Daily Links for Saturday, August 20

We're now less than one month away from the Sabres first preseason game - how does that make you feel, Sabres fans?

Drury gives up on finding new team, retires from NHL - The Buffalo News
Former Buffalo Sabres co-captain Chris Drury retired from the NHL on Friday after 12 seasons, unable to hook up with a new team after the New York Rangers bought out the final year of their captain's contract in June.

Gongshow Hockey Shacks:Derek Roy (Part 2 of 2) "The Lifestyle" - YouTube
A small view into Derek Roy's life, and, well, I'll let you decide how to feel about it.

Sutch on the move; Harsh words for the Cat - SabresProspects.com
While one Sabres prospect, Daniel Catenacci, awaits a trade out of Sault Ste. Marie, another pipeline forward out of the OHL was actually moved Thursday as Gregg Sutch has been dealt by the Mississauga-St. Michael's Majors to the Barrie Colts for a package of draft picks.

Pass or Fail: Grading NHL’s new rules tested at R&D Camp - Puck Daddy
Perhaps the greatest misconception about the NHL Research and Development Camp, which just completed its second summer at the absurdly named MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence near Toronto, is that NHL VP Brendan Shanahan is an evil scientist.

Will 2011-12 be a nasty NHL season? - THN
Given the style of play employed by last season's Cup finalists, can we expect more borderline play this season?

GMs show little support for no-touch icing rule - NHL.com
For the second straight summer, general managers are debating whether or not it's a good idea to adopt the no-touch icing rule in the NHL.

Ex-Sharks CEO looking to buy Coyotes - The Globe and Mail
Greg Jamison said to be one of two bidders for the NHL club

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