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Daily Links for Sunday, Sept. 12

I wish I had gotten my high school yearbook photo taken like this.
I wish I had gotten my high school yearbook photo taken like this.

It's a great weekend for Buffalo sports, with the Bills opening today (Squish The Fish!!) and the Sabres rookie camp opening tomorrow. Which are you more excited for?

Healthy Shipley stoked for camp - SabresProspects.com
An update on fourth round pick Steven Shipley, just in time for rookie camp on Monday.

Pay No Attention to the Player Behind the Jersey - The Goose's Roost
Ryan (who is now a full time writer for the Niagara Gazette - congrats!) talks about the genius that is the Sabres marketing department.

Some of hockey's best players from No. 67 to No. 99 - NHL.com
I'll give you three guesses who the best player to ever wear No. 76 is.

Eastern Conference predictions - THN
Just like every year, Adam Proteau releases his personal prognostications for the upcoming season, starting with the East.

How group of hockey agents, players are trying to 'Make Your Day' - ESPN
The concept of "pay it forward" has been around since ancient Greece, so Dustin Brown, Cam Janssen and the rest of the hockey folks at Norton Sports Management can't lay claim to having come up with the idea of performing random acts of kindness.

The Time Wayne Gretzky Called Out Michael Jordan In Vegas - SBNation.com
Rich Strafella, a VP and long-time gaming exec at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, was recently asked by UrbanDaddy.com to share his favorite celebrity story, and it involves Gretzky giving Jordan the business.