Sep 21, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Cody McCormick (8) and Toronto Maple Leafs left wing David Broll (46) fight during the first period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Daily Dasherboard September 22, 2013

Buffalo Sabres fans, as the editor here at Sabre Noise I take your entertainment seriously.

I know last night’s preseason context between the Sabres and the Toronto Maple Leafs was an absolute thriller.  You are probably waking up this morning, saying to yourselves,” Man, that game is going to be a tough act to follow.  There’s nothing the folks over at Sabre Noise could do to top that.”

To which I say . . . onto the links!

(You were probably expecting a bit more, but come on: it was a 15-round shootout!  How the heck can I top that?)

As usual, the first place I send you today is here, to check out last night’s preseason action. [TSN]

Here’s Alan Muir’s take on the NHL training camps and preseason so far.  [Sports Illustrated]

In case you missed it: during the shootout last night, Toronto blueliner Paul Ranger unleashed something new, creative – and insulting?  – on Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth.  [Puck Daddy]  Interesting – but what’s with the cheap shot at Ryan Miller at the end of this piece?   That’s little kid stuff.

The usefulness of players such as John Scott have been discussed here at Sabre Noise.  Here’s an interesting read on how the NHL is trying to subtly reduce, if not eliminate, the role of enforcers in hockey - and how the enforcers feel about that.  [Sporting News]

Miss the offseason and all of the rankings and list that went along with it?  Never fear – Bleacher Report won’t let ya down!  Goaltenders and their glove hands are today’s focus.

You know me – I like to end with a Buffalo Sabres-specific link for you, and today is no different.  Enjoy one fan’s perspective on what the Sabres need to do in order to enjoy success in 2013-2014. [Hockey Buzz]



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