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2021-22 Top 10 Buffalo Sabres Prospects

For a franchise that has failed to qualify for the playoffs for a decade, and has had 14 first-round draft picks in that time, one would think this would be a team loaded on their main roster and a flush pipeline on the cusp of a dynasty run.

The reality is, they are hitting the reset button and embracing the rebuild with designs on another lottery selection in hopes of drafting Shane Wright, Matt Savoie, or Brad Lambert.

How can this be?

Much like the Arizona Coyotes, it starts with ownership and poor drafting and developing.