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By Mike Harrington » 11:50 AM

It was a wild draft weekend in Buffalo and it looks like it could be a wild week in free agency for the Sabres as well. I talked about it on Sirius XM's "Hockey This Morning" with Gord Stellick and Rob Simpson and you can hear the audio by clicking... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Big Fish. Tim Murray wasn’t talking directly about Steven Stamkos when he used that term Saturday afternoon, but everyone with a media badge around their neck surrounding the Sabres’ general manager in First Niagara Center knew damn well who he was talking about. The Sabres got better and tougher on the... Read More

By Jack Goods » Saturday, June 25, 2016

1. Sabres start with a splash Fans who arrived on time for the start of day two were treated to Tim Murray's first trade of the summer. Buffalo moved up from No. 38 to 33 in a trade that sent Dimitry Kulikov to Buffalo and Mark Pysyk to Florida. The move helped the Sabres land Swedish center Rasmus Asplund. who was... Read More

By Jack Goods » Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Sabres rounded out their draft by taking Russian center Vasili Glotov with the 190th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. Glotov scored 23 goals and 32 assists with Serebryanya Lvy St. Petersburg of the MHL. He is ranked No. 58 among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting. The 5-foot-11 forward is the Sabres’ first... Read More

By Jack Goods » Saturday, June 25, 2016

Vojtech Budik does quite the Philip Nyberg impression. Two straight Sabres picks in the fifth round led to plenty of confusion in the interview room at the First Niagara Center. The media was of the belief that only Nyberg was in town and rushed to podium No. 3 when his name appeared on the interview room board. When a... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Saturday, June 25, 2016

With consecutive selections in the fifth round, the Sabres chose a pair of European-born defensemen. At No. 129, Buffalo took Philip Nyberg of Sweden, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound right-shot player headed to the University of Wisconsin next year. At No. 130, the Sabres went for Vojtech Budik of the Czech Republic, who played... Read More

By Jack Goods » Saturday, June 25, 2016

Brett Murray already had a tie to Sabres owner Terry Pegula. Now, he has an even stronger one. The Penn State commit was taken by the Buffalo Sabres in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL Draft with pick No. 99. Murray, a 6-foot-5 left wing from Bolton, Ontario, scored 14 goals and 46 points in 48 games with the... Read More

By Jack Goods » Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Sabres took another forward with their first third-round pick, taking center Cliff Pu from London. “It’s an amazing time for me and my family,” Pu said. Pu’s father Jun came over to Canada from China when he was 25 to build a new life. Pu’s mother came over a year later. Today Jun got to see all his... Read More

By Jack Goods » Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Buffalo Sabres moved up five picks in the second round to snag another Swedish forward at the 2016 NHL Draft. This time it was center Rasmus Asplund from Farjestad of the Swedish Hockey League. He's Central Scouting's fourth-ranked European skater. “It’s an amazing feeling that they traded up to get me,”... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tim Murray is obviously not shy about making trades but one pattern that's emerged from his deals since he took over as Sabres general manager is his penchant for shedding recent top draft choices the organization has made under Darcy Regier. Now, some of that is the fact that players drafted in higher rounds are... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Saturday, June 25, 2016

We're back at First Niagara Center for Day Two of the NHL Draft, and the selections open shortly after 10 a.m. with the Toronto Maple Leafs leading off the second round. The Sabres have the eighth choice, No. 38 overall. After that, Buffalo should be quite busy. The Sabres breakdown as of this moment looks like... Read More

By Jack Goods » Saturday, June 25, 2016

1. Pegula’s address Sabres owner Terry Pegula opened the draft ceremonies with an address to the crowd, making Toronto Maple Leafs fans in attendance wait a few extra minutes for Auston Matthews. He welcomed visitors to Buffalo and gave the players a few words of advice. He also let visiting teams know if they have... Read More

By Jack Goods » Friday, June 24, 2016

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets did what everyone expected them to do to start the 2016 NHL Draft, selecting center Auston Matthews and winger Patrik Laine with the first and second overall picks, respectfully. It was at three that everyone did a double take, as the Columbus Blue Jackets opted to select... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Friday, June 24, 2016

The Buffalo Sabres created an instant brotherly rivalry with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the NHL Draft here Friday, taking Mississauga winger Alexander Nylander with the No. 8 pick in First Niagara Center. Nylander is the brother of Leafs prospect William Nylander. Their father is former NHLer Michael... Read More

By Jack Goods » Friday, June 24, 2016

-Montreal trades forward Lars Eller to Washington for second round picks in 2017 and 2018. -Chicago trades forward Andrew Shaw to Montreal for two second round picks. -The St. Louis Blues traded goaltender Brian Elliott to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a second-round pick in 2016 (35th overall) and a... Read More

By Jack Goods » Friday, June 24, 2016

Tonight’s draft crowd looks a lot like a Sabres vs. Maple Leafs crowd during the season – filled with plenty of blue and white. “Leaf Nation has arrived,” proclaimed Mike Cawtrey. Toronto fans made the short trip down the QEW to see the Maple Leafs draft center Auston Matthews with the first overall... Read More

By Jack Goods » Friday, June 24, 2016

30 players will be entering the NHL ranks tonight. Want to follow your team's latest draft pick on Twitter? Here's a list of all the players projected to be taken in the first round who are on the social networking site. C Auston Matthews, Zurich: @A_Matthews34 RW Patrik Laine, Tappara: @PatrikLaine29 LW Matthew... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tim Murray emerged from the NHL general mangers meetings Thursday night the Hyatt Regency with this bit of news: He's not moving up in Friday's NHL Draft, although it's not for a lack of trying. "Right now I can't move up into the top three, so I don't see a point of moving to four or five or six," Murray told The... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, June 23, 2016

During last year's draft in Sunrise, Fla., Sabres winger Evander Kane sent out a simple tweet saluting the work of his general manager. Tim Murray 👏👏👏👏 #sabrenation — Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) June 26, 2015 Kane is ready to throw more applause Murray's way this week as the task of building... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sabres winger Evander Kane and Las Vegas are forever connected by his Twitter and Instagram photos of his "money phone" and his "money pushups" that caused quite a stir during his days with the Winnipeg Jets. So after he took part in the NHL Prospects Clinc Thursday in HarborCenter, it was natural to see what Kane... Read More

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