Sabres Links: Murray and Patrick announcement and reaction, Sabres defensemen in rumor talks

It's quite a large collection of links today as the Sabres finally made the Murray news official, while surprising many with the addition of Craig Patrick as well. Do the moves have you thinking this team is moving in the right direction?

  • The Sabres fell to the Florida Panthers 2-1 thanks to former Sabre Brad Boyes' shootout goal []
  • Sabres name Tim Murray GM and Craig Patrick Special Assistant and Advisor to the Hockey Department []
  • Hamilton: What will the Sabres do about Ryan Miller and Ted Nolan? [WGR 550]
  • The NHL announced that the postponed game between the Sabres and Hurricanes has been moved to February 25th []
  • The Sabres uploaded interviews with the men at the center of today's news, Tim MurrayCraig Patrick, and Pat Lafontaine.
  • Check out the sadness that Senators fans have about Murray leaving their team [Silver Seven]
  • Murray's track record shows an adept talent manager [Buffalo Wins]
  • In yesterday's TradeCentre both Christian Ehrhoff and Henrik Tallinder were tied to the Bruins [TSN]
  • Brayden McNabb was chosen for his third straight AHL All-Star Game. The AHL team will play Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League []/

Around The League

  • Wade Redden retires from the NHL after 14 years in the league [TSN]
  • Brian Rafalski signs a new deal with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL []
  • Poor ice conditions force Lightning and Capitals to switch ends half way through the second [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • John-Michael Liles scored against his former team in Carolina's 6-1 rout of Toronto. With the loss the Leafs moved out of the playoff picture [TSN]
  • Zac Rinaldo out six weeks with a high-ankle sprain [Philadelphia Inquirer]/