The NHL finals are drawing near, and the Los Angeles Kings are now waiting to see who their Eastern Conference opponent will be for the Stanley Cup Championship.
For the other 27 teams, its now eyes on the draft to see how they can be better for next year. For the Buffalo Sabres and there faithful fans, eyes have been on the draft for several weeks now.
With todays selection, we look at who might be the best fit for the organization with the Buffalo Sabres fourth selection in the top 60, the 44th overall selection.
The Buffalo Sabres should be looking for the future at this point in the draft if they are not going to combine these selections with current players/prospects to bring in a regular NHL veteran via the trade route. With that, the Buffalo Sabres should select from Duluth Central High School Dominic Toninato.
Centering a line of dominant players at Duluth East, he is headed to the Fargo Force of the USHL to further hone his trade, before heading to Minnesota-Duluth to play in the NCAA. While selecting Toninato seems high risk taking a kid who has never played in a major junior league or at an international level – after playing at the NCAA level, his skills could be further honed in the AHL to prepare him for the transition to the NHL.