Sabres Links: It's Draft Day! Plus Woods Hired and Eichel Honored

Does Tim Murray have anything up his sleeve for tonight?

Draft day is here! Is anyone else excited? Bide your time until 7 p.m. with some reading material:

  • Are the Sabres and Ducks working on something? WKBW's Shawn Stepner says yes [Twitter]
  • From Auston Matthews to the Sabres plans and what to eat downtown, here is TBN's comprehensive 2016 NHL Draft preview [The Buffalo News]
  • Tired of mock drafts? Well then good news! Here are a few more: [Puck Daddy, Sports Illustrated, The Hockey News]
  • Get an inside look at how downtown Buffalo is preparing to host the NHL Draft []
  • Looking back on recent Sabres drafts -- the hits, misses and what ifs [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • Sabres players can't wait to see what Tim Murray does next [The Buffalo News]
  • Dan Bylsma added former Ducks and Capitals assistant Bob Woods to his staff []
  • He may not have been a Calder finalist, but Jack Eichel was named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team on Wednesday [The Buffalo News]/

Around the League

  • Pierre LeBrun breaks down the latest rumblings around the league, including PK Subban rumors and the Flames' goalie search [ESPN]
  • Olli Juolevi, one of the draft's top defenseman, is not short on confidence [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • What could have been: Looking back on five NHL expansion cities that fell through [The Hockey News]
  • Pros and cons of the NHL expanding to Las Vegas. Can it succeed? [The Guardian]
  • The Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers swapped Reto Berra and Rocco Grimaldi [Pro Hockey Talk]/