– The Hockey Writers (@TheHockeyWriter) July 28, 2023
The Buffalo Sabres have a lot of talent in the organization…
Jiri Kulich, Matthew Savoie, Zach Benson, Jack Quinn, Owen Power, Peyton Krebs, Devon Levi, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen… The list goes on and on, and that’s good news for the Sabres.
It’s not mentioned in the article above, but these prospects could be used as bargaining chips to solidify the right side of the club’s defense.
At 6’5″ and 234 lbs, Leinonen is very imposing in front of his net and remains very athletic despite his size.
This season, he should get more starts with JYP Jyväskylä in Finland’s top professional league.
The Montreal Canadiens still don’t have a precise plan for the future in front of the net, but the addition of this prospect would give more hope at this level.
However, the CH doesn’t really have any right-handed defensemen to give away. There are other interesting assets for the Sabres, but the right side of the defense is pretty weak and they need to improve that aspect.
Then there’s Sweden’s Noah Ostlund, who had a good season with Djurgardens IF in the Allsvenskan, Sweden’s second division.
Rosen is the third prospect on this list and has a similar style of play to Ostlund. He’s a year older, but last year he played with the Rochester Americans in the AHL.
In his first season in North America, Rosen didn’t go unnoticed. He collected 37 points in 66 games.
His value seems to be a little higher than Ostlund’s, and could provide a better asset.
– Chapman wasn’t happy.
‘He’s the only f***ing guy on the team that can hit.’
Matt Chapman is not happy that the team decided to pitch to Shohei Ohtani. 😅
– theScore (@theScore) July 29, 2023
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– RDS (@RDSca) July 29, 2023