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Daily Links for Tuesday, March 16

The Buffalo Sabres are back in action tonight against the Atlanta Thrashers, 7pm. Check after the break for an article on how far Atlanta has fallen this year as well as some links concerning the Ovechkin hit and suspension.

Sabres seek sunshine, wins down South - The Buffalo News
Maybe some sun and some struggling opponents will be the cure for the Buffalo Sabres' road woes. The Sabres open a four-game Southern swing tonight in Atlanta against a quartet of teams currently on the outside of the playoff race.

NOTEBOOK: ROAD WOES - Buffalo Sabres
The Buffalo Sabres have an objective in mind as they prepare to head South and continue their five-game road trip – improve their lagging power play.

Sabres Edge: Stafford improving, Butler likely to stay out
The Sabres practiced today for about 50 minutes in the Amherst Center and then took off for Atlanta to open a four-game road trip Tuesday night.

Rink Side Radio: Ovechkin's Big Hit And Versus Settlement EditionTonight From 9-10! - From The Rink
Rink Side Radio talks about the ideology that a player shouldn't be suspended because he is a super star as well as the inconstancy of suspensions in the NHL. It's a fine show from peeps at SBNation, so take a listen!

Caps' Ovechkin banned two games for Campbell hit -
Alex Ovechkin has been banned for two games for his hit on Brian Campbell.

After hit by Alexander Ovechkin, Brian Campbell to possibly miss rest of season - ESPN Chicago
The Blackhawks' Brian Campbell could be out for the season after a hit by Alex Ovechkin.

Top 3 Draft Pick Closer than Playoffs for Thrashers - Bird Watchers Anonymous
If you thought the Sabres' recent slide was bad, check out this post from BWA. Boy, that escalated quickly...

Re-doing the 2009 NHL draft - The Hockey News
How would things shake out if we could re-do the most recent NHL draft?

Yup, That's Some Blackface At A Hockey Game - Deadspin
Got a highly touted prospect in the minors, and you want to show the world you're a fan? You could wear his jersey. Or, if you're in Quebec, you could break out the shoe polish and afro wigs.