Daily Links for Wednesday, Jan. 19

Tyler Ennis validated my voting for him in Rafal's "best rookie" post yesterday.

I dedicate last night's Sabres win to the amount of hatred I have for Scott Gomez, which is to say a lot. I hope that game winner looked good from the penalty box, Scotty.

It's a slump no matter how you spell it - The Buffalo News
Rob Niedermayer is still without a goal in 35 games for the Buffalo Sabres. He took a pair of penalties in Saturday's 5-3 loss against the New York Islanders and played a season-low 7 minutes, 36 seconds. And he's even played the last three games with his last name spelled wrong on the back of his jersey.

'N.H.L. in 360°' Shows Hockey as It Has Never Been Seen Before - NYTimes.com
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Buffalo Sabres, the club and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo mounted "Forty: The Sabres in the N.H.L." There's a video here that's pretty cool.

Bourne's Blog: Getting 'cute' can drive coaches crazy - Puck Daddy
There's a sickness that courses through the veins of most hockey players, a disease that takes over their body during offensive opportunities. Coaches call it "getting cute." Particularly appropriate for the Sabres.

Hurricanes' Staal, Wings' Lidstrom tabbed captains - 2011 NHL All-Star Game
Hometown hero Eric Staal and veteran defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom will serve as team captains for the 2011 All-Star game.

Sharks' Nichol suspended four games for Schlemko hit - TSN
San Jose Sharks forward Scott Nichol has been suspended four games for his elbow to the head to Phoenix Coyotes defenceman David Schlemko on Monday night.

Shrewd moves, up-tempo style key surprising rise of Dallas Stars - SI.com
All those surprised by the Dallas Stars raise your hand.

Shh, genius at work - The Globe and Mail
Our boy Pernell Karl can flat out PLAY! 

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