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06-19-2013, 11:34 PM
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I think as a 'can't miss' prospect Mackinnon is just a notch down from former can't miss prospects like Lindros,Crosby and Ovechkin and a notch above the majority of number 1 rated prospects the past 20 years.

This franchise is absolutely rudderless right now, it's not just the fans who need the hope a potential saviour/franchise player brings. the players themselves look at each other and see the same things we do and it affects them.

Think ahead to January, the Sabres are playing on the NBC game of the week or in Toronto playing the Leafs - the promo for that game will be 'Nathan Mackinnon and the Buffalo Sabres ............ blah blah blah'. The Sabres desperately need that kind of change in identity.

I'd trade half this team to get Mackinnon, there are barely any players in the top half of this team that I can ever envision being core players on a Stanley Cup final team. Who here can say differently?

Girgensons and Larsson are prospects that look like the type of players that one day might be warriors in June. I can't give up on Myers yet. One of Hodgson or Ennis needs to go. Gerbe, sorry li'l fella, sometimes size does matter in places other than on the set of a porn movie.

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