Daily Links for Saturday, May 8

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Happy Mother's Day Eve. Hopefully you've gotten your mom something nice, and if not, there's always Walgreens.

Rumor Roundup: Tim talk - THN
In the rumor mill: Pavelski a candidate for an offer sheet... Connolly likely to be moved from Buffalo... and Kostitsyn to the KHL?

Nick Crawford in the fold - Double Edged Sabres
Some news on new signee Nick Crawford - check out the OHL player rankings linked to on this page.

Coaches with Sabres ties are candidates for NHL jobs - Buffalo Sports Daily
A whole bunch of guys with or formerly with the Sabres are being considered for other NHL jobs.

New York State is Sabres Territory - Sabre Noise
The new NY license plates bear a striking resemblance to a certain team's colors...

East:

Habs’ winning formula: Get to Fleury - The Globe and Mail
Montreal evens series as it finally gets into the face and under the skin of the Pittsburgh netminder

Crosby, Malkin not packing a punch for Penguins - NHL.com
The Montreal Canadiens have done an excellent job making Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin inoffensive through four games.

MCKENZIE: KOSTITSYN'S TEAMMATES DON'T WANT HIM AROUND - TSN
There's not much doubt what the Montreal Canadiens - and that includes management, coaching staff and players - would like to do with Sergei Kostitsyn right about now.

 

West:

Canucks to Niemi: Here we come - The Globe and Mail
Vancouver will try to intimidate Chicago goalie as players ‘fight fire with fire’

Johan Franzen, Detroit Red Wings keep series alive against San Jose Sharks - ESPN
Was Detroit's rout of San Jose in Game 4 simply the work of a glory-filled team having too much pride to go out in a four-game sweep or the start of something intriguing?

Red Wings hope to make history - The Globe and Mail
Players believe Detroit can join very select group of teams that have rallied from a 3-0 series deficit

 

The Rest:

Russia takes aim at gold medal hat trick at Worlds - NHL.com
Armed with Alex Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk, Russia is eyeing a title at the 2010 World Championships.

Sources: Ice Edge Holdings group back in mix to buy Phoenix Coyotes - ESPN
The bid by Chicago businessman Jerry Reinsdorf to buy the Phoenix Coyotes is dead and the city of Glendale has returned to the previously shunned Ice Edge Holdings group in a last-minute bid to keep the team in Phoenix, ESPN.com has learned.

Welcome To Bizarro Continent, Where Canada Owns Our Asses At Sports Management - Deadspin
While Glendale and Gary Bettman flounder about, there's already a deal in place to move the Coyotes to Winnipeg. Meanwhile Montreal has been tapped to join MLS, and, oh look, they've already got a team. Sh*t, America, get it together.

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