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Sabres Links: Conflicting reports continue in final hours of Babcock watch

Babcock is expected to announce his decision at some point today, and where he's going is still not set in stone.

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Sabres Links

  • John Vogl said yesterday that a coaching source tells him that the Sabres money will woo Mike Babcock [Buffalo News]
  • John Wawrow reports that Babcock was in contract talks with Tim Murray yesterday [AP]
  • Matthew Coller reports the Sabres could be offering $50 million to Babcock [Twitter]
  • Pierre Lebrun says Babcock was still undecided as of last night [Twitter]
  • Vogl said Babcock likes that Murray doesn't micromanage the roster, and is more of a scout [Twitter]
  • John Shannon of Sportsnet said a Sabres source told him Babcock was still only 50-50 on whether he would come to Buffalo [Twitter]
  • Dunleavy: Rasmus Ristolainen is bringing youthful maturity to the franchise []

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