The Buffalo Sabres have a difficult choice to make: Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel?
The Sabres locked up last place in the NHL’s overall standings thanks to a 4-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, a result that guarantees Buffalo has the best chance, 20 per cent, at landing the first overall pick in the draft when the lottery takes place.
Just a little reminder on how McDavid and Eichel, the top prospects heading into the draft, are doing these days:
On Friday, Eichel became the first freshman since Paul Kariya in 1993 to win the Hobey Baker award.
And now that the Sabres have locked up last place, they also have a chance to eliminate the Pittsburgh Penguins from playoff contention on the final day of the regular season.