Friday, September 19, 2008

Pominville signs for five more years

Buffalo Sabres Jason Pominville
Jason Pominville has signed a contract extension to stay with the Buffalo Sabres for five additional years. As he still has another full year under his current contract, he will be in Buffalo through 2014. This puts the Sabres in really good shape, as there is no very little they need to do next offseason besides resigning restricted free agents Kaleta, Stafford, and Sekera.

Pominville showed last season that he is more than able to lead this team, and now that he has signed a contract is all but guaranteed to be named team captain this Saturday.

It is a good thing that this extension got taken care of before the season began. Last year the constant contract talks clearly distracted Campbell from his game, and is not a issue that the team needed to face again. That said, if they hadn't come to a deal by the start of the regular season, I'm hopeing that the team would have put off further contract discussions until after the season was over.

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