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The Sabres' All-Time All-Star Draft Team

Baseball writer Rob Neyer once did a book that collected a variety of lists about each franchise -- best all-time players, best rookies, best players acquired in trades, and so forth.

With the Sabres' draft coming up soon, it got me to thinking what Buffalo's all-time team of draft choices might look like, roughly grouped by position. So here it is, at least my version of it. Remember -- this includes a player's performance after leaving town, when applicable:

F - Gil Perreault
F - Pierre Turgeon
F - Peter McNab
F - Derek Roy

F - Rick Martin
F - Dave Andreychuk
F - Craig Ramsay
F - Thomas Vanek

F - Alexander Mogilny
F - Danny Gare
F - Donald Audette
F - Jason Pominville

D - Mike Ramsey
D - Phil Housley
D - Jim Schoenfeld
D - Brian Campbell
D - Jay McKee
D - Bill Hajt

G - Tom Barrasso
G - Ryan Miller

I did struggle with the goaltenders, as you probably could make a case for Bob Sauve and Don Edwards somewhere. Calle Johansson and Larry Playfair were tough to leave out on defense, and Roy won out over such centers as Derek Plante and Curtis Brown.

--- Budd Bailey


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John Vogl

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