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Daily Links for Saturday, Oct. 23

When I talk to my kids about the Sabres 15 years from now, last night will be the prototypical game I'll tell them about. Flat for two periods at home, turned it on in the third, but it wasn't enough and we lost. Again. C'mon boys, win two in a row sometime this month. More links coming later today.

Alfredsson scores hat trick, 1,000th point in Senators' 4-2 win over Sabres - Silver Seven
A recap of the Ottawa Senators 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres, in which Daniel Alfredsson scored three goals and put up his 1,000th career NHL point.

Ruff still fighting to bring Cup to Buffalo - The Buffalo News
Lindy Ruff has been fighting the good fight for more than two decades with the Buffalo Sabres in the quest to help the franchise win its first Stanley Cup.

The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2010 was formally enshrined on Thursday at HSBC Arena.

Like pieces of a puzzle the Pirates are coming together - Maine Hockey Journal
When the season began for the Portland Pirates there were a lot of questions still unanswered, but now as the Pirates approach the end of their first month of the regular season, the answer to those questions are starting to be revealed.

Rypien suspended 6 games for fan contact -
Vancouver forward Rick Rypien was suspended for six games by the NHL on Friday, punishment for his altercation with a fan during Tuesday's game in Minnesota.

Tim Thomas back to 'former form' for B's - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Thomas looks like the Vezina Trophy-winning goalie of two seasons ago. Can you make a bigger statement than a 4-0-0 record with a .978 save percentage and 0.75 goals-against average?

'Orange Hat Guy' was a true Red Wings fan - Detroit Free Press
The Wings have replaced one of their red seats with an orange seat in honor of a fan who passed away. Very classy move from a classy organization.

'Bag skates' making early rounds across NHL -
Coaches around the League are punishing their players with grueling bag skates that are all the rage in season's early going.

Bourne Blog: Top 5 player distractions while sitting on the bench - Puck Daddy
A hilarious but probably true account of why your favorite team is so distracted after a time-out.