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Daily Links For Thursday, July 8

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Two more Sabres are in the fold as of yesterday, new face Rob Niedermayer and old friend Patrick Lalime. We have so many Sabres links today there's more of them after the break.

The Vet - The Goose's Roost
Chris gives us the Roost's perspective on Niedermayer.

Niedermayer brings something foreign to roster -
That something is: leadership.

Lalime sees something special - Sabres Edge
It's certainly a happy 36th birthday for Patrick Lalime, who re-signed with the Sabres yesterday.

Sabres Add Backup Goalie – Maybe a Trade Prelude? - Sabre Noise
The Buffalo Sabres have addressed the need to fill the back up goaltender spot; and they have done it with none other than Patrick Lalime. But will they still be active in the trade market?

Bloggers Rule, Journalists Drool: Serious and In-Depth Thoughts - Top Shelf
Heather get some beef out with The Buffalo News, and one columnist especially (Take one guess who it is)

Myers says bye to Hank, hello to ...? - Sabres Edge
Who do you think should be paired with Tyler Myers next season?

Is There Bad Blood As Patrick Kaleta Is Taken To Arbitration?- Black & Blue & Gold
Do you think there's a master plan behind the team taking Kaleta to arbitration, or do they simply want him that badly?


Around the NHL:

Homophobia And Discrimination In Hockey - Why The NHL And NHLPA Need To Step Up - The Copper & Blue
Brendan Burke's announcement and tragic death could and should have a lasting impact on the face of hockey. The league and the players should make sure of it. A great read.

2010 NHL free agency: Who's left? - From The Rink
Most of the big names are gone, but there are still plenty of NHL free agents available. A look at the top 100 of the remaining free agents.

Ilya Kovalchuk talks take another strange turn and Nabokov to KHL - ESPN
Pierre LeBrun speaks on two big Russian stars, one staying and one going.

Hurricanes bring back Corvo with two-year deal -
The veteran defenseman signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract Wednesday with the Carolina Hurricanes, where he scored 25 goals over parts of three seasons before he was dealt to the Washington Capitals at the 2010 trade deadline.

Panthers sign D Nathan Paetsch - Litter Box Cats
More depth on blueline for Cats with the former Sabres everyman.