I was at the Sabres/Leafs game on Saturday night with my son, saw a bunch of fights, goals, and an epic shootout. And that was the LESS interesting game. Sunday’s game in Toronto saw Tropp possibly concussed, John Scott and Phil Kessel sort of fight (I guess), Miller and Bernier fight, slashing, spearing, bench-leavin’ [...]
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 [...]
I’m certainly not going to tell you not to react poorly when your favorite team plays poorly – it’s an understandable reaction. The short season makes every game feel important right from the get-go, so losing points hurts. Still, it’s worth looking at the big picture here. This season is one tenth over – [...]
The Sabres can no longer make the playoffs, and have one more meaningless game. In the short term, I was ticked about it last night, but today, not so much. It was a very difficult season in many ways, with injuries, underachievement, and media sniping. The highs were really high, and the lows were rock-bottom. We saw [...]
I didn’t see the comeback. The last one, I mean. When it went 5-3, I let my wife turn the game off. In my defense, my daughter was up sick with a horrible stuffy/snotty head so snuggling her was a bigger priority. So imagine my surprise when Jen switched the game back on for [...]
We all know what’s at stake for the Buffalo Sabres right now. Every point is important, being 2 back of Washington (also playing tonight). The improbable run Buffalo’s on (slightly more improbable than last year) is coming to a close, with only 8 more games left after tonight. The Sabres have gotten a lot [...]
The Buffalo Sabres (well, mostly the Amerks) are in Ottawa to face the Sens tonight, and it seems the media there really like the idea of the two Foligno kids playing against one another. Buffalo needs to come out swinging after getting their asses handed to them by the Penguins the other day, and [...]
As in, the future is bright, man. I watched a good portion of the Traverse City Tournament championship game that the Sabres prospects played in last night, which they won 5-2. The most amazing thing to me, despite the Rangers-centric broadcast, is how much praise the Sabres were getting. Our boys were being treated [...]
Marcus Foligno, that is. Combine Foligno with Kassian and an increased role from Weber (and a few others on the roster now), and this is a Sabres team that is getting tough in the next few years.
Foligno posted career highs in goals (23), assists (36) and points (59) for Sudbury of the Ontario Hockey [...]
Well, this had to be one of the most interesting Sabres seasons in recent memory. Buffalo started the season with a whimper, losing at a pace that had more of us thinking draft lottery than playoffs. The first hints of Terry Pegula gave a vague hope for the future, but we didn’t know anything [...]