Team-by-Team NHL Mock Draft: Sabres land an epic puzzle piece at the blue line

With the 10-day-to-go mark, it’s time for another NHL Mock Draft for the Buffalo Sabres - and one in which they landed an epic talent with that No. 11 pick.
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Seattle Kraken: Konsta Helenius, C/Jukurit

One of my favorite prospects in the entire NHL Draft, Konsta Helenius could wind up sliding a little longer down the draft boards, but I could also see him going much earlier. In this simulation, that is exactly what happened, and Helenius will invigorate the Kraken’s prospects pool when he ultimately moves to North America. 

Calgary Flames: Cole Eiserman, LW/USNTDP

There isn’t a single prospect in the 2024 NHL Draft who could go as high as No. 4, or as low as the middle of the first round. But if one thing is certain, it’s that if an organization thinks highly of Cole Eiserman’s NHL-caliber shot, they’re taking him, meaning I don’t believe he will drop this far next Friday. 

New Jersey Devils: Zeev Buium, D/Denver

When you have a blueliner who can play in one zone like a shutdown defenseman, transition well in the neutral zone, and score like a forward in the offensive zone, you take them, and that’s what the Devils should do if Zeev Buium falls to them at No. 10 overall. 

Buffalo Sabres: Sam Dickinson, D/London Knights

There are many prospects who I was glad to see fall to the No. 11 pick, but Sam Dickinson caught my eye over everyone else. And it lines up well with a recent post I wrote regarding Dicksonson, so here’s to a perfect alignment in the NHL Mock Draft world. Now, let’s see if Kevyn Adams thinks in the same way come next Friday night if he doesn’t trade the pick first. 

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