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Sabres Links: #VeseyWatch Continues, Okposo Unveiled, Nylander Impresses

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GMTM and company gave their pitch to Jimmy Vesey in Boston yesterday. Will it be enough to convince him to sign with Buffalo?

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Sabres Links:

  • The Sabres met with Jimmy Vesey yesterday. What about him has caught the eye of so many teams? [CBS Sports]
  • Buffalo had sent the cavalry to Boston to meet with the player [NBC Sports]
  • Vesey's agent mentioned that the player felt 'comfortable' speaking to the Sabres [WGR 550]
  • More on the four-year relationship between Jack Eichel and Vesey [NHL.com]
  • Vesey's rivals at Sabres Development Camp can vouch for the forward's skill [The Buffalo News]
  • Kyle Okposo sees similarities between John Tavares and Jack Eichel [Buffalo Hockey Beat] and said he is excited to be with Eichel and the Sabres [NHL.com]
  • TSN's Travis Yost has some thoughts on the long-term outlook for Okposo in Buffalo [TSN.ca]
  • First round pick Nylander is trying to make a good first impression at development camp [NHL.com] and you can count Hudson Fasching as one who has been impressed by him so far [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • Defenseman Brendan Guhle thinks he has a realistic shot of making the Sabres this year [Sabres.com]
  • Defensive prospect Will Borgen recalled his whirlwind past year, which included his freshman season at St. Cloud State and the World Junior Championships [Sabres.com]
  • Should the Sabres target UFA forward Brandon Pirri? [BLTD]

Around the League:

  • The five biggest second-week free agent signing's of the NHL's salary-cap era [The Hockey News]
  • Winnipeg signed forward Mathieu Perreault to a four-year contract extension [CBC]
  • Calgary signed the No. 6 overall pick, forward Matthew Tkachuk, to his three-year ELC [theScore]
  • The Maple Leafs unveiled their Centennial Season logo and announced a slate of events for the upcoming season [MapleLeafs.com]
  • Picking captains for the six NHL teams that don't have one [BarDown]