The 2012 Draft Thread (con't.) - 12, 21, 42, 44, 73, 133, 163, 193, 204
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06-13-2012, 02:52 PM
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Hockey’s Future 2012 Staff Mock Draft
12. Buffalo Sabres
Radek Faksa, C/W, Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
Having drawn comparisons to former Kitchener Ranger Gabriel Landeskog (COL), Faksa brings a blend of physicality, size, and skill to the Sabres' forward ranks. An OHL rookie in 2011-12, Faksa already possesses an NHL frame at 6'3, 202 pounds and should only get bigger and stronger as he matures. He builds his game around his size and strength and combined with his skating and hockey sense would be a great complement to the Sabres current group of forwards.
Other potential picks: Zemgus Girgensons, Cody Ceci, Derrick Pouliot, Sebastian Collberg, Olli Maatta.
21. Buffalo Sabres (from Nashville Predators)
Tom Wilson, RW, Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
The Sabres would likely scoop up Wilson if he is there, though Derrick Pouliot would be tempting. Zack Kassian's departure at the deadline left a hole for a power forward and Thomas Wilson fits the bill. Buffalo could really go in any direction here, they could do what they did with Mark Pysyk in 2010 and draft the best player available or they could take a developmental goaltender, which they don't have right now.
Other Possibilities: Derrick Pouliot, Brady Skjei, Stefan Matteau, Hampus Lindholm, Malcolm Subban.
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