How not to rebuild: Inside the missteps of a Sabres tank gone horribly wrong

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How not to rebuild: Inside the missteps of a Sabres tank gone horribly wrong
How not to rebuild: Inside the missteps of a Sabres tank gone horribly wrong

Four years ago, the Sabres went through a scorched-earth rebuild that saw them tear their entire organization down to the ground. The result was two seasons of some of the worst hockey the NHL has seen from a non-expansion team in the modern era. The end goal: Rebuild the organization through the draft with top picks, the ultimate prize being Connor McDavid in 2015. Unfortunately for the Sabres, that part of the plan went sideways when they lost the McDavid lottery and ended up with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, selecting Jack Eichel. It was not the worst situation in the world as Eichel was still a top-tier prospect and in almost any other year probably would have been a No. 1 overall

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