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Daily Dasherboard Monday April 29, 2013


Its draft lottery day – a day designed to make the worst team in the league feel a little bit better about themselves!

How does the draft lottery work?  The Buffalo Sabres have a 3.6 percent chance at landing the first round draft pick in the 2013 draft.  Check out the analysis of the new draft lottery formula here.  [Bleacher Report].

Because its the Cup.  There is no other greater feeling than the race for the Stanley Cup, even if your team isnt in it.  Who will you be rooting for or against in the this years playoff bracket?  Round one action starts Tuesday April 30th.  [NHL.com].

After missing the playoffs for the second straight year, the Buffalo Sabres are raising ticket prices.  They can’t just come out and say with any certainty that they just like the fans printing money for them as they hold on to the same general manager that has failed miserably for the last 16 seasons, no they have to blame the league for the 4% rate hike.  [New York Post].

Media attention to the hike and news of Darcy Regier’s remaining with the team will most likely be brought up in todays 1PM end of season news conference.  [WGRZ].

Ticket prices in Buffalo are going up, but they are still not as high as other teams in the league.  If we want to play with the big boys we have to act like the big boys, no? [NBC Sports].

Ticket prices going up on Fan Appreciation Day in Buffalo is only a major story because the team flatlined after such high expectations.

Draft lottery is at 8PM EST tonight.

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