Only a few more hours, people
The 2008 NHL Entry Draft is a few hours away, and the rumors are swirling.
“Boy, it’s been interesting,” Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier said Thursday night. “There’s been lots of talk. A lot of teams are open to trading, but they’re not locking into anything until they get a sense of who’s going to be available.”
Regier said there were a number of phone calls regarding the Sabres’ first-round selections, and he placed more than he received. He is interested in moving up to make sure the Sabres get one of the three players they are targeting, but he’s not alone.
“There are a lot of teams trying to get into the top 10,” Regier said.
It will be a very interesting night. As of now, the Sabres will be picking 13th and 26th in tonight’s 1st round.
So, to bide your time until things get going, here is all you need to know about the prospects.
Some guys I’d like to see pull on that white Sabres jersey tonight:
Drew Doughty, D (probably going 2nd, if they can trade up)
Colin Wilson, C (probably going before the Sabres pick)
Luca Sbisa, D
Mattias Tedenby, LW
Cody Hodgson, C
… and if he’s around for #26: Joe Colborne, C
I’m gonna try to do a live blog tonight, or at least provide updates during the proceedings. Check back later.