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Daily Links for Monday, Dec. 28

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Happy Monday everyone, and hopefully it's a Monday following a healthy and happy holiday weekend. The Sabres were both naughty and nice in their back-to-back games, so we've got two game recaps for you as well as Olympic rosters galore - Sweden, Russia, and Belarus have been announced, and one Sabre has already punched his ticket to Vancouver!

Blown Lead, Blown Opportunity: Blues Fall Again | St. Louis Game Time
Here's a recap that's short, but also contains everything you need to know about how the opposition's fans feel. I feel great about the recent resurgence of Tim Connolly as someone who remembers how to score (5 points in his last 3 games)

Senators start strong against Sabres, win 3-2 in shootout | Silver Seven
The injury-riddled Ottawa Senators squeaked by the Buffalo Sabres to score a 3-2 shootout win on Dec. 26, 2009. Game recap from Peter over at Silver Seven.

Team Sweden names 2010 Olympic roster |
Sabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder will be representing the defending gold medal champions of Sweden in the 2010 Olympics.

2010 Russian Olympic Team |
One thing Russia should have no problem doing at the Olympics -- scoring goals. Not with a lineup that includes some of the NHL's elite snipers. Should be a fun team to watch.

Belarus names four NHLers to Olympic roster |
Belarus names four NHLers to Olympic roster, including the Kostitsyn brothers from the Montreal Canadiens.

Ten memorable collisions of hockey, pop culture in last decade | Puck Daddy
A bit of a different all-decade list, this one deals with hockey's associations with celebrities, media, and the non-hockey-watching population.