Found February 05, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
With apologies to Jhonas Enroth, I don't think there's a man with more of an opportunity in tonight's Sabres - Senators game than defenseman Adam Pardy. After being waived at the start of the season, injuries and overall poor defensive play by Buffalo necessitated recalling the guy who has been hovering around ninth on the depth chart.  But there's a little more to this story. Continue reading "Pardy’s Glorious Opportunity"

Kevin Freiheit: Pardy recalled from Rochester

Adam Pardy has been called up from Rochester and will make his Sabres debut tomorrow night against Ottawa. BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 4, 2013) --- Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that defenseman Adam Pardy has been recalled from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. Pardy (3/29/84, 6'4", 226 lbs) will join the Sabres for the...

Kevin Freiheit: How much longer will Sabres keep Ruff?

Here is today's mailbag. There were plenty of negative and frustrated fans asking questions about the coaching, so most of this turned into a Lindy Ruff debate. Name: Flustered Sometimes I feel like a one man island but I dislike Sekera extremely. Almost every time he touches the puck it seems he loses it. I understand offensively he is a worthy commodity but isn't it...

Buffalo Sabres: What To Do Anymore?

It seems as if the mid-winter slumber of the Buffalo Sabres is going to last a bit longer than expected this year. The team, after opening 2-0, has lost seven of its last eight games and have, at times, looked like an AHL team going against an NHL club. It’s clearly not the way management, players, and fans saw the 2013 lockout-shortened season playing out at the start.  With...

QCS Buffalo Water Cooler: Sabres Slump Continues

This week’s Water Cooler features QCS writers Bradley Gelber, Jason Davis, and Brandon Hess. Let’s get into it right away. The Sabres are off to an awful start this year. Just how bad are the Sabres? The Sabres have struggled out of the gate to start 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert) Bradley Gelber: Bad. There will be plenty of people making excuses for the team so I’d rather just...

GARTH: Hotel Pardy

Adam Pardy knows the ropes. You pass the same people on the way down as you meet on the way up. When Sabres training camp broke, the team waived Pardy to AHL Rochester. He cleared waivers and immediately dug into his tool box in search of the solution to get himself noticed by Darcy Regier. He pulled on his boots and started moving masses of humanity with his broad shoulders. By doing so, he...

More chances, more goals and more losses

There isn’t all that much to sum up with the Buffalo Sabres at this point. Another game, another night allowing four goals and yet another loss. This is the same broken record that’s been playing for this entire 1-6-1 stretch. Due to injuries, Adam Pardy made his Sabres debut and Lindy Ruff also chose to get Jhonas Enroth some action although the result on the scoreboard...

It May Be Time to Panic, For Everyone Except Vanek

The Buffalo Sabres let another game slip through their grasp yesterday, a 4-3 defeat at the hands of the previously winless on the road Florida Panthers.  There is plenty of blame to go around for the atrocious start to the season, but one person who should be absolved of all responsibility is Thomas Vanek.  In the loss to Florida Vanek tacked on 3 more points, adding to his league...

GARTH: Ehr On The Side Of Caution

Lindy Ruff would rather err on the side of caution with the health of D Christian Ehrhoff. Ruff told Howard Simon on his weekly radio show that the Sabres recalled Adam Pardy from Rochester as a precaution. Ehrhoff suffered a muscle related issue in Sunday’s game vs. Florida. Ehrhoff will take the skate in Ottawa and will be evaluated after that. Better to be safe than...

GARTH: No More Mulligans

“We got all the way to 3-1, and played stupid”. Thomas Vanek nailed it. Again. It seems like these days that Vanek is the only Sabres who exhibits any form of consistency on a game to game basis. With Vanek, we’ve grown accustomed to knowing what we’re going to get from him. The same can’t be said about many of the other guys on the Buffalo roster. ...

A Start For The Ages

We know that Thomas Vanek leaves this weekend with an NHL leading 19 points, that news has been well covered.  He has carried this team on his back, in a year where the rest of the team, sans Pominville, is struggling to find their offense.  This isn’t unusual for Vanek.  He is notoriously a fast starter.  In fact, over his career, he has more than a point per game average...

Best Player So Far This Season

I have been picking the MVP of the season from as early a point as I reasonably can in the season.  This is in part to try to determine at which point in the season the eventual MVP emerges.  My first pick this season was Thomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres.  Last week he was surpassed by Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks.  I think Vanek has taken over the lead again.  ...

Travis Yost: GAMEDAY: Ottawa Hosts Struggling Buffalo

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- Injuries may have left the ranks of both the Buffalo Sabres (3-5-1) and Ottawa Senators (5-3-1) depleted, but head coaches Lindy Ruff and Paul MacLean remain confident in their respective clubs. Such confidence may be justified with a victory on Tuesday, when Buffalo and Ottawa do battle at Scotiabank Place. Buffalo arrives to the...
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