Daily Links for Thursday, January 19

Another day, another horrific Sabres loss. It's like living in a zombie apocalypse these days - horrible games seem normal because that's all we see around us.

Hawks cruise past Sabres in 6-2 win - NHL.com
Wednesday night at the United Center, it was the struggling Buffalo Sabres' turn to experience it in a 6-2 loss to the Hawks, who again got strong play by their rookies and veterans alike.

Leino's pass dooms Sabres - The Buffalo News
Let's cut right to the chase. Terry Pegula's billions have made Ville Leino of the Buffalo Sabres the biggest bust of the season in NHL free agency. Maybe the biggest bust in many seasons.

Ryan Miller reportedly pledges allegiance to Sabres again - Sabres Edge
Miller was rumored to have asked to be shopped earlier this season but emphatically denied it.

Lost In Space - Game-Time Decision
"With all that has gone awry with the Sabres as of late, it has been tough on me to establish a solution to the many dilemmas burdening this hockey team."

Around the NHL:

Ottawa Senators Daniel Alfredsson, Boston Bruins Zdeno Chara named All-Star captains - ESPN
Daniel Alfredsson of the host Ottawa Senators and the Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara will serve as captains for the NHL All-Star game.

Six reasons Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings 2013 Winter Classic is a stroke of genius - Puck Daddy
So how did the world suddenly become safe for a Canadian team in the Winter Classic?

Hurricanes obtain Dadonov in four-player deal - NHL.com
The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired forward Evgenii Dadonov from the Florida Panthers in a four-player trade announced Wednesday.

Top 10: Comebacks of 2011-12 - THN
There have been some great performances from unexpected players this season and we count down the best.

Can we all agree that NHL regular-season champions banners are tremendously stupid? - Puck Daddy