Found July 08, 2012 on
I met my now husband, Mark, in 1997. That’s when I met the Buffalo Sabres, too. For the first couple of years we were together, we lived in Birmingham, Alabama so the Sabres remained a pretty distant concept. I watched the ’99 Cup run, but after that, they were off the radar. Even after we moved to Buffalo in August of 2000, I didn’t take to hockey right away. If I said anything about the Sabres, it was usually along the lines of, “These guys are playing again? We need another TV.” But then in 2005-2006, like pretty much everyone in Buffalo, I was sucked in. I started to really watch and before too long, I was taken with the Sabres and hockey.
I had a huge lap desk I usually used while I was watching games – multi-tasking, you know – and being a doodler, I often found myself drawing or writing on it. I caught on to most of the players pretty quickly, but there were three whose numbers just wouldn’t stick in my brain so I jotted them down, making a little cheat sheet.
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from Kevin Oklobzija of the News and Democrat, For the three dozen prospects of the Buffalo Sabres — from rookie first-round draft picks Mikhail Grigorenko, Zemgus Girgensons and Mark Pysyk to the returning members of the Rochester Americans — development camp started out as a day at the beach.
The players may not like the beach anymore.
Summer hockey camp has become boot camp...
Last June, I wrote an article about Patrick Kaleta and how there may not be room for him on the roster. (You can read it here - "Is Kaleta's future in Buffalo in jeopardy?")
Looking back at that post, I ask that same question again, but this time, I think Kaleta is more at risk for losing his spot.
This is what I had to say about Kaleta last year:
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When the Sabres took Mikhail Grigorenko with the 12th overall selection in the 2012 NHL Draft, the idea throughout the organization was that he was ready to play in the NHL this season.
On Monday, the mission to prove he’s ready begins.
Grigorenko will be a participant in the Sabres development camp this week, and is expected to be one of,...
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It was a bit of a whirlwind time for Sabres center Cody Hodgson last Spring.
He went from being on a top team in Vancouver to a team fighting just to make the postseason. He was acquired in the middle of a long road trip which required an unusually excessive amount of travel; he had to fly from Vancouver to Buffalo to California. He was also inserted right...
Add the Buffalo Sabres to the long list of teams that have shown interest in unrestricted free agent Shane Doan.
Terry Bross of Lagardere Unlimited confirmed with me today that there have been discussions with Buffalo regarding his client.
“We have been in touch with the Sabres,” Bross said. “At this time, we have not narrowed the list of teams down that we will consider...
Darcy Regier, Lindy Ruff, James Patrick, Teppo Numminen, Kevyn Sdams and the Sabres scouts look forward to days like today. The reaseasrch and due dilligence has been done. The drafting and player acquisition deals have been complete (for now). Now its time to sit back, in a controlled environment and to gauge the progress of all the young dudes that the Sabres have opted to add to their alrea...
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With 10 blueliners who played NHL minutes last season, the Sabres have basically become the Costco for NHL defensemen this offseason.
When Adam Pardy came over from Dallas via trade, he gave the Sabres eight NHL defensemen with two more prospects prepared to jump to the NHL this season. Based on the ridiculous level of depth the Sabres have, it isn'...