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After a rough weekend for the Sabres, when so many aspects of the team’s performance were worthy of scrutiny, the local sports talk radio station spent about 99% of its airtime yesterday talking about the backup goaltender.
Sportswriters pounced on another opportunity to trash Ryan Miller, and antagonist fans with an unconditional disdain for the franchise netminder ate it right up, other factors of equal or greater concern be damned.
Is it unworthy of discussion that Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville failed to register a shot on goal in a must win game on Saturday at the Air Canada Centre?
Is it unimportant that the Pens and Leafs went a combined 3 for 5 on the power play while Buffalo put up a goose egg given the same number of chances?
Did anyone raise their eyebrows at Cody Hodgson being pointless and a -4 over these two monumental games?
Nope, nary a word about any of this. Many fans, writers, and radio pros seemed overcome with a state of tunnel vision where all that mat...
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Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller had a candid response when informed of Capitals center Brooks Laich's guarantee that Washington was going to make the playoffs.
Miller said he doesn't think Laich is Mark Messier, referring to the former New York Rangers captain hours after Laich made his comments on Washington's The Fan radio Wednesday.
Buckle up, because the thrilling...
Sabres goalie Ryan Miller had a candid response when informed of Capitals forward Brooks Laich's guarantee that Washington was going to make the playoffs.
''I don't think he's Mark Messier,'' Miller said.
Miller, of course, was referring to Messier, the former Rangers captain, who famously guaranteed a win with New York trailing New Jersey 3-2...
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff is expected to miss the final week of the season, while blue-liner Tyler Myers has a chance to return.
Coach Lindy Ruff provided the update on his injured players after practice Monday.
Ehrhoff has missed two games since hurting his left knee against Washington last week. Ruff said Ehrhoff's injury doesn't require surgery, and...
The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to sign two prospects, forward Dan Catenacci and goalie Connor Knapp, to entry-level contracts.
Catenacci was Buffalo's third-round pick in the 2011 draft. He agreed to a three-year deal after completing his final season with OHL Owen Sound, where he finished second on the team with 72 points in 67 games.
Knapp, listed at 6-foot-6 and 222 pounds...
It’s by far the goal of the season for the Buffalo Sabres, but it could very well be the play that everyone remembers as the goal that started the final run to the playoffs.
With two minutes remaining in what seemed to be Buffalo’s second straight loss to the Leafs and final nail in their playoff coffin, Jordan Leopold become entrenched in Sabres lore forever.
In the midst of...
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff is expected to miss the final week of the season, according to head coach Lindy Ruff.Ehrhoff has missed the last two games because of a left knee injury he suffered in a game against Washington last week. Ruff announced Monday that Ehrhoff's injury doesn't require surgery and he could return if the Sabres make the postseason.Buffalo...
Buffalo and Washington are tied at the bottom of the playoff ladder...The Caps have the tie-breaker, but don't tell Derek Roy (@Roy9ner) that after his performance last night...Rick Jeanerette was in fine form at the Crossroads...((HT: MSG+/NHL))
I have to admit I was all prepared to write the eulogy for the 2011-2012 Buffalo Sabres. The last score I saw before writing this was 3-0 Leafs in the 2nd Period. I had the title all lined up and everything: ‘Buffalo Scat’. But then the Leafs (perhaps acquiesing to the Toronto fan base who want a higher draft pick), decided to cough up not only a 3-0 lead, but also leads...
A loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs over the weekend damaged the Buffalo Sabres' chances of making the postseason, but they received some help on their off day.
The Sabres will try to stay afloat in the playoff race Tuesday night when they host the Maple Leafs to conclude a home-and-home set.
Buffalo trails Washington by two points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the...
Six weeks removed from being at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, the Buffalo Sabres enter a season-ending two-game road trip with a chance to make the playoffs.
A stirring comeback in its last game allowed Buffalo to enter Thursday night's matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers tied for the East's eighth and final playoff spot.
However, the Sabres (39-31-10) also...
NEW YORK (April 2, 2012) – Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the month of March.
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