Daily Links for Saturday, October 8

The Sabres are 1-0 on the season and look to stay perfect tonight against LA.

Sabres 4, Ducks 1 - Buffalo Sabres
Thomas Vanek scored two power-play goals and new captain Jason Pominville added a goal and two assists to lead the Buffalo Sabres past the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 in their NHL opener Friday.

Sabres-Kings Preview - NHL.com
The Los Angeles Kings and Buffalo Sabres feel like they did enough in the offseason to make themselves Stanley Cup contenders.

Sabres spread out scoring touch - The Buffalo News
Each of top three forward lines features at least one former 30-goal scorer as Buffalo opens today against Anaheim.

Sabres Links:

Sleektööned Säbres Blög Lögö - Battle of California
Battle of California gives us a new logo! This after they gave us the game yesterday (zing).

Schiestel fired up for Saturday’s Amerks opener - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The Rochester Americans’ opener in Hamilton on Saturday night will be a homecoming for defenseman Drew Schiestel.That by itself has to fire him up. But not nearly as much as just being on the ice. He played his last real game in January.

Buffalo Sabres, fans are subject of upcoming documentary by Mary Wall of NBC's "The Office" - ESPN
Buffalo Sabres, fans are subject of upcoming documentary.

 

Around the NHL:

NHL Schedule 2011, Weekend Games To Watch: Winnipeg Jets Make Triumphant Return - SBNation.com
The NHL's first full slate of weekend games is here. The Winnipeg Jets host their first home game since 1996 on Sunday, highlighting this weekend's lineup of matchups.

Winnipeg Jets go from darkness to the spotlight’s glare - The Globe and Mail
Pavelec puts fainting spell behind him and prepares to lead Jets to playoffs

Experts: Our preseason All-Star teams - ESPN
What changes would our experts make to All-Star weekend? Which players are currently worthy of a ticket to Ottawa on Jan. 29? Our experts weigh in with their plans and preseason teams (26 forwards, 16 defensemen and six goaltenders)

Which 2011 draft rookies will stay in the NHL? - THN
Nine players selected in the 2011 NHL draft made the opening night roster, but which will stay beyond a nine-game tryout?

Don Cherry Wants Your Life To Be Ruined, NHL Player - SBNation.com
Don Cherry is old, and he has outdated opinions. This is common, and in many ways, he's probably similar to your grandfather. But your grandfather doesn't have influence and an international media platform, and that's why Cherry's opinions are scary.

INFOGRAPHIC: Ice Hockey Fights – The Figures Behind the Fists
A nicely drawn up infographic on fighting statistics.

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