John Vogl of The Athletic: It is time to take a look at future Buffalo. Where do Dylan Cozens and Casey Mittelstadt figure into the lineup? With Sam Reinhart and Jack Eichel moving relatively soon, there will be openings. Mittelstadt is improving nicely but is not ready for the number one center position yet.
Neither is Dylan Cozens, so Kevyn Adams may have to split their time up or acquire a stopgap top-line pivot.
The left-wing position needs Jeff Skinner to play like the Skinner who scored 30 goals.