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Trade Refresher: What's in it for the Sabres if Blues lose?

By Mike Harrington

CHICAGO -- Got flooded with inquiries Friday night about what the Sabres get for Ryan Miller if the Blues don't find a way to beat the Blackhawks and move on, a distinct possibility now with St. Louis in a 3-2 hole and Game Six set for Sunday afternoon in the United Center. The Hawks, of course, posted a 3-2 overtime victory last night on Jonathan Toews' overtime goal.

(Apologies to all the folks who asked and got ignored. Sometimes you gotta watch the game. The draft is in June.)

Pretty much everybody knows the Sabres get St. Louis' No. 1 draft pick if the Blues advance to the Western Conference finals. But the haul is quite a bit less if they don't.

Courtesy of Sabres PR stat and draft man extraordinaire Ian Ott,  here's a refresher on the breakdown. Technically, the Sabres still could get that first-round pick if the Blues lose but those are two unlikely scenarios (St. Louis signing or trading Miller prior to the draft).

The graphic below is clickable for a little bit easier view.


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