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Daily Links for Wednesday, Oct. 13

This is what I'd like to see on Saturday. Except with punches.
This is what I'd like to see on Saturday. Except with punches.

More fallout from the Pominville injury today, with many of the Sabres offering very emotionally charged interviews. For a team that many view as soft, Saturday will certainly be an interesting statement game.

Sabres Miller Is Furious About Pominville Hit - WGR 550
Miller and Ruff sound off about the hit, and Kaleta makes threats a statement about Saturday's game.

Vanek may move to right side with Pominville out - Sabres Edge
The Sabres will be forced to shuffle their lines with Jason Pominville sidelined by a concussion, and the initial moves have Thomas Vanek shifting from left wing to right wing. The first look at lines as the Sabres start practice in HSBC Arena in the link.

The Same, but Different - Double Edged Sabres
Vance argues that the team came to Pommer's defense rather well.

Sometimes We Forget - Muckers and Grinders
"Tonight, watching Jason Pominville down on the ice after a brutally dirty hit by Niklas Hjalmarsson, I was reminded of something that I think we as fans are guilty of forgetting every now and then. Athletes are real people, and real people are vulnerable."



Wisniewski swallows 2-game suspension for lewd gesture to Avery - Puck Daddy
*Snicker* If you don't know why he was suspended, search "James Wisniewski" "Sean Avery" and "obscene gesture" on YouTube.


Detroit Red Wings' Brian Rafalski out several weeks after surgery -
Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski will be out 3 to 4 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.




Get Pucked Up! -
20 reasons you should be watching hockey from the authority on the sport.

Detroit Red Wings' Kirk Maltby announces retirement Tuesday afternoon - ESPN
Detroit Red Wings forward Kirk Maltby will announce his retirement at a 5:30 p.m. ET news conference Tuesday, a source told


Broken bones, forfeits and police action in minor league brawl - Puck Daddy
Last weekend was one of the wildest, and most violent and controversial, situations in recent CHL history -- during a preseason game, no less.