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Daily Links for Saturday, April 30

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Well, I suppose it's officially the off-season now, with the Sabres management wrapping things up in a press conference yesterday. Check all the analysis below.

Uneventful Presser Except For Ruff - WGR 550
Other than Terry Pegula announcing a contract extension for Lindy Ruff, not much came out of the Sabres end of the year press conference.

Sabres send Kassian to Portland for playoffs - Sabres Edge
Zack Kassian will get his first real taste of professional hockey.

Down On The Farm: Calder Cup ADF Edition, Apr. 29 - Black & Blue & Gold
Phil's blog has been a solid place to find updates of the Portland Pirates run to the Calder Cup.

Thoughts From Game Seven, Miller Deserves Credit - Game-Time Decision
For those masochists who want to relive Game Seven, here you go.

Video: Ice Removal at HSBC Arena - Sabres Edge
Crews cleared out the ice from HSBC Arena this week. The News' John Hickey was there to capture a little bit of it:

NHL Links:

2011 Stanley Cup playoffs: 10 questions for the second round - ESPN
Scott Burnside, E.J. Hradek and Pierre LeBrun answer 10 burning questions for the second round of the playoffs.

Crosby: Symptoms recurred during comeback try - NHL.com
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is optimistic about returning fully healthy for next season, but acknowledges he recently had a setback in his recovery from a concussion.

Zetterberg, Franzen will return to Wings' lineup - NHL.com
Detroit will welcome back Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen to the lineup for Game 1 of its Western Conference semifinal-round series.

Sore winners in Beantown - Montreal Gazette
There's been a great deal of poor winning going on in Boston since Wednesday night.

Season Review: Sean Avery - New York Daily News
Sean Avery has been a polarizing figure over the course of his career, something that remained true in 2010-11, but not for the usual reasons.

Extortion bid sought NHL memorabilia - Calgary Herald
Calling his actions "cold, cowardly and predatory," a judge has sentenced a Calgary man to 10 months in jail for attempting to extort $2,000 and some hockey memorabilia from a U.S. citizen who periodically visits Calgary for business purposes.