Jan 30, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche girls clear the ice in a third period break against the Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche defeated the Wild 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Daily Dasherboard January 31, 2014


It’s all over, NHL fans!

The month of January, that is.  We’ve finally reached the end of the month, which means we are so close to the Olympics that I can almost feel the nervous tension already!  I wish I could be a little more excited about these upcoming Olympics, but the idiots of the world have me fearing for some of the safety of the athletes.

Why can’t we be friends, y’all?

We would, if we all convened here every day to enjoy these daily links!

Worst.  Transition.  Ever.

Holy crow, there were a lot of good games to enjoy last night!  Get your scores, recaps and even video highlights here!  [NHL.com]

This week’s addition to the “C’Mon, Ref!” series provides some clarification regarding the Situation Room in Toronto and the Thomas Vanek goal that was over-turned the other night.  [TSN]

If you want your heart-strings tugged on a little bit today, check out the best feel-good stories of the season so far.  [Bleacher Report]  Adorable.

The Colorado Avalanche signed goalie Semyon Varlamov to a five-year contract extension yesterday, dispelling any rumors that the Avs might trade for Ryan Miller and proving that NHL teams still over-value goaltenders.  [The Hockey News]

Boy, those outdoor NHL games sure are popular . . . unless you enjoy well-played hockey, as both the Rangers-Devils and Rangers-Islanders games proved.  [Sports Illustrated]

If I had my way, Anaheim’s Ran Getzlaf would have been one of the finalist for the Hart Trophy.  He wasn’t, but there should be no doubt in anyone’s minds that he is having an MVP-caliber season this year. [Puck Daddy]

And your Buffalo Sabres link of the day focuses on the player I have been banging the drum for all season: Johan Larsson, who is tearing it up in the AHL with the Rochester Americans.  [WGR 550]  Man, am I excited to watch him become a full-time member of the Buffalo Sabres!

Enjoy your Friday, everyone!

Tags: Buffalo Sabres