The Buffalo Sabres' season has not gone nearly as well as the team had hoped when the doors opened on the 2016-17 campaign in October, and the Buffalo News suggests changes are needed.
The Sabres currently sit last in the Eastern Conference with a 12-13-8 record coming out of the holiday break.
According to beat reporter Mike Harrington of the News, the "Sabres are a complete disaster at this point" and roster moves, among others, are required to fix the mess they've made.
Harrington questions Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma's decisions of late and wonders if he could be on thin ice behind the bench.
He also chastised GM Tim Murray's acquisitions of goalie Robin Lehner, defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, and left wing Evander Kane and defenseman Zach Bogosian and claims "a trade for another NHL-level defenseman should be at the top of (Murray's) list."
It's unclear what moves are on the horizon for Murray and the Sabres, but the team has been taking and making calls.
The Sabres have received interest in forwards Kane, Zemgus Girgensons and Marcus Foligno, while defensemen Josh Gorges and Cody Franson are believed to be available -- Gorges has a limited no-trade clause and can list up to 14 teams he will not accept a move to.