from Mike Harrington of Sabres Edge, We’re at one week and counting to the NHL’s trade deadline, next Monday at 3 p.m. And while the 14th-place Sabres still harbor playoff hopes standing seven points out, the realistic view on the outside is that the team should be selling, sooner rather than later. There are already plenty of players whose names have churning in the rumor mill….

“I’ve always wanted to be a Sabre and win in Buffalo,” Gaustad said. “I’ve come to grow up here and my adult life has been in Western New York. Winning here is one of my main goals in hockey.”

Gaustad, however, is getting more attractive by the day. He’s got three goals and seven points in his last 10 games and his line with Patrick Kaleta and Nathan Gerbe has been driving opponents’ top lines crazy.