The magic day we have all been waiting for has arrived. The regular season has ended, and for the fourteen teams not making the playoffs the draft order will be decided tonight. The Buffalo Sabres will find out if they hold onto the first overall pick that they have well deservedly earned with their play this year, or if they will pick second.
Here are your morning links for the Buffalo Sabres, Rochester Americans, and the National Hockey League.
Buffalo Sabres Links
The Buffalo Sabres have the best odds at winning tonight’s draft lottery and the first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry draft. [CBS Sports].
Why the roster overall is needed in Buffalo – because locker clean-out day sounds a lot like groundhog day again. [Die By The Blade].
Locker clean out day gives us a clearer picture of the depth and gravity of some of the injuries that mounted against the Buffalo Sabres this year. [WGR550].
The “joke” is over says Mike Weber on the Buffalo Sabres poor play – accountability and hard work will be the only thing tolerated. Where have we heard that before? [Buffalo News].
Rochester Americans Links
Rochester Americans had to dig deep into the ECHL for goaltenders to help them through the thin times, now have quite a few goalies on reserve. [Rochester D&C].
The Edmonton Oilers are masters of the draft lottery experience. If you want to play the odds try out their draft lottery simulator. [Oilers.com].
Who has the odds? Here is the final break of the draft lottery pool and who has what odds leading into tonight’s lottery. [Bleacher Report].
The NHL playoff schedule starts with a long and drawn out schedule. [Forbes].
Who are the hottest eight teams heading into the playoffs? [Bleacher Report].
Remember to get in on the round one playoff predictions race. Winner gets a FanSided hoodie – but you have to be in on all the prediction threads.