Buffalo Sabres AGM Kevin Devine, his director of professional scouting, and the Sabres scouts know good players when they see them. Just look at the war chest of young, lethal weapons that the Sabres scouting team has accumulated the past five seasons. Go down the list:
BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 8, 2013) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Rick Jeanneret, hockey’s longest-tenured broadcaster, has signed a new, three-year contract with the team to remain its primary play-by-play voice. The Sabres Hall-of-Famer will call an increasingly reduced number of games during the next three seasons before stepping away from the microphone for good....
The easy part was identifying, then drafting him with the eighth overall pick, in the first-round of the2013 NHL Entry Draft. Now, comes the hard part of deciding where Rasmus Ristolainen slots in as a member of the Buffalo Sabres organizational D corps. There's now doubt that the kid has the pedigree and the impressive hockey resume to make the transition from the pro leagues and World...