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Sabres Links: Murray upset with Rinaldo suspension, final rankings have Bennett first, Canucks fire Gillis

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The Sabres may have been eliminated from the playoffs a long time ago, but with only a few games left the playoff picture is starting to come together. While some teams are turning their attention to the post-season, the Sabres likely are focused on the draft, and possibly Sam Bennett.

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Sabres Links

  • Zemgus Girgensons scored two goals, but the Sabres still fell 4-2 to Detroit [Sabres.comWinging it in Motown]
  • Hamilton: Matt Hackett gets tested by the Red Wings [WGR 550]
  • The Sabres aren't too happy about the Zac Rinaldo suspension, and Tim Murray plans to be vocal about it [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • Speculation that the Sabres will buy out Ville Leino, who was a healthy scratch last night, is still rampant [The 4th Period]
  • The HARBORcenter rinks will host the ECC hockey team starting next season [harborcenter.com]

Around The League

  • Sam Bennett tops the final Central Scouting list, followed by Aaron Ekblad and Sam Reinhart [NHL.com]
  • The Canucks fired general manager Mike Gillis yesterday [Vancouver Sun]
  • A 3-0 loss to Tampa was the final dagger in the Maple Leafs' playoff hopes [TSN]
  • Columbus beat Phoenix in overtime to keep their spot as the second wildcard team [Bluejackets.com]
  • Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left last night's game with an upper-body injury and did not return [NHL.com]
  • The Kings signed Trevor Lewis to a two-year extension [Kings.com]