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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres

Sabres general manager Tim Murray addresses the media after the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia.

On the draft:
We have a potential top-two center that could play for us next year. The other thing it did for the organization is we added a lot of assets.

The way I’ve spoken about that in the past is we’re going to do the best we can to make them better and they’re either going to be Buffalo Sabres or they’re going to allow us to get other Buffalo Sabres. I think when you draft a lot of players early that it automatically helps your organization.

Summarizing the weekend:
Outstanding. Our guys are happy. I’ve made them do a lot of talking, a lot of explaining why they wanted certain players and I think that’s the way I think it should be. I think if you want a player, you have to engage. You just can’t tell me he’s a good player. You have to tell me more. I want to hear more. And they stepped up.

They’re getting used to me. I’m getting used to them and this is the first step, I believe, in maybe having to give more information than they’re used to. Maybe having to put more emphasis on different things than they used to and I think they’re all learning. And I think they did a good job.


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