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Sabres Links: Bylsma makes the media rounds, Penguins didn't understand draft rules, Eichel's ceiling

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The Sabres were the center of attention yesterday, as a mild-mannered Dan Bylsma still stole the headlines.

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Sabres Links

  • The Sabres named Dan Bylsma the 17th head coach in franchise history yesterday [TSN]
  • Bylsma sat down for a 1-on-1 interview with Brian Duff. At the end he explains the origin of his wonderful nickname, "Disco Dan" [Sabres TV]
  • Duff also sat down for a 1-on-1 with Tim Murray [Sabres TV]
  • You can also watch the entire 25-minute Bylsma press conference here [Sabres TV]
  • And if you want to here Bylsma even more, he joined the Bulldog in the afternoon [WGR 550]
  • There's a reason that the Penguins asked for a pick for Bylsma despite the fact that they didn't ask for one for Ray Shero: they didn't know they could [Pittsburgh Tribune]
  • Yost: Bylsma can stand on his track record and some seriously impressive numbers [TSN]
  • Harrington: In wake of Babcock, Bylsma is the right choice at this point of the rebuild [Buffalo News]
  • After Babcock snub, Sabres score on the rebound [Rochester Democrat & Chronicle]
  • Jack Eichel conjures memories of a college-aged Paul Kariya, and could become one of the most explosive players in the league [NHL.com]

Around The League

  • The Sharks introduced Peter DeBoer at the same at as the Sabres presser [Mercury News]
  • Simon Gagne told Sportsnet he'd like to continue his NHL career [Twitter]
  • Patrick Roy reportedly hopes to bring Alex Radulov to Colorado [Pro Hockey Talk]