The Sabres got some things done today when they announced earlier they signed Nick Tarnasky to a one-year deal, along with re-signing T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal.
Nick Tarnasky, born in Rocky House Mountain, Alberta, Canada, is a 6’2″, 233-lb centerman. He previously played for the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Nashville Predators, as well as the Florida Panthers. While playing with the Florida Panthers, he played five games with – you guessed it – the Rochester Americans. Last season, he played with the club Vityaz Chekhov of the Kontinental Hockey League.
From what I have heard, Tarnasky (or let’s call him Tarnasty) is an enforcer. Oh no, call the wahmbulance, once again the Sabres didn’t get the goal scorer YOU wanted on the team.
As long as you don’t stand around and try and hug another player, I like you. So Nick, I like you. For now. You’ll be on the Amerks but hey, adds toughness for them as well, right?
Onto Brennan, who I think deserves to remain on the Sabres at the beginning of this upcoming season. He impressed me with his small stint up with the big club and he has been a producer for the Amerks. I always liked the guy since he was drafted and even though the contract is only a year, maybe this can help both sides come to a contract that has more years attached to it in the future. His point production could help the Sabres on the backend, along with Myers, Ehrhoff, and Leopold. Glad to have you back, Teej!
In regards to a comment I made earlier though, you people have to make up your minds. First you complain that the Sabres lack a pair of balls when Miller gets hit by Lucic and demand toughness from this team. They are trying to get the toughness when suddenly we need SCORERS. We’re getting ‘too many’ tough guys on the team now and not enough offensive power. You people are so fickle about everything, it astonishes me how you can stand to like any sport unless your team wins every championship ever. Oh wait, that’s not possible!
Enjoy the ride because hockey season is still two months away – plenty of time to make more magic happen.