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10-31-2012, 03:00 PM
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Patient approach at player development paying off big for Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have traditionally taken the long and steady approach to developing their projects, giving their prospects as much time as needed to develop into an NHL player. That patience has paid off, with many players drafted in the past five years making contributions at the NHL level last year, and are ready to this year, if or when the NHL lockout ends. Corey Tropp, Luke Adam, Brayden McNabb, Marcus Foligno, and a few others are among those who have proven that they can play in the NHL.

Left Wing

The Sabres' left flank may seem shallow, having just taken four left wingers in the past five drafts, none of them higher than the fourth round.… read more


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