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One more day brings us one day closer to Opening Day! More Sabres links after the jump.

Buffalo Sabres Preview: Five Burning Questions About The 2010-11 NHL Season -
The Buffalo Sabres should be one of the best defensive teams in the NHL again this season. Will it be enough to get them back to the postseason? We examine that, as well as Five Burning Questions surrounding the team, in our season preview.

Sabres' Butler seeks simple solution - The Buffalo News
A sprained ankle, some shattered confidence and too many seats in the press box were the story lines for Chris Butler last season. The Buffalo Sabres' defenseman is hoping he can work off a new theme this year: Grandma Knows Best.

Sabres may lean on Lalime - The Buffalo News
Patty Lalime should get more starts this year. Is that a good or bad thin for the Sabres?

Ruff: Kaleta not cleared to play - Sabres Edge
The Sabres will play their third exhibition game tonight, and it will be the third time Patrick Kaleta has not dressed. Among the Sabres' veterans, only Kaleta and captain Craig Rivet (neck contusion) haven't played.

Sabres still filling Pirates roster with training camp soon to open - Maine Hockey Journal
The Portland Pirates are preparing to open training camp this week, the last team in the American Hockey League to do so, and there is still a number of questions that remain with the roster, or lack thereof.

9/27 Recap: Boychuk back as 'Hawks soar; Fienhage achy - - The #1 Source On the Future Blue & Gold
In the CHL’s only Monday contest, Riley Boychuk was in the starting lineup but did not register a point as Portland trounced Vancouver, 7-2.

Keep Your Eye On the Prize! - The Willful Caboose
This article is worth it just for the awesome kids and marshmallows video.



Other NHL News:

2010-11 NHL season preview: Rookies to watch this season - ESPN
No. 1 overall draft pick Taylor Hall will bring excitement in Edmonton, but he's not the only rookie to keep an eye on in 2010-11.

Why Are the Atlanta Thrashers Actively Acquiring Black Players? - Pass it to Bulis
Atlanta has acquired seven black players in he past year in a league that has only about 30.

Has Carey Price been absolved of his preseason goaltending sins? - Puck Daddy
Has Carey Price played so poorly fans are feeling bad for him rather than booing?

Is this the strangest mask in hockey? - The Globe and Mail
Leafs prospect Rynnas has pictures of his agent, a former teammate and a couple holding hands on his helmet.