Be sure to check out Sunday's editions of The News for John Vogl's preview of next weekend's NHL Draft in Pittsburgh as well as Bucky Gleason's annual "GM for a Day" feature, where he kicks Darcy Regier out of his chair for a day and rebuilds the Sabres his way.
Regier and scouting director Kevin Devine will meet for the media Monday in First Niagara Center for their annual draft preview and I'll be on hand to cover that. Vogl and I will both be in the house next Friday and Saturday in Consol Energy Center, the home of the Penguins, to cover all the draft proceedings
With the NHL finalizing the complete order of the draft, the Sabres will have two picks in the first round (Nos. 12 and 21) and two in the second round (Nos. 42 and 44). Their other picks are No. 73 (third round), No. 133 (fifth), No. 163 (sixth), No. 193 (seventh) and No. 204 (seventh). They have no fourth-round selection.
The complete first-round order looks like this:
1, Edmonton; 2, Columbus; 3, Montreal; 4, NY Islanders; 5, Toronto; 6, Anaheim; 7, Minnesota; 8, Carolina; 9, Winnipeg; 10, Tampa Bay.
11, Washington; 12, Buffalo; 13, Dallas; 14, Calgary; 15, Ottawa; 16, Washington; 17, San Jose; 18, Chicago; 19, Tampa Bay; 20, Philadelphia.
21, Buffalo; 22, Pittsburgh; 23, Florida; 24, Boston; 25, St. Louis; 26, Vancouver; 27, Phoenix; 28, NY Rangers; 29, New Jersey; 30, Los Angeles.