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Daily Links for Tuesday, May 18

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In case you missed it yesterday, the Sabres made everyone happy and resigned the anti-Connolly (or Mike Grier as he's known to some) to a one year deal. And there was much rejoicing (yaaayyyy.....)

Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with forward Mike Grier.

Sabres re-sign Grier - Sabres Edge
It was evident during casual chats with the Buffalo Sabres that Mike Grier was exactly what they needed.


Habs look to counter Philly menace - The Globe and Mail
Having been physically overwhelmed in Game 1, Canadiens aim to keep Flyers clear of their own net.

Montreal Canadiens assistant Kirk Muller looks like a head coach -
During the regular campaign, a coach and his staff prepare on a game-by-game basis, one opponent after another, but the emphasis is on overall execution by their charges, as well as instilling the details required for consistency over the long haul.

Eulogy: Remembering the 2009-10 Boston Bruins - Puck Daddy
The Bruins get buried, dirt is shoveled.



Byfuglien showing more than one dimension to game -
Sharks coach Todd McLellan sees elements of Dany Heatley in Dustin Byfuglien, a scary thought for opponents of the Blackhawks.

San Jose Sharks try to even West finals against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday - ESPN
Sharks fans let Brian Campbell know how much they don't miss him in San Jose. But if it wasn't for him, they wouldn't have Dan Boyle. It's one of the West finals' strange ironies.


The Rest:

Capitals sign Backstrom for $67M - The Globe and Mail
High flying Swedish centre agrees to ten year contract with Washington.

Tallon replaces Sexton as Panthers' GM -
Dale Tallon is given a lot of credit for building a team in Chicago that is in the Western Conference Final for a second straight year. The Florida Panthers hope he can have the same success.

Rumor Roundup: Will Malkin move? - THN
With a second round loss, do the Pens make a major shift?; Tim Thomas could be out of Boston; and what the Canucks will do with Wellwood.

NHL Playoff Beards -
A gallery of some very nice playoff beards.