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Daily Links for Thursday, November 3

The Sabres dropped another game at home last night, and mercifully only have one more game left in this homestand before heading out for the comfort of the road.

Flyers KO Miller, then hold off Sabres 3-2 – NHL.com
Ryan Miller’s night lasted all of 6:23. His slump, and the Buffalo Sabres‘ troubles at home, are ongoing.

Patience gives way to frustration – The Buffalo News
Philly scored twice in the first two minutes and had a 3-0 lead moments later. In nothing flat, Ruff’s plea for patience was a distant memory.

Ville Leino isn’t exactly working out so far with the Buffalo Sabres – Broad Street Hockey
If you’ve been looking to read an article by Philly folks bragging about being smart enough to not resign Ville Leino, then this is the article for you.

Sabres’ Weber finally sheds the spectator label – The Buffalo News
Opening night for Weber finally came Wednesday, as he cracked the Buffalo lineup while Marc-Andre Gragnani was scratched for the Sabres’ game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Around the NHL:

Hasek pursuing various interests, thinking comeback – NHL.com
Even if Dominik Hasek isn’t tending the crease at the moment, the goaltending great hasn’t given up the idea of resuming his career.

Alex Ovechkin: Getting benched was ‘frustrating’ – Capitals Insider
Alex Ovechkin spoke with reporters this afternoon about Coach Bruce Boudreau benching him late in regulation last night against the Ducks.

Kovacevic: Crosby finally can see the light – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sidney Crosby will be playing again for the Penguins, probably very soon, and he’ll be coming full circle from a career-threatening concussion.

Which overachievers will stick? – THN
The NHL standings have a very strange look to them right now, but how many of those upstart teams will stay on pace?

Five Things: Oilers’ test, great goalies of Phoenix and Avery’s impact – ESPN
Scott Burnside answers five questions. You may care about some, all, or none of them.

NHL float in Thanksgiving Day Parade: Your suggestions, please – Puck Daddy
One new aspects of the NHL’s 10-year television deal with NBC was the addition of a national game on the day after U.S. Thanksgiving.

New York Rangers Photoshop Sean Avery Out Of Madison Square Garden – SBNation.com
It’s a Photoshop job, and it’s pretty silly of the Rangers to be censoring their fans to this extent.

Around the League in 33 Bands – Puck Drunk Love
Every team gets a band – the Sabres choice is pretty fitting.