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Here is a look at recent mock drafts and who they have the Buffalo Sabres selecting with the seventh overall pick: Sammi Silber, NBC Sports Alex Turcotte, C, USNDP Another product of the USNT, Turcotte is the next best thing on the roster behind Hughes. He's an excellent two-way center that's strong on the puck and able to match the speed of his opponents, thanks …

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The Buffalo Sabres will get the 31st pick in the first round of the NHL entry draft next week after the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup. The Sabres get the pick as part of last summer's Ryan O'Reilly trade and also have their own Round 1 selection, at No. 7 overall. The Sabres also had acquired the San Jose Sharks' first-rounder last year in the Evander Kane trad…

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Thanks to the St. Louis Blues' victory in the Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks, the Sabres will get the Blues' first-round pick, either No. 30 or No. 31, at next month's NHL Draft. The Sabres will send the Sharks' pick at No. 29 to the Anaheim Ducks to complete the pretrade deadline acquisition of Brandon Montour. Montour, a 25-year-old right-sho…

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Matej Pekar, the Buffalo Sabres' fourth-round pick in June, has signed his three-year entry level contract, the team announced. Pekar, a center selected 94th overall, has spent the first 10 games of this season with the Barrie Colts of the OHL. He has six goals and 11 points. He took part in Sabres development camp after the draft and was committed to play college ho…

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It's a two-pronged attack going on this week in KeyBank Center. While Jason Botterill is charging through the revamping of the Buffalo Sabres, assistant general manager Randy Sexton is doing likewise for the Rochester Amerks. It's a heavy lift for both. Botterill is trying to fix the worst team in the NHL (and drafting Rasmus Dahlin, of course, is a good way to start…

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The roster is out for the Buffalo Sabres development camp this week in HarborCenter and, as expected, it's a star-studded list. All seven players drafted in the first or second round over the last three years will attend the camp. That group is headlined by No. 1 overall pick Rasmus Dahlin, who officially joined the organization Friday night in Dallas. Joining Dahlin…

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Rasmus Dahlin will become the 21st player in Sabres history to wear sweater No. 26. The team announced that will be his number this season as it wrapped up his official introduction Monday in KeyBank Center. The most recent 26 is veteran winger Matt Moulson, who is still technically on the Buffalo roster after spending most of last season on loan with the Ontario Rei…

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DALLAS — The evening his son was drafted, a beaming Martin Dahlin said, “This is his dream, always his dream.” Stop there, and you’ll get the wrong impression. Getting drafted was Rasmus Dahlin’s dream? At first, the notion makes sense, especially for a first overall pick, which the Buffalo Sabres made the Swedish defenseman when the National Hockey League Draft opened …

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Here is a sampling of commentary and draft grades from national media outlets about how the Sabres fared in the 2018 NHL Draft. ESPN Insider: A When you get the best defenseman in at least a decade to enter the draft, it's hard not to like how your draft went. It's another touchstone moment for the franchise. The Sabres followed that up by taking Mattias Samuelsson, …

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DALLAS – Although there was certainly some celebration involved, the meals spent in Big D were working ones for the Buffalo Sabres. That's because there was simply no time to bask in a franchise-changing weekend that saw them land Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 overall pick of the NHL Draft. There's too much coming on the NHL calendar in rapid-fire fashion, and there was …

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After selecting six players this weekend in the NHL Draft, the Sabres currently have nine picks for the 2019 draft, including six of their own. Here is the rundown: First round: Own First round: San Jose Sharks (from Evander Kane trade after Kane agreed to re-sign) Second round: Own Third round: Own Fourth round: Own Fourth round: San Jose Sharks (from…

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DALLAS -- There was blind faith in Tim Murray, and we all got burned. Fans. Media. And clearly, Terry and Kim Pegula, too. Jason Botterill is in a difficult spot as Sabres general manager because patience is so thin from all precincts. First key point: There's no gold stars awarded for drafting Rasmus Dahlin because, like the saying goes, a hamster could have made that …

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DALLAS — Rasmus Dahlin, wearing his blue Buffalo Sabres jersey and cap from the night before, sat with his family in the lower bowl of the American Airlines Center. It was Saturday morning; he was waiting for Day 2 of the NHL Draft to begin. Dahlin was relaxed, leaning over to talk to his older brother and younger sister, and laughing often. It was a stark contrast to t…

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DALLAS -- Lots of talk but no trades. Yet. The Buffalo Sabres were in celebratory mode this weekend after drafting Rasmus Dahlin Friday night with the No. 1 overall pick. General Manager Jason Botterill kept forging on, of course, but kept his focus mostly on the draft. So Ryan O'Reilly is still on the roster. So is everybody else, at least for now. There was no move…

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Pancho Billa does the NHL Draft too as he continues to fight cancer. Ezra Castro -- otherwise known as Bills superfan Pancho Billa -- was in the stands at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Friday as the Sabres welcomed Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 overall pick. In April, Castro was invited on stage by the Bills at the NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington t…