Ranking the Buffalo Sabres’ Top 10 Prospects

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The Buffalo Sabres have a ridiculously stocked prospect system. 

When we ranked the prospect systems of the NHL‘s 30 teams after the trade deadline, Buffalo finished first overall, with a ridiculous array of both top-end talent and depth. Getting No. 2 overall pick Sam Reinhart at the 2014 draft just made that group better. 

It’s a positive that the following slideshow considers only Calder-eligible prospects, because the list balloons even further if players just over that line are included. This list of 10 is excellent even without including Rasmus Ristolainen, Mark Pysyk, Zemgus Girgensons, Mikhail Grigorenko, Matt Hackett, Johan Larsson, Luke Adam and others. 

Prospects are ranked based on their potential NHL ceiling and the amount of risk involved in reaching it, and a number of very good players didn’t make the cut. 

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