Do The Buffalo Sabres Have Enough Size?

August 17th, 2010 by TJ Luckman Leave a reply »

This is Part 1 of an eight-part series of questions about the Sabres that many people have been wondering about over the offseason.  

Without a doubt, the Sabres have some very small players on their team. While in recent drafts they've been drafting bigger players to compensate, their present team still lacks a little size up front, more than people would probably like.  

The best examples of this theory fall upon two rookies expected to make the big club this year.

Tyler Ennis, drafted 26th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, has already made one heck of a professional career in his one season in the AHL. Ennis started off slow in his first year with the Portland Pirates, the Sabres AHL affiliate. However, he slowly found his scoring touch and wound up winning the AHL Rookie of the Year award with 23 goals and 65 points in 69 games.  

Ennis played so well in the AHL that also was called up at the end of the season for the Sabres, playing in 10 regular season games, registering three goals and nine points.  In the playoffs, he had four points in six games.  

While Ennis put up ...

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