Buffalo Sabres Daily Links: Press Conferences Are Apparently Important

Anybody see that ridiculous Pittsburgh/Philly game yesterday? What do you think it will take for the Sabres to compete with two teams like that?

- The Sabres were undone this season by not being mentally tough enough, and they knew it. [The Buffalo News]

- Two posts on the Sabres press conference fiasco - one guest post Heather B (formerly of Top Shelf) [Buffalo Wins] and one from Fake Darcy [Buffalo Wins]

- The Sabres have options heading into the draft. [Sabre Noise, The Hosers]

- On Lindy Ruff and his treatment of players. [Bleed Buffalo]

- The Amerks have clinched a spot in the Calder Cup playoffs - at least the baby Sabres will be playing in the postseason. [WGR]

NHL Playoff Links:

- Philly walloped Pittsburgh 8-4. [NHL.com]

- The Kings won again over Vancouver 1-0. [NHL.com]

- The Preds beat the Wings 2-1. [NHL.com]

- The Panthers beat the Devils 2-1. [NHL.com]

- Carl Hagelin of the Rangers has been suspended three games. [NHL.com]

- While Matt Carkner has been suspended one game. [Puck Daddy]

- Here are 5 ways that players find that extra gear for the playoffs. [Backhand Shelf]

Other NHL News:

- Why trade the #1 overall pick? [THN]