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As the longest tenured head coach in the National Hockey League, Lindy Ruff has had his fair share of good and bad times while leading the way for the Buffalo Sabres. While at the helm, Ruff has led Buffalo to four appearances in the Eastern Conference Finals while guiding the Sabres to a Stanley Cup [...]The post Despite Lockout, 2013 Still Make Or Break Year For Ruff appeared first on Queen City Sports.
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25) What should the Sabres 2nd line be? Stafford-Ennis-Foligno
This was the Sabres best line down the stretch last year. It is a jack of all trades kind of line. There's the physicality of Foligino, the playmaking ability of Ennis, and the size and skill of Stafford. In the trio's last 13 games, Stafford had 17 points, Marcus Foligno had 13 points, and Tyler Ennis had...
When Mikhail Grigorenko was the first Russian player the Buffalo Sabres drafted since Vyacheslav Buravchikov in the 5th round of the 2005 Entry Draft, the hype machine was started on whether Grigorenko was the answer to all of the Sabres' questions. That hype machine has been consistently primed for the start of the season and has come to a head with just a few days left before...
Veteran center Jochen Hecht has reached agreement with the Buffalo Sabres on a one-year contract, the team announced Sunday. Hecht, 35, ranks 20th in Sabres history in games played, goals and points. He has 133 goals and 198 points in 566 regular-season games with Buffalo. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed by the Sabres, but the one-year deal is believed to be...
From Paul Hamilton of WGR SportsRadio 550,
There are many things that have to fall into place if the Sabres are to contend. One of the biggest things this team needs is for Tyler Myers to not only be this team’s best defenseman, but one of the best defensemen in the NHL. Many feel Shea Weber is the best defenseman in the league and Tyler Myers used the off season to spend...
Here we go. Let the speculation begin.
Lindy Ruff has given his soldiers the day of on Thursday. Back to back games on Sunday and Monday dictate a rest and recovery day on Thursday. The team will skate again on Friday and Saturday.
Is it a coincidence that the Sabres bubble players will be away from the rink when Darcy Regier and Lindy Ruff will fast at work hand-crafting the 2013 roster?...
The legend of Joe Finley has gone...to the New York Islanders. There are also reports stating that Visnovsky has decided to remain in the KHL and not play for the Islanders.
As per Bob McKenzie, David Leggio and Drew Schiestel have reportedly cleared waivers.
Joe Finley (D) claimed off waivers by Isles from Buff.â Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 14, 2013
30) Will the Sabres make the playoffs? YES
This will sound like a broken Jerry Sullivan record, but the goal isn't to just make the playoffs, right? Pegula stated repeatedly that the goal is to win the Cup for the rest of the team's eternity. Also, making the playoffs shouldn't be greeted with a giant "YAAAAAY!" That said, that's where I see the Sabres...
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Do this twice, its a habit.
Do things three times, its a routine.
Such is life in Pegulaville right now with the Ott-Grigorenko-Leino line combination..
Lindy Ruff created the power trio for the opening day of training camp, just to give it a look-see. Two monster practice sessions, and one robust scrimmage later, Ruff has got to feel like...
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It is an honor to be joined by you once again for our riveting conversations. First off, I want a damn mailbag or I'll be firing you. I need to get hits so I can get paid my $2 from Google ads in order to buy a 40 to watch this crap sandwich you call a hockey team. Anyways, how have you spent your time during the lockout?
âIâve been looking for this day in Buffalo for a long time. Its finally here upon us. I had a lot of fun out there. It was a good skate and we put a lot of hard work into it. Its only Day One, and we have a lot of hard days ahead of usâ
Ottâs locker is directly to the left of Patrick Kaleta. The chirps and cat calls have already begun in the...