And now Buffalo Sabres fans, we wait. The regular season is over, the draft lottery is lost, and now preparation for the draft begins as the remaining teams in the NHL play for Lord Stanley’s Cup.
Here are your morning links on the Buffalo Sabres, Rochester Americans, and the National Hockey League.
Buffalo Sabres Links
So everyone is on a Hunger Games kick, so are the odds actually in your favor if you hold the number one overall pick before the Draft Lottery? Losing out on the number one overall pick could be the best thing that has happened to the Buffalo Sabres in a while. [Bleacher Report].
Tim Murray won’t use the word suffering. He doesn’t like to lose, or even tank, and he is looking to rebuild the Buffalo Sabres as quickly as possible. [ESPN].
The Buffalo Sabres made no bones about the fact that they were rebuilding early in the year, and Tim Murray is eager to take on the challenge. [Rochester D&C].
It’s not just about changing the culture of the Buffalo Sabres, but Tim Murray wants his team to start earning the respect of the NHL officials as well. [Buffalo News].
Post lottery projects for the first round of the draft post draft lottery. [Bleacher Report].
Craig Button thinks he has the top 13 selections in the 2014 Draft post lottery figured out. [TSN].
Can the Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup this year? According to EA Sports – it’s all but in the bag for the Bruins. Of course the simulator hasn’t been right, like ever, with on one team since 2008 even making the Stanley Cup Finals. [Yahoo].
Sean Hartnett makes bold Stanley Cup predictions ahead of the first round. [CBS Local].
The Stanley Cup Playoffs start tonight at 7PM Eastern time, so if you want in on the playoff predictions with round one, get your selections in to the prediction thread posts. Get yourself some FanSided swag.