There’s an awful lot of talk coming out of the butts, I mind the mouths, of some of the people within the Buffalo Sabres organization lately, mostly from director of amateur scouting Kevin Devine, who must have suffered a traumatic head injury recently (how else to explain this insanity?).
According to Devine, the Sabres are extremely interested in selling the entire team to Seattle, Washington, in order to land the top pick in the upcoming 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Okay – I fibbed there. It only SEEMS as if the Sabres organization would be selling the team, based on what they are willing to give up in order to draft a singular prospect.
I won’t get into why I feel the Sabres would be making a huge mistake if they did. indeed, make this happen. (I’ll save that for later this week.) For now, I’ll simply play along and ask you this: if the Sabres were able to land the first pick in the draft, who should they pick?
Seth Jones appears to be the popular pick to go number one, despite the fact that defensemen usually take a little bit longer to develop an NHL-caliber game. Nathan MacKinnon is the most coveted offensive player, while Jonathan Drouin is seen as being a little less polished but still a weapon worth unleashing. Then there’s Valeri Nichushkin, who has quietly moved into the discussion as being a worthy selection at number one.
As always, I’m all ears! Vote!