Happy Thursday Buffalo Sabres fans, we are officially less than 2 weeks away from Christmas day- how crazy is that? The Buffalo
Sabres will once again be in action against the Ottawa Senators tonight as they finish their home-and-home with their divisional rivals in Ottawa.
But before you get caught up in-game day stories make sure you get caught up in the latest stories from around the NHL.
Did anyone see the questionable hit Jared Cowen laid on Zemgus Girgensons on Tuesday night? Well it appears the league also saw the hit and Cowen will not be on the ice when the sabres take on Ottawa tonight. The league gave Cowen a two-game suspension for his hit on Girgensons. [CBC]
Speaking of supplementary discipline, have you ever wondered how the NHL handles suspensions and questionable hits? It can take as little as 10 minutes for a team or play to find out whether or not they will face a hearing with Brendan Shanahan. Take a look at how the Department of safety does their job. [Boston Globe]
Is Ryan Miller the most expendable player on the Buffalo Sabres? Well the Sabres certainly have a tough decision to make regarding his future. Check out some of the other most expendable stars throughout the league. [Bleacher Report]
As the search for the next Buffalo Sabres GM continues on another name has been added to the list as Los Angeles Kings scout Mike Futa has made the cut. Pat LaFontaine will not make his final decision until 2014. [Die By the Blade]
Did you know there was an NHL Fan Association? Well there isn’t anymore. After 15 years the NHLFA has decided to pack its bags as they failed to get the number of members they needed. Here’s a brief story about the NHLFA that very few knew existed. [Raw Charge]
Lastly here’s a really cool slow mo video courtesy of a GoPro camera featuring a Henrik Sedin one-timer. [You Tube]