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9 highlights from Day Two of the NHL Draft

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 linemates with Sabres first-round pick Alex Nylander at the 2016 World Junior Championships.

2. Sabres switcharoo

The fact that the Sabres had two straight picks in the fifth round caused a bit of confusion in the media room. Pick No. 130 Vojtech Budik was mistakenly identified as Philip Nyberg. Budik went along with it, answering questions as if he were Nyberg.

3. Florida calls time

The Florida Panthers took a timeout to get a little extra time for their pick in the sixth round, the only team to do so at this year's draft. The crowd was not happy with the delay, especially since the draft was moving rather quickly at that point.

4. Speedy second day

The second day went far faster than the first and almost as fast as the top skaters at the combine. Rounds 2-7 were completed in under four hours -- Friday's first round alone lasted about that long.

5. A polite fan

Right wing Beau Bennett was traded by the Pittsburgh Penguins to the New Jersey Devils for the 77th pick in the draft. One Devils fan in attendance was particularly pleased with the move, yelling, "Thank you" from the crowd.

6. BoninoBoninoBonino!

The Devils fan wasn't the only one to take advantage of a quieter audience on Saturday. One fan took the opportunity to show off his best rendition of Hockey Night Punjabi's Nick Bonino overtime goal from the Western Conference Finals. That led to plenty of laughs from the surrounding sections.

7. More booing for the Leafs

The boo birds for the Sabres' QEW rivals didn't desist on day two. If anything they were amplified since the number of Toronto fans decreased without the intrigue of Auston Matthews.

8. Start of a cheering tradition

Those weren't boos for the Sabres third-round pick. Instead the fans were cheering Puuuuuu for now-Sabres prospect Cliff Pu. You can add him to the list of players who have cheers of this manner, which includes the likes of Drew Stafford and Roberto Luongo.

9. Blues close out the draft

Nearly all the electricity in the arena was gone by the time St. Louis was called to make the final pick of the draft, No. 211. A good portion of the crowd had filed out, and even the media section was scarce with general manager press conferences beginning in the media room. Filip Helt was Mr. Irrelevant this year. He's got an uphill climb to make the St. Louis roster someday.

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