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Daily Links for Monday, Feb. 8

WHO DAT say dey gonna beat them Sabres? I vote we use this as our new slogan/chant for the rest of the season since it worked so well for the Saints yesterday. We can have fans at the games wear beads, rename the downtown area "The Polish Quarter," have polka bands parade through the streets, and celebrate Dingus Day like New Orleans celebrates Mardis Gras. Seriously though, congrats to the Saints and the city of N'awlins, but as Ryan over at The Goose's Roost said - it always gets a bit more lonely when one of those "never one a Super Bowl" teams crosses themselves off the list.

Some Thoughts on Kovalchuk and the Sabres vs. the Devils - Top Shelf
With the recent skid, do you find yourself wondering whether Darcy should have tried to get Ilya Kovalchuk? Heather reminds us why trading for Kovalchuk was not in the Sabres best interests, even if they could have pulled it off.

Getting To Know: Pat Lafontaine - The Hockey News
The Captain talks to THN about his life during and after the game.

SabreCast 2.20 – Don’t Panic
The Unofficial Buffalo Sabres Fan Podcast reminds us of the slogan on The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

How will elite teams counter Devils' deal for Kovy? -
Ilya Kovalchuk is now a New Jersey Devil, leaving the other elite teams to wonder what to do next to improve their teams.

Wisconsin comeback caps outdoor game vs. Michigan - Puck Daddy
College hockey is no stranger to holding outdoor games between some of its most prestigious schools and Saturday's Camp Randall Classic between Wisconsin and Michigan was another reason why the idea works.

Greatest Hockey
If you're looking for some info on the history of hockey in the Olympics, this site has it all the way back to 1920.