Daily Links for Thursday, January 12

The Sabres won't play again until tomorrow night, but if you're itching for some hockey action they will be live-streaming their practice today at 11:45.

Kaleta shares Ruff's frustration - Sabres Edge
Lindy Ruff said today Derek Roy is likely to play Friday against Toronto. Thomas Vanek (food poisoning) did not skate today but Robyn Regehr, who was also felled by a meal Monday at the same Toronto steakhouse, was on the ice.

Is Kaleta A Marked Man? - WGR 550
Ruff said, "Kaleta just can’t hit anybody anymore. Anytime he hits somebody it’s a penalty."

Thursday's practice will be streamed live on www.sabres.com beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Sabres giving off bad vibrations - The Buffalo News
Check the standings, and Buffalo is suddenly eight points behind Toronto and staring down the barrel of a 10-point deficit to the Leafs heading into the rematch Friday night in First Niagara Center.

Rotten to the Core - Buffalo Wins
The Sabres "core" apparently is not that good.

Brent Rossi will serve as the leader of all marketing functions, including the development of strategy for brand management and enhancement.

Top 10: Trade candidates - THN
A lot of names have been mentioned in trade rumors this season, so we look at those most likely to go in the next six weeks.

Price vs. Halak. The Return. - Habs Eyes On The Prize
A nice analysis of the Price v Halak match up from Tuesday night.

Sid joining Pens for trip, but no timetable for return - NHL.com
Sidney Crosby is joining Pittsburgh on its road trip and will begin skating this weekend, but Dan Bylsma said there's no timetable for a return.

All-Stars rosters to be announced on Thursday - NHL.com
The remaining selections to the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game to be held later this month in Ottawa will be announced Thursday.

Exclusive: Univ. of Michigan, NHL in advanced discussions for 2013 Winter Classic - Puck Daddy
Michigan Stadium is known for being the biggest college football venue in the land, playing to crowds of more than 110,000 every fall. But the 84-year-old stadium, affectionately referred to as The Big House, is also no stranger to outdoor hockey.

Kings’ Penner responds to pancake-gate in open letter, sponsors ‘Pancakes With Penner’ breakfast - Puck Daddy
Injuring oneself while eating pancakes, and showing no remorse by calling them delicious when disclosing the injury? Not awesome, except to those of us who make a living sharing hilarious, hockey-related things.

In Which Brian Burke Tells NHL Players To 'Defecate In Their Chapeaus' - SBNation.com
The question: Who is the most overrated player in the NHL? The winner: Dion Phaneuf, defenseman, Toronto Maple Leafs.

Hockey On An Aircraft Carrier? This Needs To Happen - SBNation.com
We've seen college basketball on an aircraft carrier, and it was pretty amazing. Seriously, check out the photos from the 2011 Carrier Classic and try not to be amazed. And while that was a fun event to take in, this one may be even cooler.

Hockey Hugs: Swedish hugs are strange, awkward Spezza, Boyle burns for Burns - Puck Daddy
Hockey Twugs!