Daily Links for Monday, November 7

The Sabres snagged 4 out of possible 4 points over the weekend, calming some of the heated rhetoric around the team. Not getting calmed, however, is the talk around Ryan Miller and Jhonas Enroth.

Sabres opt to use the backup plan - The Buffalo News
Let the goaltending controversy officially begin in Buffalo.

Stafford and Roy find net for Sabres - The Buffalo News
While Jhonas Enroth kept pucks out of the Sabres' net all weekend, two of Buffalo's most important forwards finally started putting some in.

The Goalie Controversy Situation - The Willful Caboose
Obviously, having two good goalies is not an actual problem, but it sure does make the conversation surrounding Ryan Miller a lot more intense.

Sabres TV analyst gig means a lot to Gare - The Buffalo News
Coming back to the airwaves in Buffalo means a lot to the man who has his jersey number retired by the organization.

11/6 Recap: Cat trick fuels Attack - SabresProspects.com
In Sunday OHL action, Dan Catenacci notched his first career OHL hat trick to lead Owen Sound to a 5-2 win over Kingston.

Around the NHL:

Blues fire Payne, name Hitchcock coach - NHL.com
The St. Louis Blues announced Sunday that coach Davis Payne has been relieved from his position and replaced by Ken Hitchcock.

Hockey: A young man’s game - The Globe and Mail
Players in their early 20s used to be apprentices, learning their craft on the fly. But now many of them are masters, arriving in the NHL mature and ready to lead offensively

Melrose Minute: Best NHL arenas - NHL.com
NHL Network analyst Barry Melrose provides commentary in his Melrose Minute.

Video: Vityaz head coach Andrei Nazarov fights KHL fans with stick - Puck Daddy
In the game's final 15 seconds, 156 PIMs were handed out and someone from the crowd threw an object at Nazarov that caused this reaction from the former NHLer.