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Video: The Puck Drop Scene at HSBC Arena



The festivities have kicked off inside and outside HSBC Arena for the Sabres Puck Drop 2010.

1:06 p.m.: Eric Scheck of Cheektowaga was on a team with some friends in today's street hockey tournament.

His team, Shoot to Thrill, has players from his old youth hockey league. They won their first game, 6-3, Scheck said.

"I'm just here to play and have fun. It's about having fun," Scheck said before his team's second game. "Some people are a little crazy with it. It's just a lot of fun."

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12:59 p.m.: It seemed like the new third jersey was pretty popular with fans this morning.

Deborah Jakubowski of Fredonia bought a Rob Niedermayer jersey from the Sabres store shortly after they went on sale.

She said the "retro" look played a big part in driving her to make the purchase.

12:10 p.m.: Check back soon for video of the players on the ice in the new jerseys, as well as fans who swarmed the Sabres store for merch with the new logo.

10:27 a.m.: Mike Harrington at the Sabres Edge blog has the lineups for the current practice, as well as the 11:45 a.m. scrimmage.

10:18 a.m.: Just spotted Larry Quinn talking to a couple fans in the Sabres store.

Members of the store staff are wearing blue T-shirts with the logo from what's believed to be the team's new third jersey.

9:53 a.m.: Crews are putting the finishing touches on the stage set up outside between the arena and the parking ramp. A sound system is pumping music, as fans continue to arrive at a decent clip.

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9:50 a.m.: The outdoor street hockey tournament is in full swing, with two mini-rinks set up on Washington Street, and another seven on Perry Street in front of the arena.

The arena opened to the public at 9 a.m., and the players have hit the ice for a 9:45 practice.

For all the on-the-ice news, visit the Sabres Edge blog.

Check back for more updates on the activities happening today.

--Aaron Besecker

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