Daily Links for Tuesday, January 10

The Buffalo Sabres return to the ice tonight in a tilt against the Toronto Maple Leafs - you know, that team we used to beat all the time before they got good. Just like Ottawa, Florida, the Islanders...

Maple Leafs open up home-and-home with Sabres - NHL.com
Your preview for tonight's game.

RULES OF THE ROAD - Buffalo Sabres
Eight of Buffalo’s next nine games will be played away from the First Niagara Center, including seven in a row starting Saturday on Long Island.

Sabres hope to shrug off miserable first half -The Buffalo News
Patients. Patience. The Buffalo Sabres spent the first half of the season being the former and dissolving the latter.

Sabres Roy Talks Injury And Trade Rumors. - WGR 550
Roy and Sekera are improving, and Roy isn't listening to trade rumors.

It's Time for Saying Goodbye - Top Shelf
Heather B over at Top Shelf is hanging up the old blogging cleats. As someone who thoroughly enjoyed her take on the Sabres, hockey, and life, I'm sad to see it go, but she has good reason, a reason some of you may be feeling as well.

More Sabres News:

Video: Struggling Sabres Hit Mid-Season - Sabres Edge
The Buffalo Sabres have not met the high expectations set at the beginning of the season. They’ve reached the midpoint of the season with a mediocre 18-18-5 record. News Sports Reporters John Vogl and Mike Harrington report from First Niagara Center.

Something’s Gotta Give For The Sabres - BSN
It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

Sundher now a Wheat King - SabresProspects.com
The WHL's Victoria Royals announced Monday that they have traded Kevin Sundher to the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Around the NHL:

Bruins' Marchand suspended for five games - NHL.com
Bruins' Brad Marchand suspended for five games for clipping penalty on Vancouver's Sami Salo.

Ducks' Jacques suspended for three games - NHL.com
Ducks forward Jean-Francois Jacques has been suspended three games for delivering an illegal check to the head of Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger.

Surging Senators prove hockey pundits wrong - The Globe and Mail
Murray’s ‘tweaking’ pays off as surprising Ottawa sits in fifth place

Blackhawks star forward Patrick Sharp out 3 to 4 weeks with suspected hand/wrist injury - Inside the Blackhawks
After a string of good luck, the Blackhawks have suffered their first significant injury of the season.

NHLPA positions itself for CBA negotiations - THN
The rejection of the NHL's realignment proposal was the first sign of tough negotiating tactics. But it shouldn't come as a surprise.

Fraser: Sorting out the melee between the Bruins and Canucks - TSN
After the melee that erupted during the Bruins-Canucks game on Saturday, a reader asks why no Vancouver players were ejected and how they ended up with a two-man advantage. In Kerry Fraser's view, Maxim Lapierre should have been ejected and the Bruins should not have been two men short.

Patric Hornqvist Discusses Missing Elusive Goo-Goo Goal Against Carolina on Saturday Night - Preds On The Glass
For the uninitiated, a new promotion was started this year where if the Nashville Predators score a goal in the last minute of play in the second period every fan in attendance will receive a delicious, made in Nashville, Goo-Goo Cluster.

Dustin Penner Out With Back Spasms: Thanks, Delicious Pancakes - SBNation.com
Penner threw his back out eating his wife's delicious, delicious pancakes.