Daily Links for Thursday, August 25

Lots of Ales Kotalik news today, and he sound like a man who's intent on not being sent down to Rochester.

Kotalik is happy to be back with Sabres - The Buffalo News
Kotalik decided to accept January's demotion to the Calgary Flames' affiliate of Abbotsford. He's glad he did. Kotalik rediscovered two very important things that had been missing from his life: his hockey skills, and his love of the sport.

Kotalik: 'I can measure myself up with any guy on that squad' - Sabres Edge
Ales Kotalik is intent on proving to the Sabres that his NHL career is not over.

PREDICTING THE FUTURE - Buffalo Sabres
Various Sabres tidbits including their Hockey News ranking.

Led by owner, Buffalo's now a hockey town - Bucky Gleason - The Buffalo News
The Sabres recently introduced an owner who was intent on taking Buffalo for the ride of its life, thus exposing a Bills owner who simply has taken Buffalo for a ride.

Crosby's silence indefensible - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The waiting goes on for firm news about Sidney Crosby's status, and it's not just the fans' waiting. It's the Penguins, too.

Western teams confront some tough questions - NHL.com
A look at key questions facing Western Conference teams

Top 10: Games to watch - THN
With the season creeping closer, we run down a chronological list of the most intriguing games on the slate this season.

New York Islanders To Look Very Much Like New York Mets - SBNation.com
There was speculation, namely from Puck Daddy, earlier this month that the New York Islanders could be switching to a black alternate jersey. Well, the leading blog on all of hockey fashion, Icethetics, has confirmed on Monday that this will indeed be the new look of the team.

Introducing The SB Nation iPhone App - SBNation.com
In case you missed the post earlier, this one includes a helpful video.

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