Three young players, including two recent first-round picks, and a big goaltender suddenly available? The Montreal Canadiens could be targeted
BY DAVID ST-JEAN JULY 30, 2023 (6:56 PM)
Of course, many observers have made the connection with the Montreal Canadiens.
The Sabres have officially completed their rebuild, in their eyes, and now they want to trade prospects for established players who can help them immediately, players like David Savard and Sean Monahan.
Some may jump to conclusions, but it is believed that this is more likely a discussion for the next trade deadline if the Canadiens are indeed out of the playoff picture.
In any case, this is valuable information to keep in mind.
The three available prospects are:
Noah Ostlund, 16th overall pick of the Sabres (1st round) in 2022. He recorded 26 points in 37 games in Sweden last season.
Isak Rosen, 14th overall pick of the Sabres (1st round) in 2021. He tallied 37 points in 66 AHL games last season.
Topias Leinonen, 41st overall pick of the Sabres (2nd round) in 2022. He is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound goaltender who played in Finland last season.
The Sabres have an impressive pool of solid young players, so they can afford to make trades. They want to build around players like Tage Thompson, Rasmus Dahlin, as well as promising young prospects such as Jiri Kulich, Matthew Savoie, Zach Benson, Jack Quinn, Owen Power, Peyton Krebs, Devon Levi, and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.
This is definitely a situation to keep an eye on.
Among the three mentioned prospects above, which one interests you the most?