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Happy Friday everyone! As one of our links after the break explains, it's the beginning of Hockey Weekend In America today, so wear your favorite jersey to work or school! The Sabres take on St. Louis tonight at 7:30pm.

Blues pay rare visit to Buffalo -
The game preview from our esteemed league website.

Sabreland has been great place to visit - The Buffalo News
This, according to the schedule, is supposed to be the Buffalo Sabres' time. They are home throughout the latter half of February, with six straight games in HSBC Arena. It seems like the ideal stretch to push into a playoff spot. With the Sabres, few things go as they should.

You Do Not Know Ryan Miller - Hockey Rhetoric
"But when Ryan Miller loses his temper I don’t just brush that off. I don’t want to label it childish and move on. He’s certainly earned more than a few moments of thought from me. I want to try and understand."

Bettman: Board of Governors Approval of Sabres Sale Ongoing -
A source close to negotiations tells 2-On-Your-Side that Terry Pegula should take formal control as the new owner of the Buffalo Sabres next week as expected.

Leave It At That - The Willful Caboose
Do we sometimes analyze the Sabres more than we should? What's wrong with just rooting for the team to win and then saying "Oh well. Get 'em next time!"? 

Ducks get Jarkko Ruutu from Ottawa - 2011 Trade Deadline
The Anaheim Ducks have acquired Jarkko Ruutu from the Ottawa Senators for a sixth round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Blues place Halak on IR with hand injury -
The St. Louis Blues have placed goaltender Jaroslav Halak on injured reserve due to an injury to his right hand.

Hockey Weekend Across America nears - USA Hockey
It's wear your jersey to work or school day today!

Small NHL deals can end up having major consequences -
Before dismissing the Montreal Canadiens trade for Paul Mara as being inconsequential remember that the reality of late-season acquisitions is that it is impossible to forecast which deal will have the greatest impact.

Dreger: Sources say Bruins willing to pay premium for Kaberle - TSN
Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke insists there are other teams involved in the hunt for defenceman Tomas Kaberle.

Two big problems for Toronto - The Globe and Mail
1. Too many teams ahead of the Leafs for them to qualify for playoffs; 2. Inconsistency, caused by youth, lack of depth and average goaltending.