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 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 [...]
I watched both Leafs games over the weekend (including the one here in Buffalo in person) and it struck me, watching the drunken obnoxious Toronto fans, that this must be their favorite time of year. There is hope, manufactured by their fever dreams about their prospects. Any win is an indication that things will [...]
Yes, the team looked like crap much of the game. Yes, Miller whiffed on a few. And Yes, it was the Leafs, who I will ALWAYS hate losing to. At the end, it’s still one game. The Sabres are still solidly in their playoff position, and can improve their chance to hold on to [...]
It’s a post turkey day game tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have former Sabre Clark MacArthur as their leading scorer. You are hearing a lot out of this article by James Mirtle, with this as the money quote:
“In Buffalo, I didn’t really have the opportunity to do this,” MacArthur said. “You [...]
I have a few rare minutes to sit and write, but of course, I didn’t get to see the win against the Leafs. I am a big fan of Enroth, saw some of his World Jr. work, so I was glad to see him do well. Watching the highlights and reading random stuff:
Didn’t end up getting to see this, but I didn’t want it to pass without comment. The big three for the Sabres (Miller, Vanek, Myers) sat this one out, among others, while the Maple Leafs iced what amounts to their regular season lineup. Nathan Gerbe scored twice, including one on a penalty shot, while [...]
I went to the Sabres’ 3-1 win over the Leafs on Saturday, and have a few thoughts on what I saw (my phone was out of commission so no pictures, sorry):
Kassian is a beast. Too bad there won’t likely be a roster spot for him. Vanek glove-punching a guy was great. Ennis is [...]
We looked at the defensemen, so let’s follow that up with a look at the goalies of the Northeast division. The goaltender situation in the Northeast is interesting, with surprising changes (Halak out) and a whole mess of veterans running out of time to regain form. All stats are from last season.
10. Pascal [...]