Category: Prospects

Tage Thompson: An In-Depth Look

The Buffalo Sabres made a splash on July 1 by sending Ryan O'Reilly to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Vladimir Sobotka, Patrik Berglund, Tage Thompson, a 2019 1st RD pick and a 2021 2nd RD pick. While Sobotka and Berglund are serviceable players, the main "gets" for Botterill are the draft choices and ...

A Way Too Early Assessment Of Free Agency/Trades

Arguably the biggest day during the NHL offseason has now came and gone. July 1st marked perhaps the biggest deal GM Jason Botterill has completed during his tenure in Buffalo, when he traded star centerman Ryan O'Reilly to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Vladimir Sobotka, Patrik Berglund, Tage Thompson, a 2019 first-round pick, ...

2018 Sabres Development Camp – 3-on-3 Wrap Up

photo via LetsGoAmerksToday marked the final day of 2018 Sabres development, ending with the 3-on-3 French Connection Tourney. The teams were as followed https://twitter.com/TheChargingBUF/status/1013066627557089280 Going into the tournament, I would've chosen Team Perreault as the favorite. Rasmus Dahlin and Victor Olofsson are two game breakers on offense with Dahlin's ability on defense as well. Andrew ...

2018 Sabres Development Camp – Day 3 Wrap Up

Day three of development camp started off without a ton of action, and ended with one of the biggest must-see moments of camp. The majority of the sessions were spent going through a progression of drills with skills coach Angelo Ricci, the drills ranged from chopping up the ice, stick-handling on your edges like Lawrence ...

2018 Sabres Development Camp – Day 2 Wrap Up

photo via Matt Bove  Day two of Sabres development camp continued with the theme of skill-centered drills from day number one. There was a lot of focus on passing and the practice featured a lot of multi-pass drills ending in a shot on net after a 1-on-1 with the goalie from either super far out ...