DBTB Open Thread: Another Week, Same Sabres?

What will the first week of August bring the Sabres?

Here’s an open thread for discussing all matters Buffalo Sabres and NHL related for this week. Of course, you can talk about anything else you like too.

The big news this morning is the Pegulas are under fire again, this time in what looks like a state vs ownership battle over a request for funding to upgrade the respective homes of the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bills.

Our colleagues over at Buffalo Rumblings have captured the essence of the story here, along with the arguments from both sides of the debate.

Former Sabre Evander Kane is in hot water again, related to his gambling issues. [NHL]

Who are the top free agents still on the market? There’s no saying Buffalo will or should be interested but here they are. [NHL]

Feel free to add any links to developing news items as the week goes on in the comments below.