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from Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News, Pegula ought to be mad. It’s time he did something about it. He needs to shake things up. There’s no culture of accountability in that operation. This is the 15th year of Regier and Ruff. It’s a culture of contentment, in which people become too comfortable, and it trickles down to the players.
Do something. I would have fired Regier at the start. He could get rid of Ruff. Coaches get fired in the NHL all the time. Or make a big trade, something that will get the attention of the locker room and let the players know that inconsistent work ethic and spotty production won’t be tolerated….
The numbers say Miller is an average goalie. His career goals-against (2.59) and save percentage (.914) would rank below average in the NHL right now. His stats this year (3.12 GAA, .902 save pct.) are near the bottom of the league. He had one great season. That doesn’t make him elite.
There’s no longer any justification for treating Miller like a franchise...
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Buffalo Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek missed practice on Monday due to an upper body injury.
While Vanek is expected to play against the Northeast Division rival Ottawa Senators, the Sabres elected to call up a pair of players from Rochester of the American Hockey League.
Vanek, 27, has a team-leading 17 goals to go along with 17 assists and 30 penalty minutes this season.
With new owner Terry Pegula throwing huge dollars at new players, the Sabres seemed ready to make their big move this season.Instead they have fallen to 10th place in overall Eastern Conference standings as the Christmas break nears. You know things are bad when a 4-1 loss at Ottawa is considered a step in the right direction.So what went wrong? A lot of things, actually:
from John Vogl of the Buffalo News, The players keep saying they need to work harder, then forget to do it. The former all-world goaltender is near the bottom of the NHL in every category. The coach continues to stare at his long injured list.
There is a mix of frustration, anger, disappointment and resignation in Sabreland. It all came out this weekend after an 8-3 loss to Pittsburgh...
The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team’s “Road Crew” will be making its next “Tour Stop” of the 2011-12 season on Jan. 17 in Chicago, prior to the team’s game against the Blackhawks on Jan. 18.
Much has been made lately about the Sabres play at home. News reporters, fans, and hockey pundits everywhere have been quick to point out the flaws of the team at the F'N Center. However, there's something else that's been bothering me about the games in Buffalo. It's a factor that's not on the ice.
Its the fans sitting in their seats.
Ever since last...
Buffalo Sabres' leading goal-scorer Thomas Vanek missed practice due to an upper-body injury, leading the team to call up two players from the minors on Monday.
The Buffalo Sabres are struggling in net. For the rest of Buffalo's battered lineup, it comes at a bad time.
The Sabres hope to have leading goal-scorer Thomas Vanek available when they visit the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night after he missed practice to begin the week.
Vanek, who has 17 goals, missed practice Monday due to an upper-body injury. Coach Lindy Ruff said Vanek...
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced tonight that forwards Derek Whitmore and Marcus Foligno have been recalled from the Rochester America...