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Sabres Links: O'Reilly asked for $64 million, will be #1 center, Eichel mic'd up at draft day

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If they Sabres want to keep O'Reilly long term they are going to need to pay him quite a bit of money. Are you worried about their cap going forward?

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Sabres Links

  • The Sabres took five defensemen on the second day of the draft [Sabres.com]
  • Dan Bylsma talked to the media again yesterday, declared Ryan O'Reilly will be the No. 1 center and still sounds like a kid in a candy store [Sabres TV]
  • O'Reilly reportedly asked the Avalanche for an eight year, $64 million deal [Denver Post]
  • Jack Eichel was mic'd up at draft day yesterday, and the best moment has to be when Tim Murray said he was shaking more than Eichel [Youtube]
  • Robin Lehner says he never clicked in Paul MacLean's system [Ottawa Sun]
  • Not surprisingly, the Sabres made Pro Hockey Talk's list of winners from the draft [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • A talk with Senators writer Graeme Nichols on the trade for Lehner and David Legwand [Buffalo Wins]

Around The League

  • The Wild signed Devan Dubnyk to a six year, $26 million deal [TSN]
  • Vancouver opened the day's action by trading Eddie Lack to Carolina for two picks [Sportsnet]
  • The Ducks acquired Carl Hagelin from the Rangers for Emerson Etem, as well as moved James Wisniewski to Carolina for Anton Khudobin [Orange Country Register]
  • Philadelphia traded Nick Grossmann and Chris Pronger's contract to Arizona for Sam Gagner [Philly.com]
  • The Stars traded for the rights to Antti Niemi and hvae already started talking contract [Dallas Morning News]
  • The Rangers replaced Cam Talbot by acquiring Antti Raanta from Chicago [NHL.com]
  • The Senators traded Eric Gryba to the Oilers [Fox Sports]