It's been a relatively quiet day in the NHL and it will probably stay that way through the July 4 holiday. Let's review what we learned today:
When you woke up Saturday, the Sabres had the highest payroll in the NHL. They slipped to No. 2 later in the day when the Capitals signed Tomas Vokoun to a one-year deal.
Tim Connolly's days in Buffalo are over but his big paydays are not. Two years and $9.5 million from the Leafs. OOOOOOOOOOOOOk.
The Toronto Sun got both a scout's view and Lindy Ruff's view on Connolly. No new ground broken here for anyone who's been reading in Buffalo the last few years but a solid presentation for Leafs fans.
Ex-Sabre Clarke MacArthur told the Sun he'd love the chance to play with Connolly.
Toronto Star columnist Damien Cox, who said the Sabres' free-agent spending spree was "ridiculous", said Connolly will be an upgrade for the Leafs.
Still, Cox gave it up to Sabres fans for finally having an owner willing to get in the game.
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