Daily Links for Thursday, June 23

Tyler Myers was really close to winning his first Norris trophy. Maybe next year he'll get more than one fourth place vote.

The draft talk keeps flowing today, and more mocks can be found after the break. Also, the NHL awards were last night with Corey Perry taking home the Hart trophy.

WNY to have big presence at NHL draft - The Buffalo News
There are a whole bunch of WNY kids that could get picked in this year's draft.

KOZIOL: Regier Needs To Go All In - WGR 550
"Pegula may have provided Regier a M16 rifle versus the squirt gun that Tom Golisano provided the Sabres general manager, but why would other GM’s all of a sudden be willing to make trades that will give the Sabres all these wonderful players?"

RoostCast 38: Prospects and Outlooks - The Goose's Roost
Kris Baker of SabresProspects.com joins Chris and Corey for this episode of the hockey podcast.

June 22nd, 1999: After "No Goal," A Rally, not a Riot - BSN
An interesting article comparing how Bills and Sabres fan have acted after their team lost championships as opposed to Vancouver.

The Focus Of The Fan - Hockey Rhetoric
A lengthy philosophical discussion on sports/Sabres fandom.

Draft Talk:

NHL mock draft: First-round projections - sportsnet.ca
The Edmonton Oilers are on the clock, much like they were a year ago. So are the Sabres.

Adam Kimelman's 2011 Mock Draft - NHL.com
Adam Kimelman takes a stab at a mock draft for NHL.com.

Top 10: Draft day steals - THN
#1 is a former Sabre, and #2 is a former Sabre-killer.

10 Americans have shot at going in first round Friday - USATODAY.com
A year after a record 11 Americans landed in the first round of the NHL draft, 10 could hear their names called Friday.


NHL News:

Perry, Thomas lead honorees at NHL Awards - NHL.com
Corey Perry of the won the Hart Trophy as the most valuable player as the NHL honored the top performers of the 2010-11 season in Las Vegas.

How Corey Perry won the Hart and other revealing vote totals - Puck Daddy
The 2011 NHL Awards were their usual mix of awesome and awkward. But the awards themselves offered a bit more unpredictability than in previous years — and some razor-thin margins in the voting.

NHL Cover Star Crowned at Tonight's NHL Awards - Kotaku
At the NHL awards tonight, EA Sports revealed that Tampa Bay center Steven Stamkos will grace the cover of NHL 12 when the game releases Sept. 13.

Countdown to July 1: Richards waits, Selanne mulls future, Jagr Watch continues - ESPN
Richards is the No. 1 center on the UFA market, and it's not even close in what is otherwise a thin year. Los Angeles, Toronto and the New York Rangers are just some of the teams that we're told will make a bid.

Pass or Fail: The new logos for the Nashville Predators - Puck Daddy
Ryan Porth of Smashville 24/7 published these new Nashville Predators logos that were shown to bloggers at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday. The team is debuting new home and away jerseys this summer, with the white roadie making its debut at the NHL draft on Friday night.

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