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Daily Links for Wednesday, July 20

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There's two lost Sabres back in the fold after yesterday's excitement, and some guy named Stamkos signed too, though I'm not sure why everyone's so excited about it.

Four more years of blue and gold for Sekera - The Buffalo News
Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier doesn't see a logjam along the Buffalo blue line, he sees a deep pool of talent.

Regier Chats About Contracts, Coaches, And Pominville’s Rehabilitation - Black & Blue & Gold
To follow up today’s news, Darcy Regier held a press conference to field questions on Andrej Sekera and Matt Ellis’ extensions.

Cullen: Which NHL fighters are the most productive players? - TSN
And the Sabres most productive fighter is...Paul Gaustad? Well, at least Cody McCormick made the list.

Lightning ink Steven Stamkos to five-year deal - NHL.com
The Tampa Bay Lightning have agreed to terms with restricted free agent Steven Stamkos on a five-year contract.

Why Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning kept deal at 5 years - Puck Daddy
The 5-year term eats up one year of Stamkos's unrestricted free agency, but he'll be very much in his prime when it's over. Plus, it gives the Lightning a chance to extend the deal before Stamkos hits the open market.

Stamkos, Lightning lock-in, plus 30 thoughts - CBC
Only one item on the Sabres, but well worth the read anyway.

DeBoer introduced as new coach of Devils - NHL.com
Lou Lamoriello introduced Peter DeBoer as the 21st coach in franchise history Tuesday afternoon.

Dallas Stars Losing $1 Million A Week - Forbes
Because of their high debt and interest payments the Dallas Stars of the NHL are losing $1 million a week, according to someone familiar with the negotiations surrounding the team's pending sale.