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Daily Links for Saturday, Sept. 11

Who doesn't love the line of Roy, Stafford and...wait, who's that other guy again?
Who doesn't love the line of Roy, Stafford and...wait, who's that other guy again?

Hockey get that much closer a the Sabres announce details of their Rookie Training Camp. Also, after the break, some potentially serious news about NHL officials being replaced with non-league officials for this season.

SABRES ROOKIE CAMP BEGINS MONDAY AT HSBC ARENA - Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today that 37 players will take part in the team’s Rookie Camp that begins Monday at HSBC Arena.

Does Drew Stafford Stay With Vanek & Roy? - Black & Blue & Gold
Since he got called up from Rochester in 2006/2007 to fill in the open roster spot left by an injured Maxim Afinogenov, his linemates have been Thomas Vanek and Derek Roy for approximately 99% of his shifts. Phil, for one, expects this trend to continue.

Celebrating 40 Years: 1980s Captains - Sabre Noise
A look back at the captains of the 1980's, including Lindy Ruff, Gil Perrault, and Mike Foligno.

NHL has contacted non-league officials to be potential replacements - THN
THN.com has learned that with less than two weeks to go before the NHL starts holding pre-season games, the league and the NHL Officials’ Association are still without a collective bargaining agreement for this season. The previous agreement expired Aug. 31 and while talks between the two sides are ongoing, THN.com has learned the league has approached non-NHL officials in both the American League and the ECHL to determine whether or not they would be interested in acting as replacement officials should an agreement not be reached.

The hockey locker-room clique scouting report - Puck Daddy
Justin Bourne tell us what kind of newcomers will be NHL training camps, from the college guys to the over the hill guys, to the party guys.

The 5 Lamest Stories of the NHL Off-Season - Battle of California
The 5 stories that were really annoying this off-season.

After Ellis firestorm, NHL moving all CBA, contract negotiations to Twitter - Intent to Blow
The NHL announced Wednesday that all future CBA and contract negotiations will be moved to Twitter, citing the social network's unbelievable capacity to boil endlessly complicated and controversial topics down to 140 characters or less.