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Daily Links for Friday, Jan 15

Happy Friday everyone! Although they didn't play their best game, Buffalo escapes with a win thanks to Patrick Kaleta's tenacity, Ryan Miller (and Tyler Myers') quick feet and Derek Roy's cannon blast. Buffalo visits the Islanders on Saturday for their second road trip game.

Rubber meets the road for Sabres - The Buffalo News
Although this article was written before last night's game, it has some good quotes and facts from the team about the road trip.

Quinn's state of the Sabres - WGR 550
Larry Quinn talks to Schopp and the Bulldog about how badly he and Mr. Golisano want to win a Cup, adding a piece at the deadline, and changes for next season (finally, road games in HD - 2007 says thx)

Northeast: Warning: Lucic is back, very cranky -
This isn't totally about the Sabres, but the middle section of this article has Connolly talking about staying healthy and being an Olympic snub.

San Jose Sharks with eight Olympic players face playoff test - SI
While this article is mostly about San Jose and their 8 Olympians, it brings up some good points about Patrick Roy and the '98 Avs getting burned out in their playoff run - could the same things happen to Miller?

Brophy: Kovalchuk, Ovechkin to KHL? -
Could the lure of $20 million a season cause Ilya Kovalchuk to leave the NHL and return home to play in the KHL? And could Alexander Ovechkin follow? Probably not, but then again it was a slow news day for sportsnet.

David Backes taking on Team Canada . . . in the ring, not the rink - STLtoday
Real Americn Hero David Backes is trying to fight every member of Team Canada before the Olympics (not really, but there has been kind of a freaky trend)