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I didn't realize the Sabres also drafted Terry Pegula's son. Seems like an abuse of power.
I didn't realize the Sabres also drafted Terry Pegula's son. Seems like an abuse of power.

Lots of draft talk still in the air today even as we transition into free-agent mode with the oncoming rush that is July 1.

Sabres GM Regier Looking For Multiple Answers To Upgrade Roster - WGR 550
Buffalo Sabres' General Manager Darcy Regier chose his words carefully when talking about his team's plans for July 1st but was clear that Terry and Kim Pegula have already made a huge difference in attracting players to come to Buffalo.

Pegula is making big impact on Sabres - The Buffalo News
If it wasn't clear before, it certainly is after this weekend. Terry Pegula gets what he wants.

Sabres offseason assessment - It's Always Game Seven
A comprehensive review of the Sabres off-season thus far.

Regehr Leaves Calgary Memories Behind - Kuklas Korner
Some great quotes here from the newest Sabres, Robyn Regehr.

Catenacci not plucked until third round - The Sault Star
After predicting he'd likely be taken in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft, Daniel Catenacci said he wasn't embarrassed when he wound up being selected in the middle of the third round Saturday, 77th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres.

Sabres nab Lieuwen in Saturday's NHL draft - Cranbrook Daily Townsman
Although he was overlooked for two previous National Hockey League entry drafts, Nathan Lieuwen made it very difficult for scouts to do so again this time.

Oilers re-acquire Ryan Smyth from Kings - NHL.com
The Oilers and Kings announced Sunday that Ryan Smyth had been traded by Los Angeles to Edmonton.

NHL draft's second day: Trends and a trade that didn't occur - USATODAY.com
Highlights of the second day of the draft.

NHL's economic landscape changes again with rising cap - TSN
With the 2011-12 salary cap getting bumped by another US$5 million -- bringing the floor up along with it -- the trade market came alive and saw players once thought to be unmovable getting shipped around.

Jets pushing NHL to radical realignment - The Globe and Mail
After next season National Hockey League will look to shake up divisions

The 10 most awkward 2011 NHL Draft rookie photos - Puck Daddy
Not as good as previous years, but still entertaining.