Haha so glad you choose Arvidsson. Ardvisson is 24, so you're mad a 24yr old who played pros in Europe looks good compared to 22 year old Bailey who's spent time in a Rochester system that was garbage. Age matters. Age matters. Age, matters. It's why Cliff Pu should excite us. It's why Casey Mittlestadt should really excite us. It's why I'm not worried a 22yr old isn't nhl ready or a 21yr old doesn't look fantastic at center after 2 games there.
You realize Arvidsson was drafted at 20. Spent 1 year in the AHL and then at 22 was established in the NHL.
Bailey is now 22, with 2 seasons of AHL experience and he may or may not make the Sabres as a 4th liner.
Baptiste is now also 22 and won't make the Sabres.
Fasching is now 22 and also won't make the Sabres.
At some point we need draft picks to develop into NHL players. Through 2015, only Guhle and maybe Ullmark look to be on a true NHL path of all our picks outside the first rd. Sure there is time for many of these guys to still develop, but no one really stands out. 2014 draft is a disaster so far. Are there any guys there anyone projects as more then a 4th liner or bottom pairing guy? 2013, we lost Petersen, didn't sign Locke and Possler, won't sign Hurley, traded Compher and Zadorov, have Florentino on an AHL deal, and none of the other forwards are set to make an impact this season.