Buffalo Sabres Daily Links: Amerks Win Opener, French Connection Statue Unveiled

Here's your daily discussion thread full of Buffalo Sabres and NHL news, culled from around the internet for your viewing pleasure.

Sabres News

  • The Amerks won their season opener 6-5 in a shootout against the Syracuse Crunch. Here's a recap from the Lightning's perspective. [Raw Charge]
  • The presence of NHL-caliber talent in the AHL is going to make for an entertaining season, according to Amerks coach Ron Rolston. [The Buffalo News]
  • The French Connection statue in Alumni Plaza looks snazzy. [The Buffalo News]
  • Now that we're putting up statues, should a Dominik Hasek statue go up next? [Two In The Box]
  • Penn State Hockey is ready for their first season in D-1, partly in thanks to Terry Pegula. [NHL.com]

Around the NHL

  • Some great thought's by Bob McKenzie on the lockout. [TSN]
  • SB Nation's AHL preview. [SB Nation]
  • Lots of top prospects made their debut in the AHL. [NHL.com]
  • The 'AHL on steroids' will be big adjustment for NHL prospects. [THN]

  • Joe Thornton expects to play the entire season in Switzerland. Yay. [Puck Daddy]
  • Other sports are having great weekends, thus making at least one writer apathetic about losing the opening night of hockey. [Backhand Shelf]