Tim Murray, Buffalo
The straight-talking general manager of the Sabres will be among the busiest men in the NHL this week. Murray’s team will be listed often on the transactions report.
« Jonathan Toews, Chicago
The Blackhawks’ captain is only 25, but he already has two Olympic golds, two Stanley Cups, a Selke Trophy and gold medals from the world juniors and world championships.
The organization held its 10th annual telethon to benefit Roger’s House, a home for children with life-limiting illness built in honor of late Sabres coach Roger Neilson.
The Sabres’ Week Ahead
Monday – at Dallas: The last game before the trade deadline will also feature a meeting between two of the Sabres’ 16 coaches, Ted Nolan and the Stars’ Lindy Ruff.
Thursday – at Tampa Bay: The Sabres’ lineup could feature a bunch of new names, which means no one will have time to check out an afternoon spring training game.
Friday – at Florida: The Panthers made six first-round picks in the last four years. Five of the players have already reached the NHL. Florida will select in the top five again.
Next Sunday – Chicago Blackhawks: Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and the defending Stanley Cup champions make their only visit to Buffalo this season.