'Yet Connolly, also a center, was the Islanders first pick (fifth overall) in the 1999 entry draft, and is projected to be a good-to-very-good player in the NHL now and for many years to come. Pyatt, already in the NHL at age 19, is a prototype power winger and went eighth in that same draft. A big left winger is something the Sabres definitely needed.'
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