Prospects need to play, not sit on the bench
Ijust don’t get it. Now, it’s clear you can say that about a whole bunch of things when it comes to the Sabres these days. In this case, we’ll stick to the club’s player development theories.
Injuries have largely necessitated some overdue call-ups from Rochester, so the Sabres’ lineup now includes Victor Olofsson, Alexander Nylander, Will Borgen and Lawrence Pilut. In another week, when the NHL season mercifully ends, they’ll be heading back down the Thruway to join their season-long teammates as well as Tage Thompson in the battle for the Amerks’ first Calder Cup since
As it turns out, the Amerks’ playoff run is about the biggest thing the Sabres have going these days. Maybe it was their No. 1 objective all season. There’s no reason why Nylander and Olofsson weren’t here much sooner, no reason why Pilut wasn’t here all season, and certainly no reason why Thompson was in the NHL until late March when he was clearly over his head at this level weeks ago.
For this season, which completely crashed and burned the last two months, the Sabres look