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Daily Links for Saturday, Dec. 11

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Buffalo faces the hottest team and player in the league tonight, Sidney Crosby and his Penguins. Let's hope they hold him to merely two goals and an assist.

Friday ice chips - Sabres Edge
The Sabres are on the ice in HSBC Arena and everyone is practicing except Shaone Morrisonn (concussion symptoms). Drew Stafford, Rob Niedermayer and Tim Connolly remain in non-contact roles, meaning Mark Mancari will play again Saturday when the red-hot Pittsburgh Penguins come to town.

Sabres Prepping For Sidney Crosby - WGR 550
The Buffalo Sabres will host Pittsburgh Saturday night at the H.S.B.C. Arena which means the highest scorer in the NHL will be on the ice.

Myers finds simple solution to his struggles - The Buffalo News
Suddenly, defenseman Tyler Myers isn't anywhere near the bottom of the NHL's plus-minus ratings. All that sophomore slump talk is fading away.

Making sure you pick the right captain - THN
Captains used to be about age and experience, but how important is it to pick a guy you know will be in the lineup whenever he's healthy?

The Buffalo Sabres today announced they are hosting a Winter Clothing Drive during the four remaining homes games this month.

Lemieux agrees to lace up skates one more time for Winter Classic alumni game -
The return of Mario Lemieux to the ice highlights Friday's announcement by the Pittsburgh Penguins of an alumni game as part of the festivities at this year's Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.


Bourne Blog: Ranking hockey's dirtiest plays - Puck Daddy
There are a lot of ways to play dirty in hockey. There's the elbow, the hit to the head, the sucker-punch, the wrist slash, leaving your feet for a hit, the leg slash, the nut-job and about a billion others.

Cullen: AHLers that may score if given the call - TSN
Rare is the NHL team that has too many goal-scorers. Here are some AHLers off to good starts this season that might be able to help out their NHL team offensively, if given the chance:

Hockey's nickname game - The Globe and Mail
Where have the Golden Jets, Roadrunners, Suitcases, Hammers and Rats all gone?