Zagrapan it is. So my concern with him compared to Bourret is that he's had the word soft mentioned in relation to how he plays. If this team is going to go all cream-puff, then I suppose they could've done worse by taking another "prototypical Sabre".
McKeen's really like Zagrapan. The TSN guys like the pick a lot too.
Scouting Report: In terms of pure playmaking ability, there are few better than Zagrapan in the 2005 draft class; led the CHL in rookie points, and tied for 12th in the ‘Q’ scoring race in 2004-05, after spending time previously with the HC Zlin program in the Czech Republic; produced three points in four games for Slovakia at the 2005 WJC; has added more bulk to his 6-1 frame in order to better handle the North American game, but finesse will always rule Zagrapan’s M.O.; must produce points in the pros, because the rest of his game is only average; should play at over 200 pounds as a pro.
Impact: The Sabres have a wealth of offensive talent in the system, but adding Zagrapan makes sense because of his supreme playmaking skills. One day, he will likely set up the likes of Thomas Vanek or Maxim Afinogenov in Buffalo. However, he will need more time to develop.