There used to be a vocal minority of Miller detractors, and one of their favorite songs to sing was “Miller never steals games!”. And while the rest of us know that this isn’t the first game he’s stolen, it’s one of the most obvious. The Sabres slept-walked through the first and most of the [...]
I only got to see bits and pieces of the Sabres games in Europe, since I was at work for one of them, but you can’t ask for much more than what they did. Two wins, including one after a terrible night of travel. Contributions from Ehrhoff and Leino, Thomas Vanek doing his Atlas [...]
I haven’t felt compelled to post much of anything this preseason, as you may have noticed. A touch of snark at the Leafs here, a bit of whimsy about Shanny’s player discipline for head-hunting there. Beyond that though, nada. I think there’s a good reason…I’m satisfied. For the first time in a while, I [...]
Hey, more awesome Sabres news! According to the venerable Bob McKenzie over at TSN, Tyler Myers (along with the Islanders’ John Tavares) is very close to signing a 6 yr contract extension, worth around $5.5mil per year. If true (and if there’s anyone out there I’d trust for this, It’s Bob McKenzie) that’s a [...]
With a little distance from the Sabres’ playoff elimination, it’s time to look at what players are must-keep for next year, and who can go. Things are changed, with the Pegula era entering it’s first offseason. We don’t know how trades are going to go, if he wants an RFA, whether he truly likes [...]
I will be attending tonight’s game (and possibly some of the Party in the Plaza) so if anyone wants to meet up, let me know.
A lot of noise is being made about the fact that Buffalo has never rallied from being down 2 games to 1 in a playoff series. I am not [...]
…and throw in Connolly and Gaustad too. These guys came up huge for Buffalo tonight. The scoring forwards were quiet, but the tough guys and agitators did their work (though with a few too many penalties). However, they were also instrumental in killing those penalties, and when the shot got through, Miller was dynamite. [...]
There’s a history in this matchup, no question, whether it’s the 75 Stanley Cup finals, the 06 playoffs (can still hear RJ’s call of the Umberger hit to this day), and Philly and Buffalo look to add another chapter this week when they meet in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Aside [...]
Look. I personally have not heard any fan (either around the water cooler at work or from the people I choose to follow on Twitter) say Enroth should start over a completely healthy Ryan Miller. There are always people who like the backup goalie or QB when they play well, but what I’m seeing [...]
Now that the Sabres are all but assured of making the playoffs, let’s take a look at their most likely combatants. There’s a few possibilities here, as the Sabres could be anywhere from 6th to 8th. 7th is the most likely spot to finish in.
First up is the Washington Capitals. The season series with [...]