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ROUND 3 PICK 67 - G Erik Portillo (SWE)

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Just now, Ho-Chi-Sock said:

JBot should have been fired immediately for this. /s

I mean, once Grewe was off the board, what was he supposed to do?

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So some fans still freak out and demand GM’s get fired for 3rd -7th round picks. The same picks that have like a 15% or less chance of carving out a career (over 200 games) in the NHL. Now that’s funny.

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Just now, Zamboni said:

So some fans still freak out and demand GM’s get fired for 3rd -7th round picks. The same picks that have like a 15% or less chance of carving out a career (over 200 games) in the NHL. Now that’s funny.

His post was sarcasm.

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Big boy for his age. 6'6". Should look good in 5 to 6 years for the Sabres given Goalie development time I reckon. Not unhappy with this pick, seems to be decent.

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He is playing in the USHL next year and then Michigan the following year according to Eliteprospects.com

Mckeens had him as a late 3rd pick.  

After the second round it’s all a crap shoot anyway.

 

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9 minutes ago, Mike Oxhurtz said:

Portillo...with a name like that, he should have been drafted by Chicago.

“Please, do not ask for ketchup ....”

We have one here in Tampa, now ... yum.

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6 minutes ago, Claude Balls said:

Even if he sucks, I'd start him against Boston every game.

“Val James.”  Scotty Bowman to Jimmy Roberts, 1981 - 1982.

All due respect to Mr. James, with no “arrested” connection expressed or implied.

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3 minutes ago, Neo said:

“Val James.”  Scotty Bowman to Jimmy Roberts, 1981 - 1982.

All due respect to Mr. James, with no “arrested” connection expressed or implied.

Loved watching Val play in Rochester, and I use the word "play" loosely.

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37 minutes ago, Zamboni said:

So some fans still freak out and demand GM’s get fired for 3rd -7th round picks. The same picks that have like a 15% or less chance of carving out a career (over 200 games) in the NHL. Now that’s funny.

Doesn't your quote show something is wrong? Shouldn't a 3rd round pick have a better chance of making the league? I know this isn't the NFL but it seems to make the draft kinda useless. Just thinking...not criticizing your post

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20 minutes ago, nucci said:

Doesn't your quote show something is wrong? Shouldn't a 3rd round pick have a better chance of making the league? I know this isn't the NFL but it seems to make the draft kinda useless. Just thinking...not criticizing your post

I’d like to give you a bag of 200 Fuji apples. Please rank them in DEFINITIVE order from best tasting to worst tasting. 

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7 minutes ago, SDS said:

I’d like to give you a bag of 200 Fuji apples. Please rank them in DEFINITIVE order from best tasting to worst tasting. 

ok...do you need my address or should I just pick them up?

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2 minutes ago, nucci said:

ok...do you need my address or should I just pick them up?

Pick up please. 

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31 minutes ago, nucci said:

Doesn't your quote show something is wrong? Shouldn't a 3rd round pick have a better chance of making the league? I know this isn't the NFL but it seems to make the draft kinda useless. Just thinking...not criticizing your post

 

10 minutes ago, SDS said:

I’d like to give you a bag of 200 Fuji apples. Please rank them in DEFINITIVE order from best tasting to worst tasting. 

I think you are both saying the same thing.  The third round and later is essentially throwing darts blindfolded.

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18 minutes ago, Eleven said:

 

I think you are both saying the same thing.  The third round and later is essentially throwing darts blindfolded.

OK, but why does it seem that the Sabres is the only blind squirrel in the NHL that cannot seem to find a nut....ever (maybe Olofsson can break the cycle)?

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3 minutes ago, Carmel Corn said:

OK, but why does it seem that the Sabres is the only blind squirrel in the NHL that cannot seem to find a nut....ever (maybe Olofsson can break the cycle)?

This can probably be easily proven or disproven. 

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1 hour ago, Carmel Corn said:

OK, but why does it seem that the Sabres is the only blind squirrel in the NHL that cannot seem to find a nut....ever (maybe Olofsson can break the cycle)?

Over the last decade we had a bad habit of trading developing later picks before they fully matured like McNabb and Byron on top of making lousy picks from the 2nd rd down.  It’s one of the reasons we are where we are. Where would this team be if some of Cornel, Bailey, Baptiste, and Fasching actually developed into real NHL players? 

Still Foligno, Ullmark, Petersen, Borgen and Olofsson are all 4th rd or later picks.  Maybe Borgen and Olofsson will make an impact next season.

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3 hours ago, Hoss said:

Image result for Erik Portillo

Finally some toughness. Definitely won’t be afraid to join the scrum. 

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9 minutes ago, GASabresIUFAN said:

Over the last decade we had a bad habit of trading developing later picks before they fully matured like McNabb and Byron on top of making lousy picks from the 2nd rd down.  It’s one of the reasons we are where we are. Where would this team be if some of Cornel, Bailey, Baptiste, and Fasching actually developed into real NHL players? 

Still Foligno, Ullmark, Petersen, Borgen and Olofsson are all 4th rd or later picks.  Maybe Borgen and Olofsson will make an impact next season.

So you're saying the Sabres shouldn't have traded Pu for Skinner?

Drafting kids at 17 and 18 is crapshoot.  Most kids drafted in the later rounds level off and just aren't NHL quality players.

Trades play a huge role in building NHL rosters.  Trading draft assets for better prospects or established players is not a bad thing.

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