NHL Trade: Wild Trade Scandella and Pominville To Sabres for Ennis and...

NHL Trade: Wild Trade Scandella and Pominville To Sabres for Ennis and Foligno

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Minnesota Wild trade Marco Scandella to the Buffalo Sabres in a four player deal

The Minnesota Wild have traded defenseman Marco Scandella, forward Jason Pominville and 2018 4th round draft pick to the Buffalo Sabres for forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno and a 2018 3rd round draft pick.

The 27-year old Scandella was drafted 55th overall in the 2nd round of the 2008 draft by the Wild.

The 34-year old Pominville was drafted 55th overall in the 2nd round of the 2001 draft by the Sabres.

The 27-year old Ennis was drafted 26th overall in the 1st round of the 2008 draft by the Sabres.

The 25-year old Foligno was drafted 104th overall in the 4th round of the 2009 draft by the Sabres.

Thoughts from the media …

Michael Russo: “Ennis 2 years left at 4.6M Foligno RFA, made 2.25M Scandella 3 yrs left at 4M Pominville 2 yrs left at 5.6”

Mike Halford: “Pominville + Scandella = $9.6M Ennis + Foligno = $4.6 (Foligno RFA) That $5M diff goes right towards Niederreiter/Granlund extensions”

Darren Dreger: “Good move by Buf. With uncertainty of Eichel/Reinhart contracts hard for Sabres to go big game hunting in free agency. Trade makes sense.”

Joe Yerdon: “Scandella the necessary piece there for Buffalo. Had to get better on defense. Pominville making more against cap than Ennis.” … “Foligno was RFA again, but it sure did seem like Ennis’ time here was done. Have to think Boudreau’s system will help him out.” … “No doubt Scandella will help BUF D. I’m not SUPER high on him, but he will help. Pominville returns in the Gionta-type role?”

Paul Hamilton: ‘Making this trade for Scandella is 1000 times better than unrestricted free agency.”

David Pagnotta: “Sabres have been looking to bolster their blueline for some time. Does Scandella acquisition take them out of race for top UFA D? Perhaps.”

Pierre LeBrun: “Lots of chatter at the draft in Chicago between Wild and Sabres and no question Minny kept asking about Foligno…”

Mike Harrington: “A Scandella trade means at their senses and not going to be involved with Shattenkirk.”

Joe Yerdon: “Have heard Scandella’s name kicked around with the Sabres since the trade deadline. New regime and all, but a guy they seem to like.”

Marco Scandella

Jason Pominville

Tyler Ennis

Marcus Foligno