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Daily Links For Thursday, June 30

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Yikes, folks. Happy free agency eve! If you're like me, you'll probably stay up all night waiting for July 1 to come, and will leave out milk and cookies for Terry Claus. Even more Sabres links after the break.

Bucky Gleason plays GM for a Day -The Buffalo News
Bucky's annual column brings an annual aneurism for Sabres fans.

McKenzie: Keep an eye on the Sabres when free agency opens - TSN
I never thought I'd see an article with a headline like this.

A longtime relationship was rekindled on Wednesday as the Buffalo Sabres and Rochester Americans announced the renewal of their affiliation during a press conference at The Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY.

MALACARO: Drury Worth The Risk For Sabres - WGR 550
Written a while ago, it's worth revisiting as Drury's contract was bought out yesterday.

9 Things - The Willful Caboose
After a long absence, Kate is back with some thoughts on free agency.

More Sabres Links:

Buffalo Sabres: Where Are They Now Continued.... - Dear God Why Us Sports
Another installment of the funny Where Are They Now series from DGWU Sports.

Changing the Sabres Draft Party - Buffalo Wins
Shelby has a few bones to pick with whoever organized the Sabres draft party.

Best draft picks by round - THN
The head scout of ISS writes about his favorite picks from each of the NHL draft's seven rounds, and Sabres third round pick Daniel Catenacci was the best of round 3.

Countdown to July 1: Ehrhoff's rights, Vokoun talks and where exactly is Mr. Jagr? - ESPN
Here's a recap from Wednesday including the rights to Ehrhoff.

Posts What Eastern teams need in free agency -
With the NHL’s free agent signing period set to begin at noon on Friday, July 1, here’s what each team in the East will likely be looking for on the open market.


Around The NHL:

Habs deal Wisniewski's rights to Blue Jackets -
Montreal trades James Wisniewski's negotiating rights to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft.

Reports: Lightning re-sign Roloson for 2011-12 -
Dwayne Roloson signed a one-year, $3 million contract Wednesday to stay in Tampa, according to various reports.

New York Rangers buy out last year of Chris Drury's contract -
The Rangers bought out the final year of captain Chris Drury's contract on Wednesday, making the veteran forward an unrestricted free agent after four seasons in New York.

Bruins Offer Kaberle Rights - Stanley Cup of Chowder
According to Darren Dreger at TSN, the Bruins have emailed the rest of the league regarding a potential trade for the negotiating rights to Tomas Kaberle prior to the July 1st UFA deadline.

Paul Kariya announces his retirement after 15 seasons in the NHL - ESPN
Paul Kariya announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday. The reasons that led to that decision are disheartening.

10 Reasons Jagr Should Return to Pittsburgh... - Pens Universe
Exactly what you think it is.