Sabres take Foligno at #104

We're having a pretty good day thus far. The Buffalo Sabres have selected Marcus Foligno from Sudbury at #104. Son of former Sabres captain Mike Foligno, the big LW will not pot a ton of goals, but will chug and grind on every shift. He can shut big players down, and excel in areas where the smaller skill guys cannot. This is a very good pick for the Sabres organization. From Draft Preview v1.0: Round 4 (104th)- Ben Chiarot (LHD, Guelph - OHL), Kevin Lynch (RW, USNTDP - NAHL), Marcus Foligno (LW, Sudbury - OHL), Simon Bertilsson (LHD, Brynas - SEL), Brennan Yadlowski (RHD, Lethbridge - WHL) A hard-driving, consistent role player, the 6'2, 203-pound Foligno had a successful second half to his season with Sudbury after a good showing in the CHL Top Prospects Game. He doesn't have the natural offensive knack of brother Nick, but he blends the Foligno passion with the work ethic of a wrecking ball to look like a nice middle-line LW at the professional level. Part of Foligno's grinding capacity is his ability to defend without gloves. As a 17-year old last season, the Buffalo-born blue collar wing had four fights in the regular season and another in the playoffs.
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Bob Z
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Saturday, June 27, 2009 ×

Now that was a right hander

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Dave
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Saturday, June 27, 2009 ×

Devine's interview on Sabres.com: Marcus was drafted to play center.

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Kris Baker
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Sunday, June 28, 2009 ×

He has more of that game to him for sure. First guy in, first guy back. Need to plug some big bodies down the middle given the frames of your top 2 wing prospects.

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