Buffalo Sabres Blue & Gold Origins: Danny Gare

December 24th, 2009 by Chris Hoy Leave a reply »
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 on Lake Erie get it immediately. Tasker and Gare shared not only a tenacious attitude in sports, but they are two of the most recognizable faces in Western New York. Charity work, endorsements, and a beloved figure in Buffalo history.

The Stats:

Danny Gare played for the Buffalo Sabres from the start of his career in 1974-1975 until he was traded to the Detroit red Wings in the 1981-1982 season. He stayed on with Detroit for four+ seasons, ending his career with an 18-game stint in Edmonton in 1986-1987.

In 827 career games, Danny scored 354 goals and 685 points to go along with 1,285 penalty minutes. Gare was a two-time participant in the NHL All-Star game and led the NHL with 56 goals in the 1979-1980 season. The Buffalo Sabres retired his Number 18 on November 22, 2005.

The Stories:

In Gare's rookie season, 1974-1975, the Buffalo Sabres played ...

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