Daily Links for Friday, November 11

Happy Friday folks, and an especially happy Veteran's Day to all those serving to protect our freedom, or to those who have family members deployed overseas.

Senators seek to end four-game skid against Sabres - NHL.com
Tonight's official preview.

In Tuesday’s game against Winnipeg, the Buffalo Sabres finished the night winning 50 of 75 faceoffs against the Jets.

Alfredsson set to return for Ottawa - The Buffalo News
Lindy Ruff didn't feel well Thursday, his voice gravelly as the Sabres' coach struggled through a bug of some sort. As much of a nuisance as the illness was, it's nothing compared to the suffering Daniel Alfredsson has inflicted on him.

Four Sabres On NHL All-Star Ballot - WGR 550
Four Buffalo Sabres players are on this year's NHL All-Star ballot. Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek, Tyler Myers and Jason Pominville are all on the list.

More Sabres Links:

Hockey game or chess match? - The Buffalo News
Sabres coach Lindy Ruff condoned the Lightning's approach, with a caveat.

NHL Standings...Put It In Perspective Northeast Division - Sabre Noise
The Northeast is starting to shape up the way it should, as one of the strongest divisions in the NHL.

Golisano pondering purchase of Dodgers - Sabres Edge
There's a big connection between the bankrupt and for-sale Dodgers and the Sabres.

NHL Links:

NHL announces 2012 All-Star Fan Balloting - NHL.com
The NHL released the 2012 All-Star Fan Ballot Thursday. Voting opens Monday, November 14, 2011.

NHL Creates NFL Films-Like Video Production Arm, Led By Former HBO Sports Boss - SBNation.com
Ross Greenburg is a pioneer in the world of sports television, and the NHL announced today that he'll be joining their team. The league is launching a new NFL Films-style arm called NHL Original Productions, and Greenburg will be running it.

Did the Lightning trap the entire NHL? - SI.com
On Wednesday night, Tampa Bay’s 1-3-1 defense against Philadelphia forced Mike Milbury to storm off the set in Versus’s studio during the second intermission, and that’s reason enough for us to nominate the Lightning’s Guy Boucher as not just NHL Coach of Year, but also for the The George Foster Peabody Award for distinguished and meritorious public service to television.

Hockey’s death trap - The Globe and Mail
Flyers stand up – and stand still – to protest Lightning’s neutral-zone nonsense

The 7 NHL players with mind-blowing career plus/minus ratings - Puck Daddy
Not surprising Nick Lidstrom at +432. Seems kinda low, actually.

Funniest NHL Commercials - SI.com
A collection of the 20 funniest NHL commercials.