Found March 11, 2013 on
Rob The Hockey Guy:
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 theorize that he was put in favourable situations and that’s the reason why he succeeded.
Was Hodgson put in favourable situations last year? The advanced stats people will have you believe this, and I believe them. But Hodgson succeeded with those favourable minutes, and to say that anyone would have succeeded with those minutes is ludicrous. If it was that easy, every team’s third line centre would have 20 goals.
This season, Cody Hodgson is playing on the first line in Buffalo and is second in team scoring (even though he isn’t playing on the first unit power play). He has the plum position of playing with Tomas...
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Some quick Sabres trivia: Which two Buffalo forwards lead the team in average ice time since Ron Rolston replaced Lindy Ruff as head coach?
If you don’t have Steve Ott as one of your answers, you lose.
As a matter of fact, Ott and captain Jason Pominville are the only 2 forwards on the team under Rolston to average more than 20 minutes per game.
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Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller has a sinus infection, meaning backup Jhonas Enroth will start against the New York Rangers.
Interim coach Ron Rolston provided the update after Miller missed the pre-game skate Tuesday morning. Miller is healthy enough to serve in a backup role.
It's the second start in three games for Enroth. He allowed two goals in a 3-2 shootout loss at...
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.
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...
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.
Thanks for the update Buffalo Hockey Beat.
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...
Tonight will be the first time the Rangers and Sabres meet since this...
So after hearing this statement from Marc Staal on the Patrick Kaleta hit during the post game...
“It (ticks) you off, it gets you angry. It’s a cheap hit. The biggest thing is you do want to hurt them, you want to make them feel that. We were able to get two, but it doesn’t do that kind of...
The good news for Sabres fans is that offensive help, in the form of Ville Leino, will likely appear on the ice in Buffalo tonight.
The not-so-good-news is that Ron Rolston will have to be creative and will have to play Tetrus with his current lineup.
If Leino plays tonight, and it appears very likely that he will, Rolston and Regier will have to augment the roster in order to add Lein...
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.
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 [...]
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...
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...
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Buffalo Sabres tonight at First Niagara Center (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), as they continue their four-game road trip. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 13-9-2 (28 pts). [...]