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Buffalo Sabres Daily: Draft Prospects And Draft Changes

Good morning!  I hope everyone’s weekend was great – and that all Fathers’ and Father figures had a fantastic Fathers day.  I know mine was probably about as good as one could ask for.  I mean, the Buffalo Sabres were getting ready to buyout Ville Leino – so what could be better?

The draft lottery is going to change, but not before the Buffalo Sabres have three chances of landing the top pick in the draft and Connor McDavid.  [Gant Daily].

Change is good, and if your going to lottery pick the top three picks, then well – so be it.  And the fact that it won’t effect the Buffalo Sabres chances all that much next season in what has been promised and billed as a very good draft year – even better.

While there is little hype surrounding this year’s draft class – that translated over into very little excitement over the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery.  And it was very uneventful as the draft ordered changed, well a negligible amount.

So your going to lottery pick the top three picks so the worst team in the league doesn’t get the top draft pick year in and year out.  Well that would work if the worst team in the league was getting the first overall pick.

I don’t like the argument that the league is trying to prevent the same team from getting the pick year and year.  Sure the Edmonton Oilers had three straight picks at the top in 2010, 2011, and 2012.  The last time the same team had back to back picks?  The 1995 and 1996 draft picks that went to the Ottawa Senators.

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray might not agree with Central Scouting.  [WGR550].

It happens almost every year.  Central Scouting releases their list of the best players by position, country, overall, etc.  And then teams draft in the order they seem fit.  So I wouldn’t bet on Tim Murray taking Sam Bennett or Sam Reinhart in the draft at the number two spot.

Louis Draisaitl could very well find his way to the podium after only one other name this year – if the Buffalo Sabres think that he is the player that is going to best help this team rebuild.

Comparing him to Jaromir Jagr?  Sign me up for that pick.

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