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Daily Links for Monday, March 8

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The 82nd Annual Buffalo Sabres Academy Awards were held last night - let's take a look at some of the winners.

Best Performance by a Forward in a Grinding Role: Adam Mair, in The Back-to-Back Goals

Outstanding Achievement in Bank Shots: Patrick Kaleta and Thomas Vanek, co-winners

Best Adapted Gameplan: James Patrick, for Top Five Penalty Kill

Best Performance by a Goalie in a Leading Role: Ryan Miller, in The Best Around

Did I miss any awards - remind me in the comments!

Rangers Recap: Kaleta Leads Sabres Past Rangers 2-1 in OT - Blueshirt Banter
A recap from our friends at Blueshirt Banter.

The Leafs Team Save Percentage vs. Pythagorean Winning Expectation - Pension Plan Puppets
A statistical analysis of how a better team save percentage would change the Toronto Maple Leafs' fortunes. It's also a good example of why without Ryan Miller we'd be 12th in the East.

Raffi Torres: Most Popular Guy Ever! - From The Rink
When is hockey more popular than a sex tape? On NHL trade deadline day, of course!

Video: Savard stretchered off after Matt Cooke head-shot - Puck Daddy
This Matt Cooke blow to the head of Marc Savard(notes), which kept the Boston Bruins star center down on the ice for 10 minutes before being carried off on a stretcher, should be Exhibit A in the "penalize head shots" presentation at the next owners' meeting.

Edmonton's Defense - Worse than Switzerland? - Behind The Net
After trading away or losing to injury most of the starting defensemen, Edmonton rolled an epically bad defensive corps yesterday.

From Russia with Glove - Fear The Fin
Evgeni Nabakov in a Bond movie poster spoof.

Neil Peart’s Version of TSN Hockey Theme on Rock Band - Puck The Media
If you're a Rock Band owner, Neil Pert's (drum-centric) version of the Hockey Night in Canada theme song is now available to download on the 360, PS3, and Wii.