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 […]
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 […]
So far this season, the Sabres have managed to win 41.7% of the faceoffs that they have taken. That’s the worst in the NHL on the young season, and it’s not even close. Florida currently sits in 29th place, just ahead of Buffalo, at 46.2%. In fact, the worst full season win percentage in the last […]
As Nas said: You can hate me now. This post may not get a lot of warm and fuzzy reactions because of #embracethetank and the #onebuffalo launch. However, it may be an underrepresented representation of how a sector of the Sabres Fan population feels. We are burnt out. We have been trampled. We have been […]
Remember when the Sabres started the 2006-07 season with 10 straight victories? They outscored their opponents 49-23 in those 10 games. They never looked back and rode that momentum all the way to the Presidents Cup. That was a different team and a different time. Only Drew Stafford and Patrick Kaleta (who only played 7 […]
You could say it’s a hard time to be a Buffalo sports fan. The Bills are gearing up for a sequel to the Kelly Holcomb/J.P. Losman QB controversy and the Sabres are coming off a historically poor season. Both have been rebuilding for years, but while we’re desperate to win, it still feels far away.
One of the prevailing thoughts about the Bills and Sabres over the years has always been a perceived lack of talent. We always seem to be lacking a quarterback, a first-line center, a 40-goal scorer, a big receiving threat, a smooth, puck-moving defenseman or an absolute beast at middle linebacker.