The Buffalo Sabres will be back on the ice for a game this Saturday night, when they host the Calgary Flames at KeyBank Center.

The Sabres continue their playoff fight in the Eastern Conference, sitting three points back of the last wild card spot (Penguins) and four points back of the first wild card spot (Capitals). They're also three points back of the New York Islanders.

However, the Sabres have a whopping three games in-hand on the Capitals and four games in-hand on the Islanders. Buffalo controls their own playoff fate, because of the games in hand.

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The NHL trade deadline is at 3 pm on March 3rd.

It's likely a season where the Sabres are actually a buyer at the deadline, instead of a seller. We haven't been able to say that in a long time. But what does general manager Kevyn Adams need to do before that deadline?

Fans may say a veteran goalie for the short-term or an extra forward, to add scoring help at a playoff push. It doesn't take long for Buffalo fans to get to Patrick Kane as an option.

The 34-year-old is from Buffalo and has ties to South Buffalo and Hamburg. However, he's having the worse season of his career; with only nine goals and 35 points so far.

Sabres fans have been hating one trade proposal from Blackhawk Up, which is part of FanSided.

It suggests the Sabres acquire Kane for forward JJ Peterka and a first and second round draft pick...

Sabres fans are not a fan.

These tweets from Ben Mathewson put it perfectly in perspective.

However, the Sabres are one of the teams with odds to trade for Kane. According to Illinois Bet dot com, the Sabres are 7th in odds to get Kane.

If Kane wasn't from Buffalo, nobody would be bringing him up in trade scenarios for the Sabres. He's an aging winger, who is having his worst season to date. The Sabres have plenty of cap space and draft/prospects to make a trade work for a viable top two-line player, but Kane isn't who the Sabres should shoot for.

There are good odds he's dealt at the deadline. Some Sabres fans would love to have him come home but on the hockey side, it doesn't make sense for a young Sabres team.

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