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FYI - It was too small for a full link, but Mike Grier got a raise from $1.2 million to $1.4 million this year. Now he can spend the extra $200,000 to buy us all Fear The Grier t-shirts. After the break is, I think, a pretty cool group of links dealing with the World Championships, TV ratings and scheduling, and mouth injuries.

Sabres Release Ticket Prices For Upcoming Season - WGR 550 SportsRadio
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will increase season ticket prices by approximately 5% for the 2010-11 season. Price increases will range from $1-$4 in all price levels.

Archetypes - The Goose's Roost
Ryan hates Drury and Briere, but not for the reasons you think, and talks about SAT words like the titular (another one!) archetypes.

East:

Flyers beat Habs 3-0, take two-game lead in East final - NHL.com
Prosperity agrees with the Philadelphia Flyers.

McKenzie: Canadiens have their hands full with Briere - TSN
Philadelphia Flyers forward Danny Briere is a good player in the regular season, but he elevates his play when it comes to the playoffs.

The young and the veteran - sportsnet.ca
Chris Pronger has preached professionalism in the Flyers dressing room and it’s paying dividends.

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michael Leighton ready for playoff challenge - ESPN
Michael Leighton is picking up right where he left off earlier this season for the Flyers. And it's his journey around the hockey map that has prepared him for this latest challenge.

 

West:

For Campbell, boos can be motivational - NHL.com
We weren't booing, Brian, we were yelling "SHOOOOOOOOOOT" when you were on the power play.

Bergeron takes shock-jock to task - The Globe and Mail
Canadiens defender finds himself sticking up for his teammates on-air after Fiery comments by Pirate radio DJ.

 

The Rest:

World Championships: U.S. is 13th; Canada-Russia in quarters - Puck Daddy
After the wonderful ride to the silver medal in the Winter Olympics, the freefall of the U.S. team at the World Championships in Germany has been nothing but ugly.

Team Canada limps into last eight - The Globe and Mail
Canada sets up quarter-final against Russia with 3-2 loss to Czech Republic at world championship.

N.H.L. Playoffs on Versus Find a Growing Audience - NYTimes.com
The network’s combined viewership for the first two rounds is the highest since 1994.

Why the NHL began conference finals with doubleheaders - Puck Daddy
Puck Daddy explains the puzzling schedule.

A sport with teeth - The Globe and Mail
When hockey players suffer catastrophic mouth injuries, it’s no laughing matter.