Originally written on Buffalo Wins  |  Last updated 11/16/14

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 13: Jochen Hecht #55 of the Buffalo Sabres skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 13, 2008 in Newark, New Jersey. The Sabres defeated the Devils 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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. Th
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