and the two could find some chemistry on the ice. The Sabres have the resources to make this trade work and afford Boeser and his $6.6 million salary moving forward.

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