According to Bill Hoppe this afternoon, Buffalo Sabres star defenseman Tyler Myers will take his game to Europe in the event of an NHL lockout.

This is huge news for Sabres fans for a number of reasons.

First off, Myers will be assured of doing more than playing shinny on various rinks around the Western New York area. This is both good and bad. On the positive side, Myers will be playing against heightened competition, with many other NHLers headed to Europe as well. Itís not clear exactly which league Myers would be looking to play in, but KHL teams would likely be eager to have him. This would mean he would play against the likes of Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin. The Swiss-A league will likely have the services of Joe Thornton and Rick Nash again.
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