Found April 10, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
PLAYERS: Thomas Vanek
TEAMS: Buffalo Sabres
On Monday, Thomas Vanek met the media for one last time before he left the building for the last time this season. Th Univesrity of Minnesota product was understandably down and frustrated as he eulogized the Sabres season. He admitted that his confidence was hot at times in the recent past, which woul explain his lack of offensive production in February and March. When askedifhe was bothered by...

With Roy’s Criticism Of Ruff, Is It Time For Management To Think About A Change

Derek Roy criticized Lindy Ruff's coaching methods at locker clean out day The Sabres are heading into the 2012 offseason with far more questions than answers. The biggest question is what to do with their “core” group of players: Derek Roy, Thomas Vanek, Jason Pominville, and Ryan Miller. The player who made the most “controversial” remark at locker clean-out day Monday...

Report: Ruff And Regier Will Return

via The Wall Street Journal website courtesy of the Associated Press, BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres president Ted Black says the team is already looking ahead on how to rebound from this year’s disappointing finish. And he adds those plans include moving forward with both general manager Darcy Regier and coach Lindy Ruff. As difficult as it was on the franchise to miss the...

Sabres' Ruff says no to Team Canada

Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff turned down an offer to coach Team Canada at the upcoming World Hockey Championship. Ruff, who just completed his 14th season with the Sabres, guided Team Canada to a silver medal at the 2009 worlds. TSN reported that Team Canada officials are formulating a "Plan B" to find a head coach. Kirk Muller of the Carolina Hurricanes and...

Cup Half Full: An optimistic view of the Sabres season

You have every reason to be angry. In fact, you should be angry. You should be downright pissed at the Buffalo Sabres. The season was a loss. A waste. An embarrassing travesty. The Sabres spent $65,360,369 on payroll -- the fourth largest in the NHL -- and missed out on the playoffs for the third time in five seasons. How could they get our hopes up so high, only to fall flat...

GARTH: Ruff Says No To Worlds; Gerbe Says Yes

Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has declined an invitation to coach Team Canada at the Men's World Hockey Championship tourney. Nathan Gerbe has signed on the dotted line and will play for Team USA at the Worlds. Perhaps Ruff's recent brush with broken ribs has played a factor in his decision. Ruff and Darcy Regier have yet to conduct their season-ending press...

NHL Eastern Conference Previews, Part 1: Buffalo Sabres

It is once again time for the best playoffs AND sporting event in North American Sports. No, not the Super Bowl, you know it usually sucks, but The Stanley Cup Playoffs. 16 teams. Four rounds of best of seven. Blood, sweat, tears and missing teeth. Chris Pronger once almost died in the playoffs, shame he pulled through. Due to the immensity of the project, we simply can’t cover...

GARTH: Sabres Will Select 12th

The Buffalo Sabres won't be playing for the Stanley Cup this Spring, however, they will be selecting 12th overall in the 2012 Entry Draft. No change whatsoever in their pre-draft lottery position. Edmonton will pick 1st overall.

GARTH: Miller:Missing The Playoffs Is Embarrassing

Earlier this season, when his team were cruising along at a 10-5 clip, Ryan Miller and the Sabres appeared to be an impressive assemblage of NHL talent. The "core" were intact, and were showing signs of maturation and growth. The kids were beginning to play like they could stick and stay at the NHL level. The new guys, who joined the club by way of trade or free agency...

Jon apologizes to Buffalo

After the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Buffalo Sabres, Jon went a bit overboard during his recap of the game when he decided to do a eulogy instead.Buffalo fans were already really upset that those nefarious Flyers had already ended their season and were hoping their scrappy team could exact a small measure of revenge by defeating the Bruins in the season finally while Ryan Miller...

A Wasted Year

from John Vogl of the Buffalo News, There are seasons when it’s understandable and even OK to miss the playoffs. Teams can use their also-ran status as a learning experience that will benefit the organization in the long run. Not the Buffalo Sabres. Not this year. There’s no way to rationalize a playoff absence. There’s nothing to be learned by a roster full of players in...
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