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Report: Canucks Could Be Interested In Steve Ott

The trade rumors involving the Sabres are slowly starting to heat up.

Pierre LeBrun is reporting that the Vancouver Canucks are desperately searching for a center, and have recently been in touch with the Sabres.

That would explain the presence of a Vancouver scout at FNC Tuesday night when the Sabres faced the Rangers.

Could Buffalo be persuaded to move Ott, who has added a much needed physical presence to the team?  He has one year and $2.95M remaining on his contract.  As Sabres president Ted Black said on his weekly radio show this morning, there are no untouchables on this team.

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Trading Steve Ott would be a grave mistake.  He is exactly what Buffalo needs more of- someone who gives every game his all.  I won’t be surprised if he’s wearing a letter next season.  As long as some nitwit doesn’t trade him away to “build for the future”.  He’s what we need to make sure our future grows in the right direction.

Posted by Nuthatch on 03/15/13 at 05:33 PM ET

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I’d hate to see Ott go, but it depends on what’s offered.  If they could get him signed to an extension this summer, you might be right about the letter.

Posted by @DaveDavisHockey from Buffalo, NY on 03/15/13 at 10:23 PM ET

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Dave Davis has covered the Buffalo Sabres for various NHL accredited websites and newspapers since 2003.  He was the senior writer and Sabres correspondent for The Fourth Period, covered hockey for Western New York Sports and Leisure Magazine, and has had articles featured on NHL.com, FOX Sports, Yahoo Sports and in New York Sportscene.  Sabres news and notes can be found on his Twitter page.

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