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Reading manager Jaap Stam remains interested in securing the services of Leicester defender Liam Moore according to Sky Sports sources. Stam has already raided Le Havre for striker Joseph Mendes, while bringing in midfielder John Swift from Chelsea and goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola.And the Dutchman is looking for defensive reinforcements, with Moore, who can play at full-back or centre-back, a priority target. The 23-year-old had spells on loan at Brentford and Bristol City last season and did not make an appearance for Leicester in their Premier League title-winning campaign.Moore has one year remaining on his current deal at the King Power Stadium.Reading are keen to complete the deal before their Championship opener against Preston at the Madejski Stadium next Saturday. Also See: Reading video Reading fixtures Reading stats Get a ￡10 free bet! Jared Cook Jersey . Kuper, a fifth-round pick in Denvers 2006 draft, started 79 games at guard over eight seasons. 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A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press the Steelers will part ways with the former Pro Bowler, a move that hardly serves as a surprise after fifth-year linebacker Jason Worilds agreed to accept a "transition player" tag last week.BUFFALO, N.Y. - Connor McDavid tries not read whats written about him, following the advice of agent Bobby Orr and so many people around him. But its hard after Buffalo Sabres games.Whenever the Sabres lose, my Twitter just kind of blows up with fans kind of talking about me and stuff like that, McDavid said.It goes beyond social media. Some fans have already had McDavid 97 Sabres jerseys made up and wear them to games that hes not even eligible to play in.Buffalo is tied for the fewest points in the NHL through six games and has been outshot 227-141. With the team in full rebuild mode and no expectation for success this season, some fans are on board with the idea of tanking for the No. 1 pick in Junes draft.Even with a draft lottery system in place that discourages tanking, former Sabres defenceman and current Erie Otters assistant Jay McKee understands why those looking at the long-term picture are willing to cheer for losing to get an opportunity to pick McDavid.They should want to get Connor McDavid, the fans here in Buffalo, McKee said. But obviously in order to have a chance at drafting Connor, theyre probably going to have to have a bad year again. And as a fan, as a player, thats not necessarily what you want, so its kind of a double-edged sword.On Wednesday night, McDavid had a goal and three assists in his first game at First Niagara Center, which could be his home rink in less than a year. In something of a novelty regular-season Ontario Hockey League game, McDavid and the Otters were in town to play the Niagara IceDogs.Its the second time Buffalo has been the stage for top 2015 draft picks. This arena also hosted the USA Hockey prospects game, and potential Nos. 2 and 3 picks Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin, in September.For Erie, the game is a nice bit of exposure, and coach Kris Knoblauch said its a chance to break up the monotony of the season. For McDavid, its a potential preview of his future.On the concourse, McDavid Otters shirts and jerseys are mixed in with Sabres gear. The colours are similar, and the connection is undeniable.Collin Kuznik of Buffalo proudly wore his customized McDavid Sabres jersey to the Otters-IceDogs game on Wednesday night. He said fellow Sabres fans praise him when he wears it to NHL games, too.I just got the Sabres McDavid jersey because I figured the Sabres shot at him is pretty high this year, Kuznik said. (Fans) cheer for the Sabres but after every loss they go, At least we can get McDavid.Standing at a lectern Tuesday afternoon with a Sabres logo on it, McDavid said it was pretty weird to think about fans in Buffalo already getting his name stitched on jerseys. The 17-year-old, whos considered The Next One after Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby, insisted hes not thinking much about the possibility that this is the first of many times hell step onto the ice here.Maybe a little bit, McDavid said. If Buffalo happens to be the one that drafts me, thatll be great and Ill be thrilled. Its the NHL. You kind of go where youre picked. Every NHL city and organizatiion is first-class.dddddddddddd. Buffalo would be obviously a tremendous honour.McKee played a season with Crosby and has drawn parallels between the Pittsburgh Penguins captain and Eries younger playmaking centre with the indescribable vision. On Tuesday, he said McDavid has the potential to be among the greatest players to play the game.With those expectations, its no wonder Sabres fans have their focus on McDavid instead of the likes of Cody Hodgson, Chris Stewart and off-season additions like Matt Moulson, Josh Gorges and Brian Gionta.Do you want to win? Do you want to have a draft pick? If you want to get a chance to get Connor McDavid, youre going to have to finish real low in the standings, McKee said. I understand the fans and their desire and for having Connor — they should have that desire. Its just a tough situation. You dont want your home team to lose, but you do want a good draft pick.Over the past three drafts, the Sabres have had five picks within the top 20: centre Sam Reinhart second overall this year, defencemen Rasmus Ristolainen eighth and Nikita Zadorov 16th in 2013 and forwards Mikhail Grigorenko 12th and Zemgus Girgensons 14th in 2012.Those players so far have combined for 37 points in 171 games, and Girgensons has 24 of them in 76 games.You build up all those first-round draft picks that are 10th or lower in selection and youve got a pretty good recipe of building a Stanley Cup team in the future, in four or five years or so, McKee said.No ones giving up on those young and still-developing players, but adding McDavid to the mix would change the whole landscape. Even though he believes hes no lock to make Canadas world junior team this year, the Newmarket, Ont., native leads the OHL in scoring with 32 points through 11 games.McKee called McDavid a generational player.Draft picks from 1 to 10, usually the players will have a great shot or great speed or work their tail off, theres something to high draft picks that are special about all those players, McKee said. He has all those abilities in one person.While Eichel, a centre playing for Boston University is in the discussion, it would be hard to imagine an NHL team with the first pick passing on McDavid. To no ones surprise the Otters are some of McDavids biggest supporters.Ive had a lot of players with a lot of ability that I wish had more character, and Ive had a lot of players with a lot of character I wish had more ability, Erie general manager Sherry Bassin said. Put them both together, you get a star, and weve got a few of them and hes our leader.Having seen McDavids development up close, McKee considers his play amazing. And hes not surprised that fans of many NHL teams want him.Its pretty unique because you dont find players of his capability very often, McKee said. Its not every year in the draft that you can find a guy like that, and I think this year is a special year.---Follow @SWhyno on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version had the wrong first name for Collin Kuznik. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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