National Hockey League Entry Draft

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Paul Hamilton
October 14, 2018 - 1:07 am
(WGR 550) - Linus Ullmark got his first start of the season and stopped all 36 shots he faced to pick up his first NHL shutout. He was very sharp when Richard Panik was left alone because Nate Beaulieu and Casey Nelson were caught out on an extended shift and couldn’t get off. He also had to make...
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Paul Hamilton
June 23, 2018 - 9:34 pm
Dallas, TX (WGR 550) - Jason Botterill finished his second draft in Dallas on Saturday and for the second year in a row, he took no players from Canadian Junior Hockey. It seemed like for some reason, he was shying away from those players either taking players from Europe or in the college ranks...
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Paul Hamilton
June 22, 2018 - 11:40 pm
Dallas, TX (WGR 550) - Sabres general manager Jason Botterill spoke at the end of the first round of Friday's Entry Draft. Listen to his entire press conference below:
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Paul Hamilton
June 22, 2018 - 10:19 pm
Dallas, TX (WGR 550) - Rasmus Dahlin is finally a Buffalo Sabre and he couldn’t be happier. He would never say that the Sabres were going to take him, but he did talk about it afterwards, “It’s amazing, it was like finally, I can put on a Buffalo Sabres jersey, I’ve been there twice and I love that...
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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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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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Paul Hamilton
June 19, 2018 - 2:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - As the Sabres head to Dallas this week for the NHL Entry Draft, the one thing they will be trying to do is get faster both by drafting and trading. The assistant general manager of the Sabres joined Howard and Jeremy on Tuesday. Randy Sexton said Jason Botterill’s plan is...
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Paul Hamilton
April 16, 2018 - 3:47 pm
(WGR 550) - Central Scouting has released its final rankings for the June Entry Draft and to nobody’s surprise, Rasmus Dahlin is No.1 on the International side. Dan Marr is the director of NHL Central Scouting. He told the NHL’s Mike Morreale, “Dahlin is an exceptionally talented prospect who will...
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Paul Hamilton
March 28, 2018 - 2:58 pm
(WGR 550) - The NHL Draft Lottery will be April 28 and the league has released the odds. If the Sabres finish in last place, the odds of winning the lottery will be 18.5-percent. Finishing 30th gives you a 13.5-percent chance. Here is the full chart released by the NHL: Non-Playoff Team (Fewest...
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