In a quest to determine The Most Insignificant Sabre of the Last Decade, The Goose’s Roost will profile one effectively useless player a day. After the profiles are all said and done, we will put up a poll with all of the finalists. The player receiving the most votes will be crowned Most Insignificant.
Since Keller provided the most suggestions, we decided to start with one of his picks, Jason Holland. Feel free to leave further player suggestions in the original post (or right here. I’m not picky.)
Acquired by the Sabres: via trade on March 24, 1998. The Sabres traded Jason Dawe to the Islanders in exchange for Jason Holland and Paul Kruse (remember that name.)
Regular Season Stats as a Sabre: 12 Games, 0 Goals, 1 Assist, 1 Point, 8 PIM
Playoff Stats as a Sabre: 1 Game (in the 2000 playoffs, for those wondering), 0 Goals, 0 Assists, 0 Points, 0 PIM
After Buffalo: Holland signed with the Kings after his time in Buffalo, even appearing in 52 games during the 2003-04 season. After the lockout, Holland couldn’t find work in the NHL, and played professionally in Italy and Germany.
Ebay swag: Make sure you get your bids in on a set of two “rare and official” Jason Holland rookie cards. One dollar and they are yours.
Why Jason Holland should be The Most Insignificant: He was so unmemorable, I can’t find a picture of him in a Sabres uniform (though my Google skills are lacking.)
Why he should not be The Most Insignificant: He came over in a deadline deal for a moderately popular player (Dawe) that was on a team that everyone loved and remembers (the 1996-97 squad.)
So there you have it, our first finalist for The Most Insignificant Sabre of the Last Decade. Should Jason Holland be the “winner”? Let us know in the comments. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next finalist.