Sabres.com wants you to chronicle the top moments in Sabres history with the Fans Top Five countdown. Each week, we will select a category and list five choices for fans to rank. Think we are missing one? Write in your own ballot.
RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK: TOP 5 GRINDERS 5. Randy Burridge 4. Vaclav Varada 3. Mike Grier 2. Matt Barnaby 1. Pat Kaleta This week, Sabres.com is counting down the top five trades of all-time. Take a look at the 6 nominees below and rank them 1-5 with 1 being your favorite. All trades are listed in chronological order and are not ranked.
RENE ROBERT Mar. 4, 1972 The Buffalo Sabres traded a popular veteran, Eddie Shack, to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for rookie Rene Robert.
PAT LAFONTAINE Oct. 25, 1991 Pat LaFontaine was acquired by the Buffalo Sabres from the New York Islanders in a blockbuster, eight-person trade. Uwe Krupp, Pierre Turgeon, Benoit Hogue and Dave McLlwain were sent to the Islanders in exchange for LaFontaine, Randy Wood, Randy Hillier and the Islanders' fourth-round pick (Dean Melanson) in the 1992 Entry Draft.
DOMINIK HASEK Aug. 7, 1992 Acquiring Dominik Hasek was a two-part deal. The Sabres sent Christian Ruutu to the Winnipeg Jets for Stephane Beauregard and future considerations. Buffalo then sent Beauregard and a 4th round choice (Eric Daze) in 1993 Entry Draft to the Chicago Blackhawks for the upcoming goaltender.
MICHAEL PECA July 8, 1995 Michael Peca was traded to Buffalo by the Vancouver Canucks along with Mike Wilson and Vancouver's first-round choice (Jay McKee) in the 1995 Entry Draft for Alexander Mogilny and Buffalo's fifth round choice (Todd Norman) in the 1995 Entry Draft.
DANNY BRIERE March 10, 2003 Buffalo acquired Daniel Briere at the trade deadline in 2003. The Phoenix Coyote's sent their third-round choice (Andrej Sekera) in the 2004 Entry Draft for Chris Gratton and Buffalo's fourth-round choice (later traded to Edmonton, Edmonton selected Liam Reddox) in the 2004 Entry Draft.
CHRIS DRURY July 3, 2003 Chris Drury was traded to the Buffalo Sabres from the Calgary Flames along with Steve Begin in exchange for defenseman Rhett Warrener and Steven Reinprecht.