Found March 06, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
Want to tell me what you think? Follow me on Twitter HERE! I’m not sure when it started but once again the 300 level took the ‘fandemonium’ to a new level in the MTS Centre tonight as the Jets played host the Buffalo Sabres. Before the game it was easy to say it was going to be a playoff atmosphere but if this was a preview of what the playoffs could be like in Winnipeg, be afraid, be ve...

Video: Goalie Ryan Miller taunted by Jets fans

Is there any doubt that the people of Winnipeg are glad to have professional hockey back? The Jets fans have quickly become some of the best in hockey, and the team is 21-10-4 at home as a result. They are fighting for the 8th playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and are one of the teams that you could easily envision playing spoiler for a top seed. Jets fans don’t just want...

Help Wanted From Slumping Sabre

It’s time for some Sabres trivia.  Which of the following players, over his past 30 games, has scored the fewest points: Ville Leino, Thomas Vanek, Tyler Myers, Derek Roy or Drew Stafford? Give yourself a stick tap if you said Vanek. Buffalo’s most talented and highest paid forward is slumping.  The Sabres are on an 11-3-3 surge that has elevated them into the playoff hunt...

Is It Time To Start Believing?

Ten points. That’s how far back the Buffalo Sabres were from the eighth and final playoff spot after a 4-3 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadians on February 17th. However, just 16 days later Buffalo climbed from 15th place and ten points back to a tie for 10th place and sit just two points back of eighth place Winnipeg entering Sunday. Just think about that for a moment. On the...

Sharks announcers mock jinxes, then try to jinx Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres had a shutout near the end of the second period in the Sabres game against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. CSN Bay Area announcers Randy Hahn and Drew Remenda then break ANNOUNCER CODE (GASP!) and start talking about jinxing shutouts, a tenet that is also revered in the MLB during no-hitters. What do they segue their talk about jinxes into? An...

GARTH: New Centre For Vanek and Pominville?

The Sabres hit the ice at 10:15am for their game day skate. Not much time at all to re-set lines or to play around with new combinations. Lindy Ruff is icing all of the same line trios that skated in Winnipeg. Mike harrington of the Buffalo News tweeted that Derek Roy, the subject of line movement rumours, skated with Vanek and Pommer at in line rushes. Hodgson centred...

Power Rankings: Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller leads top 5 goalies this week

Welcome to Center Ice Chat’s Top 5, an irregular series featuring the best — and worst — rankings around the league. As the season winds down, we take a look at the top 5 players by position. We present you with the top 5 goalies of the past week: The last week featured a backtrack of starting goalies losing stock from Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks to...

Miller, Kronwall, Emery named NHL's Three Stars of Week

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller was named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday. Miller recorded back-to-back shutouts en route to winning all three of his starts last week. He stopped all 43 shots in a 2-0 win over Anaheim on Wednesday and denied 39 chances in a 1-0 victory over San Jose. He capped his week by besting Vancouver on Saturday. Detroit Red Wings defenseman...

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Sabres Shut Down Canucks After Early Lead

Puck drop was 7:05, NOT 7:10! The Buffalo Sabres broke out to an early lead on Saturday, taking advantage of a pair of point shots to allow Ville Leino to snap home his fifth and sixth of the season only minutes into the hockey game. The Vancouver Canucks couldn’t keep the puck out of their own end in the first five minutes on Saturday, resulting in long night on the bench for...

Kevin Freiheit: Give Miller some much needed rest

Three games in the next four nights. Jhonas Enroth has to get a start in one of these right? I'd like to see Enroth get that start tonight. Let Miller rest for a game and give him starts the following three games, which are all against division teams. Just because Miller has been playing well lately doesn't mean the Sabres should ride him to the ground. He's already...

Canucks Player Intros: Wait, qui est Marc-Andre Gragnani?

Wolfgang Amadeus Gragnani Quick what happened last Monday? I can’t actually hear you but I’m assuming you said the Canucks traded Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian, though you should never assume because it makes an ass out of you, especially when you got the trade wrong. Alex Sulzer, who you forgot existed until 3:30 pm Monday, was also shipped out in the deal for Marc-Andre Gragnani...

GARTH: Hodger Than Hell

The Sabres are 3-0 with Cody Hodgson in their lineup. He's certainly been their good luck charm on their tour of the wild, wild West. thanks,

GARTH: APB: 26-9-29

Call the Erie County Sheriff's office. Vanek. Roy. Pominville. Missing in action. This is getting to be ridiculous. The Sabres top line has been silent for the past 6 games. Luckily for the team that it is getting secondary and tertiary scoring from other sources, like Ville Leino's two goals in Vancouver, or, Corey Tropp banging in the loose change that Brad Boyes...
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