Links from Around Sabreland

By Chris

–The Hockey News has a nice little feature on Chris Butler. Butler has become one of my favorite Sabres over the last two seasons because he keeps the game simple and doesn’t try to be too flashy. Don’t be shocked if he wears a letter a few seasons from now.

–Mike Harrington wrote a piece on Ryan Miller. It puts him in perspective with the elite goalies in the league and the workload that accompanies it.

Quoth Miller:

“It’s not always about taking shots. It’s about working in your head and the things that keep you on the ice — maintenance for my back, hips, groin, abs. Things a lot of people don’t see but we have to do most days to make sure we’re not falling into fatigue or getting joints gummed up with a lot of tension.”

–The Sabres just unveiled a new fantasy-style game using individual players’ Plus-Minus ratings. We’ll be trying it out.

–In prospect news, the red-hot Luke Adam has been named by Hockey Canada to the 36-man Selection Camp roster for the 2010 World Junior Championships. The 19-year-old center looks like the real deal. Other Sabre draft picks Zach Kassian and Brayden McNabb missed the cut.

–It’s also the Sabres’ birthday today. Forty years ago, the Knox Brothers were granted an NHL franchise. So, happy birthday.