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Sabres Links: Sabres hope on-ice play mirrors area, Latvia's passion for hockey, McDavid impresses as usual

The Sabres got some love from around the internet, displaying the team's promising future instead of its dismal present.

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Sabres Links

  • Pierre Lebrun wrote about the Sabres hopes for the on-ice play to catch up to the work being done off of it in downtown Buffalo [ESPN]
  • Hockey is a defining passion for Latvians who voted Zemgus Girgensons to the All-Star game [Yahoo!]
  • Girgensons had a thank you message from the Columbus in English and Latvian [Sabres TV]
  • A look at the Sabres by the numbers: most tell us that the team isn't very good [Buffalo News]

    Around The League

  • Bryan Murray will likely step down as Senators GM after this season, and will pick his successor [Ottawa Citizen]
  • Connor McDavid and Dylan Strome shined at the CHL Top Prospects game [NHL.com]
  • Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will both miss the All-Star Game with injuries [TSN]
  • The Calgary Flames are a step closer to buying the Stockton Thunder, possibly planning on moving them to the AHL [The Record]