NHL teams have another four months to monitor the top prospects for the 2014 NHL Draft.
How will they sift through the talent? We won't know until the last weekend in June, when the 30 teams convene at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. However, that won't stop the draft experts at NHL.com from making their guesses.
Based on the League standings entering the Olympic break, NHL.com's Adam Kimelman, Mike G. Morreale and Steven Hoffner all believe the Buffalo Sabres will take center Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League with the first pick.
The versatile forward is No. 4 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of North American skaters for the 2014 draft, but Reinhart has impressed scouts with his high hockey IQ and ability to play on the wing or in the middle as well as run a power play and be a prime penalty killer. In addition to being a dominant performer in the WHL, he also earned a prominent spot on Canada's team for the 2014 World Junior Championship.