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Having either been tied or owning the lead in the third period in each of their last 5 games the Buffalo Sabres have zero regulation wins to show for their efforts. Finishing strong and closing out contests have been an impossible task for this Sabres squad. It hasn’t mattered who has been at the helm either, both under the stewardship of Lindy Ruff, and now Ron Rolston, Buffalo finds ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Many organizations point to losses of this ilk as a growing process, getting young kids acclimated to doing what it takes to win in the National Hockey League. Youth and inexperience may play a small role in their struggles, but this Sabres team boasts its share of veterans who have been there and done this before. The bigger problem is Buffalo’s lack of leadership.
When games hang in the balance there needs to be a player who can will their team to a higher level of play and seize the moment. When someone on the team habitually commits positioning e...
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It’s been over a year since the Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian trade, and I’m still not happy about it.
I have noticed that there’s an increasingly large faction on Twitter that is trying to re-write history, trying to dismiss Hodgson’s strong play from last season despite what we all saw. Nobody criticized his play before the trade, but after the trade a movement began to...
from Sean McIndoe of Grantland,
... each of today’s NHL villains is simply following in the footsteps of those who came before them. So today, let’s pay tribute to the previous generation. These 10 players may no longer be in the NHL, but their legacies helped lay the groundwork for players like Patrick Kaleta, who make the game what it is today.
Back to the grind stone. Turn the page to the Rangers.
Ron Rolston spoke with media after today's practice.
Tyler Ennis does not have a concussion after he was smoked face first into the glass by Wayne Simmonds at 4:47 of the opening period of the 3-2 Sabres loss in Philly.
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The hit that Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds delivered to Tyler Ennis wasn’t a dirty or malicious one, even though it was from behind. The Buffalo Sabres forward was merely trying to turn and protect the puck, and he turned as Simmonds was hitting him. It was a bang-bang play and Simmonds didn’t have time to react. The referees were not going to call a penalty...
Detroit Cass Tech 2015 running back Mike Weber talks about his visit to Michigan on Sunday. Also, the Cass Tech standout discusses his in depth thoughts on Michigan, what he likes about their program, what he’s looking for in his future college school, his decision timeline and more.
Well, there's another disappointing game from the Buffalo Sabres.
If we're going to have a horrible season, at least it's a shortened one. I don't know if I could go 82 games watching a team play like this.
I just shake my head every time I see the "power play" for Buffalo. It is absolutely horrendous. They can rarely get in the zone and get it set...
Coming off of three straight losses and, in my opinion, five straight dismal periods of play, there is a lot of work to be done by the struggling Flyers (11-14-1). Entering into tonight’s contest with Buffalo, who recently lost long-time head coach Lindy Ruff (9-13-3), the Flyers sit in the 11th Eastern Conference placeholder on [...]
It shouldn’t be a secret that Wayne Simmonds is a bad dude. The guy has 19 points in 24 games and five fights. So yesterday when Simmonds drilled Tyler Ennis into the boards from behind, Mike Weber took it upon himself to get revenge. Um, wrong move, brah. As you can see, Weber was on the wrong end of Simmonds reach advantage and was promptly dropped after a couple shots to the...
The Buffalo Sabres got the best of the Flyers earlier this season in a 5-2 Flyers' loss on Jan. 20.
This week from hockey hell has one last chapter to it. After losses to the Rangers, Penguins and now the Bruins yesterday, the Flyers have one last game against four of the better Eastern Conference teams that scheduling could throw at them all in one week. They host the Buffalo...