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Rasmus Dahlin, the No. 1 overall pick, said he hasn't thought about being the Buffalo Sabres' savior. "I just want to be the best player I can be for them."

Rasmus Dahlin, the No. 1 overall pick, said he hasn't thought about being the Buffalo Sabres' savior. "I just want to be the best player I can be for them."

ESPN - 2018-06-23 00:17:49

Buffalo Sabres Home Opener Set

As of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, nearly all of the NHL’s home openers were known, with the exceptions of New York (Rangers) and Edmonton.


2018 NHL Draft: Sabres select defenseman William Worge Kreu with pick 187 of the seventh-round

TheBuffalo Sabreswrap up their 2018NHL draftby selecting another defenseman with their seventh-round pick. At 187 overall they selected William Worge Kreu.The big Swede is 6’6” and 181 pounds. He’s a left shot defensive defenseman.He had 3 goals and 14 points in 38 games for Linkoping in the U20 Sup

DIEBYTHEBLADE.COM - 2018-06-23 18:58:23

2018 NHL Draft: Sabres select defenseman Miska Kukkonen at 125 overall

Sabres go with another defenseman at 125, this time Miska Kukkonen of FinlandPhoto by Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesWe’re flying through day two. TheSabresuse their fifth-round pick to select Finnish defenseman Miska Kukkonen.He’s a 6’0” and 183 pound defender. He scored to goals and four points in 12 g

DIEBYTHEBLADE.COM - 2018-06-23 17:30:10

From Voorhees to Sabres, Mattias Samuelsson continues family's NHL tradition

If Samuelsson’s last name rings a bell, it should. He’s the son of Kjell Samuelsson, who played eight seasons with the Flyers and is the team’s director of player development.

NBC SPORTS - 2018-06-23 16:30:00

2018 NHL Draft: Way Too Early Reactions to the 1st Round

HEY-EY-EY-EY! A franchise altering moment for the Sabres. Whatever player comparison you prefer, Dahlin will not disappoint.

DIEBYTHEBLADE.COM - 2018-06-23 03:49:44

Flyers draft Joel Farabee with the 14th overall pick

Farabee is an 18-year-old from Cicero, New York, a northern suburb of Syracuse, headed to Boston University in the fall. He originally committed to the University of New Hampshire as a 14-year-old in December 2014 but has since de-committed to join the historic Terriers program.

NBC SPORTS - 2018-06-23 01:10:27

2018 NHL Draft rumors: Live updates, latest trade buzz, teams looking to move up in first round

We're just hours away from theBuffalo Sabresmaking the first pick in the2018 NHL Entry Draft, and the buzz continues to build over blockbuster trades ahead of Friday night's first round. Free agency is still a week away, but that hasn't stoppedbig-name coaching changesandbig-name tradesfrom taking p


You can probably add Craig Anderson’s name to the available goalie market

Earlier on Friday there were multiple reports that the Senators were working with Anderson to facilitate a trade. TSN’s Frank Seravalli reportedthe team was workingwith Anderson’s agent to find the veteran goalie a new home, while The Athletic’s Chris Stevenson reported that Andersonhad expressed a


What Really Happened at the Buffalo News?

BR also takes a look at what drove the changes that are happening there, the history of the ill-fated 'BN Blitz' and more, all through interviews with both sides, the journalists who left and the management who remain pulling the strings there.


GM: Sabres parting ways with goalie Lehner

"It was a difficult decision," Botterill told reporters Friday in Dallas, hours before the Sabres open the NHL draft with the No. 1 pick. "When you finish 31st, you have to make some difficult choices and we have informed Robin that he's not coming back next year."


Flyers reportedly interested in trading for Ryan O'Reilly

The Sabres are reportedly shopping the 27-year-old and the Flyers are one of the teams rumored to be interested, along with the Canadiens, Hurricanes and Wild, according toPierre McGuire.


Gaudreau buys stake in his former USHL team in Dubuque, Iowa

Calgary Flames star forwardJohnny Gaudreauis a member of an NHL-laden ownership group that purchased an equity stake in the U.S. Hockey League’s Dubuque Fighting Saints on Thursday. The group includes Buffalo Sabres forwardZemgus Girgensons, former Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, an


Sabres Release Their 2018-19 Schedule

Today we found out that they’ll open the season with a four game home stand against the Bruins,New York Rangers, VegasGolden KnightsandColorado Avalanche.


NHL draft action likely to begin with Montreal's 3rd pick

DALLAS (AP) TheMontreal Canadienscan make the first real move in the NHL draft with the third overall pick.If everything goes as expected in Big D on Friday night, play-making Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin will be the first overall pick by theBuffalo Sabres. Russian forward Andrei Svechnikov will


Examining Montreal: Several Pieces that Could Help the Sabres

WhenRyan O’Reillywas acquired from the Colorado Avalanche back in 2015, theSabresgave up a package that was very quantity based in assets. Colorado sent O’Reilly to Buffalo along withJamie McGinnforJ.T. Compher,Nikita Zadorov, Mikhail Grigorenko, and 31st pick in theNHL Draft. Many huge assets have


Gaudreau buys stake in his former USHL team

3:34 PM ETAssociated Press"Johnny Hockey" is getting an additional title: part owner.Editor's PicksIslanders name Trotz as new head coachBarry Trotz, former coach of the Stanley Cup-champion Washington Capitals, has been named the new coach of the New York Islanders.Hall wins MVP in tight race; Rinn


NHL Rumors: Latest Trade Talk for 2018 Draft Picks and Prospects

Just when it seems like we know who all the major players will be in the trade market, we get something like Mike Hoffman being traded not once, but twice inless than three hours, making it evident just how topsy-turvy things could get this weekend.


PHT Morning Skate: On Sabres’ draft struggles; Chiarelli’s to-do list

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2018 NHL Draft: Goalie Rankings

Before the 2018 NHL Draft starts, Die by the Blade shares a brief ranking of the best available at each position. The final position is the goalies.Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images