Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; A general view of the stage between picks during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Sabre Noise Podcast #2: A New Hope?

Good morning, Buffalo Sabres fans!

The 2013 NHL Entry Draft is in the books, and so begins the weeks, months, and possibly years of debate over whether or not the Sabres did enough to improve the blue and gold.

This week’s podcast focuses squarely on the draft, what I thought of it in general, and where I stand on the first round selections of our beloved, and simultaneously despised, Buffalo Sabres. (Hint: it ain’t good!)

I also look ahead a bit to July 5th, which is when free agent madness begins!  I know Sabres fans are hoping the team can land an established player, either through free agency or a trade.   If the draft was any indication . . . well, I discuss that in the podcast, too!

As always, please feel free to leave any comments or questions, or even topics you want me to discuss in future podcasts below, or Tweet me @theamazingMrS.  Heck, you can even leave your questions, comments or ideas on our Sabre Noise Facebook page!


Segment 1: Reactions to draft  00:00-7:15

Segment #2: Buffalo Sabres first round picks 7:16-

Segment #3: A look ahead to free agent/trade madness  16:50-end

Sabre noise podcast #2

Tags: 2013 Nhl Entry Draft Buffalo Sabres

  • Kevin

    Great clear and precise commentary. Nicely done Rich. I guess we will have wait and see how Valeri Nichsuhkin performs for the Dallas Stars this season. You know he could turn out to be a bust! I don’t believe that, but the possibility is there. Then how does that non-pick look?

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Time will tell – I can only hope the Sabres didn’t blow a chance to draft a superstar. Also: I look forward to getting you involved in these podcasts, whenever you get a chance!

  • Doug Wilson

    The way Carolina talked after the draft (“we got Sekara and still kept our #5 and got our man there too”). It looks to me like the we had a chance at moving up to the #5 pick (Carolina) for our #8 and Sekara and then select Lindholm. It’s always nice to get defensemen, but we need forwards and a good center in particular and this guy was just that! Did Rieger blow it??

    • http://SabreNoise.com/ Richard Spalding

      Doug – you’re speaking my language! Yes, we got two potentially good defensemen – but we’ve been thin at center for a while, and it has killed the team. Lindholm has such upside . . . I get mad thinking that the Sabres could have nabbed him, but passed.