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Rick Martin: The Passing of a Buffalo Sabres Legend

March 13th, 2011
The Buffalo Sabres and their fans, as well as the entire hockey world, are shocked today to find out a true Sabres legend has passed away. Tragically, Rick Martin, of the storied French Connection line, died at age 59 after he suffered a heart attack while driving. Martin will be ...

NHL: When Is Enough Really Enough?

February 9th, 2011
As much of a fan of the hardworking, grinder style player I am, I have had about enough of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke blatant disregard for the rules and his opponents' safety. Another fun filled week for Cooke started this past Sunday, when he decided that a knee-to-knee hit was the ...

The Most Un-Tradable Players in the NHL

February 8th, 2011
As I sat on hiatus for quite some time, I took a few moment to reflect on some of the larger mistakes general managers of NHL teams have made when offering contracts to players. I have compiled a list of players with a short synopsis on what to me makes them ...

Buffalo Sabres-Ottawa Seantors: Another Third Period Collapse for Buffalo

November 22nd, 2009
The Buffalo Sabres are in unfamiliar territory this season. They are riding a three game losing streak, and not showing any signs of urgency. Buffalo traveled up to Ottawa to take on a senators team that was on a roll winning their last three games.On the other end of the ...

Sabres-Panthers: Florida Claws Their Way Past Buffalo

November 18th, 2009
The Buffalo Sabres tried to continue the winning streak tonight as they hosted the Florida Panthers at the HSBC arena. Unfortunately for Buffalo the third period would prove to be their sticking point tonight as the Panthers rolled to a 6-2 victory.Though a bit on the boring side, the first 40 ...

Sabres-Flyers: The Buffalo Swagger Continues

November 15th, 2009
The stage was set. Buffalo versus Philladelphia. A chance for the Sabres to avenge the drubbing the Flyers put on them no more than a week earlier. As the game was about to start, I still wondered if the Sabres could finally break that ugly habit of playing horrid on the ...

Ryan Miller: Is There Any Question Who Team USA’s No. 1 Goalie Is?

November 14th, 2009
At the beginning of this hockey season, the talk was not who was going to be the net minders for Team USA in the upcoming Olympics, but rather who would be the starter. Goaltender Ryan Miller has answered that question for everyone. At the end of the 2008-2009 season, questions started ...

Coming Out Of Nowhere: The Rise Of Steve Montador in Buffalo

November 12th, 2009
When the Buffalo Sabres this past offseason announced that they had signed defense men Steve Montador, I thought to myself—Okay, not a bad seventh D-man; maybe sixth, if injuries happen. Probably see 10 minutes a night in ice time . I can't think that anyone even the Buffalo Sabres thought any ...

Tampa Bay-Minnesota: Lightning Strikes Twice in the Third Period to Win Again

November 12th, 2009
The Minnesota Wild came into to Tampa desperate to get onto the winning track that their players and fans alike expect from them. Through two periods of play, that seemed like a very good possibility for Minnesota, but there are three periods in hockey and The Lightning would strike twice to ...

Buffalo Sabres-Philadelphia Flyers: Buffalo Falls Short with Forgettable Effort

November 6th, 2009
The Philadlephia Flyers came into Buffalo Thursday night with a severely injury depleted line up, and many players suffering the effects of the flu. Tonight in their game versus Buffalo it looked like Buffalo was the team struggling with sickness the Flyers dominated the entire game on route to ...