Sabres Links: Ristolainen negotiation starts, three Sabres advance at Worlds, Lambert ready to take over
What's a reasonable price tag for Ristolainen, and would you prefer a bridge or long-term deal?
Before the links today, I just wanted to share a bit of news with you all. As you know if you follow me on Twitter, I'll be interning with the Buffalo News on their sports desk this summer. Obviously that's a bit of a conflict of interest with Die By The Blade, so I'll be leaving the site for a few months. This isn't goodbye, just a little break. We don't have a definite date yet for my last day here, but I should be around for the next few weeks. I'll officially start my full-time internship with the News on June 13.
Whatever happens, I'll still be on Twitter and likely in the comment section a bit while I'm gone. It'll go faster than you think!
- Ryan O'Reilly, Jake McCabe and Hudson Fasching move on at Worlds, while Zemgus Girgensons and the Latvians have been eliminated [Sabres.com]
- Craig Custance says the Sabres have talked with Rasmus Ristolainen about a contract extension, and expect negotiation to continue at the combine [Twitter]
- Passionate Dan Lambert ready to lead the Amerks [Rochester Democrat & Chronicle]
Around the League
- Martin Jones shut out the Blues to tie the series at one [TSN]