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Daily Links for Thursday, Dec. 3

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Now that we're into the holiday season, we know that many of you out there are looking for gifts for the hockey fans on your list. That's why the Links are going to feature one sweet hockey gift after the break from now until Dec. 25. Hope that you find something to get those puckheads, young or old, in your family!

Montreal @ Buffalo Preview -
Here's a preview of tonight's game from

This is a meaty notebook with news on Rivet, Kaleta's return, some seriously shuffled lines at practice, and Lindy's thoughts on our busy December schedule.

Adam tabbed; Kassian, McNabb miss cut |
Sabres 19-year-old prospect Luke Adam has been named by Hockey Canada to the 36-man selection camp roster for the 2010 World Junior Championship.

Updates on Gustavsson, Blackhawks' extensions | TSN
Maple Leafs goaltender Jonas Gustavsson is expected to undergo heart surgery after leaving Tuesday's game with an elevated heart rate. Also, the Hawks are set to announce long term deals for Toews, Kane, and Keith on Thursday.

What up with that? | The Hockey News
Partly because I love the SNL skit What Up With That, and partly because this is an interesting article, THN takes a look at some wacky stats though the first quarter of the year.

Hockey Gifts: Forgotten Miracle DVD
Everyone remembers the Miracle on Ice, the USA hockey team that went on to win gold at Lake Placid in 1980. But unless you're closing in on being a grandparent, you probably don't remember the first gold medal the USA ever won in hockey. The 1960 US Hockey Team is considered by some to be the best squad ever assembled, and the DVD Forgotten Miracle celebrates the 50th anniversary of this legendary team. If you have an older hockey fan in your family, or just anyone interested in the history of US hockey, this will make a great trip down memory lane.