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SNOWPOCALYPSE!!! Well, not really. After pre-emptively shutting down all of Western New York, turns out we only got about 2 inches of snow last night. Whoopsies.

Sale of Sabres is finally official - Sabres Edge
In case you missed it yesterday, the sale is a done deal.

Sabres sale to kick off month of moves - The Globe and Mail
With NHL trade deadline at the end of the month, teams are starting to examine their rosters, including the soon-to-be-sold Sabres.

Sabres, Pegula have a deal; Ruff rejected one - The Buffalo News
With fans and media buzzing about Tuesday morning's report in The Buffalo News that Golisano gave General Manager Darcy Regier a two-year contract extension in the fall, coach Lindy Ruff dropped his own bombshell after practice: He was also offered an extension to his deal but turned it down.

Lindy Ruff broke Tuesday’s practice into two segments as the team continues to prepare for its return to game action on Friday against the Penguins.

Sabres Hold Ground In Standings - WGR 550
Two very important Eastern Conference matchups that directly affect the Sabres in the standings could not have ended better for the team.

The Hollow Captain - The Goose's Roost
Chris takes a look at the captaincy situation for the Sabres.

GM: Boston Bruins talking about shutting down Marc Savard - ESPN Boston
Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli admitted Monday night that there has already been an internal discussion of whether or not to shut down center Marc Savard for the remainder of the 2010-2011 season due to his fourth career concussion.

Kaberle would ponder no-trade - Toronto Sun
It seems that every season about this time, the issue of veteran defenceman Tomas Kaberle and the no-trade clause in his contract comes to the forefront of any talk related to the Leafs making a big move.

Six players who have been first-half revelations -
What do Clark MacArthur, Dustin Byfuglien and Ryan Kesler have in common? They’ve exceeded expectations and become top players at their positions.

Video: Jordan Staal’s match penalty punch on Prust; embellishment? - Puck Daddy
At 15:27 of the second period at MSG Tuesday night, Jordan Staal of the Pittsburgh Penguins received a match penalty for the following punch on Brandon Prust of the New York Rangers.