Don’t rule Sabres out of Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes

Getty
24 Comments

As PHT discussed in last night’s breakdown of which factors Jimmy Vesey may be considering, it’s difficult to separate the truth from mere speculation regarding the Harvard graduate.

With #VeseyWatch in full effect, the best course of action likely comes down to taking reports with a grain of salt* while putting more stock in what Vesey or his representatives say on the record.

Buffalo Sabres fans might feel a little discouraged about the process.

After all, they’ve had his negotiating rights since sending a third-rounder to Nashville, and it’s looking like they won’t land him during this specific window.

TSN’s Ryan Rishaug gives Sabres fans a reason to look on the bright side, however:

This update from WGRZ’s Adam Benigni is even more emphatic:

While PHT discussed factors like his role and family ties, there’s also the friend factor, as Benigni was told that Jack Eichel‘s presence in Buffalo is a “significant factor” in the Sabres having a shot.

If you’re already groaning at #VeseyWatch, this gives you an idea of the earliest there might be a resolution:

While the Boston Globe’s Kevin DuPont reports on what might be the more likely time he’d make a decision:

* – Not necessarily because reports might be wrong as much as it’s perfectly plausible that the young forward may just change his mind. For all we know, he could be rifling through multiple scenarios.