The Sabres have rolled the dice on a decent camp for prospect Tyler Myers. With what the parent club sees as a waste of talent in the minor leagues, the Sabres have opted to keep the six foot eight defensemen around. But for how long?
Myers has little left to prove in the juniors, but is he NHL ready? The Sabres make it a practice not to negotiate contracts during the season, they also make it a practice to not start a prospect, for fear that they will start the time bomb of a clock that is free agency.
Myers does not have a lot of time to prove to the Sabres that he can manage an 82 game big league schedule. He has 9 games to showcase his skills.
To test his abilities Myers will face Montreal, Pheonix, Nashville, Detroit, New York (Islanders), Atlanta, Florida, Tampa Bay, and New Jersey. A standout performance in these games could keep him around to see the likes of November.
The Sabres need a solid youth movement on the back end to bring some life to the blue line. Myers might be the Sabres future.