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Here's a great bar conversation to have, courtesy of a tweet from NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah on Friday. "The 2011 NFL Draft class should be a documentary one day," Jeremiah wrote on Twitter. "Seven of the top 11 picks will be Hall of Famers. Cam Newton (1) Von Miller (2) AJ Green (4) Patrick Peterson (5) Julio Jones (6) Tyron Smith (9) JJ Watt (11)." I'm not sold …

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What do Matt Moulson and Ville Leino have in common? They are in the running for worst Buffalo Sabres contract since Terry Pegula became owner. As fans know and Pegula's accountants can attest, a ridiculous amount of money has been wasted in Sabreland since 2011. The long and inglorious contract list features Moulson and the bought-out trio of Leino, Cody Hodgson and…

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Buffalo Bills co-owner Terry Pegula will introduce new coach Sean McDermott on Friday afternoon and then step aside. Pegula will take no questions. Neither will his wife, Bills co-owner Kim Pegula. That's how they prefer it. McDermott from now on will talk for the Bills. But a day before McDermott's arrival, Terry and Kim Pegula spoke with me for 90 minutes on a v…

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The Buffalo Sabres had co-captain Chris Drury locked up for four more years. Then they drove him away with their inaction. Drury and the Sabres agreed on terms of a new contract last fall, but the team suddenly went silent and never formally presented the offer. The co-captain, after weeks of uncertainty, had his agent withdraw the deal and started thinking about a new …

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One day after the Buffalo Sabres lost co-captains Chris Drury and Daniel Briere, fans weren't the only ones trying to cope. Former teammates were coming to grips with the departures, too. Drury and Briere led the Sabres to the Presidents' Trophy last season and a second straight trip to the Eastern Conference finals. Now the Sabres must move forward without two of th…

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In case you hadn't heard, Joe Thornton signed a three-year contract extension worth $21.6 million with the San Jose Sharks on Sunday. The former Hart Trophy winner had one year remaining on his contract, but the Sharks didn't want to risk the possibility of losing their best player. It made such good sense that the Calgary Flames decided to follow suit. They're working …

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Daniel Briere and Chris Drury could have new uniforms this afternoon. By most accounts, they might as well be considered former Buffalo Sabres co-captains already. The free agency market opens for business at noon today. Of the dozens of players up for grabs, Briere and Drury are among the five or six most coveted. They shouldn't remain unattached for long. "There…