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Coming Sunday: NHL Draft week gets rolling, Sabres get retooled by GM for a Day

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.

---Mike Harrington

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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.

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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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