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12-11-2013, 09:26 AM
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The Sabres are in full rebuild mode. You dont trade away young guys or picks. Draft the BPA and let them develop. They can worry about trading for needs once they are closer to a playoff spot (3-4 years)
If you can parlay that pick into a young NHL player with upside deemed similar to the player you'd have drafted, ergo accelerating the rebuild, you do it.
Hypothetically, if Buffalo is staring at Ekblad with Reinhart off the board, and Colorado comes in and offers up O'Reilly and its first for Ekblad (hypothetically, Avs fans), LaFontaine and co. have to consider it - especially when taking into account the abundance of quality prospects and young players on Buffalo's back end.
Perfectly understandable if the Sabres decline, but it has to be considered.
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