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Sabres Links: Reinhart officially a Sabre, Ekblad goes first, Kesler and Neal on the move

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The anticipation is finally over, and fans are rewarded for the Sabres' poor season. Now we welcome Sam Reinhart to Buffalo, and await the rest of Tim Murray's picks today.

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Sabres Links

  • The Sabres took Sam Reinhart second overall in the draft, as they got their pick of the litter when it came to forwards [Buffalo News]
  • Reinhart met with the media after the pick, and explained how excited he was to be a Buffalo Sabre [Sabres TV]
  • After the scheduled press conference with the media, Reinhart spoke separately with Kevin Sylvester and Andrew Peters [WGR 550]
  • Tim Murray questions the fairness of the draft lottery changes for next year [Buffalo News]

Around The League

  • Aaron Ekblad when first overall to Florida in the draft, while Leon Draisaitl and Sam Bennett followed the Reinhart pick [TSN]
  • The Canucks were finally able to move Ryan Kesler, sending him to Anaheim for Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, a first round pick, and a third round pick [Sportsnet]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins traded James Neal to Nashville for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spalding [TSN]
  • The Canucks also cleared up some room by moving Jason Garrison to Tampa Bay [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Mike Ribeiro was bought out by Arizona, who cited his "behavioral issues" [Arizona Republic]
  • The Sharks are using one of their buy-outs on Martin Havlat [CSN Bay Area]
  • The Ducks unveiled their new uniforms yesterday [Sportslogos.net]