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While not looking ahead, Rasmus Dahlin admits he would love to play in Buffalo

Posted at 5:08 PM, Jun 01, 2018

When Rasmus Dahlin hears his name called by Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill, nobody will be surprised. For months,  Dahlin has been the consensus No. 1 player available at the upcoming 2018 NHL Draft and on Friday, he spoke with a sea of reporters to discuss his likely landing spot. 

"Nothing is done so I obviously have to wait and see until the draft," Dahlin said. "If I’m coming here then I would love to be here. Great fans and everybody loves hockey so it seems like Buffalo is a great city."

Dahlin danced around questions and carefully worded his responses, knowing it's not a guarantee that he'll be the first player selected. But when asked about his interview with the Sabres, Dahlin cracked a smile.

"It was great. Everything was all fun in that meeting so it went pretty good."

 On Saturday, Dahlin will undergo the physical tests featured at the combine, including pull-ups, bench press, agility testing, and wingate [the crazy test when players have to pedal on a stationary bike as hard as they can for 30 seconds]. 

"Everything’s great here. We were here for the World Juniors too so I played in the full arena so it’s pretty awesome here. I loved it here." 

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