‘According to the reports, one woman told police Kane threatened her inside the club and when outside, grabbed her throat. The second woman accused the 6-foot-2 Kane of trying to force her from the bar.’
‘Getting offers were Rasmus Ristolainen, Zemgus Girgensons, Marcus Foligno, Casey Nelson, Dan Catenacci, Jake McCabe and Jason Kasdorf.’
‘The report states that a woman was threatened by Kane while inside Bottoms Up on Chippewa early Friday morning. The woman continued to allege that Kane grabbed her by the throat and tried to force her in to his car in the parking lot outside the bar.’
‘Detroit may offer the clearest deck from a position standpoint. While the Leafs and Sabres have recently drafted their future number one centers, the Red Wings just watched Pavel Datsyuk head for Russia. They have been in the playoffs twenty five seasons in a row so it’s hard to say they’re not better off right now than Toronto and Buffalo. However, making the playoffs and being a Stanley Cup contender are not exactly the same thing. The past couple of seasons have seen the Red Wings continue their impressive streak of playoff appearances with little hope of actually winning it all. Does Stamkos going there in place of Datsyuk alter that or simply help them tread water for a few more years before they finally realize that a bottoming out is needed? That’s a question Stamkos needs to seriously sit with.’
‘Buffalo did not offer RFAs Nathan Lieuwen, Colin Jacobs, Alexander Guptill, or Andrey Makarov qualifying offers. They are now set to become unrestricted free agents.’
Forwards Daniel Catenacci, Marcus Foligno, Zemgus Girgensons, Defensemen Jake McCabe, Casey Nelson, Rasmus Ristolainen, Goaltender Jason Kasdorf.
‘“Somebody else on your roster either has to pay the price or you have to walk away from other really good free agents,” he said. “You have to allocate your money. If you draft well and you draft players that can give you 2-2ø years under an entry-level system and he’s a real good player, that negates finding those $4 million guys that don’t allow you to pay $12 million to a certain player. You have to allocate the money, draft well, have entry-level guys.”’
‘If Osmanski wants to make it to the NHL someday, he knows he must improve his skating. “If I can figure out the skating part, I think I’ll be in pretty good shape,” he said.’
‘It was not a surprise to the WGR staff that Pysyk was traded. Paul Hamilton had reported for months that not all of the Sabres’ brass were on board with Pysyk being a part of the long-term future. After Murray was hired, Pysyk was thrown in Rochester after playing top-pair minutes the previous season under Ron Rolston and Ted Nolan.’
‘“There’s excitement about building this team and where we’ve gone and what we’re doing,” coach Dan Bylsma said. “It gets me excited about what kind of team we can be next year.”’
‘“I’m mad at Casey for stopping at the New Jersey table first,” Sabres coach Dan Bylsma joked. “Tom and I were on the coaching staff together in Pittsburgh for a year, so I know Casey. More than anyone in the draft, I’ve seen him play quite a bit. I was excited to see Casey’s name go up. … He was a guy that was at New Jersey’s development camp last year and was one of their better players. I think it’s a good opportunity for us to scoop him up.”’
‘“He’s one of my best friends,” Osmanski said of Nylander. “I texted him last night. He’s already amazed by the city and stuff like that. He actually texted me today before the draft and said good luck. Last night I came to watch him and he said hopefully Buffalo picks both of us. He kinda called it, right?”’
‘Pu scored 12 goals and 31 points in 63 games last year with the Memorial Cup Champion London Knights. He’s a 6-foot-1 scoring center who has played a secondary role on a team full of first-round talent.’
‘Kulikov is a 25-year-old, left-handed defenseman who is known to play in his own zone. He had one goal and 17 assists in 74 games last season. He will be an unrestricted free after this season and will make $4.33 million.’
‘Today’s trade of Mark Pysyk to Florida for Dmitry Kulikov marks the eight first- or second-round choice made by Regier that Murray has dealt away since he took over in January, 2014. The rundown looks like this…’.