This topic was brought up about 3 months ago. The theory is that Google is no longer counting links from pages that have the file name links.html, links.html, links.php, links.asp, links.cfm and the like.
But there looks to be some debate between one moderator at HighRankings who says "You are correct in that Google is not counting backlinks from any file names "links" whether it be "links.htm," "links.html," "links.asp," etc., etc." And another moderator at JimWorld, who says "Google does not count links from pages named "links.html" is just hogwash, in my opinion."
I know an author here who's whole profession revolves around linking strategies replaced his links page with a 404 page a couple months ago. The suggestion given at HighRankings is to change the file name from links.html to resources.html.