The Buffalo Sabres may not exactly be a playoff team in 2022-23. But you cannot deny that they have talent. Let’s talk about their top 10 players.
The Buffalo Sabres remain among the league’s youngest teams. But they have more talent than many give them credit for. Below, you will find where the top ten players on the team stand as of September 2022.
This list is based on productivity from last year, plus how well each player served the team in their given role. Therefore, you may see a few surprises in the rankings. As with all of my rankings, they are not set in stone, and they will change at certain points throughout the 2022-23 NHL Season. So you can refer to these as my pre-camp rankings.
The 10 best players on the Buffalo Sabres: Player #10 – Owen Power, D
Power played in just eight games for the Buffalo Sabres last season, so some may feel it is premature to add him to the Top 10 so early. But I digress. He showed that he belongs on NHL ice, and this came after one of the busiest seasons in recent memory that saw him, from May 2021 to April 2022, play hockey in Riga, Beijing, the University of Michigan, and finally, the Queen City.
While Power predictably had his struggles, he also showed more than a few flashes of brilliance, including three points in those eight games. Again, we are looking at a small sample size, but Power’s Corsi For% (CF%) clocked in at 56.8% at even strength, with a 57.2% Fenwick For% (FF%).
That said, things are looking up for Power and he just edges out a few players on the main roster to snag the #10 spot on this list. He will move up in 2022-23.