It’s going to be quite a night at the FNC tonight. Dale Hawerchuk and Rick Jeanneret will be inducted into the Sabres Hall of Fame (hey, that means they get swords right? COOL). The newfangled Thrasher-Jets are in town for the first time, and we are all waiting impatiently to see which goalie gets the nod tonight for Buffalo. Ryan Miller provided some choice quotes regarding the situation:
“I’m here to win,” Miller said Monday. “That’s the emotion you get from me. If I’m discouraged, if I’m pissed off, that’s just how it is. I want to win. I don’t want to be out there getting scored on. I don’t want to be pulled out of a game. I want to, you know, I want to fucking win the game.”
I put the bad words back in, those weren’t in the News story. Could you imagine all the letters (hand-written!) they’d get from the old people that still get a physical copy of the paper? Heh. By the way, love this bit from Lindy Ruff at the end:
“There’s a lot of fire there,” Ruff said. “He’s emotional about his game, and that’s what you like. I like him the way he is.”
I keep hearing the chorus to “Just the Way You Are” now. Aww. Moving on, Ennis and Hecht are still recovering, and Kaleta is still suspended, so I imagine Corey Tropp will still be in tonight. As an aside, wasn’t his name being pronounced like it was spelled ‘trope’ in the preseason? Or maybe at Traverse City. Whichever way it’s said, he hasn’t looked out of place out there to me. It’s a 7pm game, but expect it to start a bit later with the pre-game festivities. Adjust your DVRs accordingly if you need to record the game.