Tag: Jason Botterill

2019 Buffalo Sabres Prospect Pyramid

If you're not familiar with this style of ranking, Steve Dangle of SportsNet came up with this concept a few years back where as opposed to straight up ranking players, you place them in tiers. I like the idea so over the past few years I've put out my own pyramid for Buffalo's prospects. So ...

Final 2019 NHL Draft Rankings

The 2019 NHL Draft is now less than a month away and unlike last year, there is a lot of intrigue for the Buffalo Sabres going into round one of the draft. Last year it was a guarantee that Rasmus Dahlin would be the selection with the first overall pick, and now that the Sabres ...

The Last 33

In what felt like an eternity, the Buffalo Sabres eleven-day midseason break has now come to a close, and the team now has 33 games remaining to claw themselves back into a playoff spot. The course of action in which they attempt to tackle that feat, however, is yet to be seen. Let's take a ...

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, ...

An In-Depth Look at Mattias Samuelsson

With the 32nd overall pick at the 2018 NHL Draft, the Buffalo Sabres took Mattias Samuelsson from the US National Development Team. Samuelsson is a very good selection for the Sabres, but in a sense, can be viewed as a safe pick. There is little doubt that Samuelsson will be an NHL defenceman, but his ...