The Buffalo Sabres still have two games left on the schedule, but for many fans – the season is all but over and have checked out. For many, Tuesday is the important day, finding out when the Buffalo Sabres will be drafting in Philadelphia. For the most die hard – there are still two games remaining, with skates on the ice, and frozen pucks to be had.
Here are your morning links from around the internet.
Buffalo Sabres Links
With the roster all but gutted down to the guys playing for future spots on the third and fourth line – the current players on the team are buying into the system designed by Ted Nolan. Former Sabres player turned broadcaster Rob Ray says the system has the guys comfortable and relaxed. [ESPN].
Three teams in one season usually isn’t a good sign for a goaltender, but when you rise through the ranks from ECHL to NHL in one year, it could be a good sign for your future. [WGR550].
Matt Hackett gets the nod for the Buffalo Sabres the remaining games of the season – who will back him up? [Sports Media 101].
Instead of playing spoiler for the New York Rangers, it was the Flyers whose chances the Buffalo Sabres ruined, with their loss to the Rangers they helped them clinch second place in the Metro and secure home ice. [SI.com].
Whoever runs the Buffalo Sabres twitter account has a sense of humor regarding the playoffs and Stanley Cup watch tweeted out by NBC Sports. [RMNB].
The Buffalo Sabres are set to thank and recognize Mike Robitaille, who will retire from broadcasting after this season. [WIVB].
Attempting to show pride in their remaining games is what the Buffalo Sabres are trying to do, according to Paul Hamilton. [WGR550].
Rochester Americans Links
Depleted goaltending had Kevin Kapalta signed by the Rochester Americans to an amateur tryout contract. [Amerks].
The NHL finds itself with a second class action lawsuit being filed by former players, except this one has some bad and distastefully wrong errors. Oh, and Sidney Crosby’s name is spelled wrong too. [CBS Sports].
Detroit Red Wings playoff streak is alive and well as the Eastern Conference bracket is set. [SB Nation].
Brendan Shanahan to step away from the Department of Player Safety? Maybe they can get Will Arnett to be the mouthpiece of Gary Bettman handing out suspension-like penalties. [Yahoo].
Injuries can be the crux of any team in a season, and every team had a serious one this year that affected the team. [Bleacher Report].