Brandon Saad and Ryan O’Reilly sign huge deals with new teams

By Ryan Kennedy

Columbus scored with Saad, while Buffalo got a crucial piece in O'Reilly. But the Sabres doled out a pretty penny for their new center – was it too much for a player that has never scored 30 goals? More

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