2010 NHL Draft Analysis: Buffalo Sabres

June 30th, 2010 by Joel Dundas Leave a reply »
The Buffalo Sabres had a very good season finishing atop their division. However, their successes came largely off the back of Vezina winning goalie Ryan Miller. The offence was weak, and the defence was just okay.

They looked for a deep playoff run, but were upset in the first round.

The Buffalo Sabres still have plenty of room to improve and the draft is the perfect way to do this.

Without further ado, the new Sabres are as follows:

With the 23rd overall selection the Sabres got an instant upgrade on the defence. Mark Pysyk plays a very similar game to Phoenix Coyotes draft pick Brandon Gormley.

Pysyk is not amazing at the offensive side of the game, and is not a standout at the defensive side of the game, but he is so well rounded at both that he is an amazing pick.

Pysyk is very steady he rarely makes mistakes, and he can make a good breakout pass, he has the potential to improve greatly in both areas of the game, and he could be a very smart pick at 23rd.

With Buffalo's second pick they selected another defenseman by the name of Jerome Gauthier-Leduc. Leduc is the second of eight players from t ...

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