It’s easy to forget Jason Pominville. He doesn’t run guys over, he’s polite and non-controversial in his interviews, and doesn’t make waves off the ice. We can’t even make fun of his haircut anymore. Before this year, how many players on the team would you go through before you got to Pominville, if a [...]
Tonight’s game is the biggest game of the Sabres’ season, since the last one. And until the next one. I actually started writing this last week, but never finished it, yet it still can be considered correct. One new positive is that the Sabres can now narrow their focus down to two teams, as [...]
This comment at the Buffalo News article about the rest of the team needing to be like Vanek stopped me dead in my tracks:
Listen, exactly one year ago, would it have been plausible that the expectation for the 2011-2012 season would have been President’s trophy and Stanley Cup? Come on, really? Do you [...]
Are the Sabres really as good as they looked last night? Did getting two NHL players back in the lineup (even ones derided as much as Boyes) make that much of a difference? Or were the Capitals really playing that poorly? I’m inclined to think the latter, and I only heard the first period [...]
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 [...]
Now the Count, HE can backcheck
Hey guys, that first period was not a glorified warm-up! Those goals counted! But seriously, it wasn’t a terrible game despite it being a loss. Right now Washington is still better, so winning one of two games with them is not bad. What I liked: seeing Ennis/Roy/Vanek [...]
The Caps look to get revenge on the Sabres tonight at the Verizon Center, as Buffalo makes the trip down to Washington to face the Ovechkins. Did you know “that’s great” Derek Roy has 21 points, while Ovi has 25? I also wonder if we’ll see an NHL goalie this time around.
Gerbe is [...]
It almost wasn’t fair to Braden Holtby, who had played quite well against the Buffalo Sabres. When Thomas Vanek skated in alone, with two defenders in the area, Holtby probably thought he could handle it.
Yeah, John Carlson, you might just have to read up on this Vanek character. What a way to get [...]
This seems to be a topic right now, and I have a confession to make: I am probably only a hockey fan because of Gary Bettman. I don’t like saying, because I dislike many of his policies and changes, but his big push on ‘non-traditional’ markets was definitely a part of why I’m here [...]
As usually happens, as soon as the cup was awarded, you started seeing odds for who was going to win next season getting thrown around. So I took a look to see where Buffalo ranks, and they (as of this morning) sat at 18/1. Not in the top tier, with teams like Chicago, Pittsburgh, [...]