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Daily Dasherboard December 31, 2013

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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.

 

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