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Tell me you're messing with  Mark Pysyk after a picture like this. Go ahead, try.
Tell me you're messing with Mark Pysyk after a picture like this. Go ahead, try.

Congratulations and welcome to the newest member of the Buffalo Sabres, defenseman Mark Pysyk! Click below for more info on the kid, and after the break there's links for the rest of the draft and the trades that heppend yesterday in case you missed them.

Sabres make Pysyk first pick - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Sabres, who enjoyed the wondrous rookie season of Tyler Myers, have seen how much a smooth-skating defenseman can help the squad. So during the first round of Friday's 2010 NHL entry draft, they picked another one.

Sabres Take D Mark Pysyk - WGR 550
Joe Buscaglia and Paul Hamilton weigh in on the Sabres first round pick.

Draft Day 1 Done - The Goose's Roost
The first round of the NHL Draft is over and Derek Roy and Tim Connolly are still Buffalo Sabres. I'm sure a lot of fans are upset by it, but really, there’s no reason to be up in arms.

Devine, Regier speak about Pysyk - Sabres Edge
Kevin Devine, the Sabres' director of amateur scouting, and General Manager Darcy Regier were pleased defenseman Mark Pysyk fell to them at the 23rd pick. 

A Criminally Vulgar Blog: Rating How Women Perform in the Sack using Professional Athletes, one Fat Douchebag with a Lisp, and The King of Everything - A Criminally Vulgar Blog
In case you can't tell from the title, this is super-NSFW and also super-mysoginistic, but also super-hilarious. You've been warned.

*Thanks to Phil at Black & Blue & Gold for a bit of help with the links today, and go Team USA!


2010 NHL Draft first round tracker -
Adam Muir analyzes every first round pick.

Puck Daddy's best and worst of the NHL Draft Day 1 - Puck Daddy
If you're a draft nerd, Friday night's first round undoubtedly had its intriguing moments, with some surprise picks and players plummeting. If you're a hockey fan that watches this annual orgy of potential for trade drama and blockbuster transactions ... well, it could have benefitted from Jay Mohr's Tracy Morgan impression in the entertainment category.

Surprise picks highlight first round of draft -
It was just part of a surprising night in Los Angeles.

Taylor trumps Tyler at NHL Draft - The Globe and Mail
Edmonton takes Windsor Spitfires winger as No. 1 pick; Bruins select Plymouth Whalers Tyler Seguin as No. 2 overall,

After a bit of a wait, 11 Americans establish first-round draft record -
The first NHL draft held in California produced the most bountiful American talent harvest in the league's history.

How NHL teams put together draft rankings - THN
The long-time Minnesota Wild scout and assistant GM explains the process behind how teams come up with their final lists.



Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon makes another strong move for his club - ESPN
Pierre LeBrun says yes to the Keith Ballard trade.

Flyers send 'Hot Potato' Hamhuis sent to Penguins - Puck Daddy
Greg recaps the incredibly strange journey of Dan Hamhuis.

Sens, Blues make draft deal - The Globe and Mail
Ottawa gets defenceman David Rundblad while sending its 16th pick to St. Louis.