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How GM Tim Murray has put his imprint on the Sabres: Links, audio & coverage from a big weekend

John Vogl's analysis in today's Buffalo News explains how new General Manager Tim Murray has gone about trying to change not only the culture of the Sabres, but how they go about doing business. 

Here's more information on how he's left an impression: 

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This weekend's NHL Draft was one in which Murray and his scouting team focused on going after high-end potential.

Here are the Sabres' picks (photo gallery here) and related coverage:

Listed by round (overall in parentheses):

1 (2) Sam Reinhart, C, Kootenay (WHL)

Sabres get their Sam with second overall pick 

Third-round pick Brycen Martin's take on Reinhart from Mike Harrington's draft notebook

Sam Reinhart AUDIO

Tim Murray AUDIO wrapping up first day of draft

From draft previews: Sam Reinhart capsule & feature story

2 (31) Brendan Lemieux, LW, Barrie (OHL) John Vogl's draft story | Must-listen AUDIO from Brendan | AUDIO from father Claude Lemieux

2 (44) Eric Cornel, C, Peterborough (OHL) Mike Harrington's draft notebook

2 (49) Vaclav Karabacek, RW, Gatineau (QMJHL) Mike Harrington's draft notebook

3 (61) Jonas Johansson, G, Brynas Jr. (Sweden) Mike Harrington's draft notebook

3 (74) Brycen Martin, D, Swift Current (WHL) Mike Harrington's draft notebook

5 (121) Maxwell Willman, C, Williston-Northampton H.S. (Mass.) Mike Harrington's draft notebook

6 (151) Christopher Brown, C, Cranbrook Kingswood H.S. (Mich.) Mike Harrington's draft notebook

7 (181) Victor Olofsson, RW, Modo Jr. (Sweden) Mike Harrington's draft notebook

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Think a seventh-rounder can't make a difference? Want to see how many top 10 overall picks the Sabres have had? 

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Stay with Sabres Edge for what will continue to be a busy week for the Sabres and the NHL. 

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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.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


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.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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