Daily Links for Thursday, Dec. 31

Happy New Year's Eve, everyone! We have a metric ton of links today and tomorrow dealing mostly with the Olympics and the upcoming Winter Classic in Boston, so please check after the break if you're looking for more info, such as the Canadian Olympic roster. As for tonight, hopefully everyone is able to be with friends and/or family, and hopefully hockey fans and their loved ones everywhere stay safe this evening. Stay at home, designate a driver or sleep at a friend's house tonight so we can all enjoy a new year of hockey in 2010!

Veterans, strong goalie play highlight Finnish roster | NHL.com
Saku Koivu and the Ruutu brothers highlight the Finnish Olympic roster, which includes Sabres defenseman Toni Lydman.

Germans enter Vancouver with a new look | NHL.com
German coach Uwe Krupp announced his 23-man roster for the Olympics and is sending a squad that has a decidedly new look. Sabres prospect Philip Gogulla has made the team, Jochen Hecht did not.

The American Hockey League announced today the PlanetUSA AHL All-Star team roster for the 2010 Time Warner Cable AHL All-Star Classic. Good for the boys!

Winter Classic equipment managers prepare for all conditions | NHL.com
Dave Williams, equipment manager for the Buffalo Sabres, talks about how he prepared the team's gear for the first Winter Classic.

Canada unveils a powerhouse lineup for Olympics | NHL.com
Canada's squad is just silly with talent, and there will definitely be some controversy with who made the roster and who didn't. They will certainly be a difficult team to beat.

A look inside Team Canada's decision making | NHL.com
You know the names, now learn how the Team Canada Brain Trust came up with the final roster.

Swiss looking to take one giant last step with Krueger | NHL.com
The Swiss roster has been set, with only 3 NHL players on the squad. They do have cool first names though, like Yannick, Ivo, Sandy, and Hnat. So they've got that goin' for them.

Scores of NHLers will help Czechs score in Vancouver | NHL.com
Scores of NHL players, led by Tomas Plekanec, Tomas Kaberle, Tomas Vokoun and Patrik Elias will don the Czech jersey for the 2010 Olympics.

Photo Expedition: Fenway's Classic makeover, cool hockey gear | Puck Daddy
Ryan Lambert over at Puck Daddy takes us on a small photo tour of the now mutated Fenway Park.

Washington-Columbus trade works both ways | The Hockey News
The Washington Capitals have traded captain Chris Clark and defenseman Milan Jurcina to the Columbus Blue Jackets for grinding winger Jason Chimera. Ryan Kennedy explains how this holiday trade benefits both teams.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Die By The Blade

You must be a member of Die By The Blade to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Die By The Blade. You should read them.

Join Die By The Blade

You must be a member of Die By The Blade to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Die By The Blade. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.