Daily Links for Wednesday, October 5

Lets hope we see plenty more of this in 2011.

The Buffalo Sabres are mere days away from a new season, and we've got a link-stravaganza to tie you over. More Sabres stuff after the break, and some saucy Ryan Kesler photos for the ladies.

THE AFTERMATH: SABRES 8, ADLER 3 - Sabres.com
Tyler Ennis scored twice as the Buffalo Sabres closed the book on their preseason schedule with a 8-3 win over the Adler Mannheim Eagles.

Hecht on home ice and a German TV network's view of the Sabres' trip - Sabres Edge
Jochen Hecht is sidelined with a concussion but still got plenty of love from his hometown fans Tuesday in Mannheim.

HAMILTON: Photos From Europe - WGR 550
A collection of behind the scenes photos from WGR's Paul Hamilton.

Sabres Links:

Sabres Sign D MacKenzie To Entry-Level Deal - WGR 550
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that the team has signed defenseman Matt MacKenzie to a three-year entry level NHL contract.

Q&A with Lisa Wilson, Executive Sports Editor from The Buffalo News - Buffalo Wins
Joe talks with TBN's Executive Sports Editor about blogs, writers, and the future of both.

Northeast Division Preview - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Northeast Division Preview: it's the Bruins and Sabres, then everyone else.

 

Around the NHL:

Tortorella didn't see fit for Avery with Rangers - NHL.com
John Tortorella said the reason Sean Avery was placed on waivers was simple: 'I think we have better players than Sean Avery, plain and simple.'

Maple Leafs acquire David Steckel from Devils - NHL.com
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired David Steckel from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a fourth-round pick at the 2012 Entry Draft.

2011-12 NHL season preview - Can parties reach a deal on the collective bargaining agreement? - ESPN
The ABCs of a new CBA are complex. But we know the desire to get a deal done is strong -- if the parties can work through serious issues.

Northeast Division Preview - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Northeast Division Preview: it's the Bruins and Sabres, then everyone else.

How do Boston Bruins’ Stanley Cup rings compare to other champs? - Puck Daddy
Remember the finale from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" when (spoiler) Indy avoids turning into a disintegrating skeleton because he knows the Holy Grail should look like "the cup of the carpenter"? Which Jesus (spoiler) was? Well, 14 kt. white gold rings with over 300 diamonds aren't exactly the stuff of a blue-collar, dirt under the nails, punch-a-Sedin-in-the-face team. But when you've captured hockey's holy grail, you've earned the right to flaunt it.

Ryan Kesler's ESPN The Magazine Body Issue Pic - Twitpic
Be warned, it's NSFW-ish.

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