The Sabres will not draft first overall in June


‘The New York Islanders will pick 5th and have the choice of giving that pick to Buffalo or deferring it to 2015 thanks to the Thomas Vanek trade. Murray sounds like he’d rather have this year’s pick, but he didn’t come right out and say it, “No, I don’t have a preference. If it’s this year, we know where they are this year, we know it’s a top five pick this year so we know we’re going to get a hell of a player. There’s a lot of uncertainty about next year so, I’m not a big fan of uncertainty, so we’d be quite happy with it this year.”’