The Buffalo Sabres didn’t make the playoffs. They traded their captain away. Ryan Miller is selling his townhouse. We’re booing too much. It’s a tough life, being a Buffalo sports fan, and I’m not even going into the hand-wringing over what the Bills are doing in the draft. It seems like forever since we [...]
The Sabres traded away their captain yesterday. Jason Pominville was a completely inoffensive, very solid player. He said the right things, to a fault. He played hard, he produced at a decent rate. He provided us with one of, if not THE most exciting moment for the franchise since the lockout, the short-handed OT [...]
With the deadline tomorrow, and the deals already made, I’ve been talking to my friends about the Sabres more – who should go, who should stay to build around, that sort of thing. One thing that keeps coming up for a few of them is how Buffalo is not hard enough to play against [...]
By this time tomorrow, most likely, there will be another name next to ‘L. Ruff’ on that top line. You all know (and can see there) how long it’s been since you could say that about the Buffalo Sabres. Whether ‘R. Rolston’ starts with a win, or a loss, it’s going [...]
Taken on it’s own, last night’s Sabres loss wasn’t so bad. They played hard, and took a lot of shots, a change from their most recent games. They took too many penalties, but the Senators were diving hard, and the refs were calling invisible infractions on both sides on top of that.
But, in [...]
I’ve been debating writing something about the blogger meet and greet with Ted Black the other day, then Ryan over at the Roost went ahead and wrote just about what I would have, right down to the Galactic Senate pod bit. So read that, first, if you haven’t. How do I feel? Well, it’s [...]
It’s been a tough start for Buffalo, despite starting the season by winning the first two games. Thomas Vanek, however, has been hot from the start and has shown no signs of cooling. He’s got 19 points in just 8 games (he missed one), and has never looked more dominant. He’s being ably assisted [...]
Just a few things I saw that might help the Bruins after last night’s game:
The opposing team’s best offensive player should probably be covered. You may even want to shove him around a bit when he’s parked in front of the net on a power play. Tuukka Rask’s default move when a goal-scorer is [...]
You know, I’m dreading this game. Not because Buffalo has sucked since game 3 of the season. Not because we’ll get a hundred and fifty Miller/Lucic references. Because it won’t live up to the hype. They almost never do, these ‘team toughness’ statement games. Oh, Lucic might fight somebody, John Scott may terrorize some [...]
I am blogging from the press box tonight, so this post will be updated after each period (and maybe once or twice before the game) with my thoughts as I have them.
Grigorenko stays. It makes the most sense. He hasn’t been out of place, and it isn’t like he’s keeping somebody [...]