NHL Daily Links - Dec. 20 

December, 20, 2013
As proposed by the CBC’s Elliotte Friedman earlier this week, the Buffalo Sabres did indeed broker a trade with the Edmonton Oilers for forward Linus Omark. The 26-year-old forward cost the Sabres all of a 2014 conditional sixth-round draft pick. Omark – stuck in the AHL with the Oilers’ organization – should get a solid shot at securing a role with a struggling Buffalo club. The diminutive winger can score, and the Sabres have had some trouble in that department.

While we're on the subject of non-scoring Sabres, forward Ville Leino (zero goals) is one of several top buyout candidates, according to ESPN Insider Neil Greenberg. Other Insider content from Thursday features a piece on possible locations for NHL expansion by Craig Custance.

Apparently making silly “we-won-the-Stanley-Cup” gestures isn’t enough to get you traded out of Boston. Seems reasonable enough. Despite feeling annoyed with his pesky winger, Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli says he has zero intention of moving Brad Marchand. “Let me be clear on Marchy,” Chiarelli said Thursday. “I’m not trading Marchy. He’s a good player. I like the way he plays.”