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Daily Links for Tuesday, Dec. 21

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"Four days to Christmas, four days to Christmas. Just enough time to do your Christmas shoppingThese are the people who shop in time, just in time, barely in timeThese are the people who calculate with clinical precision..." - Anyone who can name the musical these lyrics are from without using Google gets 1,000 bonus points. Also, there's four days to Christmas!

Ruff: Connolly Needs Surgery, Out At Least A Week - WGR 550
Connolly's facial injuries will require reconstructive surgery, Ruff clarified, "It looks like he's gonna have to get operated on, It's bad, so we're gonna have to get it taken care of."

A Very Sabres Christmas - Shots off the Crossbar
The Sabres players and brass send letters to Santa.

I'll Take Math 101 For A Thousand, Alex - From Aj's Skybox
A recap of the weekend that sucked.

12/18 Recap: Shipley scores in old barn; Eidsness returns - SabresProspects.com
Steven Shipley scored his 10th goal of the year Saturday as Niagara earned a key road win over Owen Sound, 5-2.

 

Duchene tops NHL's 'Three Stars of the Week' - NHL.com
Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene and left wing Tomas Fleischmann plus Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal have been named the NHL 'Three Stars' for the period ending Dec. 19.

 

Can Fehr save the NHLPA? - The Globe and Mail
Is the former MLB players' union head the man to put this notoriously dysfunctional group back on track?

 

As Devils fade, 'Trade Marty Brodeur' speculation intensifies - Puck Daddy
Dire times call for drastic suggestions, such as Bobby Holik's assertion that the Devils should trade Zach Parise to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Evgeni Malkin for the benefit of Ilya Kovalchuck.

 

Sid, Ovechkin on 'Price is Right'; Chase blasts Blues - Puck Daddy
Not as exciting as you might think.