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Daily Links for Saturday, Feb. 19

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On this Saturday, there are only Sabres links. For stories about all the trades yesterday (including Kaberle to Boston) I suggest you check out NHL.com or Puck Daddy.

Sabres blanked by Blues - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Sabres made it clear this wasn't just another game. Seconds after coach Lindy Ruff made his customary on-ice address at the end of the morning skate Friday, captain Craig Rivet had the players stay put. They talked amongst themselves about being ready for an important stretch, chatted about taking care of business starting with that night's game against St. Louis. They were all talk, no action.

NHL board approves sale of Sabres to Terry Pegula - SI.com
The NHL board of governors approved the sale of the Buffalo Sabres to Terry Pegula on Friday, clearing the way for the Pennsylvania billionaire to take control of the franchise next week.

Sabres' Regier Talks Pegula, Deadline - WGR 550
Just minutes after learning that the sale of the Buffalo Sabres to Terry Pegula had been approved by the National Hockey League Board of Governors, Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier spoke with Mike Schopp on WGR Sports Radio 550. 

Watching Regier watch the market set itself is infuriating - THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA . . .LIVE
Another first-round pick was moved today to ensure a team makes the playoffs. This one was moved inside the trading team’s division. Predictable names have had their long-rumoured asking price met and moved. Names not many knew were available also moved to new locales. Darcy Regier has moved from his office chair to his car and back.

NHL Strength of Schedule could influence which teams make the playoffs - On the Forecheck
In those tight battles for playoff spots, the strength of a team's schedule could play a large role in determining whether they make it or not.