Traverse City Tournament: Players to Watch

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Nikita Zadorov 

Oct 19, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nikita Zadorov (61) skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Colorado Avalanche at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

If Nikita Zadorov is ready to jump in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres next season he should dominate at this tournament. If he plays like we’ve seen him before, with his size and offence he could easily be one of the most exciting players in this tournament.

There’s a big debate on whether he should wear blue and gold or return to London for one more season, this tournament will help make the case either way. He’s got the skill to be a truly unique NHL talent but is he ready? Are the Sabres ready for him?