Sabres Links: Reinhart earns plenty of praise, Carlyle fired, Varone named AHL All-Star

Sam Reinhart is the talk of the town today after an impressive tournament with Canada.

Sabres Links

  • Mikhail Grigorenko scored his first of the year in the Sabres 4-1 loss to New Jersey [, In Lou We Trust]
  • Fresh off his re-call to the Sabres, Phil Varone was named an AHL All-Star []
  • In Elliotte Friedman's latest 30 Thoughts he discusses Sam Reinhart's strong play at the WJC (#11 and 12) and also says Tim Murray said there had been no calls about either goaltender (#22) [Sportsnet]
  • Allan Muir was also very high on Reinhart, saying he would have picked him as the tournament's best forward [Sports Illustrated]
  • Craig Button listed Reinhart as the best forward in his final awards, calling him the "straw that stirred (the) drink" [TSN]
  • Here's also a fun Vine of Reinhart celebrating the Gold medal victory [Vine]
  • Rochester was shut out, 4-0, by the Flames []
  • Justin Bailey's junior rights were traded from Kitchener to Sault Ste. Marie [Sabres Prospects]

Around The League

  • The Maple Leafs fired coach Randy Carlyle yesterday. Assistants Peter Horacheck and Steve Spott will handle coaching duties for their next game [TSN]