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Sabres Links: Sabres get Islanders 2015 pick, NYI sign Halak, Petersen wins Goalie of the Year

The New York Islanders are beginning to position themselves to have a better season next year than they did this year. Will they? Their New York City rivals the Rangers learned yesterday that their series with Montreal isn't over yet.

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Sabres Links

  • The Islanders announced that they will be keeping this year's first round pick, meaning the Sabres will get their 2015 pick [Buffalo News]
  • Marcus Foligno's focus going forward is on his consistency []
  • Sabres prospect Cal Petersen was named the Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year by USA Hockey []
  • Sticking up for Thomas Vanek and skill players [Buffalo Wins]

Around The League

  • Montreal wins in overtime to get back into the series []
  • Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo was given a game misconduct for contact with an official [Sportsnet]
  • The Czech Republic beat the US 4-3, eliminating them from the tournament [TSN]
  • A late Finland goal helped them eliminate Canada from Worlds [TSN]
  • The Islanders signed Jaroslav Halak to a four year $18 million deal [TSN]
  • Blues GM Doug Armstrong says he's in no rush to sign RFAs Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Sobotka and Patrik Berglund [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  • Boston may decide to not bring Shawn Thornton back [WEEI]