Sabres Links: Hitchcock re-ups, Rangers rout Lightning, will the next coach feel like a second choice?

Everyone knows the Sabres wanted Mike Babcock, but should the next Sabres coach really care at all about that?

  • Gleason: Coach search puts Sabres in tough spot [Buffalo News]
  • Hamilton: With all the Sabres young talent, don't forget Nicholas Baptiste [WGR 550]/

Around The League

  • Ken Hitchcock and the Blues agreed to a one-year extension [TSN]
  • The Rangers routed the Lightning to force a Game 7 []
  • Devan Dubnyk is talking with the Wild about a new deal, and could get paid upwards of $4 million [Minneapolis Star Tribune]/