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Rumor: Sabres targeting two elite goaltenders, Blockbuster trade imminent

(Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

Buffalo has been looking to improve drastically between the pipes. And with two potential trade candidates opening up, the Sabres may be making a major change to the goaltending just weeks prior to training camp.

The Buffalo Sabres have an intriguing group of players heading into the 2023-24 season. While they have a deep prospect pool, and a highly talented group of forwards, it remains unknown if with this current group that Buffalo will be able to exorcise their demons and return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

With enticing talents such as Tage Thompson, Rasmus Dahlin and Dylan Cozens in their lineup, it's understandable why Sabres fans may be antsy to see positive results on the ice.

Blockbuster goalie deal

According to insiders, there are two goaltenders that are being targeted by the Buffalo Sabres.

Big names include Logan Thompson of the Golden Knights, and Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets.

"Sabres Closing in on a 'serious goalie' THIS Weekend. This is from a source... The names, I would imagine, are limited to likely Hellebuyck or Logan Thompson. Stay tuned" Says insider Eklund.

After veteran goaltender Craig Anderson announced his retirement in the Off-Season, the Sabres need to relieve pressure off their young goaltenders Devon Levi and Ukko-Pekka Luukonnen.

Levi, arguably the Sabres top prospect, is coming straight from the NCAA at 21-years-old. Buffalo can't expect to get no more than 25 games from the young goaltender in the 2023-24 campaign.