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A quiet day on the frenzy watch

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.

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington) 

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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