Things continue to be quiet in Sabreland but the preseason chatter is already starting to build, even though no one really knows what's going to happen with the CBA.
(Big news of the day in the NHL so far: Carolina signs former Calder Trophy winner Jeff Skinner to a six-year, $34.35 million extension. And memo to the Sabres: The terms of the deal were announced by the team).
NHL.com is running its 30 teams in 30 days feature -- the Sabres were on the docket over the weekend -- and the Hockey News is doing its predictions place by place each day (they have not hit the Sabres' spot in the East yet).
The Sabres figure to be an intriguing team to watch among the non-playoff clubs from last year and I appeared this morning on NHL Home Ice on Sirius/XM with Jamie Shalley and Terry Mercury. They were certainly interested, like everyone here, with what the Sabres are going to do at center and with all these defensemen.
Hear the interview below:
Mike Harrington on NHL Home Ice