Daily Links for Saturday, July 2

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Day 2 of free agency is underway, and we've got plenty of Day 1 recaps and reactions, with more Sabres news after the break.

SABRES SIGN VILLE LEINO - Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have signed unrestricted free agent forward Ville Leino to a multi-year contract.

Leino part of the Sabres' makeover - The Buffalo News
Buffalo signs former Flyer to six-year deal, opts not to play waiting game for Richards

HAMILTON: How Did The Sabres Do? - WGR 550
The Sabres have traded Chris Butler, Steve Montador and Tim Connolly for Robyn Regehr, Christian Ehrhoff and Ville Leino. That is a HUGE upgrade.

Regier: Sabres planned to meet Richards but couldn't let Leino slip away - Sabres Edge
The Sabres caravan was set to head to Mississauga, Ont., to meet with premier unrestricted free agent Brad Richards, but the team decided doing so could force them to miss out on their No. 1 target, forward Ville Leino.

More Sabres News:

Kim Pegula now woman of influence - The Buffalo News
Owner's wife plays key roles in Sabres' activities.

Darcy Regier: Money Drunk or Changing Currency? - THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA . . .LIVE
The fact of the matter is that the Sabres have added three winners to the roster and kept a guy who throws his body around like he’s indestructible.

Leino Stone Unturned - BSN
You say goodbye, and I say hello. It seems the Sabres are parting ways with center Tim Connolly, and saying Hello, hello! to his replacement, Ville Leino.

Ehrhoff and Circumvention - Shutdown Pair
But what is REALLY AWESOME is how it is now the Buffalo Sabres who are ticking off the other fanbases in the league.

 

NHL News:

2011 Free Agent Signings (Official list) - NHL.com
NHL.com's free agent signing tracker keeps you up-to-date on all the latest moves during the 2011 offseason.

Richards sleeps on decision - NHL.com
Mike Richards and Brad Richards aren't related, but the Kings would like to make them teammates.

Winners and losers in July 1 NHL Free-Agent Frenzy - Puck Daddy
In the first several hours of the Frenzy, here are some of the winners and losers in our estimation.

Teams go into spend mode on Day One of Free Agent season - TSN
While the catch of the day - Brad Richards - remains unhooked, most teams were quick to snatch up other pieces that could immediately improve their rosters.

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