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Sabres Links: Lafontaine gone, Nolan offered extension, Stewart could be moved

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I'm not sure anyone really knows what is happening with the Sabres anymore. All we know is that it is strange. At least it's interesting.

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Sabres Links

  • Pat Lafontaine has resigned as Sabres president of hockey operations, only three months after accepting the position [TSN]
  • Ted Nolan has been offered a three year extension according to Paul Hamilton [Twitter]
  • A good portion of the situation falls on Pat Lafontaine according to Adam Benigni's sources, who also confirmed that Nolan is in contract negotiations [Twitter]
  • Sabres players shocked by Lafontaine's resignation [Buffalo News]
  • Gleason: Dysfunction returns to Sabres front office [Buffalo News]
  • The Sabres could trade newly acquired Chris Stewart before the deadline according to Pierre Lebrun [TSN]
  • More details have come out about the conditional pick, including the fact that the Sabres would give the Blues a second or third round pick if the Sabres get a 2014 first round pick [ESPN]
  • Ryan Miller and Steve Ott will make their St. Louis debuts today against Phoenix [Blues.com]
  • William Carrier possesses size and skill [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • If Jaroslav Halak and Stewart do stay, they will wear the new Sabres jerseys that equipment manager David Williams put together yesterday. Halak is wearing 41, while Stewart has 80 [Twitter]
  • History played a factor in the Ryan Miller trade [SB Nation]
  • White: The next chapter for the Sabres [WGR 550]

    Around The League

  • The Penguins are very interested in Ryan Kesler according to Rob Rossi [Twitter]
  • Eddie Lack will start in net for Vancouver in the Heritage Classic, not Roberto Luongo [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • The Blackhawks beat the Penguins 5-1 at Soldier Field [TSN]
  • Jaromir Jagr became only the seventh player to reach 700 goals yesterday [Sportsnet]
  • Travis Homonic suspended one game, Islanders coach Jack Capuano fined [NHL.com]