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Daily Links for Friday, Jan. 1, 2010

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Happy New Year! We have a mostly-Winter Classic Links to kick off 2010. Hope you enjoy the game, and remember, the Sabres host the Atlanta Thrashers tonight at 7:30. Derek Roy was back at practice yesterday, but has not yet been confirmed to play.

The 2000s so far: Moment No. 1 | WGR 550
Nick Mendola at WGR has finished their Top 10 list of Buffalo sports memories of the 2000s, and though most of the memories aren't good ones, #1 is certainly one that is. Just reading the write-up got my blood pumping and put smile on my face.

Winter Classic facts to astound and amaze | NHL.com
A gaggle of Winter Classic facts to get you ready for the game.

Mother Nature's uncertain call always part of game's charm | ESPN
As everyone in Buffalo knows all too well, the Winter Classic will always come with a certain amount of uncertainty until the final whistle, thanks to Mother Nature.

Adam solid in early WJC goings | SabresProspects.com
Here's an update on how Luke Adam is doing on the dominant Canadian WJC team.

From those who know, five Winter Classic pieces of advice | Sporting News
Craig Custance gathers advice from former Winter Classic players to give to the current ones.

Classic officials return to their New England roots | NHL.com
Nobody ever thinks about how the officials feel about the Winter Classic....until now.

Outdoor hockey quiz | USATODAY.com
Zip up your jacket. Lace up those skates. As the NHL prepares for the Winter Classic at Boston's Fenway Park, see how well you know your outdoor hockey.

 

Here's a time-lapse video of the rink at Fenway being constructed: