Sabres Links: Avs likely to move O'Reilly, Sabres have worst Stanley odds, Leafs announce staff
The Ryan O'Reilly rumors continue to swirl, even though the tone hasn't changed much in months.
- The Sabres announced their preseason schedule yesterday, featuring seven games [Sabres.com]
- The Westgate SuperBook already released very early Stanley Cup odds for next season, and the Sabres are tied for the longest shot at 200-1 [ESPN]
- We are two days away from announcing our 21st pick in the SB Nation Mock draft, which continued yesterday. At 13th Los Angeles (via Jewels from the Crown) took Travis Konecny, the Boston Bruins (via Stanley Cup of Chowder) took Timo Meier, and Calgary (via Matchsticks and Gasoline) took Jeremy Roy. You can follow along with the entire draft listings here.
Around The League
- Bob McKenzie says the Avalanche are more likely to trade Ryan O'Reilly than not [Today's Slapshot]
- Any thoughts of Jacques Martin joining another Dan Bylsma staff, which seemed like a rather unlikely chance from the start, are over as he's returning to Pittsburgh as a special assistant [Penguins.com]
- The Leafs announced Babcock's coaching staff yesterday [Mapleleafs.com]
- Sergei Kostitsyn is close to an NHL deal according to Igor Eronko [Twitter]
- Todd Nelson, who served as Edmonton's interim head coach this season, will be named the head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins according to Elliotte Friedman [Twitter]