Trade Grades: Sabres earn an 'A' for Brandon Montour addition

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The Buffalo Sabres deal from a cache of surplus first-round picks to add 24-year-old blueliner Brandon Montour. Did the Anaheim Ducks give up too soon on another talented young defenseman? We grade both general managers.

The deal:

Sabres get: D Brandon Montour
Ducks get: D Brendan Guhle, conditional 2019 first-round pick (San Jose's pick, or Ducks have option to take St. Louis' pick if it's between No. 20 and No. 31)

Sabres: A