As you go through life, there’s always moments where you take a figurative step backwards and say to yourself, “Man, where did the time go?” Tonight will be one of them. Sabres legend Dominik Hasek will stand and watch as a banner with his name and famous number, 39, rises to the rafters of First Niagara Center. […]
The Sabres are 41 games into the 2014-2015 NHL season, which means it’s time to hand out some midyear awards. Get ready for CONTROVERSY. MVP – Most Valuable Person – Darcy Regier
For most fans, there isn’t much to like about this current Buffalo Sabres team. They’re not good. They lose. They lose a lot. But there’s one guy who many fans embrace, longing for the days of hard-working blue-collar hockey, who seems to try real hard in spite of it all: Ted Nolan. Ted Nolan, the […]
Things are going well at One Seymour H Knox III Plaza these days. The Sabres have won 10 of their last 13 games and has done so with a mix of tremendous goaltending and scoring from their top line. Tyler Ennis was just named the NHL’s first star of the week after picking up five […]
The Sabres are 9 points ahead of the last-place Edmonton Oilers. They are 4 points behind the Boston Bruins. We might as well say it now: The Tank is dead. Long live The Tank. I’ve been a vocal advocate of the Sabres’ apparently-deliberate strategy of tanking to get top draft picks in 2014 and 2015. […]
Week of: December 1-7 Games: 3 Record: 1-2-0 (2 pts) Goals For: 3 (not including team shootout goal) Goals Against: 9 Powerplay Efficiency: 0.0% (0/7) Penalty Kill Efficiency: 88.9% (8/9) Shot Differential: -36 (63-99) Corsi Differential: -82 (118-200) Hit Differential: +5 (85-80) Faceoff Win %: 53.1% (85/160) Total Time Leading/Trailing/Tied: 0:00/104:54/80:06 Leading Goal Scorer(s): Girgensons, […]
Buffalo Wins would like to welcome back
Things went off the rails last year when the Buffalo Sabres unveiled their newest alternate uniform that has since become known as the Turd Jersey (or #TurdJersey). It was the fourth alternate sweater designed by the Sabres and is by far the worst alternate jersey ever to grace an NHL ice surface.
Week of: November 24-30 Games: 3 Record: 2-1-0 (4 pts) Goals For: 7 (including shootout team goal) Goals Against: 6 Powerplay Efficiency: 11.1% (1/9) Penalty Kill Efficiency: 75.0% (6/8) Shot Differential: -30 (71-101) Corsi Differential: -79 (125-204) Hit Differential: +25 (83-58) Faceoff Win %: 33.5% (58/173) Total Time Leading/Trailing/Tied: 54:48/57:08/73:04 Leading Goal Scorer(s): Stewart (2) Leading […]
Week of: November 17-23 Games: 2 Record: 2-0-0 (4 pts) **not a typo Goals For: 6 Goals Against: 2 Powerplay Efficiency: 0% (0/3) Penalty Kill Efficiency: 60.0% (3/5) Shot Differential: -34 (40-74) Corsi Differential: -65 (74-139) Hit Differential: +13 (50-37) Faceoff Win %: 38.6% (44/114) Total Time Leading/Trailing/Tied: 56:31/0:00/63:29 Leading Goal Scorer(s): Gionta (2) Leading […]
Joe asked me to write the Ode to Andre Reed when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in August, so it would make sense that he would ask me to do the same for Dominik Hasek this week. Hasek was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. He certainly went in […]
Week of: November 10-16 Games: 3 Record: 1-2-0 (2 pts) Goals For: 10 Goals Against: 14 Powerplay Efficiency: 28.6% (2/7) Penalty Kill Efficiency: 68.8% (11/16) Shot Differential: -10 (92-102) Corsi Differential: -75 (128-203) Hit Differential: +44 (91-47) Faceoff Win %: 41.4% (82/198) Total Time Leading/Trailing/Tied: 49:24/93:41/36:55 Leading Goal Scorer(s): Girgensons (3) Leading Point Scorer(s): Moulson […]
Amidst the excitement of the Buffalo Bills contending (!) for a playoff spot (!!), it’s quite understandable that you may have forgotten about the other sports franchise in Buffalo, a professional hockey team called the Buffalo Sabres.
It’s a month into the Buffalo Sabres season and I’ve yet to write a single thing about the team. Granted the Bills have actually played well and provided more than enough story lines, but the Sabres were always my 1-A team. Since I was a little kid, I cheered season after season for both the […]
The fanfare surrounding HARBORCENTER isn’t going to die down soon. Nor should it. This is a phenomenal project that will inject all sorts of money and life into downtown Buffalo. It has the added flair of pissing off Tim Tielman and leaving him pouting in his open air bus, clutching to hisconstruction paper and crayon […]