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Calm Down! Why the Sabres’ Playoff Failure was a Good Thing

May 10th, 2010
Sigh. It's been a couple weeks, and we've all had some time to calm down and think. At this point last year, we as Buffalo Sabres fans would have been thrilled just to be in the playoffs. Now, here we are clamoring for change after an embarrassing first-round exit to the ...

5 Sabres to watch in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 11th, 2010
With the Northeast Division crown wrapped up, the Buffalo Sabres are preparing for their march to the Stanley Cup. This playoff year may well determine the direction that the Sabres will go in the future. Management has been exceptionally patient with this core group of players since Black Sunday (when ...

Buffalo Sabres Blue & Gold Origins: Danny Gare

December 24th, 2009
This is the second in a series of articles meant to familiarize the casual reader with the history of the Buffalo Sabres. Dany Gare. The Steve Tasker of the Buffalo Sabres Alumni. Anyone who does not live in Buffalo will have no idea what that means, but those of us ...

Head Shots in the NHL: Are They a Future Infestation?

December 20th, 2009
Having just watched Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk’s attempted decapitation of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Matt Stajan this past Saturday night, I’m all for stoking the fire of the debate. All season long, head shots have been a hot topic around the NHL, and the subject has raised extreme feelings ...

Top Five Moments In Buffalo Sabres’ History

December 18th, 2009
With all of the "All-Time Top-Whatever" lists circulating at the close of the decade, I can't help but feel the pull of making one of my own. I did, however wish to go in a different direction than most. Not many people understand what makes the Sabres history so special ...

Remember Buffalo When You Watch the Winter Classic

December 18th, 2009
With the NHL Winter Classic coming up, and having just finished building my own backyard rink, it’s time to air something that has been on my mind for a while. Where will Buffalo’s place be in Winter Classic history? Of course, the obvious answer is the location of the first installment of ...

Will the Real Buffalo Sabres Please Stand Up?

November 24th, 2009
Maybe Buffalo sports are more connected than we think. It certainly has seemed that way, with one flop after another. The Bills have now blown six fourth-quarter leads. The UB Bulls have lost four games either in the fourth quarter or overtime. And our beloved Sabres have thrown up some ...

Buffalo Sabres Blue and Gold Origins: Tim Horton

November 21st, 2009
This is the first in a series of articles meant to familiarize the casual reader with the history of the Buffalo Sabres.   For a town as hockey-crazed as Buffalo, the average citizen recognizes the name “Tim Horton” for all the wrong reasons. On any given winter morn, a blue collar worker ...

The Significance of Sabres’ Ryan Miller

November 17th, 2009
There are many stories floating around about Ryan Miller these days, especially since he has been named the Third Star of the Week by the NHL. I’m not here to say that they’re undeserved, so don’t get the wrong idea. He leads the league in wins, GAA, and save ...

Buffalo Sabres Water Cooler Points, 11/9/09

November 9th, 2009
Now I know how Andrej Sekera feels after a week with the flu. Yuck. Maybe I should burn my bedsheets, too… After a weekend where the Sabres played as badly as I felt, I don’t have too much to say as I didn’t watch the games. However, I do have some ...