Aug 4, 2013; Carlsbad, CA, USA; Samantha Stosur (AUS) goes down the water slide in celebration after defeating Victoria Azarenka (BLR) in the finals of the Southern California Open at La Costa Resort and Spa. Stosur won 6-2, 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Dasherboard August 17, 2013

Everybody’s working for the weekend!

Ah, Loverboy.  As crappy as they were, have truer words regarding the weekend ever been spoken, or sung?  I argue, nay.  It’s shaping up to be a

beautiful weekend where I am, which means I just jinxed everyone within a 100-mile radius of me.

Oh well – at least I have . . . the links!

Did you notice how Daniel Alfredsson went public and explained his reasons for leaving Ottawa for Detroit the other day?  Naturally, the Ottawa Senators have a response. [TSN] Thanks for spicing up the offseason, guys!!!

I have always suspected that the game of golf was invented by evil creatures; here’s more proof!  [TSN] Yes, I know: it’s been a slow August.

It’s never too early for NHL power rankings – never, I say!  Here’s one. [Bleacher Report] Good news: Buffalo isn’t at the very bottom! Moral victory!!!

Having recently review Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract, I am now far more comfortable with how statistical analysis is applied to the NHL.  As a result, I am starting to notice articles that focus on statistics more often than I used to, which is kind of neat.  Here’s a look at advanced statistics every NHL fan should know. [Bleacher Report]

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, home of the New York Islanders, needs a facelift!  Check out some of the “celebrities” who are endorsing the cause.  [The Hockey News]

And last, but never, ever least: the Buffalo Sabres All-Star Team continues over at Die By The Blade.  Thanks, gents!

Hope your weekend was worth working for – enjoy!

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