Yep, its been heck of a season. At this point I have moved my Sabre emotions from the "hey we can still win" column over to the "Lets talk top 5 pick" Column.
Lets face it, our team is steamrolling its way to the draft lottery, and if it keeps going this way...all the way to a real shot at #1 overall..and that's where I got to thinking.
For this year's draft, a few things are given:
1. The top 2 prospects in the draft are all but set in stone. According to most reports Nail Yakupov and Mikail Grigorenko are far and away the top to kids in this year's class
2. Darcy Regier doesn't like Russians. Since being burned by his 1st round pick in 2000 (Kryukov), Darcy has only selected 4 Russians in the draft...NONE higher than the 4th round. In fact, he hasn't draft ANY Russians since 2005.
So, knowing those 2 things and assuming that Regier still runs this team @ the draft this summer...are we looking at the Sabres passing on top level talent? My thought is 100% YES.