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Sabres Links: Buffalo still a favorite for Babcock, Flyers hire Hakstol, Tampa dominates

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Babcock is expected to make his decision by tomorrow, and the Sabres reportedly are still a very serious candidate.

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Sabres Links

  • Despite Mike Babcock's visit to San Jose, Elliotte Friedman reports the Red Wings and Sabres remain the favorites [Sportsnet]
  • The Sabres feel confident they did all they could do to lure Babcock, and a source tells John Vogl that Buffalo is the best candidate to lure him away from Detroit [Buffalo News]
  • A panel broke down film of Jack Eichel, showing how he's a star in the making [TSN]

Around The League

  • The Flyers surprised many by naming former North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol their next bench boss [TSN]
  • Edmonton is expected to announce Todd McLellan as their next head coach today [Sportsnet]
  • Tyler Johnson scored a hat trick in Tampa Bay's 6-3 dismantling of the Rangers [NHL.com]
  • The Sharks have received permission to interview Dan Bylsma according to ESPN's Craig Custance [Twitter]