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How does that "C" look on #9?
How does that "C" look on #9?

The Sabres are now 2-0 in the preseason and continue their streak of undefeated awesomeness. More Sabres links after the break plus Mike Modano's retirement, more tributes to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, and the Bruins diss Ryan Reynolds.

Sabres 3, Canadiens 1 - Buffalo Sabres
Christian Ehrhoff had a goal and an assist to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-1 preseason victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

Sabre trio fits in with big boys - The Buffalo News
There's a tendency during training camp to call anyone who's not a veteran a "kid." As in, "Wow, that kid looked good," or, "Man, that kid has a lot to learn." There is one exception to that in Buffalo Sabres' camp. It's the line of center Luke Adam, left wing Marcus Foligno and right wing Zack Kassian.

Complaints & Grievances: Preseason deserves effort too - 3rd Man In
Eric is sick of the lackluster presentation of the experience in the FNC. Anyone at the game agree?

Carpet walk to precede Saturday's Sabres game - The Buffalo News
The Sabres said today that Saturday's preseason game against Toronto is a sellout, but even fans without tickets can watch the players annual carpet walk into the building beginning at 4:30.

Sabres Links:

Who wears the ‘C’? - Two in the Box
We've had Roy and Gaustad so far, and Chris gives us two more obvious candidates. The debate rages eternal.

And Boom Goes the Dynamite (Now with more pre-season hockey) - Nucks Misconduct
A long post about why one Canucks fan is rooting for former Sabre Mark Mancari.

 

NHL Links:

Dallas Stars icon Mike Modano announces retirement - ESPN Dallas
Former Dallas Stars forward Mike Modano, the NHL's all-time points leader among U.S.-born players, officially announced his retirement Wednesday.

Stunning Tribute to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl from Dinamo Riga - Bangin Panger
A well done video tribute to the 44 lost from fellow KHL team Dinamo Riga.

More Lokomotiv heartbreak: Captain’s secret charity for kids - Puck Daddy
Ivan Tkachenko was the captain of the team; drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2002 but having played in Russia for 12 seasons, including 10 with Lokomotiv. He was respected on the ice as a leader … but until recently, no one was aware of his incredible work away from the rink — because he intentionally kept his name out of it.

Umberger signs five-year extension with Blue Jackets - NHL.com
R.J. Umberger believes in the Columbus Blue Jackets. The team showed him 23 million reasons why they believe in him.

Top 10: Calder candidates - THN
We run down a list of 10 rookies who are the pre-season favorites to contend for the NHL's rookie of the year award.

Partying Bruins Refused A Round Of Shots From Angry Canucks Fan Ryan Reynolds - Deadspin
I guess old feelings still die hard.