Atlantic Division Team Becoming Favorite To Trade For Noah Hanifin

The Buffalo Sabres have consistently expressed interest in Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin, according to various reports.

Hanifin, listed as a valuable asset on trade boards, has drawn attention from multiple teams, but the Sabres have emerged as primary suitors.

With a focus on bolstering their defensive lineup, Buffalo sees Hanifin as an attractive target, given his skill set and ability to provide a reliable 20 minutes of ice time per game.

Additionally, Hanifin's favorable contract, with a salary of $4.95 million, adds to his appeal. Despite the recent quiet in trade talks, the Sabres' long-standing pursuit of Hanifin showcases their commitment to addressing defensive needs and revamping their roster.

With notable defensemen like Rasmus Dahlin and Owen Power already on the team, acquiring Hanifin could potentially solidify the Sabres' blue line, making them a formidable force in the NHL.

While the asking price for Hanifin is expected to be significant, Buffalo remains determined to improve their competitiveness and has been linked to other notable defensemen, such as Brett Pesce of the Carolina Hurricanes. Photo Credit:  Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports