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Daily Links for Monday, June 21

Hope you and yours had an excellent Father's Day, whether you were barbecuing, watching the US Open, or just chatting on the phone. With the draft now less than a week away, we've got more and more info for you to digest, including how to sift through all the crazy rumors you'll be hearing over the next few days.

Sabres leaning toward North Americans in draft - The Buffalo News
It's always been tough to predict how good an 18-year-old kid will be in four or five years when he's ready to join the league. Nowadays, teams not only have to project a player's talent, they have to guess whether the prospect even wants to play in North America.

2010 NHL Draft: Which Teams Have The Best Recent Drafting Track Record? -
The NHL Draft is a time for renewal and hope, but all scouts and management teams aren't created equal. SB Nation's Derek Zona examines which teams have the most success at the NHL Draft podium, and Buffalo is looking good.

2010 NHL Mock Draft -
SPORTSNET.CA's Shane Malloy gives its prediction of how the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft may break down on June 25 and has Buffalo taking Notre Dame center Riley Sheahan.

Montreal GM Gauthier talks Halak trade -
Two young goaltenders. Two restricted free agents. One starting job. A choice to be made.

Poile discusses Predators' day of deals -
Predator's GM David Poile discusses the Predators' day of deals.

The 10 UFA left wingers you'd actually want on your team - Puck Daddy
Here are 10 UFA left wings that, should your team sign them, shouldn't ruin your week, and there are some good ones here.

An ITB special report: The origins of hockey rumors revealed! - Intent to Blow
Ever wonder where all those crazy rumors come from on trade deadline day, draft day, and with free agency? ITB reveals the top 3 sources.