Daily Links for Monday, September 12

With the Traverse City prospect tournament in full swing, let's focus today on future Sabres, even though training camp is a mere five days away.

Sabres set to mix and match - The Buffalo News
The 2011-12 NHL season begins Friday when the Sabres formally arrive in town for physicals. They'll take the ice for the first time Saturday in Northtown Center at Amherst.

BUFFALO 6 -- COLUMBUS 3 - Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo’s win over the Columbus prospects on Sunday was a vastly different performance than opening day.

Trio of forwards on display for Sabres - NHL.com
New ownership has apparently instilled new fervor and optimism in the prospects for the Buffalo Sabres these days.

Sundher ready for Royal roll - SabresProspects.com
A bit late on this post, but one worth reading for those who think the Sabres have no prospects at center who are worth a darn.

Dixon blog on captains: Leaders of men - sportsnet.ca
Ex-NHLer Marty McSorley opens up on what should go into the decison to name a team captain.

Canada’s NHL teams have great expectations - The Globe and Mail
As NHL training camps open this week, Canada’s four Eastern Conference clubs look ahead to reaching the next level.

Why hasn't Luke Schenn signed? - THN
In this week's mailbag: why hasn't Burke locked up his prized defender?; are the Canucks really that good?; and more.

Kings GM, players talk Doughty’s status for next season - Puck Daddy
The Los Angeles Kings held their annual Hockey Fest this weekend, and the party went on without Drew Doughty, still unsigned as a restricted free agent.