Daily Links for Tuesday, April 12

I look forward to seeing plenty of this come Thursday.

Sick of waiting for the playoffs to start? Yeah, me too. Tons of links after the break as well.

Why Buffalo will win the Cup - NHL.com
Thanks to Ryan Miller, Sabres eye end of 40-year title drought

VANEK, LECAVALIER AND ELLIS NAMED NHL 'THREE STARS' OF THE WEEK - Buffalo Sabres
Thomas Vanek was named first star in the NHL for the week ending April 10.

NOTEBOOK: SABRES EXCITED FOR SECOND SEASON - Buffalo Sabres
The Sabres were on the ice at HSBC Arena on Monday for their first practice of the postseason as preparations for facing the defending Eastern Conference Champion Philadelphia Flyers began. As a team, the Sabres are ready to get going in their first round series, which begins Thursday night.

Sabres' Connolly looking forward to series against Flyers - The Buffalo News
Tim Connolly is looking forward to the playoffs. That's good because he's the one player who shouldn't be looking back at the playoffs.

Ryan Miller Not Scaring The Flyers - Philly Sports Daily
Many times, goalies will become the focal point in playoff series. The first-round matchup between the Flyers and Buffalo Sabres is no different.

Sabres To Open 2011-12 Season In Europe - NHL.com
Germany, to be exact, so Jochen Hecht will play in front of his home crowd.

More Sabres News:

Miller Wants More From Sabres Nation - WGR 550
"We can feel it, we can tell on the ice that we need the crowd behind us, even when we're not playing our best we appreciate some support. "

Flyers notes: Will Pronger be ready for Game 1? - CSNPhilly
The mystery of whether Chris Pronger will play in Game 1 of the playoffs took another odd twist on Monday.

This Is The Matchup You Wanted, Buffalo? - Kuklas Korner
If I had a dollar for every time over the past few weeks that I heard a Buffalo fan or media type tell me that the Flyers were the team they most wanted the Sabres to face in the first round, I think I’d be able to afford a sizable down payment for Brad Richards.  

The 5 Most Feel-Good Stories Of The Sabres’ Season - Black & Blue & Gold
A few days ago, Black & Blue & Gold published our list of the 5 worst on-ice stories of the season. Now it’s time to discuss what are BBG’s picks for the 5 best on-ice stories of the Sabres’ turn-around 40th anniversary! 

Super Sabres fans line up early to score passes for playoffs - The Buffalo News
All five members of the hardy crew who camped out overnight Sunday at the front of the line for Sabres playoff tickets could lay claim to being among the most avid Sabres fans in the region.

Will the ghosts finally leave? - Buffalo Wins
Will we ever be able to let Danny Briere go?

Sabres Players Returning to Twitter; 5 Important Rules for Fans - buffalo74
Number 1-5: Don't send hateful drunken tweets to the Sabres after they lose.

 

NHL News:

Sixteen things you need to know before playoffs start - NHL.com
With 16 teams ready to start the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs this week, here are 16 things you should know before the first puck is dropped Wednesday.

Ranking the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff 1st-round series - Puck Daddy
Sabres/Flyers comes in a disappointing third-last.

Habs gear up for the old enemy - The Globe and Mail
Montreal clearly excited about facing the Boston Bruins.

Are the Canucks a serious Cup contender? - THN
Can Vancouver overcome Chicago this time?; Adam Foote a Hall of Famer?; strong rookie class; first round predictions; and more.

The Playoffs: Who Ya Got? - The Cannon
Interested in why the Blue Jackets (or any other team really) would want to root for the Sabres?

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