The Buffalo Sabres having won six out of their last seven games are now 9-14-2. This could mean two things. 1. the team if buying into Ted Nolans system and are playing with confidence and will continue to win games, and maybe, just maybe ( but probably not) playoffs are in sights. 2. this is just a phase and it will soon pass.
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The question is which one is best for the team in the long haul. This winning might continue and we might be right back where they started; the treadmill to 10th place. If this is just a phase and the winning stops they will be in a prime spot to take top prospects Connor McDavid (G:16 A:35 PTS:51) or Jack Eichel (G:8 A:13 PTS:21). Personally I think that tanking would be the best route for future success. The one thing that i worry about is instilling a loosing culture during the process. Becoming the next Edmonton Oilers is the last thing this team needs.
If this team does however find themselves out of a top 10 draft pick i propose offering Chris Stewart an one or two prospects to a team like the Oilers or Flyers to attempt to get a high draft pick.
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