Jan 21, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; An Anaheim Ducks ice girl during a stoppage in play between the Ottawa Senators and Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Daily Dasherboard December 27, 2013

Good morning, Sabre Noise readers!

It’s been a few days since I’ve been around these parts – hope you’re okay with that.  The Christmas season is a busy one for my family, and I try very hard to set the electronics aside for the 2-3 days I have with both my and my wife’s sides of the family.  It’s bad enough that most of the kids spend our time together staring into tablets and phones; I don’t want to make it any worse (even though there are adults who spend a good chunk of the time face-down in their devices, as well).

The good news is, I’m back, and ready to make up for lost time.  I’ll work myself back in slowly with the links, but never you fear: I’m back with a vengeance!

Work on the Winter Classic rink inside Michigan Stadium resumed yesterday.  Catch all the scintillating details here.  [NHL.com]   Me, I say . . . “Meh.”

Yesterday was Boxing Day, so Pierre LeBrun decided to give grades to all of the NHL teams up in Canada!  [ESPN]  Based on some of the grades, maybe he shouldn’t have . . . .

You know why I like Bleacher Report?  Because they provide me entirely subjective answers to questions I don’t really care about, such as this one: who are the top ten NHL defensemen on the power play?  [b/r]  They also love to use slideshows, and I cannot get enough mindless clicking throughout my day . . . .

With 2013 almost at an end, it’s time to start reviewing what we know!  Here’s a look at the ten best fights of the year.  [Puck Daddy]

Now take a look at the top 13 games of ’13.  [Sports Illustrated]

And here’s the top ten players of 2013.  [The Hockey News]

Are you watching the World Juniors so far?  If so, here’s what you need to know.  [Die By The Blade]

Finally, for all of you Sabres fans out there (wink, wink), here are the five prospects the Buffalo Sabres organization should have its eyes on as the 2014 draft approaches.  [b/r]

Enjoy the reads, and swing by later for my fan chatter section for the Leafs-Sabres game tonight!!!



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