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The Buffalo Sabres let another game slip through their grasp yesterday, a 4-3 defeat at the hands of the previously winless on the road Florida Panthers. There is plenty of blame to go around for the atrocious start to the season, but one person who should be absolved of all responsibility is Thomas Vanek. In the loss to Florida Vanek tacked on 3 more points, adding to his league leading total of 19pts in 8 games played and his NHL best 11 assists. It’s not just the totals that are impressive, and they are, but it’s the way he’s gotten here.
These aren’t cheap secondary assists he’s racking up, or tap-ins from the side of the net. Vanek is imposing his will on opponents on a nightly basis. His behind the back feed to Jason Pominville in Carolina, or his Bobby Orr esque pass in flight to Tyler Ennis against Boston are the kind of game changing plays all fans of the blue and gold have been waiting for out of Thomas.
We’ve all heard the stat on his 5 point games, how he’s only the...
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Here is today's mailbag. There were plenty of negative and frustrated fans asking questions about the coaching, so most of this turned into a Lindy Ruff debate. Name: Flustered Sometimes I feel like a one man island but I dislike Sekera extremely. Almost every time he touches the puck it seems he loses it. I understand offensively he is a worthy commodity but isn't it...
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Andrej Sekera has been ruled out against the Florida Panthers on Sunday because of a lower body injury.
Coach Lindy Ruff said before the game that Sekera will miss at least a few days and potentially longer.
Sekera was hurt Saturday, when he was struck in the leg by Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin's shot in the first period of a 6-1 loss at Montreal...
Adam Pardy has been called up from Rochester and will make his Sabres debut tomorrow night against Ottawa.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 4, 2013) --- Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that defenseman Adam Pardy has been recalled from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Pardy (3/29/84, 6'4", 226 lbs) will join the Sabres for the...
âWe got all the way to 3-1, and played stupidâ.
Thomas Vanek nailed it. Again. It seems like these days that Vanek is the only Sabres who exhibits any form of consistency on a game to game basis. With Vanek, weâve grown accustomed to knowing what weâre going to get from him. The same canât be said about many of the other guys on the Buffalo roster.
Lindy Ruff would rather err on the side of caution with the health of D Christian Ehrhoff.
Ruff told Howard Simon on his weekly radio show that the Sabres recalled Adam Pardy from Rochester as a precaution.
Ehrhoff suffered a muscle related issue in Sundayâs game vs. Florida. Ehrhoff will take the skate in Ottawa and will be evaluated after that.
Better to be safe than...
We know that Thomas Vanek leaves this weekend with an NHL leading 19 points, that news has been well covered. He has carried this team on his back, in a year where the rest of the team, sans Pominville, is struggling to find their offense. This isn’t unusual for Vanek. He is notoriously a fast starter. In fact, over his career, he has more than a point per game average...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Defenseman Brian Campbell scored on the power play with 10:33 remaining to cap Florida's three-goal rally and the Panthers beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Sunday.
Peter Mueller, George Parros and Shawn Matthias also scored for the Panthers, who won their first road game of the season and snapped a seven-game road winless drought (0-5-2) dating to last season...
I have been picking the MVP of the season from as early a point as I reasonably can in the season. This is in part to try to determine at which point in the season the eventual MVP emerges. My first pick this season was Thomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres. Last week he was surpassed by Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks. I think Vanek has taken over the lead again.
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Injuries may have left the ranks of both the Buffalo Sabres (3-5-1) and Ottawa Senators (5-3-1) depleted, but head coaches Lindy Ruff and Paul MacLean remain confident in their respective clubs.
Such confidence may be justified with a victory on Tuesday, when Buffalo and Ottawa do battle at Scotiabank Place.
Buffalo arrives to the...
Adam Pardy knows the ropes. You pass the same people on the way down as you meet on the way up.
When Sabres training camp broke, the team waived Pardy to AHL Rochester. He cleared waivers and immediately dug into his tool box in search of the solution to get himself noticed by Darcy Regier. He pulled on his boots and started moving masses of humanity with his broad shoulders. By doing so, he...
By Mark Ludwiczak BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Florida Panthers overcame a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Sunday at the First Niagara Center. Brian Campbell scored the winning goal with 10:33 remaining in the final period. The former Sabre found himself with plenty of net to shoot at after Tomas Kopecky tried to deke in front of the Buffalo net. The puck found its way...
The great thing about this compressed, 48 game NHL season is that teams and players cannot dwell too long on mistakes, missed opportunities, and muggings, like the one that the Sabres fell victim to in Montreal less than 24 hours ago.
The Sabres got exactly what they deserved against the Canadiens, Afterwards, Lindy Ruff said that teams get paid for the way that they play. Getting...
NEW YORK (February 4, 2013) -- Buffalo Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek, Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending Feb. 3. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"