Found October 25, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star, February 18, 2011, was supposed to be the day that the world changed for the Buffalo Sabres. That was the day Terry Pegula, an owner with buckets of cash who loves hockey, officially assumed control of the team that the Knox Brothers founded. No more poverty. No more bankruptcy. No more getting by on the cheap. No more being the feeder squad for the rich boys. All good. Instead, it’s pretty much been all bad. The team is off to the worst start in franchise history and has become a yet another case study on how money doesn’t always cure all in pro sports. continued

WATCH: John Scott ejected from game after head shot on Eriksson

Sabres enforcer John Scott is going to get a call from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his vicious head shot on Bruins forward Loui Eriksson during the third period of Wednesday night’s game in Buffalo. After Eriksson passed the puck up ice to a teammate, Scott skated toward him from the side and delivered a hard hit with the head being the principal point of contact...

John Scott suspended indefinitely for blind hit on Loui Eriksson

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres enforcer John Scott was suspended indefinitely by the NHL on Thursday. And teammate Patrick Kaleta‘s appeal to reduce his 10-game suspension was denied by league commissioner Gary Bettman. Scott was suspended pending a disciplinary hearing for a blindside hit to the head that leveled Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson in Buffalo’s 5-2 loss a...

John Scott: ‘I Was Sick to My Stomach’ After Loui Eriksson Hit, Adds ‘I Have a Role’

For those of you who were hoping for something bad to happen to Buffalo’s buffoon John Scott on Wednesday night, you got your wish. Big John had a tummy ache following his disgusting head-hunting elbow on Bruins forward Loui Eriksson. Scott, who tried to decapitate the B’s winger during Boston’s 5-2 win, spoke to the media on Thursday regarding the ugly play that earned him...

Sabres’ Weber suffers upper-body injury, won’t return

The Buffalo Sabres keep losing players to suspensions (and keep losing games), so why not throw another injury into the miserable mix? The team announced that defenseman Mike Weber won’t return to Friday’s game against Florida because of an upper-body injury. It appears that Weber, 25, might have suffered the injury while blocking a shot tonight.

Patrick Kaleta's 10-game suspension upheld by Gary Bettman

Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta's appeal of his 10-game suspension was denied by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday. Kaleta was given a 10-game suspension for contact to the head of Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson last week. The penalty was on the stiff side since Kaleta was a repeat offender. Not agreeing with the suspension length Kaleta and the NHLPA appealed Brendan...

Sabres forward Scott to have hearing Oct. 31

Buffalo Sabres left wing John Scott will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday, Oct. 31 for a hit on Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson during the game Oct. 23 at First Niagara Center. Scott was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for any suspension that can exceed five games...

Buffalo beat Panthers, 3-1

Despite being outshot and outplayed for most of the game, the Sabres managed to steal their first regulation win of the season on the back of a monster game from Jhonas Enroth and solid performances from their four teenagers. The Buffalo Sabres' game tonight began like most this season - they were outshot, outplayed, and outscored in the first period, and things looked just...

WATCH: Sabres’ Nikita Zadorov score first NHL goal

6’5″, only 18 years of age, Nikita Zadorov of the Buffalo Sabres looked like a giant scoring machine on his first ever NHL goal against the defending Eastern Conference champion, Boston Bruins. The Sabres may not be winning now (1-9-1)…Read more →The post WATCH: Sabres’ Nikita Zadorov score first NHL goal appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Short Notes From Friday’s Games

via the NHL PR department, The Sabres became the first NHL team in more than 17 years to dress four teenagers in a game when Zemgus Girgensons (19), Mikhail Grigorenko (19), Rasmus Ristolainen (18) and Nikita Zadorov (18) all skated in the team’s 3-1 victory over the Panthers. While each player had already appeared in a game this season, Friday marked the first time all four...

Buffa-Low Chips; Sabres Fall To 1-9-1

Just how bad is it going to get in Buffalo? That’s the million-dollar question. Ryan Miller continues to boost his trade value despite being on a team that’s 1-9-1. Thomas Vanek could be on his way out of town too. Where they go and what Buffalo might get in exchange remains to be seen. Since those guys are still wearing yellow and blue, they took the ice and got thumped by Boston...

John Scott’s at it again

The MetroWest Daily News's Dan Cagen points us toward a video in which we get to witness the latest suspension-worthy infraction from Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott, who very purposefully elbowed Boston Bruisn forward Loui Eriksson in the face:

Sabres Hack John Scott Pounds Bruins Forward Loui Eriksson in the Head

Last night, Buffalo Sabres pylon, hack, one-dimensional forward, John Scott hit Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson in the head with one of the dirtiest hits I have seen this season. It doesn't appear that the players are learning anything. Scott's teammate Patrick Kaleta is already serving a 10-game suspension for his dirty hit on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson...

Drop Passes

By: Rich Miller (@pensbender) This is pretty straight forward, right?  John Scott is a statue on skates and is basically as one-dimensional as they come in today’s NHL.  In 187 career games, he’s tallied five points.  Five.  It’s counterproductive, yet punch throwers and cheap-shot artists like Scott continue to take roster spots away from guys who can actually play hockey...

Sabres Once Again Prove They're a Joke Organization. BRUINS WIN!

Been trying to write a good intro but the Scott hit pissed me off too much. Just like every other head shot this season by some goon who shouldn't be in the league. This isn't just about a Bruins player being injured. Scott knew he could do this because the NHL gives less than a **** about player safety. They try to pretend they care by enforcing more rules in fights...
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