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Daily Links for Sunday, Jan. 31

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Today is Sunday! But I'm writing this on Saturday in a hurry, so just be sure to check after the break for some wild stories about the Vancouver Canucks' upcoming 42-day road trip. Yeah, you read that right.

Wants and Needs: Carolina Hurricanes - The Goose's Roost
The Buffalo Sabres should probably win the Northeast Division with the roster they have now. But to be a legitimate Stanley Cup contender, they might need a little help - could it come from the Carolina Hurricanes?

The NHL's top defensive defencemen - The Globe and Mail
Tallinder and Myers make James Mirtle's list of top defensive defensemen, and the Top Shelf blog breaks it down right here.

1/29 Recap: Tropp stops drought as Spartans top rival -
Time to catch up again with, as they have an interview with Corey Tropp who was named the first star in the Michigan-Michigan St. game.

Caps' Green gives questionable hit, takes knee; now suspended - Puck Daddy
Mike Green learns to play nice when it comes to elbows and heads.

The Murky Future of The Young Guns - Caps_Blog
Can the Capitals keep their four young stars (Ovechkin, Backstrom, Semin and Green) once their contracts are up? Who should stay, who should go?

Canucks begin longest road trip in NHL history -
The Canucks have hit the road for the longest trip in NHL history -14 consecutive games away from home starting on Saturday night in Toronto.

Canucks' trip by the numbers -
A recap of the wild, 42-day road trip for Vancouver by the numbers.