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Daily Dasherboard September 17, 2013

Holy crap!  Did anyone else feel the need to scrap the ice off the skin this morning as they rolled out of bed.  While summer might still not be officially over

according to the calendar, but its time to roll out the space heaters, and prep the fireplace for seasonal use.  In other words, damn was it cold out this morning.

The Buffalo Sabres allowed 33.5 shots per game in the league last year, worst in the league.  How will their goaltending be this year? [Bleacher Report]

It didn’t take long for this team to go from contender to pretender, and now the rebuild is underway.  What’s next for any veteran left on the roster? []

Zemgus Girgensons is doing everything in his power to remain with the Buffalo Sabres beyond training camp this year.  [WGR550]

No longer being targeted by the league’s department of player safety – can James Wisniewski finally play his game again? [Columbus Dispatch]

The NHL is watching the arena situation in Seattle.  Where too next?  You have to think Pacific and Central division expansion will happen in the coming seasons to round out the uneven divisions and make it a 32 team league.  Unfortunately for Quebec, the East is full.  [SB Nation]

What rookies are going to feel the most pressure this year?  For Buffalo – there is no pressure, which could be a good thing.  The kids can go out and play, and enjoy the game.  They might just surprise a few teams that way.  [Bleacher Report]

If you get upset everytime you see the delay of game penalty called, either for the puck going over the glass, or less and less now, the goalie playing the puck in the restricted ice, then wait until someone on your team gets whistled for a jersey tuck.  [CBS Sports]

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