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Daily Dasherboard September 3, 2013

Happy September everyone, we are just two days away from actual on ice action for the Buffalo Sabres, as the Traverse City Tournament officially harkens in the start of the 2013-2014 National Hockey League Season.  Hopefully you enjoyed the last weekend of summer vacation – and if you have kids or are a teacher, are ready for the school year to start.

While the end of summer is bitter sweet, it does usher in the start of hockey, the air crisps up a little, soon we will have frost on the grass, and snow and ice that are part of the game.

Mikhail Grigorenko is excited for his second season in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres – can his game mature enough to be called a full time member of the blue and gold? [NHL].

The cap crunch is another kick in the teeth for fans that constantly are told to suck it up by the powers that be in the NHL.  See how it progresses, we go from a team sport, to free agency, to arbitration, to salary cap being household words, now the term lockout will be a household word when it comes to the NHL.  [The Province].

To make the playoffs, the Colorado Avalanche need Ryan Miller.  What does that mean for the playoff hopes of the Buffalo Sabres with or without the Olympic goaltender? [The Denver Post].

If the numbers game interests you, make sure you check out the Sab(re)metric pieces that over analyze player and team stats.  [Die By The Blade].

Is your favorite arena considered an NHL icon? [Bleacher Report].

Will the Buffalo Sabres host another all-American prospects game this year?  If so you could see the following players in Buffalo.  [Bleacher Report].


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