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Daily Links for Wednesday, Dec. 8

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Go figure, the day after an article about the Portland kids being disappointing goes up, Luke Adam scores his first career goal (congrats) but two Mike Weber giveaways and an Adam penalty lead to all three Boston goals. Also, check out the first article after the break, which has some very interesting news about how the expiration (or extension) or the Bush tax cuts could speed up the sale of the Sabres.

Bruins down Sabres in OT 3-2 in "weird game" - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Mark Recchi's deflection lifts Bruins over Sabres in overtime.

Need for goals brings Mancari back - The Buffalo News
Mancari leads the Pirates in goals (12) and points (26) over 23 games and is plus-6. He has five goals in the last five games and is tied for 10th in the AHL in scoring, but is only four points off the league lead.

Kassian eyes scoring title - SabresProspects.com
Kassian the fighter has dropped the gloves just three times this season and has been replaced by Kassian the scorer. Kassian is on pace for 81 assists and 121 points, which would better the numbers put up by Taylor Hall last season when he shared the league's scoring title. Yeah, you read that right.

Luke Adam: Cute as a Button - Top Shelf
If you need some consolation after Luke Adam's overtime penalty, perhaps consider his cuteness?

N.H.L. Board of Governors Has Sale of Teams on Agenda - NYTimes.com
The NY Times is reporting that Terry Pegula will be attending the NHL board of governors meeting.

Bill Guerin retires and NHL ownership - THN
Bill Guerin calls it a career, which shouldn't be a surprise after the Penguins passed on him; plus more on the potential sales of the Sabres and Maple Leafs.

Crosby is head and shoulders above the competition - The Globe and Mail
And that includes supposed rival Alex Ovechkin who just can’t match the Penguins star this season.

Kane to miss 3 weeks - DailyHerald.com
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Tuesday he is hoping to have Patrick Kane back in the lineup in about three weeks.

Stunning Numbers: Penalties, and the NHL players that take them - Puck Daddy
Puck Daddy number crunchers the penalty givers and takers.