Sep 21, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) celebrates a left wing Nathan Gerbe (14) (not pictured) goal against Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) as defenseman Magnus Nygren (36) lreacts during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Dasherboard September 27, 2013

It’s Friday, everyone!

And if that’s not good enough for you – and it damn well should be – here’s more good news: we are but a weekend and a day away from watching the puck drop on the first day of the 2013-2014 NHL season!

And if that’s not good enough for you – seriously, what the heck is your deal? – well, here are the links!

Nathan Gerbe was the hero last night!  Read all about it!  [TSN]

By now it is (slightly) ancient history . . . but it’s still fun to talk about!  Of course, I’m discussing the brawl from Sunday’s grudge match between the Sabres and the Maple Leafs.  Here’s a explanation of why one Leafs fan thinks John Scott should be suspended longer than David Clarkson! [Hockey Buzz] Priceless – have a good laugh!

As you all know, goalies are going to be wearing smaller pads this year, in an effort to increase scoring.  Here are 12 players who should benefit greatly from the NHL’s decision to increase offense. [Sports Illustrated]

Speaking of scoring – here’s some of the all time greatest scoring displays seen in the NHL. [Sports Illustrated]

As the season approaches, here’s one list of the top 50 forwards heading into the 2013-2014 campaign.  [Bleacher Report]

And while you’re perusing b/r, how about their predictions for the Atlantic Division next year?  Yeah yeah – it’s not good news for Sabres fans.

Last but not least: there are a lot of questions facing the Buffalo Sabres as the new season approaches – here are three of them. [Die By The Blade]

Enjoy the reads, and your day!

 

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