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The two guys that the Sabres have taken first overall were Gilbert Perreault and Pierre Turgeon. So I guess Jeremy White has an argument there.
The two guys that the Sabres have taken first overall were Gilbert Perreault and Pierre Turgeon. So I guess Jeremy White has an argument there.

Plenty to talk about after the game last night - so much so that I've broken it down into East, West, and NHL links after the break.

Sabres sign McNabb, a top defensive prospect - Sabres Edge
Brayden McNabb, who is preparing for Canada's junior hockey championship, has found time to sign his first professional contract.

May Musings - Buffalo Sabres
Kevin Sylvester chats about a bunch of hockey topics.

Getting To #1 - WGR 550
Jeremy White wants the Sabres to get an impact player by trading up to the #1 pick.

East Links:

Bruins, Lightning providing unexpected offence - The Globe and Mail
With two top goalies, outburst over first two games seemed unlikely.

Signs point to Patrice Bergeron's return for Game 3 - NHL.com
All signs point to injured Boston forward Patrice Bergeron playing in Thursday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Bruins remove signs from arena - Lightning Strikes
The Bruins' signs created so much backlash -- especially after Tampa Bay area radio personality Cowhead (real name Mike Calta) of 102.5-FM urged listeners to call the Bruins marketing department in protest -- the team on Wednesday removed them from the arena.

 

West Links:

The power of the diaper: Burrows links turnaround to fatherhood - The Province
Vancouver Canucks' Alex Burrows says a good life off ice shows on it.

 

NHL Links:

The downside of line-matching, NHL logo nonsense and the arm-breaking stick - THN
How line matching can beat you; why is the NHL going on the offensive against its fans?; and a funny old-school story.

Clear Victory Standings - The Copper & Blue
Which teams did the best in games decided by two goals or more?