Daily Links for Tuesday, November 1

We've made it to November, and if you remember how the Buffalo Sabres started their season last year, 6-4 is looking pretty darn fantastic.

Yesterday’s practice at First Niagara Center was neither a trick nor a treat for the Buffalo Sabres.

Sabres' Leino wants more minutes, should get them with Vanek, Pominville - Sabres Edge
Based on his new wingmen, Leino should be able to do more when the Sabres host his former team, the Philadelphia Flyers, Wednesday in First Niagara Center.

Sabres Ruff Concerned About Hecht - WGR 550
Jochen Hecht didn’t practice again on Monday.

More Sabres Links:

While you were sleeping… - Shutdown Pair
"I don't check the standings religiously this early in the season, but I saw them today and did a bit of a double-take."

Vulgar Statistics: Luke Adam Watch - Black & Blue & Gold
In what will be a recurring column here (unless he gets hurt or starts to suck), let’s take a look at Luke Adam’s progress versus the last five forward rookies of the year.

Sabres Prospects Three Stars of the Week (10/30/11) - SabresProspects.com
Your three stars for the week that was.

Around the NHL:

Wings' Kronwall signs seven-year extension - NHL.com
The Red Wings have signed defenseman Niklas Kronwall to a seven-year contract extension that runs through the 2018-19 season.

Suddenly, The Ottawa Senators Have A Six-Game Winning Streak - SBNation.com
What's going on in Ottawa? The supposed-to-be-horrible Senators have a six-game winning streak and are just a point out of the Northeast lead.

Drilling down on the Habs' win streak - The Globe and Mail
Is the team that limped so dreadfully to a 1-5-2 record well and completely recovered after piling up three wins?

No shortage of surprise teams in season's first month - NHL.com
From Edmonton and Toronto to Boston and Vancouver, the first month has provided unexpected occurrences around the League.

Crosby out until at least Nov. 11; no target date for return - TSN
It's a no go for Sidney Crosby this week. And there's still no hint when the NHL's marquee star will make his long-awaited comeback.

Why the NHL Needs to Suffer Through Short Term Anger in Realignment - SB Nation Philly
With realignment looming, the NHL needs to take the opportunity to fix problems plaguing the Western Conference teams.

PLUMROC - Hip-Hockey News - YouTube
Terrible acting, but a mildly funny hockey season preview rap.