Daily Links for Monday, December 19

All November and December I was waiting for the "perfect Buffalo sports weekend", where the Sabres win on Friday and Saturday and the Bills win on Sunday. Well, thanks to the football team's ineptitude and the hokey teams inability to win back-to-back games for the past five weeks, I don't think that dream will ever come true.

Frustrated Sabres feel rotten to the core - The Buffalo News
Simply put, the Sabres are a mess.

The Sabres by the numbers - Sabres Edge
A depressing list.

Time Warner-MSG contract feud may hurt Sabres fans - Sabres & NHL - The Buffalo News
On occasion this season — mostly for Buffalo Sabres home games —local hockey fans might have wished they missed the game. Starting New Year’s Day, hundreds of thousands of Time Warner Cable subscribers might not have a choice.

Sabres Game Story: Are the Kids Alright? - Buffalo Wins
An article from Friday that focuses on the play of Kassian and McNabb.

12/17 Recap: Ship on course heading into break - SabresProspects.com
The game's #2 star, Shipley now has goals in four straight games while collecting 11 of his 24 points this season during his current five-game point streak.

Lucic to have hearing, no discipline for Cole - NHL.com
Boston forward Milan Lucic will have a phone hearing with the NHL's head of discipline Brendan Shanahan Monday morning.

Zach Parise contract extension - THN
The Devils can't start renegotiating with their star until Jan. 1, but with that date creeping up, the speculation has begun.

'Hawks beat Flames, move into first place overall - The Globe and Mail
Marian Hossa scored a goal and added an assist in Chicago’s 4-2 win over Calgary on Sunday.

Children’s entertainer Raffi wants you to mute Don Cherry - Puck Daddy
Don Cherry and Raffi (children's entertainer Cavoukian, not Torres) aren't so different.