In a small sample size, Kevyn Adams hit a home run with Bowen Byram

Mar 9, 2024; Buffalo, New York, USA;  Buffalo Sabres defenseman Bowen Byram (4) interacts with
Mar 9, 2024; Buffalo, New York, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Bowen Byram (4) interacts with / Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams has been in charge of the Sabres for a couple of years now. When it comes to acquiring talent, it's hit or miss with Adams. Whether it's through free agency or a trade, some of the players Kevyn has brought in didn't work out.

When it comes to Bowen Byram, the Sabres general manager seemed to hit the jackpot. Even though Byram has only played three games with the Sabres, he's been a factor in all of them. In the very small sample size, Byram has four points with three goals and one assist. Two of those goals came in the Sabres victory last night against the Detroit Red Wings.

I'm not trying to get ahead of myself too much, but what Bowen has done for Buffalo in three games is impressive and refreshing. He has made some big plays defensively, but it's what he does offensively that stands out to me.

The one thing I've noticed about Byram, he loves to jump up into the play. Whether it's on the power play or even strength, Bowen adds another offensive threat to the Sabres as a defenseman. Again, I know it's been only three games but at the moment, acquiring Byram for Casey Mittelstadt was worth it.

Bo has also developed a great defensive partner in Rasmus Dahlin. Ever since he got traded, Byram and Dahlin have been the top pairing for the Sabres and they have played awesome together. The duo gives Buffalo a really good top defensive pair and allows head coach Don Granato to be flexible with his other defensive pairings.

As I mentioned earlier, I don't want to get ahead of myself. Especially since Bo has been here for only a week. But after being able to watch him, he was worth trading away the team's top goal scorer. For as good as a player Casey is, the Sabres needed an upgrade on defense and Byram has been a huge upgrade.

I can't wait to continue to watch him as he helps the Sabres try and fight for a wild-card spot.