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The Hockey News Live Episode 9: Have the Buffalo Sabres finally arrived?

Matt Larkin, Ken Campbell and Ryan Kennedy assess last week's 1-for-1 trades and wonder whether it's time to call the Buffalo Sabres a good hockey team.

This week on The Hockey News Live:

- Carl Hagelin for Tanner Pearson. Ryan Strome for Ryan Spooner. What do last week's 1-for-1 trades mean for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers?

- How far in the Atlantic Division standings will the Boston Bruins slide with Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara injured?

- Are the Buffalo Sabres here to stay as playoff threats in the Atlantic Division?

- Fantasy pickups of the week: Drake Batherson, David Rittich, Ryan Spooner

- Future Watch: Bobby Brink, Ian Scott

- Hot take: having a major junior team is not a right – it's a privilege

- Mailbag: could the Penguins end up competing for Jack Hughes and the draft lottery?

And more!


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