Daily Links for Monday, January 16

Happy MLK day, and for those of you lucky enough to get the day off, enjoy some silent reading time with these tasty links.

Morning Skate: Sword Fight - Winging It In Motown
A game preview from our friends at WIIM.

Few goals explains Sabres road woes - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Sabres can't win on the road and it's easy to see why. They don't score. At all.

Ruff on Vanek, defense and Kaleta - Sabres Edge
A few updates from Lindy on the above.

Sabres Recall Brennan - WGR 550
Brennan (6’1", 214 lbs., 4/3/89) joins the Sabres for his fourth recall of the season.

Sabres' Pegula needs action, not lame excuses - The Buffalo News
Six months ago, when Terry Pegula was gussying up the locker room and spending on new players, it would have been hard to imagine. But Jerry Sullivan is more optimistic about the immediate future of the Bills than the Sabres.

More Sabres News:

Matt Ellis has proven to be a valuable member of the Buffalo Sabres since being claimed off waivers from Los Angeles on October 1, 2008.

Teddy Shares in Bloggers’ Passion: Summit Part Two - BSN
Having only owned/ruling the team for ten months, Mr. Black assured us that they’re about two years ahead of where they planned to be.

1/15 Recap: MacKenzie continues roll - SabresProspects.com
Tied for second in team scoring this season with 15 points (6+9), the senior defender has 10 goals and 25 points in his last 31 NCAA games going back to last February.

Around the NHL:

Is low goal scoring becoming a problem again? - THN
NHL-wide scoring is trending down, so should the league bite down on equipment size or look at bigger nets?

Which team is the biggest surprise of the 2011-12 season? - Silver Seven
Erik Karlsson and Craig Anderson are two of the biggest reasons for the Ottawa Senators surprising success in the 2011-12 season, but are the Sens the NHL's biggest surprise?

Surprise, surprise...Senators continue their ascent - The Globe and Mail
Ottawa’s rebuilding plans are proceeding faster than expected thanks to its young stars, resurgent veterans, rookie coach and new-found chemistry

Montreal Canadiens Lost In Translation - SBNation.com
In Montreal, the emphasis has quickly shifted from the on-ice success of the Canadiens to a cultural tug-of-war between societal interests. By letting those interests have a voice, the Habs are threatening their future success.

Bad Blood: Handshake line fight between North Dakota and Minnesota in NCAA (Video) - Puck Daddy
Before you watch this unconscionable act of unsportsmanlike conduct after North Dakota's 6-2 home loss to Minnesota, let's just all agree on the obvious: Ben Blood is, without question, one of the greatest hockey names currently in circulation, both because of the sport he plays and as a benefit for headline writers (see above).