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Sabres still believe in speed

LOS ANGELES -- The Sabres drafted a few big forwards, getting 6-foot-5 Cedrick Henley and 6-4 Riley Boychuk in the later rounds. Still, it appears they have no desire to ignore the speedy, skill guys around which they like to build their team.

The Sabres didn’t have a second-round pick, but they almost moved up to take Swedish mite Calle Jarnkrok, a 5-foot-11, 156-pound center.

"There was one player that we gave some consideration to. Ultimately, Detroit took him [51st overall]," Sabres GM Darcy Regier said. "I think you have to be careful. You really have to want someone before you use additional picks to move up. I think there obviously is a case to be made for doing that, but Kevin [Devine, the director of amateur scouting] and his staff felt very comfortable with the group of players that he had."

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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