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Summarizing the GM’s meetings in Twitter form, plus ESPN’s LeBrun’s ‘Rumblings’

Updated 2x at 9:19 PM: Paul did a helluva job of covering the "gist" of the GM's meetings, but here are some items that I noticed on Twitter and feel merit mentioning, starting with Craig Custance's chat with Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman...

In Penguins and Maple Leafs news, from Sportsnet's Chris Johnston...

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Garrioch: Sabres will clear the personnel decks

In his last rumor column of the 13-14 regular season, the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch ponders the state of the NHL's search for Brendan Shanahan's successor, the coaching and managerial decisions facing the Canucks, Penguins, Leafs, Panthers and Hurricanes, and he wonders where Mike Cammalleri, Ryan Kesler and Martin Brodeur will end up, but sometimes the "lede story" is the one you go with:

[Tim Murray, the] Buffalo Sabres’ GM has hung the ‘For Sale’ sign outside the club’s office and he’s willing to move just about anybody as the off-season officially gets underway Monday for non-playoff teams.

Sources say Murray has been shopping RW Chris Stewart, D Christian Ehroff, C Luke Adam and RW Drew Stafford.

It doesn’t stop there, either. The Sabres will also listen to see what they can get for LW Marcus Foligno, LW Johan Larsson and D Chad Ruhwedel.

The last three are young players that are still considered prospects so it’s a little surprising Murray would be willing to move any of those guys given the club’s current state and direction.

“He’s just open for business,” said a league executive about Murray before the weekend. “He hasn’t drafted any of these current guys.”

Garrioch continues at length...

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Audi/Video- Tim Murray On The Trade Deadline

Tim Murray. GM for the Buffalo Sabres joined Hockey Central at Noon to talk the Sabres at the trade deadline.

Baiscally every Buffalo player is available, some more than others and some frank discussion on Ryan Miller and Steve Ott.

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Sabres Announce The Hiring Of Tim Murray And Craig Patrick

BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 9, 2014) --- Buffalo Sabres president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine today announced the team has hired Tim Murray, a 20-year veteran of NHL front offices, to serve as the club’s general manager. The team also announced that Craig Patrick, the longtime general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, has been hired to serve as a special assistant and advisor to the hockey department.

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Live Stream- Buffalo Sabres Press Conference

The Sabres are expected to announce Tim Murray as their new general manager.

The press conference is expected to start at 11:30am ET, watch it below...

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Sabres Have Found Their GM

The Buffalo Sabres will hold a press conference at 11:30am ET today.

Numerous media reports state Ottawa's Asst. GM Time Murray will be named GM of the Sabres.

John Vogl of the Buffalo News has more on Murray.

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Fast-Tracking Draft Picks

From Ken Warren at Canwest via the Vancouver Sun,

“Guys get fast-tracked because of free agency at 27. You need cheaper players. You’re going to see lots of players come right out of junior who are going to play on the big team.”

More and more, NHL teams appear to be building around a core of franchise-type players, signing them to multi-year contracts while filling in the rest of the roster however possible.

“You’re locking up five or six guys long-term, with big money, and your other guys are moving on,” Murray said. “That’s why we’ve increased the amount of people on our amateur scouting staff. Every team has over the years. Since the new [collective agreement between the NHL and the players’ association], you have to draft guys who can come up and play. You can’t have a draft where you get nobody. That kills your organization.”

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