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Daily Links for Wednesday, Oct. 20

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The sense I've been getting over the past few days is that it's not yet time to panic about the Sabres. But what if they lose tonight to go to 1-5-1? Are you panicking after a loss tonight? Or will you have the fortitude to wait until after the weekend?

Jason Pominville exercised at HSBC Arena on Tuesday for the first time since suffering a concussion last Monday against Chicago. WGR is also reporting that he'll travel with the team to Atlanta.

Ruff Hopes The Worst Is Behind The Buffalo Sabres - WGR 550
"We have to prove we are a better team…. We’re diggin’ in and the adversity should make us better. If it doesn’t, we aren’t the team I thought we were.”

Sabres' moves may be why team is flat - The Buffalo News
Jerry Sullivan mixes things up a bit by railing on the Sabres management.

Five reasons not to push the panic button - Two Minutes for Roughing
All Amanda's points are good points, but if the team loses tonight I'll be warming up my fingers.

How third lines help win championships - THN
The Vancouver Canucks upgraded parts of the roster in the summer and the work they did on the third forward unit will have the greatest impact on their fortunes.

Islanders winning the battle of New York - The Globe and Mail
An unexpectedly potent offence, keyed by Blake Comeau and Josh Bailey, one of many surprises on Long Island

Should the Oilers send Taylor Hall back to juniors? - Puck Daddy
If the Edmonton Oilers choose to send Taylor Hall back to juniors this season, it won't be because of his stat sheet; it'll be thanks to another document, the NHL's collective bargaining agreement.

Bruins' three-week journey finally at an end -
The Boston Bruins' extended road trip that has taken them across two continents and three countries will end Tuesday in Washington.

A transcript of every hockey game ever broadcast - Down Goes Brown
The funniest things are always based in truth, and this hilarious transcript from DGB is so true.