We need trophies like this one.
Patrick Kane, as you all know, has just won his second Cup in Chicago. He scored the Cup winning goal last time. This time around the Big Dance, he was an incredible clutch goal scorer, lead his team in points, and nabbed the Conn Smythe trophy as the playoff MVP.
There were plenty of rumblings that the Sabres tried to move up in the 2007 draft to select Kane first overall. Unwilling (or unable) to put together a package to make it happen, they played the safer route, and selected TJ Brennan 1st overall – in the second round (the Sabres did not have a first round pick that year).
Since then, the Sabres have piled up plenty of good prospects after middling around 8th place in the Eastern Conference for years, leaving the stands at the FNC weary, and the Cup cupboard bare.
The Sabres have had discussions with the Avalanche to obtain the 1st overall pick.
But you know that already ( #HockeyIQ).
You also know that it’s going to take a lot to make this happen. So is it worth it? Here’s 5 reasons for, and 5 reasons against the Big Deal.
PICTURED: Well dressed intern hard at work sorting through all the trade offers flooding Denver right now.
June 30th is not that far off.
Since we have 25 more days to wonder about who the Sabres will trade/select on draft day, here’s 5 fun new things you should be thinking about.
This draft could be fun. As in we all get really angry and throw stuff at the TV.
Or not – we can all keep talking about MacKinnon and Drouin. ENDLESSLY.
1. Seth Jones
We already know what the MSM and bloggers think about Enroth’s ability to take over the starting role between the pipes in what could soon be a post-Ryan Miller era. He’s earned a shot.
Time to get him on the ice?
But what about his peers?
Here’s what Linus Ullmark (Sabres netminding prospect) had to say for Svenskafans.com:
Somebody asked me yesterday if I am dreading the next Sabres season.
I get it: losing isn’t fun. Plus, we just endured a season with a lockout, arguments about the quiet crowd at the FNC, arguments about booing, and so much more weird stuff (OTT LICKED A GUY) that I don’t have the time or the patience to list them all. I just want to forget them.
I want to move on.
In a way, we are doing that already.
Arguing about booing? I’m so done with this. Let’s go get a burger, dude.