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Morning Links: Ovechkin the Big Winner

The NHL Awards are over and the draft is next.  It is just one week away which means that the trade talk should start heating up at this point.  Up until this point there have been no Sabres mentioned in the trade discussion, we'll see if that changes.

Sabres Draft Preview: Chapter 3 The Importance | Double Edged Sabres
More draft talk from Vance at Double Edge Sabres

2009 SBN NHL Mock Draft: Day 3: Maple Leafs select Pääjärvi-Svensson - From The Rink
Remember to follow along with the SB Nation Mock Draft that is being highlighted at From the Rink.

NHL.com - NHL Awards: Ovechkin takes home Hart, Pearson, Richard trophies - 06/18/2009
The NHL Awards show went as expected. Alex Ovechkin won everything and hockey players are much more comfortable on the ice than they are in suits and talking in front of crowds. I was surprised that Zdeno Chara won the Norris over Mike Green.

Sources: NHL to host second Winter Classic in 2010 - ESPN
This would certainly be news worthy if it were to happen. For the record...I think the outdoor games are a great idea. With that being said I am confused by Gary Bettman. He stated on numerous occasions that he didn't want to over do it because the novelty would wear off. Is two games in the same year a bit over the top?