Daily Links for Saturday, January 7

An impossibly good metaphor for the uphill battle that the Sabres now face.

Has an NHL team ever gone the entire season without winning two games in a row? What if the Sabres go all of 2012 without a single winning "streak"? Ed Note: I love that "winning streak" in Buffalo now means winning two games in a row - it's like showing up for work two days in a row and feeling proud for not getting fired.

Jets seek out first win of 2012 as they visit Sabres - NHL.com
Your game preview for tonight's tilt against Winnipeg.

Canes Won't Be Winless In 2012: Hurricanes 4, Sabres 2 - Canes Country
The Canes earn their first regulation win at home against Buffalo since 2007, beating the Sabres 4-2 on Friday night.

Regier says no shake-up imminent as struggles intensify - The Buffalo News
In an interview with The Buffalo News following Friday's 4-2 loss to Carolina, General Manager Darcy Regier said no big changes are imminent.

Leopold: Sabres’ unsung hero - Tonawanda News
Yes, Jordan Leopold said, he’s received big ice time before, about eight years ago as a youngster. Skating 25 minutes or more some nights is nothing new for the Sabres defenseman.

More Sabres News:

Pominville travels long road to 500 - The Buffalo News
Tonight, when the Sabres host Winnipeg, Jason Pominville will become the 27th player to play 500 games with the Sabres.

The Sabres should trade #29 (Not really, but why not?) - Buffalo Wins
The same old problems that plagued the Sabres have once again reared their ugly heads. They can't score, they can't get decent goaltending, they are kind of soft, and they just aren't really good at anything.

5,000-plus fans watch game on scoreboard TV - The Buffalo News
More than 5,000 die-hard fans of the Buffalo Sabres wouldn't trade Friday night's viewing party at First Niagara Center for any of the usual comforts of home.

State to intervene in cable dispute - The Buffalo News
Officials of Time Warner Cable and MSG Media will meet next week with representatives from State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's office in an attempt to resolve the dispute that has left many local hockey fans unable to watch telecasts of Buffalo Sabres games.

Around the NHL:

Why the NHLPA rejected NHL’s 2012-13 realignment plan - Puck Daddy
What we didn't know about the NHL's radical realignment plan, approved by the NHL Board of Governors last month and affecting everything from conference sizes to playoff format: That the National Hockey League Players' Association would refuse to provide its consent, and kill the plan for 2012-13.

Tortorella to coach in NHL All-Star Game - New York Rangers
John Tortorella clinched a spot on one of the benches in the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game.

How NHL Coaches Utilize Their Players - On the Forecheck
Do NHL head coaches focus on matching their players up against particular opponents, or deploying specialists based on where the next faceoff is taking place?

A Sobering & Inspirational Moment For Hockey Fans - SBNation.com
Ruslan Salei, who played most of his career with the Anaheim Ducks, was one of the 44 that passed away in the tragic Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plan crash this past September. Last night, Salei's son stood on the ice wearing his father's number and received a rousing two-minute ovation from the home crowd.

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