Confirmed with Link: Sabres have signed Lawrence Pilut (LD, HV71)

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    He's not a graceful skater, maybe a little choppy, but he gets to where he wants to go quickly. He's not shy about contact, though he's not a bruiser. I'm really hoping this happens, he'd be a fine add.
     
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    Well leading goal scorer (Olofsson was 8th in points).

    Pilut was the leading scorer for defenseman with 38 points in 52 games. Seems Pilut was the leading scorer on his entire team too which should be a good sign.

    Looks like Pilut is a lefty shot LD that can skate, stick handle, and shoot. Hopefully it translates to the NHL.
     
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    Elite Prospects has it in their transactions now. Much fist pumping. My dog is wondering why I'm so excited.
     
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    That description reminds me of Afiniginov
     
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    He can carry a tray overloaded with food & drink to the pressbox without spilling a drop.
     
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    One thing I'm sure he and Antipin both wish they didn't have in common - Pilut was also the recipient of a dirty hit that saw him carted off on a stretcher with a neck brace and wound up with a concussion from it.

     
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    So, he'll likely start in Rochester to get accustomed to the smaller rink? Maybe get a callup depending on his showing there?
     
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    Great pick up. Adding a free asset with out costing us anything that could potentially be a 2nd or third pairing defenseman is big.
     
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    I'm keen that they dug out a UDFA who was successful at a good pro level. It doesn't mean he'll necessarily make it, but I appreciate them making the play.

    It's also cool to get someone who was on the radar for a number of other teams (Friedman's quote was "Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Nashville, Vancouver and the Rangers").
     
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    Looks pretty talented and moves well, I guess we will see how it works out.
     
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    Could be. If he's impressive in camp and the preseason games, he could make it outright.
     
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    With our starting 6 that might be tough .......






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    He's efficient with his skating. He moves in straight lines rather than graceful turns. It's quicker to stop and change direction than it is to make a turn but requires more energy. Lazy players do the swooping turns. Clever stick handler like Reinhart. Hannu Virta respawned.
     
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    A+ for Hannu Virta reference
     
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    any improvement is fine by mean, as long as it's not the profile you are targeting. Obviously, #1 overall is a game-changer, but you need big/mobile guys as well.
     
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    Man is he ever a silky stickhandler, wow. Excited to see a possible Pilut - Borgen Amerks top pair next year
     
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    This is the type of move that Botterill needed to make. An early 20's defensemen in a men's league who led them in points, and also has good offensive instincts. Keep them coming. Gut this team!
     
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    This will be a nice gust of wind for the sails if confirmed. I didn't think we'd be in the conversation for this guy, but maybe our defensive ineptitude is finally starting to pay some dividends. Yay inadequacy!

    My only reservation stems from Housley's handling of Antipin, who strikes me as a similar mold. Of the many Housley criticisms, that's the biggest one for me from a more strategic, rather than tactical, standpoint. The language barrier excuse has never truly flown IMO. I've seen several defensemen succeed who weren't fluent speakers. I've even seen more than one succeed despite being legally deaf. What's the point targeting these types of players if the coach won't play them or at least give them a decent window to sink or swim? And this is even discounting the fact that I liked what I saw from Antipin while deployed.

    Time will tell, but adding talent (and shedding no-loads) is this offseason's job #1, and this is a good start to that if true.
     
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    I think the profile has been good skaters with skill and they haven't worried about size. In our situation trying to land those types of players with UDFA. Smaller skill guys are generally the gems out there.
     
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    Hold your horses, his agent says it is down to three clubs, no decision yet.

    Be very happy if he signs with us!
     
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    Sums up the last 36 hours of Buffalo imo
     
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    There seems to be some polarization of my thoughts. My response was to drafting small players, not this signing. By all means, bring in these little guys via FA out of europe and ncaa - that's fine. But draft the big/mobiles guys and not more of something you can get nearly developed.
     
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