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Happy Friday, everyone! And a happy one it is, as the first Friday of our lame-duck Golisano era. Seeing as how you're probably not interested in working today, we've got links out the wazoo. We have so many stories about the press conference, Pegula, and the rest of the team that we had to move some after the break. So get crackin' already!

Golisano says farewell to Sabres - The Buffalo News
B. Thomas Golisano said goodbye to the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. But he certainly left open the possibility that it was not his final farewell to the Buffalo sports scene.

Golisano To Schopp And The Bulldog: I Have No Regrets - WGR 550
Thursday morning, current Sabres owner Tom Golisano officially announced he will sell the team to Terry Pegula. Thursday afternoon, Golisano spoke on WGR 550's Schopp and The Bulldog.

Statement from prospective owner Terry Pegula on the sale of the Buffalo Sabres.

Terry Pegula brings promise to Buffalo - THN
If Terry Pegula runs the Buffalo Sabres with a dedication to winning, it will be a boon to the city of Buffalo.

Scouting cuts hurt Sabres under Golisano - CBC
While researching how different organizations approached scouting, several other teams ripped Buffalo's approach under Golisano.

More Sabres News:

HAMILTON: Impressions From Golisano And Quinn From The Press Conference - WGR 550
Paul Hamilton's thoughts on the Sabres presser.

Tom Golisano timeline - The Buffalo News
Life and times of the self-made billionaire B. Thomas Golisano.

The players on Golisano - Sabres Edge
Audio from Jochen Hecht, Ryan Miller, Patrick Kaleta, and Thomas Vanek on their departing owner.

Haircuts and Macbeth - The Goose's Roost
Why Pegula's yet-to-be-spoken words mean more than anything that will be said by Golisano or Quinn today.

The Pegula Era, Part One. - Puck Over The Glass
Shelby begins her post by saying that the sale has reignited her excitement for the Sabres - has it done the same to you?


Around the NHL:

Penguins' Malkin set to play Friday vs. Sabres -
The Pens, still without Crosby and now dealing with the loss of Letestu for 4-6 weeks, will get Malkin back in the lineup for Friday's game.

Video: Dallas, Boston and wildest 1 minute, 20 seconds of season - Puck Daddy
We're talking two goals, by Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron; three fights; and one goaltender pulled.

McKenzie: Trade winds blowing in the West?
Edmonton and Calgary are both looking to make some deals.

Brophy on Maple Leafs: Time for Plan B -
With Brian Burke's instant fix plan not working, will the Leafs GM make significant changes?