Happy Sunday, Sabre Noise readers!
I hope you are enjoying your Veterans Day weekend so far. Some of us have an extended weekend – thank you very much! – but even if you just have a regular two-day one, I encourage to make the most out of it.
For starters – check out these links, hand-picked lovingly by me for your entertainment!
Bring out yer scores! [TSN]
The Buffalo Sabres still have a few nights off before they play “competitive” hockey again, so take this opportunity to read about the Jr. Sabres, who are doing quite well this season. [Sabres.com]
Fighting seems to be the focus of a lot of chatter around the NHL these days; the guys over at ESPN discuss! This does pertain to you, Sabres fans, so check it out.
Raise your hand of you thought the Colorado Avalanche would be this good, this soon. Seriously? Get the hell out of here, you liars! Just kidding. This link is mostly for Sabres’ brass – could you get your team this good, quickly? [Sports Illustrated]
One of the my probems with Buffalo’s near-complete reliance on the draft to build a winning team is that there is NEVER a guarantee when it comes to young prospects. Need proof? Check out this list of highly-touted prospects who are not living up to their hype. [Bleacher Report]
Even so – it’s fun to get your hopes up. Let’s do more of that, by predicting the next wave of hockey superstars! [b/r]
Finally, your Buffalo Sabres link of the day: I recently did a book review of Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract, and enjoyed reading about the use of statistical analysis in the world of professional hockey. One of the more useful tools that Vollman endorses are player usage charts, and here are the charts for your Buffalo Sabres. [Die By The Blade]
Enjoy, and make sure you remember our veterans tomorrow!!!