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Daily Links for Thursday, Oct. 7

Christmas Eve. All Hallow's Eve. New Year's Eve. That one other eve. Tonight make sure you go to bed early and don't forget to leave out some Tylenol for Timmy, wine coolers for Roysie, a Carubba Collision coupon for Patty, and milk and cookies for Lindy Claus 'cuz tonight is Hockey Eve in Buffalo.

DBTB Radio Episode 14 - Writer Roundtable
In case you missed it, Zach, Dave Oleksy, and Dave Davis have your season preview in convenient podcast form.

All Sabres may be set for opener - The Buffalo News
Things are looking good for star winger Thomas Vanek and backup goaltender Patrick Lalime to be ready for the opening weekend, Friday at Ottawa and Saturday's home opener against the New York Rangers.

Enroth gone, roster down to 23 - Sabres Edge
Enroth, Ellis, and Gragnani have been sent down to Portland, and the roster is finalized.

The Buffalo Sabres today announced that they will hold a "Party in the Plaza" to welcome back fans for their 40th anniversary season home opener on Saturday, October 9 against the New York Rangers.

Buffaslug Among Cartoonish Logos to Go Extinct -
NHL franchises are replacing modern logos and jerseys with designs based on teams’ original looks.

Rating the NHL Goaltenders -
SI has the Sabres pair of netminders ranked at No. 7 overall, with Boston's duo at No. 1.

3 Burning Questions: Northeast Division - Bangin Panger
Some humorous (but also very serious) questions from Bangin Panger.

John Buccigross: Let's take a look at all 30 teams for this season, shall we? - ESPN
Bucci comes out with his annual hockey-preview-set-to-lyrics article for all 30 teams.

2010-11 NHL season preview: Our NHL experts make their Stanley Cup and awards predictions - ESPN
Which team will lift Lord Stanley in June? Our experts weigh in, and the picks are again across the board.

Prediction: Red Wings-Capitals in Cup Final -
Who will play in the Stanley Cup Final? What players will take home postseason awards? Get the point of view as Dan Rosen predicts.

TSN's Top 50 NHL Players - TSN
TSN gives us their version of the 50 best NHL-ers. You'll have to go to No. 12 to find Ryan Miller, the first goalie.

Thanks to cap crunch, Devils opt for 11 forwards to start season - Puck Daddy
The New Jersey Devils were once called "an interchangeable flock of forwards" by then-Rangers Coach Colin Campbell. Because of the salary cap, the flock has thinned to start the season.

The Oregon Trail - Sports And The City
The Maple Leafs hit the Oregon Trail. Dysentery ensues.