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Sabres Links: Busy Deadline eve, Sabres ready to make moves, Nolan discusses future

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We've reached one of my favorite days of the year. Yesterday had a lot more action than normal, but hopefully didn't take some of the thunder from today. Tim Murray has plenty of pieces to work with still, including Moulson and Ehrhoff.

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Sabres Links

  • The Sabres are very interested in Kings prospect Tyler Toffoli according to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period [Twitter]
  • The Capitals are interested in Jaroslav Halak according to Bruce Garrioch [Twitter]
  • Elliotte Friedman discussed the Sabres front office situation, Ted Nolan's future, as well as Luke Richardson and Terry Murray being coaching candidates if Nolan doesn't stay (Found in thoughts 10-13) [CBC]
  • Nolan discussed the contract extension on the Howard Simon Show [WGR 550]
  • Hockey's Future released the annual Sabres prospect rankings, and Rasmus Ristolainen tops the list [Hockey's Future]

Around The League

  • Ryan Kesler is apparently a picky man and will not waive his NTC to go to the Rangers [Twitter]
  • Roberto Luongo was traded back to the Florida Panthers for Jacob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias [CBC]
  • The Islanders traded Andrew MacDonald to Philadelphia in exchange for a third round pick in 2014 and a second round pick in 2015 [CBS Sports]
  • The Ducks were very busy yesterday. They sent Dustin Penner to Washington for a fourth round pick [TSN]
  • The Ducks also acquired the injured Stephane Robidas from Dallas for a fourth round pick [TSN]
  • Finally, the Ducks sent goalie Viktor Fasth to Edmonton for two picks, allowing the Oilers to send Ilya Bryzgalov to Minnesota [TSN]
  • Senators waive former Canisius College star Cory Conacher as well as defenseman Joe Corvo [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Martin Erat got his wish, as the Capitals traded him to Phoenix for Rostislav Klesla and Chris Brown [Jasper's Rink]
  • Former Sabre Brad Boyes signed a two year extension with Florida [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Montreal acquired Mike Weaver from the Panthers [Sportsnet]