Yeah! It is the last day of the year! Tomorrow starts a new calendar and a new beginning for the Buffalo Sabres. 2013 was a tumulus year for the blue and gold, and 2014 can
only be better. Buffalo will play tonight to close out the year against the Winnipeg Jets – in Winnipeg. While they are miles from home they will be hoping to close out the year on a winning streak and set themselves up to start the 2014 season the way they should have started in October. Will it be enough to make a push for the playoffs, maintain the first overall pick headed into the draft lottery; or fall somewhere in between.
Here are your morning links to read over your coffee.
ICYMI: John Scott likes to torment the Toronto Maple Leafs. This time he did it by scoring a goal. [Yahoo Sports].
Win or lose tonight, the Buffalo Sabres close out 2013 on a much higher note than they played most of the year. [SB Nation].
How will the predictions made in early December pan out as Olympic rosters are finalized and reported? [Bleacher Report].
Rasmus Ristolainen is hungry for redemption at the World Juniors [Bleacher Report].
Whose the one guy on every team that has the brightest future? [Bleacher Report].
While the Rochester Americans showed up, they didn’t perform overly well in the Spengler Cup as they broke from normal AHL action. Did we get a hint of what AHL and NHL uniforms will look like with corporate advertising on them? [Amerks.com].
What were the best storylines of 2013? Sports Illustrated lays it out for you. [SI.com].
Don’t forget to keep it here all day as we roll out our lineup of pre and post game opinions to help close out the new year.