McNabb bulking up for the season
NHL Labor Negotiations will continue this coming week. The league wrapped up the third day of discussion with the players on Friday. The sessions are said to be constructive, with the players association still preparing to make its first proposal.
While the off-ice business matters are ironed out, players like Brayden McNabb are just concentrating on training. The 21 year old defenseman told YNN that he'll continue working out in Buffalo for a couple weeks, now that development camp has come to an end. He showed big hitting ability in 25 games for the Sabres last season and is now looking to add some more weight to his 6-foot-4 frame and increase his role next year. McNabb hopes to weigh 216 pounds at the start of camp. He was listed at 204 last year.
"The biggest thing for me is maintaining that weight throughout the year," said McNabb. "It's all nutrition and stuff like that, and I've been getting better at that. So, I'm looking forward to it." The Sabres have a crowded group of defensive prospects, with McNabb ranked right near the top. "I know I can play in the NHL and I believe in myself and that's how I want to go forward with this...I just keep working hard and control what I can control."