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DLD: Sabres Declining Value, Pirates Win at HSBC

Tonight will mark the third consecutive night of hockey at HSBC Arena. The Sabres won on Wednesday, Portland won on Thursday, what will happen tonight against the Flames?

Portland Pirates - Game Summary
The Portland Pirates gave the HSBC crowd something to cheer about as they beat the Rochester Americans by a score of 6-3. It was probably bittersweet for Sabres fans that have an affinity for the Amerks.

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Home of the Buffalo Sabres - Lalime ready to resume as Miller's backup
Lalime is back and Grier is out. It doesn't look like Grier will be able to suit up against the Flames which means that Patrick Kaleta will move to the third line with Kennedy and Hecht. As for Lalime, does he make a start this weekend or does he wait until next week? I think it will be next week before he gets game action.

Sabres Edge: MacArthur hit: worthy of discipline?
Sabres Edge did a poll and the sentiment is that a suspension is not warranted.

Vanek needs some coaching | Hockey Rhetoric
If you have some time to kill this is a must read. Some very good points on how Thomas Vanek struggles in even strength situations and until he gets better, he will never be an elite/superstar player.

Sabres slip in NHL valuation standings - Business First of Buffalo:
Sabres slip in NHL valuation standings