Daily Links for Wednesday, January 4

Happy Drew Year! The Sabres did the impossible last night and won a hockey game against an NHL opponent, downing the Oilers 4-3 thanks to Drew Stafford's three-point night. After the break: Winter Classic fallout, a Leafs/Ducks trade, and some retrospectives for a few Eastern Conference teams.

Tom Renney Loses To The Sabres 4-0, Oilers Win 3-0 - The Copper & Blue
An honest effort was destroyed by terrible coaching.

A little passion's not too late - The Buffalo News
Stafford's goal snaps three-game slide by Sabres.

Sabres New Years Resolutions: Part One - BSN
Buffalo Sabres Nation has gotten a sneak preview into the Sabres 2012 New Years Resolutions, and are sharing them exclusively with their readers.

The 2011 Buffalo Spots Year In Review: Sabres Free Agency - Buffalo Wins
A recap of one of the most exciting days of all of 2011.

After Detroit in 2013, where will the Winter Classic go next? - Puck Daddy
The worst-kept secret around Citizens Bank Park during the 2012 NHL Winter Classic was that Ilya Bryzgalov is clinically insane. The second worst-kept secret is that the next Winter Classic will be in Detroit next January.

Five Reasons the Winter Classic Will Bounce Back in 2013 - Puck The Media
"I have faith that we have no reason to worry about next year’s event, and can expect a bounceback. Here’s five reasons why."

The top 10 all-time Winter Classic moments - Backhand Shelf
Guess what's #1? Yup, Crosby's winner.

Leafs Acquire Nicolas Deschamps for Caputi - Pension Plan Puppets
The Toronto Maple Leafs Acquire Nicolas Deschamps for Luca Caputi.

Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier apologizes for hiring unilingual coach - The Montrealy Gazette
Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier took the rare step of apologizing to anyone who was offended when the team hired a unilingual English-speaking head coach last month.

Senators at (about) the halfway point - WTYKY
Ottawa's looking pretty good. You know, for Ottawa.

2011: The Year We Want to Forget - PensBurgh
An indepth look at the forgettable 2011 season for the Penguins.

It's time for Getzlaf to be dealt - The Orange County Register
Acording to columnist Jeff Miller, Ducks GM Bob Murray needs to trade ... Ryan Getzlaf. To Buffalo, please.

Avalanche Playoff Race - Mile High Hockey
How are the Avs doing on their march to the playoffs?

Dr. Boucher: How do concussions impact the body? - THN
Getting the head healthy after a brain injury is obvious, but we can't forget to ensure the rest of the body has recovered as well.