Found December 18, 2011 on
Queen City Sports:
Fourteen years with one organization is something that is almost unheard of. For Lindy Ruff, that is exactly how long he has been with the Buffalo Sabres, but is it now time for a change.
The Buffalo Sabres entered this season expected to compete for the Northeast Division and even the Eastern Conference title, but the first three months of the season have not gone as planned. The Sabres have been riddled with injuries and their goaltending has not been spot on in a while. However, Buffalo is not the only team in this situation yet they seem to bethe only team having the severe struggles that they are.
Just look at the game Saturday night in Pittsburgh. The Penguins were without six “regulars” including the best player in the game, Sidney Crosby. The difference between the Penguins and the Sabres however is that the Pittsburgh players stepped up when needed and led their team to an 8-3 blowout win over Buffalo. Sure people can and will say that Buffalo has more injuries than Pitts...
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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.
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...
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres regained some of their lost scoring touch thanks to their offensive leader.
Thomas Vanek had two goals and two assists, and Tyler Ennis added a goal and assist to help lift the Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night.
Vanek’s fourth 4-point game of his career — and first since April 10, 2010...
Last night in a game between the Leafs and Sabres, with about three minutes left in the second period, Leafs defencemen Dion Phaneuf hit Zack Kassian from behind into the boards. Phaneuf receieved a five-minute major for the hit and a game misconduct. Kassian missed the rest of the second period, but eventually made his way back into the game.Phaneuf is one of the most prolific...
Tonight's recap will not be written in rhyming couplets, because I think I may have broke my rhyme muscle with that last one.
Also, I'm slightly mad, because my dear TKhusband will be at this game with one of our friends, and I am clearly not joining them at the CEC tonight.
He's like an overexcited puppy. I can't stay mad at him.
Saturday looked like it was going to be more of the usual
for the Penguins. First, News came out that Sidney Crosby and Robert Bortuzzo
were being added to the injured reserve list. Next, word spread that the lone
Penguins’ defenseman to play all year, Paul Martin, was going to be out
day-to-day with a lower body injury; bring on defenseman #12 of the year, Carl
Sneep. I say we...
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.
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...
The league has decided not to suspend Dion Phaneuf for his second period hit on Buffalo Sabres rookie Zack Kassian, according to various reports.
The Leafs captain will be in the lineup tonight as Toronto faces the Vancouver Canucks at the ACC.
After attending the game and only getting a glimpse of the hit on the scoreboard replay, I went back and watched the play again late...
“We saw some great goaltending tonight, didn’t we? If they think they played well, we’ve got more problems.”
-Terry Pegula, Buffalo Sabres owner after the Sabres lost 8-3 to Pittsburgh. More on the game from John Vogl of the Buffalo News.
The Sabres were able to end a six-game slide to the Penguins in an October meeting that was minus Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby due to post-concussion syndrome.
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 (16-12-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (17-11-4)
TV: ROOT, MSG-B
CONSOL Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
The Penguins are 5-5 in their last ten. They've lost four of their last five. The Sabres are 4-4-2 in their last ten. They've lost three of their last five, but two losses and one win were in overtime. A look at the injured...
Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (17-11-4) vs. Buffalo Sabres (16-12-3) Where: Consol Energy Center When: 7:00 PM EST Channel: ROOT Sports After an awful performance last night the Pens take on the Sabres for the second time this year. You can view that post here. Last time out the Sabres beat the Pens 3-2. James Neal and [...]