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Daily Links for Tuesday, Jan 4

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Too bad for the US team last night, but Buffalo attempts to continue their uber-excitement streak in 2011 tonight against Colorado.

Lindy on seven defensemen, playing Colorado - Sabres Edge
Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said today that dressing seven defensemen, as the team did against Boston on Saturday, is an option for tomorrow's game against the Avalanche.

Pegula ready and waiting - The Buffalo News
Billionaire businessman Terry Pegula is a diehard Penn State football fan, but he skipped the Nittany Lions' victory over Florida in the Outback Bowl and attended the Winter Classic in Pittsburgh. He spent Friday night schmoozing -- unofficially, of course -- with NHL officials at the league's New Year's Eve party. Tip of the hat to FloridaBuffalo on this one.

Reporter suffers only a bruised ego playing goalie - The Portland Press Herald
Reporter Bob Keyes discovers the level of athleticism, skill and commitment it takes to skate with the Portland Pirates.

1/2 Recap: McNabb hits mark; Sutch scratches itch -
An update on some non WJC prospects.

Canada advances to final with 4-1 win against U.S. - 2011 World Junior Championship
The most anticipated matchup of the 2011 WJC turned out to be rather anticlimactic as Canada steamrolled to a 4-1 victory against the US.

Bruins have Leafs’ number - The Globe and Mail
Boston tops the weak Northeast Division and they are now 16 points up on the last-place Leafs.

Resurgence of Knicks, Rangers gives New Yorkers a lot to love -
When Frank Sinatra crooned New York, New York, he meant the city so great they named it twice. When New Yorkers sing that unofficial anthem these days, they might as well mean the resurgent twin tenants of Madison Square Garden.

Dreger: Mapping Feaster's course in Calgary - TSN
Jay Feaster's marching orders are specific. His mandate - established by Flames president Ken King - is to evaluate this organization, consider all options and then present his plan for King and Calgary's ownership to consider.

Video: Zamboni School and the Zen art of ice making - Puck Daddy
The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, Md., recently held a charity fundraiser where, for $200, you could enroll in two sessions of its Zamboni School.