Now no one really means it when they say "trade the whole damn team" as far as I can tell. (Editor's Note: Except @AngryLindy) Truthfully, though I've never been a GM before, I imagine this would be both difficult and unlikely to yield good results. But if you could trade your whole damn Sabres team for a different team, would you? I'm not saying you can trade every player for a player of equal or greater value to create your dream team. That is completely unrealistic. I'm just suggesting you reach deep down into hypothetical space-time and the inner realms of your conscience to determine whether you would trade the entire Sabres roster for the entire roster of another team.
Note: This does not include prospects. Prospects don't exist in this reality. Another note: If the word "damn" offends you, you may want to stop reading, as I will likely continue to use it before every subsequent occurrence of the word "team". If not, please continue.
Anaheim Ducks: I barely wanted Bobby Ryan when it was just Bobby Ryan, and now you expect me to take the rest of the damn team? In theory, they have just as good of a "core" as we do. But the Getzlaf, Ryan, Perry line actually had 10 less points through 4 more games last season than Pomminville, Vanek, and Stafford, and none of our guys are actively asking to be shipped out. Yeah, the Ducks also have Teemu Selanne, but he's like a thousand years old. The defense is ok, and some of them have cool names like Sbisa, or a bit of talent, like Cam Fowler, but others have already had enough giveaways in a Sabres uniform, like Lydman. I actually like Jonas Hiller, but he can be as inconsistent as Getzlaf, and actually had a lower save percentage than Miller, and Miller was on a Concussion off year, so no thanks.