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Sabres Links: Leino fallout, Sabres contact goalie coach candidate, Buffalo not on Spezza's list

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Today is the very last day that Ville Leino is a member of the Buffalo Sabres. Looking to next season, a name has come out as a possible addition to Ted Nolan's rather empty coaching staff.

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Sabres Links

  • The Sabers waived Ville Leino yesterday for the purpose of buying him out. If he clears waivers he will be bought-out today [TSN]
  • Leino's agent says his client wasn't surprised by buy-out and hopes to continue his career in the NHL [Buffalo News]
  • Eli Wilson is in the hunt for the Sabres goaltending coach position according to Darren Dreger [Twitter]
  • A look back at some of Leino's biggest gaffs with the media [Buffalo News]
  • An ode to Leino [Buffalo Wins]

Around The League

  • The Canucks placed David Booth on waivers in order to buy him out [TSN]
  • Jason Spezza's ten teams he would not accept a trade to are the Islanders, Nashville, Florida, Columbus, and the six Canadian teams according to Dreger on TSN 1260 [Yahoo!]
  • The Avalanche and Ryan O'Reilly aren't close to a deal according to his agent [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • The Sharks signed Alex Stalock and Mike Brown to new contracts [Fear the Fin]
  • The Predators would consider moving their first-round pick for a top-six forward [The Tennessean]
  • The Canadiens signed Dale Weise to a two-year deal [Montreal Gazette]
  • Carolina and Pittsburgh have both asked the Kings for permission to interview John Stevens according to Elliotte Friedman [Twitter]
  • The Texas Stars beat the Toronto Marlies 4-3 to win the Calder Cup [Sportsnet]
  • Fans of Hockey Night in Canada and his work on CBC's website will be happy to hear that Friedman will be moving with the program to Sportsnet []