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The NHL draft is closing in on us fast, but luckily we've got draft articles coming in on all fronts. After the break, we've got TSN's top 60 prospect rankings for those of you who want to play Mel Kiper (hockey version.)

The Buffalo Sabres announced today they will be holding a summer development camp from July 5-10 at Dwyer Arena on the campus of Niagara University.

Sabres look to beat the odds at draft - The Buffalo News
To compare the NHL entry draft to a coin flip is unfair. It shortchanges the coin flip.

No Franchise Players In This Draft - WGR 550
This year's NHL draft is going to be quite a bit different than what we've seen lately.

The case for Mignardi -
There are options on the table that don't need to be drafted and don't have to wait until July 1st to sign a deal. One in particular is 20-year old Robby Mignardi, a player passed over three times at the draft who recently completed his junior career with the OHL Champion Owen Sound Attack.

Why You Can’t Blame… Golisano and Quinn for the Loss of Drury and Briere - Buffalo Wins
Remember the ESPN 2/ESPN Classic show "Top Five Reasons You Can't Blame"? They're resurrecting that concept with a Buffalo spin on 

2011 NHL Draft Prospect Ranking - TSN
Here's a handy guide to the top 60 prospects in this year's draft from TSN.

A Survivor’s Guide to the off-season - NHL Hot Stove
NHLHS Correspondent Christina Roberts understands where you’re at right now, what with the NHL season having officially ended. In this article, she gives you some tips on how to make it through the off-season.

Red Wings, Lidstrom agree to one-year deal -
Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom said he's found the motivation to come back for one more season and one more quest for a Stanley Cup.

Pacioretty signs 2-year deal with Canadiens -
Montreal forward Max Pacioretty has signed a two-year contract to stay with the Canadiens through the 2012-13 season, the team announced Monday.

Reviewing NHL teams through the movies, Pt. 1 - THN
Starting with the East, we look back at each NHL team's season with movie titles and actual reviews. A nice pick for the Sabres, me thinks.