Well now, lets crack this argument wide open, because there are two schools of people I could really get going on a Saturday morning. If your draft dreaming – and hoping to land one of the top two picks next year, you avoid this kind of trade.
While some people have openly put in the comments section of articles they wish they could filter out all articles that mention Connor McDavid – the fact of the matter it is a goal. Sam Reinhart will make this team better. McDavid or Jack Eichel are going to elevate the cause even more.
It isn’t just about having the best available draft picks on your team. It is about having talented guys on the roster that established free agents will want to play with so they make your hockey club a destination in the off season as opposed to an afterthought on their careers.
But then you could say damn the torpedoes on the 2015 draft – and get better now and try to win immediately. I am not saying that Evander Kane makes you a Stanley Cup contender or even a playoff contender on his own – but you upgrade your roster too much, and you will still miss out on the playoff, and your draft pick could end up after the proverbial cutoff. Let Kane fester in Winnipeg for awhile – trade for him at the deadline when the price might not be as high and you know how the season is headed.
Buffalo Sabres development camp to include star studded cast. [Buffalo News].
If you were not planning on attending any of the development camp session, you might want to reconsider, and I think I can convince you to make it down there for at least one session.
The Buffalo Sabres will have seven first round picks at camp this year.
Seven first-round selections taken by the Buffalo Sabres will be at the camp: Mark Pysyk, Joel Armia, Mikhail Girgorenko, Zemgus Girgensons, Rasmus Ristolainen, Nikita Zadorov along with this year’s overall No. 2 pick Sam Reinhart.
For six of those guys – this could be the chance to further prove to the Buffalo Sabres coaching staff that they are ready to make the full time step to the National Hockey League and play regular minutes.
The greatest unknown in that group is the play of Joel Armia – who played with the Rochester Americans last year but played the road weary home sick card, can he play at the NHL level?
Also in attendance will be this year’s second-round pick Brendan Lemieux, college players J.T. Compher (Michigan) and Hudson Fasching (Minnesota) and Buffalo natives Justin Bailey and Sean Malone.
The future looks bright Buffalo, the future looks bright.