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Sabres Links: Sabres rumors fly, Brodeur retiring, Mike Richards clears waivers

The Sabres looked like their usual selves in their return to action yesterday. Will Matt Hackett get a chance against Edmonton?

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Sabres Links

  • The Sabres lost their 12th game in a row, falling to the Flames 4-1 [Sabres.comMatchsticks and Gasoline]
  • Lyle Richardson listed Torrey Mitchell as a possible trade target for Winnipeg [The Hockey News]
  • The Fourth Period also lists Mitchell as a possible mover at the deadline, along with the obvious selections of Chris Stewart and Drew Stafford. They also say teams are very interested in Josh Gorges [The Fourth Period]

Around The League

  • Martin Brodeur is retiring, and set to join the Blues front office [Sportsnet]
  • Mike Richards cleared waivers, and will head to play in Manchester [TSN]
  • The Penguins traded Marcel Goc to the Blues Max Lapierre [Pittsburgh Tribune]
  • Oilers owner Darryl Katz reportedly used Hamilton as leverage to get an new arena [Globe & Mail]
  • Colin Greening was put on waivers by the Senators. Despite the Tim Murray connection, he's severely under-performed, and would be a surprising waiver pick-up [Silver Seven Sens]