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10-08-2013, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by JPurp26 View Post
The one year the Sabres might actually be bad enough, the draft is significantly worse than the previous year's
The quality of the class doesn't matter, it's what we can get. As the comment above indicates, should we be in the top 5 we have every chance of landing an excellent prospect. It's still way too early in the scouting process and I personally haven't watched too many juniors games yet, but there are some serious forwards prospects here. Assuming Reinhart and Bennet go off the board 1-2 and we pick #3, we have our pick of many different kinds of potential impact wingers. Draisaitl would be an awesome addition to our group, just to throw a name out there. We already have the German-speaking fan base built in . There are also two very high-end defensemen prospects if they dare go that route or wish to exploit that by trading down.

It is far more likely that the Sabres end up picking #9 than it is they pick in the top 3 and we feel disappointed in what we get. Yeah, McDavid isn't in this draft, but that's life unfortunately.

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