It's been awful slow around these parts lately and I apologize. Things will start picking up now with some off-season content. It's already been a long off-season for Sabres fans and we still have two months before training camp begins. After attending two days of the prospect camp I am itching to get real hockey.
If you have never seen Thomas Vanek's website I recommend it. I have two links to an interview he did while in Austria. It's a great piece and a must read.
Overlooked and Underrated: Daniel Paille | The Hockey Writers
A really good piece on Danile Paille. I have been saying this about Paille for quite sometime. I would still like him to be more consistent but I still think he can be a really good player in the NHL.
Joe DiPenta - hockeyfights.com
Joe DiPenta stats, bio and news
NHL Teams Hunt for Talent in a Frenzied Bazaar - WSJ.com
A different way to gauge a players importance to their team. It looks like the Sabres might miss Spacek more than I anticipated.
Hockey's money bummers: cap drop, pending CBA headaches - Puck Daddy - NHL - Yahoo! Sports
Wyshynski takes a look at the possible issues that could pop up heading into next year's offseason and the new CBA in 2012.
Daily Record - Local news serving Ellensburg, Cle Elum, Roslyn, Thorp, Kittitas, Vantage, South Cle Elum, Easton, Snoqualmie and Suncadia
This could be an entirely new perspective to NCAA sports including hockey. I look for more of this type of thing in the very near future.
The Hockey News: Brian Costello's blog: THN.com Blog: Very few NHL goaltender openings remain
It's sad to see Martin Biron unemployed but it is also reality. I don't see a spot for him in the NHL unless he is willing to play for $1 million or less. It's sad because he is a better goalie than many of the backups in the league but he wants too much money.
Blue Jackets Xtra : Blue Jackets wait for trade opportunities
Maybe the Blue Jackets can be a partner for the Sabres to trade with. The Sabres have plenty of defensemen to offer, the question is...who wants them?