Thread: Eklund Rumor: Sabres shopping top pick?
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03-16-2014, 04:57 PM
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It is still too early to say if Buffalo rebuild will be better than Edmonton or not. We don't know how Darcy's last couple/few drafts will turn out. We have had 3 coaches in 2 season, Oilers had 4 coaches in 5 years (or more). Oilers are drafting for D and middle 6 players, Sabres need the more difficult high end skill Edmonton already has.

It can honestly go either way for Buffalo, especially with Murray as GM now. Rookie GM with a reputation for finding NHL level talent, but that doesn't mean high end prospects. Sens have been drafting in the middle of the rounds for a while, and aside from Karlsson, have stocked up on 3rd liners and built a 1-line team

I wouldn't be shocked at all if Murray trades the Sabres pick to the Sens for a handful of prospects that he scouted over the years, but it wouldn't surprise me if he drafted Ekblad instead of a centre.

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