Speculation: The 2019 Draft Thread - Sabres pick 7th

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  1. Chainshot

    Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope Sponsor

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    I see conversation creeping into the roster thread, so our two week vacation from having a draft thread should come to a close. With three potential firsts for next year, it will be an interesting season on this front for sure.
     
  2. Jim Bob

    Jim Bob Let's go, Buffalo!

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    Let's just watch Jack Hughes videos for a while...
     
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  3. Der Jaeger

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    I think Hughes is Pat Kane. RW all the way.
     
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    Der Jaeger Casmus Eichelainenhart

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    Thinking through next season’s draft. Going to lay off a top 3 lottery pick. Illustrative example of what could be coming:

    1 (Sabres): Dylan Cozens, RW, power forward with great hands

    1 (Blues): Alex Vlasic, LD, tall lanky defender, good skater, loads of potential. Going to BU.

    1 (Sharks): Blake Murray, C, power center who projects as a two way center or good power winger. Good wheels.

    2: Michael Vukojevic, LD, good size and good wheels, do it all type with good hockey IQ.

    That’d fill the pipeline, somewhat like the Bruins but with D depth like the Ducks.
     
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    Center depth looks better than average in the top 15.

    Wingers, decent, balanced.

    defense, bad, not many standouts right now.

    Goaltending: if that spencer knight kid is the real deal, then that should be one of our extra firsts.

    Hughes is amazing. I feel similarly to him as I felt about MacKinnon going into 2013.
     
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    Haven't seen much of these guys. But I like Ryan Suzuki, unbelievably smart.
     
  7. Reddawg

    Reddawg We're all mad here

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    Has it been determined one way or the other if conditional picks are tradeable or not?
     
  8. Der Jaeger

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    I don't know. I wouldn't be in a hurry to trade them though. I'd rather Botterill stands pat and drafts. 3 1sts and a 2nd is going to really boost the pipeline.
     
  9. Der Jaeger

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    My dream, outside of getting Hughes, is to win a lottery pick and draft Kakko. Laine-light with more power going to the net. Not the same shot, but a power forward who can wall off defenders and possess the puck.
     
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    Would fit with the Jets rebuild model that Yerdon said Botterill is trying to follow. Be a largely incompetent franchise for years and then move up 5 spots in the lottery.
     
  11. Der Jaeger

    Der Jaeger Casmus Eichelainenhart

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    I assess the Sabres to be well ahead of the Jets. They never had the depth the Sabres have at center. I think the Sabres are a few promotions and impact draftee away. Plus a goalie. Ullmark could be the guy.
     
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    We are not ahead of the Jets in anything other than Potential centre depth and having Dahlin. They are absolutely loaded on the wings, have a #1 G, and they do have Schiefele And Little so it's not like Center is barren.

    We MAY have more potential, but we aren't ahead by any means. They have 4 guys on the wings who could hit 70 points and drive possession -- how many wingers do we have that can come close to that?
     
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    Not currently ahead. Them two years ago before drafting Laine.
     
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    Ah gotcha, that makes sense!
     
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    Reddawg We're all mad here

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    I would be totally fine with that outcome, 2019 draft is looking pretty great.
     
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    Our 1st: Kaapo Kakko RW
    If we end up with the 2nd/3rd pick

    St Louis 1st: Matthew Robertston D
    I expect he'll fly up draft boards over the next 11 months a la Dobson

    San Jose 1st: Spencer Knight G
    Best goalie to come out of CT since Justin's little brother...

    Our 2nd: Leevi Aaltonen LW
    Given our investment in D this last draft, I'd like to see some "swing for the fences" type of picks.
     
  17. Der Jaeger

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    I caught some Oil King games, and Robertson is going to be a good one. I think he'll be gone before the Sabres pick again, especially with the small number of top defenders this draft.
     
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    Sing the Blues win a Hughes
     
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    A goalie in the 1st? You think he's that good?
     
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    Stay out of the Black for Jack...

    Bad News for Jack Hughes

    No Comebacks for Jack...

    :sarcasm:
     
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    Like it. If our pick is that high, I also like Newhook alot.
     
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    Lose for Hughes. Easiest year.
     
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    Reddawg We're all mad here

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    Lose for Hughes...keep it simple!
     
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    I actually like this
     

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