Found December 20, 2011 on
I told you yesterday afternoon that Ryan Miller and Jason Pominville admitted that they had not heard about owner Terry Pegula's pointed comments. The Vezina goal tender and the team captain obviously did not read the Buffalo News on Sunday or Monday. Pominville admitted that he had not heard the comments. Ditto Miller. One thing is for certain: the Sabres players do not read the newspaper....
BEST OF MAXIM
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:
The Sabres are in Toronto today. Its a day off following the disappointing 4-1 loss in Ottawa on Tuesday night.
According to sabres.com, Thomas Vanek is not on the ice right now
Derek Whitmore is running the left Vanek's wing, alongside Roy and Pominville.
Marcus Foligno was sent back to Rochester.
"Chewie" isn't on the ice now. I would not be surprised...
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...
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...
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...
Busy past couple of hours at First Niagara Center.
More about the aftermath and fall out of the Pittsburgh dud on Saturday night.
The lead story at this hour is that Thomas Vanek was held out of practice today.
Lots of speculation fluttered through the air as the team was on the ice.
Lindy Ruff just informed us that Vanek has been nursing an "upper body" injury...
Tonight's Sabres/Senators meeting has a little more meaning to it than usual.
The depleted Sabres lineup is full of rookies looking to show what they got. It'll be Marcus vs. Nick in the battle of the Foligno's tonight.
"If Marcus scores Iâll do the leap," said Lindy Ruff. "Put the camera on the bench boys." Let's hope Marcus does indeed...
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.
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced tonight that forwards Derek Whitmore and Marcus Foligno have been recalled from the Rochester America...
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...