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Sabres Links: Hackett's road to recovery, Ellis continues to lead, McDavid a lifelong Sabre?

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John Buccigross made a lot of friends in Buffalo yesterday, that's for sure.

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Sabres Links

  • The Sabres fell to the Devils 2-1 in a shootout [Sabres.comIn Lou We Trust]
  • Nikita Zadorov has been riding a hot streak as of late [Buffalo News]
  • John Buccigross listed a player who and and will not be a lifer for every team in the NHL. He picked Connor McDavid as the Sabres lifer, Tyler Ennis and the guy who won't be, as well as listed Patrick Kane as eventually going to the Sabres. A little optimistic, one could say [ESPN]
  • The Sabres hope Matt Ellis will continue to mentor in the NHL [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • Matt Hackett's road to recovery has finally come to an end [TheAHL.com]
  • Bulldog: Its time to get this season into the garage [WGR 550]
  • An illustrated look at the Rick Martin and Don Edwards trade trees, that are still going today [Two In The Box]

Around The League

  • The Ducks will be without Matt Beleskey for 2-4 weeks and Sami Vatanen for 4-6 weeks [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Trade Centre: Jets could look to trade again after injuries, Antti Niemi and Jaromir Jagr on the block [TSN]
  • The Bruins are reportedly open to trading Loui Eriksson and Dennis Seidenberg [Sportsnet]
  • Eric Duhatschek says the Kings, who have been heavily tied to Andrej Sekera, covet Leafs defenseman Roman Polak [The Globe and Mail]