Buffalo Sabres Daily Links: Extreme Links Makeover Edition

The Buffalo Sabres return to the ice tonight, and might have a new look with James Patrick possibly coaching tonight if Lindy Ruff can't make a go of it. You may have also noticed that the links have a new look, because a Wednesday morning in the middle of a dreary season is clearly the best time to revamp your style. Let us know what you think!

  • Lindy Ruff is day-to-day with an upper-body. Oh the irony... [Sabres.com]
  • But luckily James Patrick feels "comfortable" coaching the team. [Sabres Edge]
  • The Sabres will be without Thomas Vanek once again. [WGR]
  • Which Sabres have the most trade value? Will it even matter if Darcy decides to be a buyer at the deadline? [Sabres Hockey Central]
  • State Senator Mark Grisanti is co-sponsoring a bill that would put an end to cable blackouts of sporting events. [WGR]
  • Elliotte Friedman's 30 thoughts. [CBC]
  • Franz Nielsen will be an Islander for a few more years. Usually a solid career move. [NHL.com]
  • Owen Nolan officially announces his retirement from the NHL. [NHL.com]
  • Noaln's top 10 moments in the league. [Puck Daddy]
  • The IIHF announaced the 32 men's national teams and 24 women's national teams that have applied for the 2014 Olympic qualification tournaments. Here's a look at some of the issues with the qualifying procedures, and why the best 12 men's nations may not qualify for the Olympics. [Puck Worlds]
  • Alex Ovechkin bought a new house. It's big. [Yahoo! News]

What do you think of the new look?