Friday, March 5, 2010

Settling the post-deadline draft dust

After the Wednesday trade deadline that saw Raffi Torres enter and Nathan Paetsch and Clarke MacArthur leave Buffalo, it seems proper to reset the Sabres' pick roster for the 2010 draft. This year's selection process will take place June 25-26th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Sabres currently hold nine slots with the possibility of an even 10 depending on the stretch performance of one of their former players.

Round 1:

Round 2:
currently no picks

- Buffalo's 2nd went to San Jose in the deal that brought Craig Rivet to Buffalo (7/4/2008).
- Buffalo held Vancouver's 2nd round pick from the trade that sent Steve Bernier to the Canucks (7/4/2008), but dealt it to Columbus with Paetsch to bring in Torres.

Round 3:

- Sabres get Atlanta pick from the MacArthur deal
- Bruins pick came in exchange for Dan Paille (10/20/2009)

Round 4:

- Buffalo's 4th traded to Phoenix at 2009 deadline for Mikael Tellqvist (3/4/2009).
- Sabres get Atlanta pick from MacArthur deal

Round 5:

Round 6:

Round 7:
San Jose

- Sabres received San Jose's 7th rounder that came along with Rivet (7/4/2008).

The Sabres will also receive a conditional 4th round pick from Boston (either the Bruins assigned pick or one they acquired from Carolina) if Paille finishes the season with 16 goals. If the condition is met, the Bruins must declare which pick they will use to complete the trade before the beginning of round two. Paille currently has 9 goals, meaning he will need to score seven in the remaining 20 games for the Sabres to receive the extra pick.