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The Daily: Sabres Interested in Meier; What’s Up With Mantha Rumors?

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Can you imagine Timo Meier joining Buffalo’s offense? Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams must be imagining it because TSN’s Pierre LeBrun is reporting the Sabres have talked to the Sharks about Meier.

Meier, with 28 goals in 49 games, could make the Sabres the NHL’s No. 1 offensive team. They are currently tied with the Boston Bruins with a scoring average of 3.88 goals per game.

LeBrun said the Toronto Maple Leafs and Carolina Hurricanes could also be possible trading partners for the Sharks.

Meanwhile, Boston Hockey Now is looking at whether a Ryan O’Reilly-to-Boston swap makes sense and Washington Hockey Now is trying to get to the bottom of the Anthony Mantha rumors.

And the Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks got us warmed up for the March 3 NHL trade deadline by giving us a 2-for-2 swap on Wednesday. Evan Rawal writes that the Colorado Avalanche.  upgraded their depth with the deal.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

Tyler Bertuzzi is on the Red Wings’ dads trip and he’s expected to play tonight against the Canadiens. He has missed the third period against, plus two more games because of a lower body injury.

Andrew Copp finally is getting a feel for his role on the Detroit Red Wings. He scored the OT winner Tuesday against the Sharks.

Red Wings seem to finally be centering on the idea that Michael Rasmussen plays his best hockey on the wing.

Red Wings’ Next Game

The Red Wings (20-18-8) are on their dad’s trip. They play the Montreal Canadiens (20-25-3) tonight and the New York Islanders (23-22-5) tomorrow. None of these teams are in a playoff spot. As of this morning, the Red Wings are eight points out of a postseason spot.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: BHN writer Jimmy Murphy whether a Ryan O’Reilly acquisition makes sense for the Boston Bruins. 

Colorado:  Evan Rawal writes that the Avalanche upgraded their depth with the Matt Nieto acquisition. Colorado Avalanche. 

Florida: George Richards offers that Carter Verhaeghe has exceeded all expectations with the Panthers. Florida Panthers. 

Montreal: General manager Kent Hughes is cashing in big on his Kirby Dach gamble. Montreal Canadiens

New York: General manager Lou Lamoriello puts some of the onus on players: ‘Your Goal Scorers Have to Score.’. New York Islanders. 

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Philadelphia: Despite a small dip in the Flyers’ level of play, coach John Tortorella is encouraged by what he sees from the team. Philadelphia Flyers. 

Pittsburgh: Goalie Tristan Jarry isn’t going to play until after the NHL All-Star break. Pittsburgh Penguins.

San Jose: Sheng Peng dives into what makes Timo Meier an exceptional player and why the Sharks are willing to deal that player. San Jose Sharks.

Washington: What’s up with the Anthony Mantha trade talk?  Washington Capitals .