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04-07-2013, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Moskau View Post
In today's game with all of the 3 point games EVERY team is at least middle of the pack. And a lot of them have young teams.

Buffalo's prospect pool isn't exactly amazing. It's a solid group but there's easily 10 better. And the more 13 overall draft picks we finish with, the more the other middle of the road teams gain on us. And for an organization that is not able to find the missing pieces like Boston or Chicago is through free agency there's very few ways to ever breakthrough and stop being a middle of the road team. Drafting a talent like the top 3 (even top 5) is one of those ways and we are going to **** it away until a chance like this arises again.
Except with Pegula the Sabres have been very active in free agency. Nice try though.

You seem to be carrying an assumption in your argument that top draft picks allow you to become "elite." I question that line of logic. Every year, 5 teams have top 5 picks. These picks are more or less a crap shoot most of the time, unless you are picking in the 1 or 2 spot (and even then it doesn't work out sometimes).

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