Sabres Mock Draft 2014: Two Sams enter, one Sam leaves

Mitchell Leff

We've rounded up the last of the mock drafts to give you an idea of what the experts think the Sabres will do with their No. 2 overall pick in tonight's draft.

With just a few hours to go until the 2014 NHL Draft begins, let's take one last look at the mock drafts floating around the internet so we can all brag about how right we were once the Sabres make their pick.

Sam Reinhart was the consensus top pick at the end of last season, but by the end of the year he'd been surpassed in NHL Central Scouting rankings by Sam Bennett. A late push locally (thanks to WGR) led to some support for Leon Draisaitl among the Sabres faithful, but let's take a look at what eleven experts and one poor blogger think Buffalo will do with their first pick.

Site Writer Pick
NHL.com Steven Hoffner Sam Reinhart
NHL.com Adam Kimelman Sam Reinhart
NHL.com Mike Morreale Leon Draisaitl
TSN Craig Button Sam Bennett
ESPN Corey Pronman Sam Reinhart
USA Today Kevin Allen Sam Bennett
Sports Illustrated Allan Muir Leon Draisaitl
The Hockey News Ryan Kennedy Sam Bennett
Sportsnet Patrick King Sam Reinhart
Yahoo! Sports Mike Finewax Sam Bennett
Red Line Report Kyle Woodlief Sam Bennett
SBNation Andy Boron Sam Bennett

Of the twelve mock drafts we collected, it adds up to six votes for Sam Bennett, four votes for Sam Reinhart, and two for Leon Darisaitl. Tim Murray said today that he plans on using the No. 2 pick rather than trading it, so it looks like either way the Sabres will be coming away with a Sam. Unless, of course, they don't.

Ah, the joys of speculation.

The 2014 NHL Draft is mere hours away. Time to leave your final predictions for which prospect you think will come away with a new Sabres hat and jersey at the end of the night.

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