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Sam Reinhart is pretty sneaky in that you won't notice him as much as flashier players on the ice -- until you check the scoresheet after the game.
Last night was just another example. The "other" second overall pick showed how much he has improved since last season as he tallied 3 assists in a 6-4 Buffalo comeback win over Toronto at the ACC.
I know it was only a prospect scrimmage that's not to be overanalyzed, but at least allow me to say that I didn't get the warm fuzzy feeling that most of the other whopping 8,725 or so fans in attendance did.
Tim Murray watched the festivities from the 5th row in section 216. I'd love to know what he was thinking. I'm going to venture a guess.
From an offensive display standpoint, it had to have left him wanting more.
While most of tonight's focus for Sabres fans will be on Buffalo's likely selection of Sam Reinhart with the second overall pick, there will be a whole lot more going on as GM Tim Murray attempts to really start putting his imprint on this underskilled roster.
One thing that's certain is that Murray is pushing hard for trades that bring in other teams' unwanted overpaid players along with picks and/or prospects.
It makes the most sense to leverage every dollar possible to acquire long-term assets. Don't give anything up that will only make you better this season.
Put another way, Murray needs to treat tonight, and this entire summer for that matter, like a last-place team on trade deadline day.
I'm not an NHL scout, so I won't pretend to be one.
But I know what qualities I like in a player, and I have a pretty good idea which prospect at the top of the 2014 board would fit right in the wheelhouse of what the face of the Sabres franchise should look like, 2015 draft possibilities notwithstanding.
I've recently spent some time perusing game footage of Sam Reinhart, Sam Bennett and Aaron Ekblad. One thing I know for sure is that I've decided which player I want the Sabres to select, assuming he's available.