NHL Daily Links - Jan. 10 

January, 10, 2014
As touched upon Thursday, two months after showing Darcy Regier the door, the Buffalo Sabres finally have a replacement architect at the drawing board. Sabres president Pat LaFontaine formally introduced Tim Murray as the club’s new general manager Thursday. The search wasn’t handled lightly, as the organization reportedly interviewed 10 different candidates for the gig. The Sabres also hired Craig Patrick away from the Columbus Blue Jackets as a special assistant/adviser to the hockey department.

So, with a different navigator at the helm, changes are likely forthcoming for the Sabres. Turns out the former Ottawa Senators assistant GM is willing to trade “everybody”, if that’s what it takes to help his new team. What Murray actually said is: “This team is in last place right now. Everybody can be traded.” But you get the idea; no one is untouchable. And the club has 11 players on the current roster headed for unrestricted free agency, including goalie Ryan Miller, forward Matt Moulson and forward Steve Ott.

As for head coach Ted Nolan, his job appears secure … for now. Murray expressed an interest in working with Nolan for the foreseeable future.