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Drew, you know things are not going well for you when the first photo of you is on page 3 of the "Stafford" search results behind Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions and the Stafford Motor Speedway.
Drew, you know things are not going well for you when the first photo of you is on page 3 of the "Stafford" search results behind Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions and the Stafford Motor Speedway.

It's a Tuesday in May. Which means if you want to read about the Sabres, you're hopefully visiting this site daily. I'm not complaining or anything, but I'm having to claw and scrape to get two Sabres links every day from the entire internetz, and here we are every day with links to peruse, report cards to debate, and killer Fanshots like TEMSON's "Making The Most of the Offseason" post. For real, check it out. Then check THIS out:

Edmonton Journal reports Sabres desperate to trade Stafford & Connolly - MetroWNY.com
There was a report in the Edmonton Journal that the Buffalo Sabres are very unhappy with Drew Stafford and Tim Connolly's performances in the playoffs and are now desperate to trade the duo.

My Top Five: Players to get shipped out of Buffalo - Buffalo Sports Daily
Joe Pinzone combines the Sabres and Bills onto this best-of-the-worst list.

East:

Leighton returns to save day, Flyers within 3-2 - NHL.com
That revolving door to the infirmary that plagued the Philadelphia Flyers at the end of their first-round series has begun to rear its ugly head once again in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Flyers goalie Boucher injured - The Globe and Mail
Philadelphia netminder leaves Game 5 against Boston with suspected knee injury

Canadiens do it again, force Game 7 vs. Penguins - NHL.com
Montreal staved off elmination with a gutsy 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh in Game 6 of their series. Game 7 goes Wednesday night at 7pm.

Legitimate threat — for years to come - The Boston Globe
No matter what happens now, barring a complete and unexpected collapse in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Bruins are back.

 

West:

Sharks view rest between rounds as a positive - NHL.com
The Playoffs get to be a grueling journey the deeper you go, so the Sharks are happy to have a few days off as they wait for their next opponent.

Stars give Sharks reason to believe - SI.com
Somewhere between Detroit and San Jose, the beleaguered Sharks located the composure they'd lost during Thursday's 7-1 thrashing. 

Blackhawks hoping for extended stay out west - NHL.com
The Blackhawks would like nothing more than a long stay out west and are get ready for the conference finals in San Jose

The ultimate injury - sportsnet.ca
Former Calgary Flame Nick Fotiu unfortunately knows all too well what Sami Salo is going through. Warning to all males: this story will make you cringe.

 

The Rest:

Lassen scores winner as Denmark stuns U.S. at worlds - TSN
Team USA is now 0-2 after falling to mighty Denmark.

NHL facing glut of potential for-sale teams - THN
With the Phoenix situation still in flux, there's talk L.A., St. Louis, Nashville, Carolina and N.J. could also see ownership shifts in the coming months.