Daily Links for Tuesday, January 24

After a few merciful days off, the Sabres will take the ice once again in New Jersey for what promises to be another thrilling tilt with the Devils. On the bright side, Christian Ehrhoff should return tonight, and has promised to tell a joke in the locker room. A whole mess of extra Sabres links after the break.

Struggling Sabres hope to snap road slide - NHL.com
Your official preview for tonight.

NO JOKE: THE HOFF IS BACK - Buffalo Sabres
Christian Ehrhoff has been out of the Sabres lineup for the past three weeks, and the team has gone 2-7-2 in his absence.

Sabres on road to nowhere - The Buffalo News
The Buffalo Sabres returned home late Saturday night but it was only a pit stop.

Derek Whitmore: In Between A Dream And A Dream Deferred - WGR 550
A very nice (and long) article by Matthew Collard that details Derek Whitmore's career and life in hockey.

More Sabres News:

Trading places - The Puck Stops here
As the trade market starts to take shape, who are some big names out there?

Pegula Entitled To Getting A Pass, For Now - KuklasKorner
Not even a year removed from Terry Pegula’s purchase of the Buffalo Sabres and the most ballyhooed press conference here since Jim Kelly rode a limo into town 25 years earlier, the honeymoon is just about over.

Recent Addition Should Equal Subtraction - swordplay
Is the All-Star break the perfect time to fire your GM?

The Only Way Out Is Through - The Willful Caboose
"We’re lost in the Swamp of Sadness, and all we can do is wade through the muck."

BLOGGER SUMMIT #2 - Buffalo Sabres
On January 11th, Sabres president Ted Black held his second summit with the blogging community of Western New York.

Around the NHL:

Capitals' Ovechkin suspended for three games - NHL.com
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for three games without pay for charging Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek.

NHL.com takes its shot at drafting the All-Stars - NHL.com
The All-Star Player Fantasy Draft isn't until Friday, but NHL.com couldn't wait, so here's one attempt at dividing up this year's pool of players. And guess who got picked last? Yup.

Kris Letang, Jordan Eberle, Nick Johnson Named 2012 NHL All-Star Game Replacements - SBNation.com
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang and Edmonton Oilers forward Jordan Eberle were added to the 2012 NHL All-Star roster on Monday (via NHL.com). Minnesota Wild forward Nick Johnson was also added to the group of rookies who will be competing in the All-Star Skills Competition.

Bruins MVP Tim Thomas skips Obama White House event; why he shouldn’t be demonized for it - Puck Daddy
Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli confirmed that Thomas had told him months ago he would not attend the White House event due to his political and ideological differences with the Obama administration.

Admiring Thomas' stance - THN
The Bruins goalie will be chastised for his decision not to join his teammates at the White House, but he should be commended for being a conscientious dissenter.

Time has come for Maple Leafs to strike - The Globe and Mail
Making a trade before NHL deadline will be costly, but Toronto general manager must see its necessity.