By the time you read this, the Buffalo Sabres Development Camp will be underway. Dreams of playing in the NHL will be one step closer to becoming reality for some of the young Buffalo Sabres prospects who attend the camp (and those who could not attend it due to previous commitments, such as Joel Armia and Johan Larsson).
The question on all of our minds today is, which of the prospects will see significant playing time in the NHL during the 2013-2014 season?
The Sabres have already announced that Mikhail Grigorenko, who split his time between the NHL and the QMJHL last season, will be a permanent addition to the Sabres’ roster next season. That’s great news for Grigorenko, but obviously it means there is one last roster spot available for those who are still trying to impress their bosses.
Joel Armia, Johan Larsson and Zemgus Girgensons all probably feel like they have put their time in in the minor leagues and and are ready to play with the big boys. Brayden McNabb already spent some time with the Buffalo Sabres back in 2011-2012, so I am certain he would like to graduate from the Rochester Americans in the AHL to the Sabres permanently. His competition? Only Mark Pysyk, Chad Ruhwedel, and newcomer Rasmus Ristolainen, among others.
So many prospects; so little room.
Call it – which Sabres prospect is going to see the most PT in the NHL next year? Feel free to leave an explanation of you vote in the comments section. You can even write-in a prospect that you feel should have been included in the vote!