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Daily Links for Thursday, August 18

Christian Ehrhoff has arrived in Buffalo, and gave a press conference at HSBC yesterday. That news was so big, we decided to put in two very similar articles about it.

For Christian Ehrhoff, the process of becoming a Buffalo Sabre probably seemed like a series of strange dreams.

Ehrhoff ready to compete for Cup in Buffalo – ESPN
“For me, the No. 1 criteria is that I want to play for a championship, and I didn’t see that with the Islanders,” Ehrhoff said Wednesday as he was introduced in Buffalo, according to the Sabres‘ website. “So I decided not to take their offer, which was a great offer.”

Sabres Tickets Won’t Be Easy To Get This Season – WGR 550
The sale of ticket packages is going at a record pace so far this off season.

Ryan Miller works to stop more than just pucks – Pros Give Back
In 2006, Miller, along with his father, started the Steadfast Foundation in recognition of a close relative who had been diagnosed with leukemia.

Rick Rypien ‘would take on the world’ for teammates: former colleagues – Vancouver Sun
A nice article on the recently departed Rick Rypien.

NHL set to formally announce Flyers-Rangers Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia Daily News
The NHL will finally – formally and officially – announce Citizens Bank Park as the home of the 2012 Winter Classic between the Flyers and New York Rangers sometime next week.

Verification line, shallow nets ideas that make sense – NHl.com
E.J. Hradek is all for changing the rules as long as it makes sense, and is a fan of the verification line and shallow nets.

Rejected ideas from the NHL’s research and development camp – Down Goes Brown
DGB has come into possession of a top-secret league memo addressed to Shanahan that outlines some additional proposals that apparently didn’t quite make the final cut.