Buffalo Sabres Daily Links: Former Sabre Paul Cyr Dead At 48

Here is your daily dose of Buffalo Sabres news and notes to start the week, though unfortunately this week we must begin with a heavy heart. The blue and gold lost a member of their family as former first round pick Paul Cyr passed away on Saturday.

- Former Buffalo Sabre forward Paul Cyr was found dead at age 48 from a heart attack. [Sabres.com]

- Rick Jeanneret is undecided about retirement, though he did earn an honorary doctorate over the weekend from Canisius College. [BSN]

- A season review of the Sabres rookie call-ups. [Sabre Noise]

- Mark Pysyk's Oil Kings opened the Memorial Cup with a win. [Sabres Prospects]

- NHL owners only have themselves to blame for a CBA that needs to be redone. [Buffalo News]

NHL Playoff News:

- The Phoenix Coyotes stayed alive with a 2-0 win over LA yesterday. [NHL.com]

- New York Rangers forward Brandon Prust has been suspended for one game for elbowing New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov. [NHL.com]

- The best and worst moments of this year's playoffs. [ESPN]

- A change in roster philosophy is paying big benefits for the Kings and Rangers. [THN]

- How do the Kings stack up against dominant playoff teams from the past? [Backhand Shelf]

- This racy Jonathan Quick advertisement is pretty darn funny. [Puck Daddy]

Around the NHL:

- Russia dominated Slovakia 6-2 to win the IIHF World Championship. [Puck Daddy]

- What's the offseason plan for the Colorado Avalanche? [TSN]