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Sabres Links: Ehrhoff buyout analysis, Oilers trade Gagner to Tampa, Reinhart to be introduced

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Sam Reinhart will begin making the rounds with media today, and as one Sabre enters another one leaves. Now a day out of it, does the Ehrhoff buy out make more sense to you?

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Sabres Links

  • The Sabres used their second compliance buyout yesterday on Christian Ehrhoff [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • John Vogl was on the plane with Tim Murray and was able to get a deeper explanation of the Ehrhoff buyout. He says it was an easy decision and that Ehrhoff didn't want to be in Buffalo anymore [Buffalo News]
  • The losing was too much for Ehrhoff [Buffalo Wins]
  • White: Sabres had poor asset management with Ehrhoff [WGR 550]
  • Sabres collect nine new pieces in the draft [NHL.com]
  • Simon: Murray was in a no lose situation at the draft [WGR 550]

Around The League

  • The Oilers traded Sam Gagner to Tampa Bay for Teddy Purcell, then Gagner was quickly flipped with B.J. Crombeen to the Coyotes for picks. The Lightning continued to clear cap space last night, trading Nate Thompson to the Ducks for more picks [NHL.com]
  • The Sabres weren't the only team buying out a veteran defenseman, as Florida put Ed Jovanovski on unconditional waivers [TSN]
  • James Reimer has asked the Maple Leafs for a trade, and the Jets could be in the conversation according to Nick Kypreos [Twitter]