Guys like Cody Hodgson, with mostly-proven NHL talent, aren't going to benefit from playing in the AHL or overseas as much as other younger players.
Here's your daily discussion thread chock full o'and NHL news, collected from around the internet for your viewing pleasure.
- Most of the Sabres young prospects might not benefit as much as you might think from playing in the AHL during a lockout. [The Hosers]
- Here's why the Sabres could win it all in 2012-13. [Sabre Noise]
- Longtime Sabres equipment manager Rip Simonick shares some of his 9/11 memories.
Around the NHL:
- The NHL and NHLPA are planing on meeting this morning, with 4 days to go. [ESPN]
- With the impending lockout, the NHL players are united like never before. [THN]
- NBC Sports Network is beefing up its college hockey coverage in expectation of the lockout. [SB Nation]
- Justin Bieber has been offered a contract by the ECHL's Bakersfield Condors. [Puck Daddy]