Buffalo Sabres: What Should They Do with Sam Reinhart This Year?

September 12th, 2014 by Matt Clouden Leave a reply »
It's a dilemma Buffalo Sabres fans aren't new to, but it's certainly one that could be hotly debated from now through mid-October. 

What should they do with Sam Reinhart this year?

While on the surface it seems like an easy decision for Sabres general manager Tim Murray and his colleagues, it truly is anything but for a team with two feet in its rebuilding process. 

There are a number of different factors that will go into this decision, but there are three main considerations for the organization. Reinhart comes with huge expectations, especially after being named NHL.com's fourth-ranked prospect earlier this week, but he is a part of the future, which is clearly not this season for the Sabres. 

The first and probably the easiest to answer is whether Reinhart is too good to return to the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League.

This is an important consideration because of the agreement in place between the CHL, which includes the WHL, and the NHL, which essentially prohibits 18- and 19-year-old CHL prospects from playing in the American Hockey League. 

That means Reinhart will ...

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