Buffalo Sabres Daily Links: The LA Kings Are Stanley Cup Champions

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Kings - who finally snapped the longest wait before winning their franchise's first Cup at 44 years.

Here's your daily discussion thread chock full o' Buffalo Sabres and NHL news, collected from around the internet for your viewing pleasure.

- The Sabres announced some big things yesterday, including Rob Ray as color commentator and a new mid-morning Sabres show on WGR. [Buffalo Sabres, Sabres Edge, WGR]

- A recap of some other organizational news from the team's third New Media Summit. [Buffalo Wins]

- A Sabres move to the top of the draft would be unprecedented, not just for the Sabres, but for the NHL draft in general. [Trending Buffalo]

- What is the value of blocking a shot? I hope you like math, because you're about to get a face full. [The Hosers]

NHL Playoff News:

- The LA Kings dominated Game Six thanks to a controversial really dumb 5-minute major call for boarding on Steve Bernier that saw the Kings to score three goals on the subsequent power play. They never looked back. Congrats to the 2012 Stanley Cup Champs! Check out what they have to say this week at our Kings blog, Jewels to the Crown. [NHL.com]

- Jonathan Quick is your Conn Smythe winner. [NHL.com]

- Paul Hamilton is happy that an 8th seed finally won the Cup. [WGR]

- Credit Kings GM Dean Lombardi for making tough choices that turned out to be the right ones. [ESPN]

- But don't forget that the Kings' big three of Quick, Kopitar, and Brown, who came up huge all postseason, were holdovers from the last regime. [TSN]

- An article thanking the officials for making the right call on Steve Bernier. [Globe & Mail]

- Steve Bernier is the loneliest Devil today. [ESPN]

- Steve Bernier's Wikipedia page was predictable destroyed yesterday. [Puck Daddy]

- Watch geek icon Wil Wheaton's fantastic Cup celebration video, accompanied by kazoo. [Puck Daddy]

- Kudos to Kings fans for being well-behaved while celebrating their team's Cup championship - well, with a few exceptions. (Warning: contains graphic imagery) [Puck Daddy]

Around the NHL:

- SB Nation began its mock draft yesterday. We'll have posts on the Sabres picks, but if you want to follow along, this is the post for you. [SB Nation]

- Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell have been given extensions by the Bruins. [CBS Sportsline]

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