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Daily Links for Saturday, April 3

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Saturday, Caturday, whatever you want to call it, the Buffalo Sabres will still be taking on the Montreal Canadiens at the very rational start time of 7pm tonight. The magic number for Buffalo is still 4 points, but could be less since Ottawa plays the NY Islanders at 2pm. Finally, a non-Sabres reason to watch MSG.

Sabres Spend Time Bonding - WGR 550
Instead of practicing yesterday, the Sabres went for a walk. No, really.

Myers' game takes a stride forward - The Buffalo News
Defenseman Tyler Myers has stepped up his offensive game of late but that's not, of course, what his primary duties are. Coach Lindy Ruff wants to see Myers keep getting stronger in his own end.

Buffalo, Jersey, Pittsburgh sprinting down the finish - PensBurgh
Buffalo, NJ and Pittsburgh are in a mad scramble for the 2-3-4 seeds in the Eastern Conference. Who does the schedule favor, on paper at least?

Henrik Sedin is NHL's MVP, Lindy Ruff's future, more notes -
Jim Kelley (the SI writer, not the guy who cares at all about Buffalo) says that Lindy Ruff "is believed" to be playing out the last season of his contract and will head elsewhere next year. Believed by who, James, BY WHO?

Ice Age: NHL elite suffering from 'senioritis' -
What's wrong with teams like the Pens, Caps, Sharks and Blackhawks? Just a case of late-season blues.

Thrashers' Armstrong suspended for two games -
For his hit on Washington's Mathieu Perreault.

Tocchet is not the victim - Raw Charge
Sympathies are running high for Rick Tocchet in the local media. Characterized as the victim to Brian Lawton's villainy, Tocchet's own shortcomings are being overlooked in the narrative.

Flyers sign another goalie -
The Flyers have signed goaltender Sebastien Caron from the Swiss Elite League in Europe, general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed to the Daily News. Unfortunately, he won't be eligible for the playoffs.

Postcard from Russia: Great people, crazy country - CBC
A very interesting look-in on life in the KHL.

Jersey Fouls: Sharks fans get 'Lost'; dungeons and Blue Jackets - Puck Daddy
Another installment of the always-entertaining Jersey Fouls from Puck Daddy.