NHL Draft

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Brayton Wilson
June 22, 2018 - 6:24 pm
After weeks of anticipation after winning the NHL Draft Lottery on April 28, Rasmus Dahlin is now officially a Buffalo Sabre. The Sabres opened up the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas, Texas by selecting the Swedish defenseman with the first overall pick. Dahlin, 18, was the consensus No. 1 pick in the...
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Paul Hamilton
June 22, 2018 - 3:14 pm
Dallas, TX (WGR 550) - On Friday, Jason Botterill still wasn’t willing to admit that he was going to draft Rasmus Dahlin with the first overall pick, but he certainly acknowledged he knows what he’s getting, “Without a doubt, there’s always excitement around draft time, but when you have that...
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Brayton Wilson
June 22, 2018 - 10:55 am
The 2018 NHL Entry-Level Draft is finally upon us as the festivities from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas is set to get started at 7 p.m. on Friday. The Buffalo Sabres hold onto the first selection in the NHL Draft, after winning the Draft Lottery back in late April. With that pick,...
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Paul Hamilton
June 22, 2018 - 7:44 am
Dallas, TX (WGR 550) - We all know the Sabres are going to use the first pick in Friday’s NHL Entry Draft to take defenseman Rasmus Dahlin. In the Sabres' history, they’ve taken defensemen in the first round 18 times. The first defenseman they snagged with their first round pick was in their third...
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Paul Hamilton
June 21, 2018 - 6:50 pm
Dallas, TX (WGR 550) - The next time we speak with Rasmus Dahlin, he likely will be a member of the Buffalo Sabres. Dahlin met the media for a final time on Thursday and he said he hasn’t given the moment of being drafted much thought, “I haven’t actually thought about it so much. I’m just trying...
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Jeremy White
June 21, 2018 - 2:10 pm
As Jason Botterill enters his second offseason as general manager of the Buffalo Sabres, his goals and timelines shift a bit. While he’s not likely to be on the hot seat all that quickly, we’re now one year into his build, and that team finished in last place. (Important note - This last place...
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Brayton Wilson
June 21, 2018 - 12:38 pm
On Friday, the Buffalo Sabres will make their selection with the first overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas, Texas. With that pick, the Sabres are likely to take Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin from the Frölunda Indians of the Swedish Hockey League. Dahlin has been highly regarded as the...
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Howard Simon
June 21, 2018 - 11:02 am
It's almost "D Day", or in this case, "Dahlin Day". Friday night just after 7 p.m., the Buffalo Sabres will make Rasmus Dahlin the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NHL draft. Then we can let the fun begin. Actually, we can let the fun continue since it began the night the Sabres won the draft lottery...
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Brayton Wilson
June 21, 2018 - 10:18 am
The best of the best from around the National Hockey League gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday night for the NHL Awards held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The league handed out 13 awards to recognize the top players of the 2017-18 season, and also honor some people around the NHL and...
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Brayton Wilson
June 20, 2018 - 3:30 pm
The 2018 NHL Draft doesn't get started until the Buffalo Sabres make the first selection of the first round on Friday night in Dallas, Texas. With that pick, the Sabres are likely to take Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin from the Frölunda Indians of the Swedish Hockey League. Many have praised...
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