All posts by Walter Zurowski

Aaron Huglen: the Sabres’ most intriguing prospect

(original photo via: Mitch Highman) On June 22, 2019, the Buffalo Sabres traded up to the 102nd overall pick to select Aaron Huglen from Roseau, Minnesota. This pick was a bit surprising as it went against the common theme of drafting low ceiling prospects in the middle rounds that has seemingly existed throughout multiple GM ...

Evaluating the Sabres’ options on the goaltending market

The Buffalo Sabres are certainly not off to the best of starts with a 1-3-0 record. However, their underlying numbers have been solid and all signs point to a regression to the mean that will eventually lead to better results. After their first 4 games, the Sabres are 4th in the NHL in adjusted 5v5 ...

2020/21 Buffalo Sabres NCAA Prospects Preview

It is November and the college hockey season is finally upon us! This season will see three Sabres prospects playing in the NCAA: Ryan Johnson, Erik Portillo, and Linus Weissbach. Luckily for Sabres fans, all three of these prospects play in the Big Ten Conference, which happens to be kicking off their season this Friday. ...

Evaluating the Eric Staal trade

Kevyn Adams made his first splash as the General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres after dealing Marcus Johansson for Eric Staal this past Wednesday. After months of fans and local media discussing potential trades to help shore up the #2 center position, Eric Staal was not a name that came up too often and Marcus ...

Draft Profile: Marat Khusnutdinov

Every year, there's always that one player who is the trendy "sleeper" pick in the NHL Draft. It's that one player who may not be rated very high by most scouting agencies, but they still have high-end potential. This year, I think that player happens to be Marat Khusnutdinov out of the MHL in Russia. ...