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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 in the first 10 games that he plays in each season. In the 78 games that fit that category, he has scored 43 goals and has 45 assists for 88 points. All of those averages are well above his career averages.
But let’s take a look at how this year’s start compares to those of Sabres greats, past and present. Unfortunately, game logs for the NHL are only available starting in the 1987-88 season. That excludes the entire French Connection, Danny Gare, Don Luce, and some of Mike Foligno, Phil Housley, and Dave Andreychuk’s seasons. If anyone knows where I can find game logs for seasons prior to 87-88, please...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
There isn’t all that much to sum up with the Buffalo Sabres at this point. Another game, another night allowing four goals and yet another loss. This is the same broken record that’s been playing for this entire 1-6-1 stretch.
Due to injuries, Adam Pardy made his Sabres debut and Lindy Ruff also chose to get Jhonas Enroth some action although the result on the scoreboard...
Three Stars of the Week
1. Thomas Vanek (Buffalo Sabres)
Thomas Vanek has been a beast during the last seven days, to be put simply. Vanek has scored five goals in four games last week and has added four assists. With nine points in four games, he is averaging more than two a game over the past week. Also factor in Vanek’s +6 rating, and Vanek has...
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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...
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"
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...