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Daily Links for Tuesday, July 19

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We're making up for a lack of actual news today with a 100% increase in Sabres pets coverage.

Counting Down: Top Developmental Teams - Hockey Quarterly
The Buffalo Sabres rank as the fourth best developmental team in hockey.

The DGWU CrapTastiCast Ep 12: Special Guest Andy From Die By The Blade....And Joe! - Dear God Why Us Sports
I recently talked with the guys from DGWU Sports about the Sabres free agent signings and blogging in general. If you want to hear some fast-talking opinion from yours truly, here you go.

Mirtle, Miller, and Connolly - Hockey Rhetoric
All anyone needs to form intelligent sports related opinions is a pair of working eyeballs. Why are impartial journalists presumed to be the only ones getting it right?

Have the Sabres Become the new New York Rangers? - BSN
Now that the Buffalo Sabres have become big time spenders in order to become big time contenders, the perception of this team and its management is going to change.

Sabres' star comes to the rescue - Olean Times Herald
Drew Stafford and his girlfriend have adopted a puppy. I can't believe no other Sabres outlets covered this story.

The Terry Pegula Effect: College Hockey Landscape Changing For The Worse - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Terry Pegula effect extends beyond adding a couple million dollars to the Sabres bankroll. Before taking the helm up in Buffalo Mr. Pegula made his first splash in the hockey world by agreeing to fund Penn State's entry into Division I college hockey, and before they can even drop the puck in State College the world of NCAA hockey is beginning to shift dramatically.

League's best at doing some of the little things -
Goal-scorers get the headlines, but guys who do the little things also make a big contribution to winning.

Retiring Chris Osgood, Red Wings make the right call - Puck Daddy
Now this makes more sense. Instead of having 38-year-old Chris Osgood and his wonky groin backing up Jimmy Howard next season, the Detroit Red Wings will instead bid the veteran farewell on Tuesday as he retires from the NHL.

Winnipeg signs Blake Wheeler, six others; avoids arbitration -
The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with right wing Blake Wheeler on a new contract. As per club policy, terms of the agreement are not disclosed.

Jarret Stoll had the best shootout season ever -
During the 2010-11 season, Stoll, a member of the Los Angeles Kings, was called on by head coach Terry Murray 10 times and managed to convert on nine of them.

Shanahan preparing for another R&D camp - ESPN
The NHL will head back to the laboratory next month with Brendan Shanahan reprising his role as Dr. Frankenstein.

Bruins Day with the Cup Predictions - Stanley Cup of Chowder
SCoC guesses what happened at Nathan Horton's day with the Cup yesterday and goes from there.