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Daily Links for Friday, March 25

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Happy Friday everyone! The Sabres are back in action tonight against the Florida Panthers. Game time is 7:30pm.

Desperate Sabres host slumping Panthers -
NHL GameCenter Preview - Florida Panthers at Buffalo Sabres, March 25, 2011

With Hecht back soon, Ruff will be forward thinking - The Buffalo News
"Center Jochen Hecht is getting close to returning to the Buffalo Sabres' lineup. Hecht probably won't play tonight when the Florida Panthers come to HSBC Arena but could be in the lineup for Saturday's game against New Jersey. Hecht's return begs a question: Who comes out when he goes in?"

HAMILTON: Thoughts With Perreault And Robert - WGR 550
"Perreault, Robert and Gare spoke today and I had a chance to speak to them afterwards. It actually was something to see both the sadness and the gleam in their eyes talking about their fallen teammate."

Sabres/Panthers Twitter Game Chat BINGO: Special "Heroin Beer" Edition! - buffalo74
Scott's Sabres Bingo cards are fantastic, even if you're not on Twitter. This one specially so.

Parents ‘horrified’ by hockey brawls on school trip - Puck Daddy
Apparently, parents on a hockey field trip didn't want to see the Portland Pirates fighting.

Playoff Race:

Senators top Rangers 2-1 in shootout -
Erik Karlsson scored the lone goal of the shootout in the fifth round and the Ottawa Senators snapped the New York Rangers' season-best, five-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.


NHL News:

Hart Consideration For Predators Rinne? Some Teammates Think So. - Predlines
When the Nashville Predators visited San Jose on March 8th, Sharks Head Coach Todd McLellan said "I hear there is consideration of Rinne for the Hart. I wouldn’t argue that."

NHL coaches have power to change the game - THN
Whether it's getting away from defense-first hockey or not punishing players who don't finish their checks, coaches at the highest level have to adjust to the times.

Mike Milbury sees the light - The Globe and Mail
"The ‘wussifi …' er … enlightenment of the once-outspoken hockey analyst."

Game Day Preview: Canadiens vs. Boston - Days of Y'Orr
I: know it's from yesterday, but these PhotoShops are simply too much.