Daily Links for Thursday, September 1

I'm very glad September is here, because hopefully it will signal the end of one of the saddest hockey summers in recent memory; recently retired NHL tough guy Wade Belak was found dead in his home yesterday of an apparent suicide. The thoughts and prayers of the hockey community are with Wade's family and friends.

Sabres to honor Jeanneret, Hawerchuk - The Buffalo News
Rick Jeanneret and Dale Hawerchuk will be inducted into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame, the selection committee announced today in a news release.

Sabres announce Traverse City roster - SabresProspects.com
The Sabres today announced their roster for the Traverse City Prospects Tourney that will take place September 10-14 in Traverse City, Michigan. The team will send 25 prospects.

The Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association were on hand today to help celebrate the completion of the Miracle League of Western New York Field Presented by the Buffalo Sabres, a baseball field and complex designed for children with disabilities.

Former NHL enforcer Wade Belak found dead in Toronto - The Globe and Mail
Former Leaf is the third NHL enforcer to die in the past four months.

Remembering Wade Belak, a true NHL fan favorite - Puck Daddy
We love hockey because of its character. We also love it because of its characters.

What people are saying about Wade Belak's death – USATODAY.com
Reaction to the death of former NHL tough guy Wade Belak.

Report: Boston's Savard ruled out for 11-12 season - NHL.com
Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli does not expect Marc Savard to play this coming season, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports.

Who has the best hands in the NHL? - THN
Returning for another season with THN, Jamie McLennan starts by ranking the players with the best hands in the NHL.