Daily Links for Friday, May 27

Happy Friday everyone, or as happy as it can be when you realize we're losing Rick Jeanerette for 25-30 games next season. More on that later today. In other news, the love affair with Brayden McNabb continues.

Jeanneret, Neale to work reduced schedules of Sabres games - The Buffalo News
RJ will only call about 10-15 road games next year, plus all home games.

Jeanneret more than just a play-by-play voice - The Buffalo News
He's extending his career partly because he wants to be there when the Sabres win it all and believes they can under new owner Terry Pegula.

No decision on replacements for Jeanneret - The Buffalo News
Rick Jeanneret is cutting back on his broadcast schedule, but there is no word on the replacement yet.

Sabres' Black promises Stanley Cup parade in Rochester - Democrat and Chronicle
A promise to local hockey fans from Sabres president Ted Black: there will be a future Stanley Cup parade in Rochester. 

A "WHIRLWIND" MONTH FOR MCNABB - Buffalo Sabres
The captain of the Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice has certainly had an eventful couple of weeks.

McNabb plays big as ICE advance - SabresProspects.com
The 6'4 defenseman, who had a pair of helpers in the ICE's 5-4 OT win over Saint John on Tuesday, now has three points in three tournament games. 

Bruins, Lightning battle for Cup Final berth - NHL.com
A preview of tonight's matchup.

2011 Stanley Cup Final Schedule - NHL.com
2011 Stanley Cup Final Schedule

2011 Stanley Cup playoffs: Leadership more than a 'C' for Martin St. Louis - ESPN
Undrafted, unwanted early in his career, St. Louis has a fierceness about him, even as he barrels toward his 36th birthday, that leaves his teammates in awe and his team one win from an improbable trip to the 2011 Stanley Cup finals.

Boston’s Horton throws water bottle into stands after Game 6 - Puck Daddy
Interesting find from ESPN Tampa Bay's Mike Corcoran, who analyzed a fan-shot video of the Boston Bruins leaving the ice after Game 6 and noticed Nathan Horton(notes) spraying and then tossing a water bottle at the stands around the 1:30 mark,

Chris Pronger talks about his injuries, Mike Richards, goalies, more [Transcript] - Broad Street Hockey
Chris Pronger spoke to reporters on a conference call earlier today, and he covered a whole multitude of topics -- from his injury issues to the captaincy of Mike Richards to his continued penchant for The Amazing Kreskin.

Weight retires, joins Islanders hockey staff - NHL.com
After 19 seasons, Islanders captain Doug Weight has retired. He'll remain with the organization as an assistant coach and advisor to GM Garth Snow.

NHL 2K12 Ain't Happening - Kotaku
2K Sports yesterday confirmed that NHL 2K12 will not be published on any console, likely ending that simulation's run.

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