‘Surprisingly enough, the team needs from last year’s draft are almost identical in 2011. Holding true to the best player available approach the Sabres did not reach last season on a lesser valued center at the 23rd pick and instead opted for smooth skating defenseman Mark Pysyk from the WHL. This season, there is a change in culture with management and the possibility of taking a higher risk/reward player seems to be in play. Buffalo will likely address the center position at the 16th spot but if the top six to eight players are already taken, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see them take the highest ranked player on their list regardless of position.’
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