Happy Valentine's Day everyone! The Sabres gave us the hockey equivalent of a Pajamagram last night with their big win over the "Half-of-our-team-is-in-the-Olympics-so-please-just-don't-get-injured" Sharks. The Sabres are now officially off until Tuesday, March 2nd when they visit the Penguins, but we'll have Olympic men's hockey to watch starting this Tuesday, Feb. 16 (sorry, but women's ice hockey doesn't count.) Starting tomorrow, the Links will turn into your daily stop for Olympic news, and any Sabres stuff that happens to dribble out over the next two weeks, of course.
Sabres torch Sharks before break - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Sabres' winless streak is dead. Maybe now they can rest in peace.
Sabres notebook: Penalty killers come back to life - The Buffalo News
Some talk here about the PK and the schedule for the Sabres' Olympians.
Wants and Needs: Goaltenders - The Goose's Roost
The eternal backup goalie debate rages on. Are you still comfortable with Lalime?
Report: Pirates considering move to Albany - WGR 550
When the Buffalo Sabres call up a player from their AHL affiliate next season, that player may only need to head west on the NYS Thruway to join the team.
Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks among movers before the trade freeze - ESPN
Pierre LeBrun recaps all the deals made before the Olympic break in case you missed some.
Rosters frozen, but not GM's dialing fingers - NHL.com
The Olympic roster freeze is on, but that doesn't keep trade talk from being one of the hottest topics around the NHL. Also included here is a bit more about Ruff benching Rivet.
Sometimes you forget how the Game has Changed... - Behind The Net
How have penalties changed over the last 20 years?