Daily Links for Monday, October 10

Happy Columbus Day, folks. If you're lucky enough to have the day off, why don't you celebrate by going into your neighbors house and taking everything for yourself.

Sabres declare trip a huge success - The Buffalo News
The Sabres arrived at U.S. customs early Sunday morning with plenty to declare from their weeklong trip to Europe.

That New Season Smell - Shots off the Crossbar
Some observations from the past week.

Overreactions, 2nd Edition: Let’s play in Europe more often - 3rd Man In
Eric gives some thoughts on the season so far.

SabresProspects.com Three Stars of the Week (10/9/11) - YouTube
Jonathan Parker, Nathan Lieuwen, and Jerome Gauthier-Leduc take the honors in this week's Sabres Prospects Three Stars of the Week.

Habs spoil Jets' home opener - NHL.com
Michael Cammalleri only lasted part of the first period for the Montreal Canadiens, but it was long enough to – somewhat -- spoil the party for the Winnipeg Jets and their fans.

Five Potential Free Agent Busts in 2011-12 - The Hockey Writers
Five players who have huge expectations and who are most likely to fail. Free agent additions who will be revealed as busts.

Ron MacLean spills the puck in Don Cherry saga - The Globe and Mail
HNIC host go out of bounds in latest controversy.

Wagering on the NHL season - THN
There are always many disagreements among THN staffers as to how the season will play out, so a little friendly competition is common.

VIDEO: Dion Phaneuf's Huge, Legal Hit On Stephane Da Costa - SBNation.com
At the very least, Stephane Da Costa needs new underwear after this (legal) hit by Dion Phaneuf.