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Daily Links for Friday, August 19

Happy Friday, folks. I think hockey season is getting closer, as we have actual articles from multiple mainstream media sources on the Buffalo Sabres, something that hasn’t happened since sometime around June.

The National Hockey League today announced the national television schedules for the 2011-12 season.

Sabres need moves to get in the black – The Buffalo News
The Sabres are living in a world far different than at just about any time in their history, a stunning turnaround in the first six months of Terry Pegula’s reign as owner.

SCHOPP: What Will We Say About Sabres? – WGR 550
The Sabres are about a month away from launching a season anticipated not quite like any other in their history.

Oil Kings’ Captain Sets Sights on Team Canada – KuklasKorner
An interview with Sabres prospect Mark Pysyk on the upcoming IIHF tournament.

NHL season opens with Flyers-Bruins on Versus – The Buffalo News
The NHL will kick off the regular season with a national television doubleheader featuring the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins and perhaps the return of Sidney Crosby.

Winners, losers in NBC Sports 2011-12 NHL TV schedule – Puck Daddy
A analysis of the 2011-2012 schedule.

NHL’s US broadcast schedule boasts the haves, and not the have-nots – On the Forecheck
About the only way a team like the Nashville Predators can get on national TV is to take on a big-market team like the Rangers.

Practical enhancements likely to catch on quickest – NHL.com
Technological advancements that could enhance the game are an equally important part of the ongoing RDO camp.

The East is Too Good for Islanders to Compete? – Lighthouse Hockey
Is the East too talented for the Islanders to compete? We take a look at how the Islanders statistically compared to the East.

Who Are The Goons and Who Do They Fight – Pension Plan Puppets
A detailed analysis of the goon.

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