Today I am filled with joy, because even though no Buffalo hockey was played yesterday, we were given the wacky gift of seeing the New England Patriots blown out of the NFL playoffs (Playoffs? Playoffs!?) It was a wacky weekend in the NHL also, so be sure to check before and after the break to catch up on all the shenanigans. In honor of the pro team being in the middle of a four day layoff, today's links are all about the young'uns in the minor, collegiate and Canadian leagues.
Wacky Weekend | Sabres Edge
The News grabs a whole bunch of really weird things that happened over the weekend into one post. Forgetting to put a guy in the penalty box, a laser pointer in the goalie's face, and more? Yes, please.
Electric Ennis | The Hockey News
Tyler Ennis has found chemistry with linemates Mark Mancari and Nathan Gerbe.
Kassian off to Windsor | SabresProspects.com
In a deal announced prior to Windsor's Sunday game against Sarnia, the defending Memorial Cup champion Spitfires have acquired Zack Kassian in a deadline deal with Peterborough.
Voting for Hobey | hobeybaker.com
The fan voting phase of the Hobey Baker award, awarded to the collegiate men's MVP, is open and Sabres prospect and Michigan State star Corey Tropp is one of the candidates as he leads the country in goals this year with 17 according to sabresprospects.com. Vote for him by clicking the link!
Langenbrunner to captain Team USA | CTV Olympics
New Jersey Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner will wear the 'C' for Team USA at the 2010 Olympic Games, while teammate Zach Parise will be one of the alternates, according to a report from a New Jersey-based newspaper.
Worst Penalty-Killing Teams since 1963 | Behind The Net
Just how bad is the Toronto Maple Leafs' penalty-killing? Historically bad.
KHL hands out fines, suspensions for brawl; Jagr reacts | Puck Daddy
The KHL disciplinary committee met for seven hours on Sunday to study the incident and to come up with adequate punishment. Many suspensions were handed out and many ruples were fined.