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Daily Links for Monday, Jan. 4

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With the Bills season now officially over, Buffalo sports fans can put all their manic energy into following the Sabres. Ryan Miller once again was the best player on the ice, recording a shutout after consecutive 3-goal games. After the break, Canada and the US will battle for the WJC gold medal.

Miller blanks Habs, Sabres win 4th straight | sportsnet.ca
Here's a recap of the game from the Canadian press.

Canadiens' offense silenced | The Buffalo News
Some notes about the game (not a recap) from the Buffalo News.

Stay Together For The Kids | Pension Plan Puppets
Fleet Fox over at PPP pens a great fan article about how the Sabres rebuilding process is one that should be emulated by the Leafs. It's a long article, with plenty of statistical analysis to back up his opinion, but I really enjoyed reading this flattering piece.

Canada to go for gold again after thumping Switzerland | TSN
Canada will shoot for a record sixth straight gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship after defeating Switzerland 6-1 in semifinal action. Canada now takes on the United States for the gold medal on Tuesday in a rematch of their New Year's Eve classic.

Burnside and LeBrun's grades from Fenway | ESPN
So how did this Winter Classic rate versus the past two outdoor tilts? Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun hand out their grades.

Top 10 developments of the decade | The Hockey News
The AHL has stuff happen to it to, you know. Here are the top 10 things that happened to the AHL in the aughts.