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A new week brings a new chance for the Sabres to prove themselves as they face one of the top teams in the East. Head past the jump to debate whether or not we should change the old trophy names and for another hockey holiday gift idea.

Devils at Sabres Preview |
A preview of tonight's game from the website of the National Hockey League.

Connolly continues to draw blanks on faceoffs | The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Sabres have struggled on faceoffs since Paul Gaustad went down with a knee injury. Now they have another problem in the circle: Is center Tim Connolly injured and unable to take draws or just in such a complete slump with them that the Sabres need to look elsewhere? This is something I've been wondering about for a few games, and the News provides a few answers.

The Buffalo Sabres announced today they will be holding a Winter Clothing Drive during four homes games this month. If you're planning on attending any of these games, please consider bringing something to donate, even if it's just a pair of gloves or a hat. Every little bit helps!

NHL suspends Carcillo for fight that earned him 19 PIM | TSN
The NHL has suspended Flyers forward Dan Carcillo four games for his role in a fight that earned him 19 penalty minutes and a game misconduct. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said on Sunday that he did not agree with the decision (duh.)

Pass or Fail: Renaming the NHL's awards | Puck Daddy
Can you tell me anything about Jack Adams, Art Ross, or Georges Vezina, other than the fact that they all have trophies named after them? Didn't think so. Would you rather see Ovechkin win the Gordie Howe trophy instead? Click the link for a name debate.

Hockey Gifts: CafePress T-shirts
For a fast and easy hockey gift, check out Cafepress. They're famous for their novelty shirts, most of which are pretty funny. There's also some baby onesies here if you've got a mini-fan at home or on the way.