Daily Links for Thursday, December 1

Welcome to December, ladies and gentlemen. And if you're still hot about the Sabres poor play recently, take solace in the fact that we're not trying to get rid of one of our best young players and our coach, a la Anaheim.

Two days after getting NHL deal, Finley gets call to Buffalo from Amerks - Sabres Edge
The Sabres defense got quite a bit bigger Wednesday night as 6-foot-8, 260-pound Joe Finley got called up from Rochester to replace the injured Jordan Leopold, who will miss Fridays game against Detroit and Saturdays game in Nashville.

While meeting with the media today, Ryan Miller denied a rumor that he’s spoken with Sabres management about exploring trade opportunities.

Vanek is Buffalo's goal-oriented family man - The Buffalo News
One thing to be certain of is the things people don't see have made Vanek into the gifted and consistent player they do.

Sabres: Everything Isn't Great... But It Sure Is Fine - THE BEST OF NICK MENDOLA . . .LIVE
This "end of the world" bullcrap has to stop. It simply has to end. The Buffalo Sabres are in 7th place in the East by virtue of not losing enough games in overtime and missing their No. 1 goaltender.

Ducks fire Randy Carlyle, hire Bruce Boudreau - NHL.com
The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Randy Carlyle after Wednesday night's 4-1 victory against Montreal and replaced him with Bruce Boudreau.

Why Anaheim’s firing Carlyle, hiring Bruce Boudreau is genius - Puck Daddy
It's a shocking move from the Ducks, even with their dismal record (7-13-4) — but an absolutely genius hire.

THN.com Top 10: Worst NHL clichés - NHL.com
Whether you're giving 110 percent or scoring a goal-scorer's goal, at the end of the day, it is what it is.

Is Luongo still the starting goaltender in Vancouver? - The Globe and Mail
One of hockey’s best goaltenders, who is healthy, and has a gold medal at home, is benched tonight.