Happy Friday, folks. We're still mixing emotions with more fallout from the KHL Lokomotiv tragedy while at the same time trying to balance that with the feeling of excitement over the approaching season. Plenty of links on both after the break.
Sabres Pominville Ready For Camp - WGR 550
His injury is behind Pominville now as he's skating with teammates in Amherst and feeling good.
TED BLACK CHAT - Buffalo Sabres
Here's yesterday's chat with Sabres president Ted Black in its entirety.
Sabres prospects ready to flaunt skills - The Buffalo News
Ron Rolston is excited. The newest head coach in the Buffalo Sabres' organization is going to watch many of the team's top prospects for the next six days, and he knows the hockey is going to be fast-paced and entertaining.
Video: Dynamo Minsk’s hockey funeral for Lokomotiv crash victims - Puck Daddy
"On Thursday night, Dynamo Minsk skated out on the ice of their arena — not for a game, but for a remarkable "hockey funeral" for their fallen opponents, in front of stands packed with fans in mourning. This is as surreal, heartbreaking and moving a moment as we've seen on the rink."
Players jittery about playing in KHL - The Globe and Mail
‘I think people are going to be more cautious about signing over there,’ agent says.
Lokomotiv to be rebuilt - Sabres Edge
The president of the KHL has said that Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, which was decimated by a plane crash Wednesday, will be rebuilt and begin play next week.
Brad Richards ready, Zach Parise talks contract, John Tavares loves Long Island - ESPN
Some tidbits from the NHL media tour.
Current NHL issues vindicate Eric Lindros - THN
Once a can't-miss prospect, Eric Lindros dealt with concussions and injuries his entire career that ended up foreshadowing what was to come.
Rejected NHL12 Features - Pensblog
Some really funny rejected features for this year's hockey game.