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Happy Friday everyone! It's the dog days of winter, apparently, with multiple starters ending up in coach Ruff's doghouse over the last few games. Toni Lydman was "furious" about being a healthy scratch, so hopefully that will translate on the ice. A few days ago, I was "furious" that we ran out of Cinnamon Life for breakfast, but it didn't mean I worked any harder that day. Let's hope Mr. Lydman eats his Cinnamon Life this morning.

RUFF DEMANDING MORE FROM TEAM - Buffalo Sabres
The coach and team comment about the infamous doghouse.

Scratch has Lydman in a sniff - The Buffalo News
My favorite quote in this article: "You could see he was furious at being a healthy scratch for the first time as a member of the Buffalo Sabres." Maybe there's something to Rafal's magic doghouse theory....

Connolly not concerned that the streak is over - WGR 550
Although I was sad to see Tim Connolly's 16 game point streak come to an end, I loved the fact that it wasn't an 18-points-in-16-games streak, but that he scored 25 in those 16 games. Let's start another one tonight.

Loser point has run its course - The Hockey News
I agree, agree, and agree with this article - especially the last point.

Michigan-Michigan State Will Play Another Outdoor Game - College Hockey News
Cold War Part II coming this Dec. 11 at the Big House.

The Pensblog Guide To Hockey Fans - Pensblog
An exhaustive and funny guide on how to identify hockey's most annoying fans - from the "Crosby sucks" guy to the "Gotta make a trade" guy and everything in between. Well worth your time but it is really really long.