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Daily Links for Wednesday, Jan. 27

Wednesday: Latin for very little news about the Buffalo Sabres. Luckily, there's a game tonight, at 7pm against New Jersey. Thanks to this day of Wed, I'm gonna put a non-Sabres article before the break because I think it merits discussion - read the ESPN article below and post your feelings on John Buccigross's All-Star Game ideas.

All-Star memories, 2010 teams and advice for the future - ESPN
John Buccigross relives his favorite All-Star moments and picks his teams (Myers and Miller FTW) but the real reason this is linked is for the ridiculous, crazy, and super-fun sounding ideas Bucci gives to make the All-Star game something special instead of a crappy hockey game.

Rivet: Not a full team effort - Sabres Edge
The Sabres captain has some harsh words about the way the team played in Vancouver.

Team USA Goaltender Ryan Miller's Mask Unveiled - SB Nation
Ryan Miller's Team USA helmet combines the grace of Olympic hockey with the F*** YEAH!! of Team America: World Police.

Power Rankings Roundup:
Sports Illustrated: #5 (posted yesterday) #5 (posted Mon.)
SB Nation: #3 (posted Jan. 21)

The truth about cliches, Pt. 1 - The Hockey News
Drafted by the Sabres in 1987, David Littman is now a producer on the EA Sports NHL series. In this article, he takes hockey cliches, tells us what they really mean, and compares them to the process of creating a video game.

2010 McKenzie's Top 30 - TSN
TSN's Bob McKenzie gives us his mid-season top-30 prospect rankings, for you draftniks out there.

The Fall of Motor City -
If you hate the Detroit Red Wings, you may want to consider buying this shirt.

Chicago Blackhawks Remind Us That Mugging For Pictures With Shirts Off is a Questionable Decision at Best - The Province
This loquacious title says it all. Buffalo native Patrick Kane looking very smooth without his top on.