Anders Bjork is Making a Good First Impression

A few days ago, Anders Bjork came to Buffalo as part of the Taylor Hall trade that had Hall going to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Bjork and a second round pick. When the trade happened, I wasn’t happy at all with the return. Hall is a former MVP and did have a rough season with the Sabres, but something about getting a player who has five points this season didn’t sit well with me. After a day or so, I moved on and was hoping Bjork can help the Sabres going forward.

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Ironically enough, Bjork’s first game as a Sabre would be against the Bruins. Hall and Bjork would face their former clubs in their first game with their new team. Even though the Bruins won the game in a shootout, Bjork made an impact right away. In the opening minutes of the game, the newest Buffalo Sabre would get an assist on the goal from Colin Miller. Bjork almost scored the game winning goal in overtime but his first game as a Sabre was solid.

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In his second game with Buffalo, Bjork would score his first goal as a Sabre. Not only did he score but he also made a nice pass to Casey Mittelstadt who scored a short handed goal. Bjork would finish the game with two points, which is great news for the Sabres. He continues to show great effort whenever he’s on the ice and it’s nice to see him contribute.

Final Thoughts

To wrap it up, I do think the Bruins will benefit from the deal with Hall but when it comes to Bjork, I’m rooting for him. As I mentioned earlier in the article, I wasn’t happy with the deal. However, I always root for the players on this team. Just because I don’t like a move doesn’t mean I hope the player fails here. As long as Bjork contributes here and there, I feel like Sabres fans, myself included, can feel better about the deal and the trade itself can benefit both Boston and Buffalo down the road.

-Zach Jezioro (@ZachJezioro_13)

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