Sabres willing to trade 8th pick for top-end, left-shot defenseman

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The Buffalo Sabres have set their price for the eighth overall pick in the 2016 draft.

The club currently holds a pick in the top-10 for the fourth straight season, but this time around Murray isn't against dealing it.

"If we can trade a couple picks and improve our team, we’ll continue to do that," general manager Tim Murray told John Vogl of The Buffalo News. "If somebody offers us a top-end, young, left-shot" defenseman "and they demand our eighth overall pick and we feel it makes us better, we’ll do the trade."

According to Murray, the team has a list of three players which he feels the club could take with the pick, which - according to Vogl - contains two defensemen.

Josh Gorges, pending restricted free-agent Jake McCabe, and pending UFA Carlo Colaiacovo, are the team's only left-handed shots on the back end.

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