Daily Links for Wednesday, September 7

Lots to talk about today, especially after the break where we have a number of articles looking into the rash of deaths among NHL enforcers, the new Winnipeg jerseys, and (hopefully) some concrete Sidney Crosby injury news.

Buffalo Sabres: An Offseason of Promise Ended with Subtle Disappointment - Bleacher Report
The Sabres failed to make good on one thing many people will come to realize soon: sign a No. 1 center. This article brings up a decent point in a terrible way, but here it is.

Eight Guilty Pleasures - Shots off the Crossbar
A Sabres-centric list of eight things you might not think about too often.

Ryan Miller ties the knot - WIVB.com
In case you missed it, the Sabres goaltender is now a married man. Sorry, ladies.

Beth Phoenix’s long climb to WWE stardom has taken her through many places, including Canisius College. This article is on the front page of Sabres.com, so I figured what the hell.

Derek Boogaard: A killer addiction - StarTribune.com
A journey into Derek Boogaard's addiction to painkillers.

Stopping concussions are much easier than stopping depression - Buffalo Wins
"From the moment the enforcer goes into that locker room to put on his hockey garments, he transforms into a gladiator. Frankly, I think you have to be pretty out there if you are going to be an enforcer."

The NHL and NHLPA need to look beyond a part of the game - Habs Eyes On The Prize
The NHL and NHLPA need to go beyond the fisticuffs in hockey to truly investigate the deaths of Belak, Boogaard and Rypien.

Crosby to address media today in Pittsburgh - NHL.com
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will address the media at the Consol Energy Center on Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.

IPP for Defensemen - Eastern Conference - The Copper & Blue
A look at individual point percentage for defensemen on teams in the Eastern Conference.

Pass or Fail: The home and away jerseys for the Winnipeg Jets - Puck Daddy
The Winnipeg Jets finally unveiled their new home and away jerseys today at a military base from a scene straight out of "Top Gun."